BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have announced the details of their upcoming tour of Bulgaria, scheduled to take place in late July.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jul. 27 – Varna, BUL @ TBA
Jul. 29 - Plovdiv, BUL @ TBA
Jul. 31 - Sofia, BUL @ TBA
BRAZEN ABBOT's lineup for these concerts will be:
Nikolo Kotzev - guitars
Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
Lars Pollack - organ and keys
Tomas Broman - drums
Wayne Banks - bass
Nikolo and Joe will also be guesting on "The Slavi Show", Bulgaria's most popular talk show, on July 25.
Nik recently spent some time in Spain performing on several national TV shows in Madrid and Barcelona as the bandleader of Robin Gibb's backing group. Nik and Robin are now in Germany, where they'll perform at a radio festival. Additional work with Robin will likely follow during the summer and the autumn.
BRAZEN ABBOT will release their new album, entitled "Guilty As Sin", on July 28 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A radio single, featuring the songs "I'll Be Free" and "Love Is On Our Side" (acoustic version), will also be made available at the same time.
As previously reported, "Guilty As Sin" features 12 tracks and will have a total running time of 62 minutes. Among the guests appearing on the CD are such world-class musicians as Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (vocals, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jørn Lande (vocals, ARK, MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEN), Mic Michaeli (keyboards, ex-EUROPE), John Levén (bass, ex-EUROPE), and Ian Haugland (drummer, ex-EUROPE).