The reunited TRIUMPH — featuring guitarist Rik Emmett alongside drummer Gil Moore and bassist Mike Levine — will follow up its appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival in June with a couple of dates in July at venues yet to be determined, then spend a year gearing up for a major world tour beginning in the summer of 2009.
According to TheStar.com, the TRIUMPH shadow has hung for more than 20 years over Emmett, but nothing — not the promise of money, nor the efforts of friends and advisers to engineer a reconciliation with his estranged bandmates, Moore and Levine — could have lured him back into the arena-rock vortex.
Until, that is, the recent cancer-related death of his younger brother, a longtime fan of the Toronto trio that broke out of the club scene in the mid-1970s and rose to international stardom through the 1980s before calling it quits.
Emmett, Moore and Levine have spent the subsequent two decades bickering and sniping at each other in public and lawyer's offices.
"Yeah, well ... life's too short, and I did make this promise to my brother before he died," Emmett said.
Read more at TheStar.com.
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