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Roy Khan's condition?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by eighteez, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. eighteez

    eighteez New Metal Member

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    I was a bit surprised to not see ANY updates on Roy's condition after the initial tweets and links regarding him flying home to Norway...

    Anyone know anything?

    We missed ya Roy!
     
  2. Andy Laudano

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    I asked Thomas about Roy at the signing and they still didn't know exactly what was wrong.
     
  3. freakchylde

    freakchylde PPUSA Driver o' Doom!!!!!

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    The Tech that I had breakfast with, said he couldn't discuss it. But to not worry because the tour would be rescheduled. So it's obviously not something that will sideline him for other 6 months (that was the timeframe he gave).
     
  4. BlackRoseMetalHeart

    BlackRoseMetalHeart Metal Mistress

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    I'm not sure how reliable this is, but Jay Nedry (owner of Jaxx) sent out an e-mail last week (while we were all at ProgPower - just saw it today when I got back to checking e-mail), briefly explaining the situation with Kamelot canceling their tour and the changes to the show schedule at Jaxx. In that e-mail, Jay referred to Roy's condition as a "Neurological disorder." Here is most of the e-mail (what pertains to this situation):

    Like I said, not completely sure how accurate this is, but either way I hope Roy will be ok and that Kamelot will find a way to work through this challenging time, hopefully with Roy moving forward with the rest of the band.
     
  5. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    Wow I hope Roy is OK. If it is in fact some type of neurological disorder hopefully it's nothing too serious, but generally that's not a good sign.
     
  6. nomisofsiman

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    No, that's not a good sign at all. I doubt it's anything but a neurological disorder though. If the promoter said that and was incorrect, that could result in some major trouble I'm thinking.
     
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    gilpdawg Go Reds

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    I saw that on Metal Setlists but didn't want to spread it around. Scary stuff.
     
  8. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    What does that press release mean "the replacement singer didn't work out"? From what I saw the replacement singer did just fine. In fact it was awesome.
     
  9. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    I can tell you that the statement is not 100% accurate.
     
  10. AMBR

    AMBR Metal Grandma

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    Yea, and what about the part, "Kamelot will find another singer and reschedule." ? Seems that was a hastily scribed announcement and clearly not 100% accurate.
     
  11. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    Also the part about Leves Eyes and Blackguard arriving in Fl and finding out the tour was cancelled. In my opinion the only part that was accurate was the part about JAXX needing the money hehehehehehe.
     
  12. MEGALOUD

    MEGALOUD The Nightmare Has Begun..

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    Indeed Michael did a stellar job, but you have to remember, they needed to make a snap decision and inform promoters and clubs ahead of time, giving them enough time to cover the nights and keep good relationships with them, perhaps they acted too quickly.

    Also you need to remember that we didn't see the rehearsals, and we can't account for the effect of the prog power energy and crowd to raise a band to their best, trust me, this crowd brings out your best when your in front of them, there is a magick connection!
     
  13. lady_space

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    Or maybe they were talking about a different singer entirely, or even possibly that Erikssen couldn't do the tour for whatever reason. All manner of things are possible.

    But... I don't care. I want to know what's going on with Khan, not what precisely happened with the tour.
     
  14. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    I can't believe that Leaves Eyes' and Blackguard didn't know the tour was cancelled before they arrived. I think Jay was giving people a line of BS.

    Normally I respect Jay for all he does with Jaxx, but I think he's really embellishing this a bit much.
     
  15. nomisofsiman

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    That's what I took it as. Regardless though if this statement is not truthful, that's really not cool. At the end of the day all the promoter really needed to say was that Roy and Michael couldn't do it, Kamelot had to cancel, Leave's Eyes and Blackguard will continue on with the tour, etc.
     
  16. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    A different point of view:


    Michael is probably a working guy. Lots of these bands are working guys. Hell, the road crew, the fans, the vendors...

    Mikey probably cannot get WEEKS of time off his day job to spontaneously go on tour. Unless he does rock n roll as his bread and butter, he probably couldn't afford the time to jump away for a full tour without planning it in advance.
     
  17. AngraRULES

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    All I can say based on a conversation I had with one of the parties involved, it seems to me that it wasn't a matter of Mike being able to do the tour or not. Then again, who knows...
     
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    Erikson was awesome and I'm sure he'd be awesome on the tour. But if Kamelot's core fanbase rebelled, there's not much Kamelot can do but cancel the tour. The reaction was pretty negative.
     
  19. AngraRULES

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    I have a question regarding this whole thing. Perhaps Glenn, Nathan or other guys involved in promoting a show and/or managing a band can answer this:

    Taking the Kamelot tour case as an example, lets say the promoter of the show in Bumblefuck, AZ sees that pre sales haven't been that strong, but he knows there's a chance that people will show up at the door - could he say "I decided not to have the show anymore because I don't think people will come up to see Kamelot without Roy" ?

    I just want to understand it a bit better. I wanna know if promoters can be blamed at all for the tour cancellation in this particular case.
     
  20. nomisofsiman

    nomisofsiman Member

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    This was actually something that I was thinking about at the time of the cancellation. I found it odd initially when they said they would tour with Michael and then they cancelled the tour just a few days after that. When that happened though, I had a hunch that maybe a number of the pre-sales throughout most of the tour were not what they wanted it to be (whether it be the promoter or Kamelot) and them thinking that if it's not at a good number currently, they probably cancelled it thinking that there probably wouldn't be that many day-of sales. The question though as you mentioned Angra is whether this was the promoter pressuring them into cancelling or Kamelot tried to seek out the numbers beforehand.
     

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