Monday, April 28, 2003 @ 11:11 AM
Ray Alder Confirmed to Perform
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Tickets go on sale Monday, May 5 for ProgPower USA, which takes place at Atlanta’s Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6.
Ray Alder, vocalist for Fates Warning and Engine, has been confirmed to make a special guest appearance at the show, where he is scheduled to perform with Sensory recording artist Redemption.
Alder will be joined at ProgPower USA by Finland’s Nightwish and Germany’s Rage, both making exclusive U.S. appearances, New Jersey’s Symphony X, Sweden’s Evergrey, Florida’s Circle II Circle, Germany’s Vanden Plas, Italy’s Secret Sphere, Denmark’s Mercenary, Norway’s Pagan’s Mind, and California’s Redemption, now featuring vocalist Corey Brown, formerly of Magnitude Nine and Psycho Drama.
Other special guests will be added in the coming months.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 5 via all Ticketmaster outlets. Only 800 general admission tickets are available. All 300 “Gold Badge” tickets for the show sold out within two days over six weeks ago. Last year’s festival - which featured Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Angra, Edguy, Threshold, Pain of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Silent Force, Zero Hour, and Reading Zero - sold out in just six days, four months in advance of the show. Tickets were sold to 36 States and 18 countries as far away as Japan.
ProgPower USA is an affiliate of the ProgPower Europe Festival and is sponsored by Pacific Drums, Sabian Symbols, Evans Drumheads, Shure Microphones, Sensory Records, and Metal Ages Media.