KAMELOT Keyboardist Oliver Palotai To Sit Out North American Tour; EPICA’S Coen Janssen To Step In

Sunday, 11th August 2013

Keyboardist Oliver Palotai of multi-national melodic metallers KAMELOT will be forced to miss the band’s fall North American tour. Here’s a statement from Palotai:

“This September, KAMELOT will bring the ‘Silverthorn Tour 2013’ to North America! It will be a big metal party, with our friends DELAIN and EKLIPSE.

“As many of you know, Simone [Simons, EPICA singer] and I are expecting our first child, who decided to make its entrance in the spotlight right when I wanted to tour with my band, so instead of making this part of the tour, I will be here welcoming our new addition to the KAMELOT family!

“The good news is: A good friend and fantastic musician will take my place behind the keys — Coen Janssen from EPICA. Since we toured already many times together and he knows the songs by heart, he’s without doubt the best choice for the job. I wish him all the best and success; he will have a great time with my bandmates from KAMELOT and is a fantastic performer. I will be back on stage for the European tour in November, with new skills like fast diaper changing, baby rocking or lullaby singing. See you there!

“Thanks for your support!!”

KAMELOT’S most recent album Silverthorn, was released in 2012.