TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: European Solo Tour Announced

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has scheduled the following European solo tour dates:

Sep. 08 - [to be announced] - Larvik, Norway
Sep. 09 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
Sep. 10 - Byscenen - Haugesund, Norway
Sep. 11 - Folkets Hus - Ålvik, Norway
Sep. 12 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
Sep. 14 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Sep. 15 - Ballroom - Hamburg, Germany
Sep. 16 - K17 - Berlin, Germany
Sep. 17 - Krushfest - Jaslo, Poland
Sep. 18 - Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
Sep. 19 - [to be announced] - Poland
Sep. 21 - Exit Music Hall - Prague, Czech Republic
Sep. 22 - Faval Music - Brno, Czech Republic
Sep. 23 - Randal Klub -Bratislava, Slovakia
Sep. 24 - Viper Room- Vienna, Austria
Sep. 25 - [to be announced] - Zagreb, Croatia
Sep. 26 - Matrioska Club - Modena Italy

Owens last summer wrapped up a short European tour as the support act for HEAVEN & HELL.

Tim's backing band for the trek consisted of the following musicians:

Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORHCESTRA) - Guitar
John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM) - Guitar
David Ellefson (MEGADETH, F5) - Bass
Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) - Drums

"Play My Game", the first solo album from Owens, landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"Play My Game" was released via SPV/Steamhammer. The offering consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together with renowned friends, such as Bob Kulick, Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Mike Callahan (ex-EARSHOT) and John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM).

Professionally filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens performing the BEYOND FEAR track "Scream Machine" on June 13, 2009 at last year's Download festival at Donington Park, United Kingdom can be viewed below.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)

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