Firewind - Singer Forced To Cancel Tour Dates, Replacement Announced

Greek Power Metallers Firewind have posted the following update on their official website:

"The second part of our World Allegiance Tour has already started and the first four shows have been fantastic so far! However, we're in the unfortunate position to announce that Apollo [Papathanasio; vocals] has to cancel the last seven dates of the European tour we're now on with Angra and Power Quest, due to a family emergency. Apollo will be performing the whole French leg of the tour, his last show being on February 25th in Toulouse. However, we've all discussed the situation and we decided to continue with a replacement singer. The person who will help us out in this difficult moment will be Henning Basse of Metalium. Henning is truly a world-class singer and a great frontman. We are excited to have him on board for the remaining dates! Please note that Apollo is NOT leaving the band, we have his blessings to continue as we all feel that canceling the rest of the tour would be the last option. Apollo will return for the UK headline shows and all upcoming tour dates."

Upcoming Firewind, Angra, Power Quest live dates include:

20 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7
22 - Lyon, France at Ninkasi Kao
23 - Paris, France at Elysee Montmartre
24 - Bordeaux, France at Barbey Theatre
25 - Toulouse, France at Havana Café
27 - Lisboa, Portugal at Cino Teatro de Corroios

1 - Madrid, Spain at Copernico
2 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain at Capitol
3 - Bilbao, Spain at Santana 27
4 - Barcelona, Spain at Apolo
6 - Rome, Italy at Alpheus
7 - Milan, Italy at Alcatraz

Band profile: Firewind
Event: Angra - French Tour 2007
Posted: 21.02.2007 by Thryce


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Comments: 3   Visited by: 8 users
21.02.2007 - 14:10
Rosetta Stoned
... Henning Basse is 91723 times better than Apollo imo
21.02.2007 - 15:06
I like the Apollo singer, never listened to Henning of Metalium
21.02.2007 - 19:31
dude....Henning is awesome.....someone please let me know if bootleg recordings surface!

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