TALISMAN Announces 'Last-Ever' European Tour

According to MelodicRock.com, long-running Swedish-American melodic hard rock band TALISMAN — which revolves around former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals; now in JOURNEY) and Marcel Jacob (bass) — will hit the road in Europe for the last time in April 2007. Originally slated for October 2006, the trek was postponed due to Soto being drafted in to cover for Steve Augeri on JOURNEY's recent U.S. tour, and April 2007 will follow on from the JOURNEY dates recently released for the U.K. and mainland Europe. All in all, TALISMAN will hit eight countries on a whirlwind tour comprising 14 dates plus a couple of "warm-up" gigs in Sweden. The final schedule is still awaiting detailed confirmation of all the venues but it is shaping up as follows:

Apr. 08 - UK Sheffield The Corporation
Apr. 09 - UK London Camden Underworld
Apr. 11 - Belgium Vosselar Biebob
Apr. 13 - Greece Athens Oxygono
Apr. 14 - Greece Thessaloniki Ksilourgeio Club
Apr. 16 - Holland Zootermeer De Boerderij
Apr. 17 - Germany Munich Elser Halle
Apr. 19 - Spain Barcelona (2) Apolo
Apr. 20 - Spain Madrid Heineken
Apr. 21 - Spain Barcelona Cafe Antzokia
Apr. 24 - Spain Las Palmas (GC) TBA
Apr. 26 - Italy Milan TBA
Apr. 27 - Italy Turin TBA
Apr. 29 - Italy Bologna TBA

Commented Soto: "The latest [TALISMAN] album was discussed as our last before the JOURNEY gig came about. Even when I was there as a 'fill- in,' TALISMAN has basically run its course as most of us are pursuing other areas. It's not to say we'll never address this band again or that my working relationship is done with Marcel, but as we speak today, '7' is our swan song as are the tour dates being booked through Europe after the short JOURNEY run in the spring."

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