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Songwriting 101...Mountain King style! (event announcement)

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    ProgPower USA fans are known for their passion, knowledge and fervor for the bands and the music they love. They know everything possible about the history of their favorite artists and follow them religiously throughout their careers.

    But have any of you fans ever wondered what it would be like to crawl into the mind of the writer, witness the actual writing process and creation of demos, and then hear the final mix live?

    Well, now you can...and it can only happen at this year's ProgPower USA Festival by none other than the Mountain King himself, Jon Oliva!

    Oliva, along with Christopher Kinder (Drummer and Producer for Jon Oliva's Pain), will take you on a two hour journey as they discuss the construction process of a new song, record the tracks, and mix that song live...a song which will appear on a future JOP record. Fans will get a once in a lifetime look into the mind of one of the world's most gifted singer/songwriter. Everything surrounding the writing and recording process will be performed live right in front of you.

    A question/answer/meet-n-greet will commence immediately at the end of the event!

    This rare glimpse at the creative process of the Mountain King will take place at 5pm on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Vinyl located within the Center Stage Complex in Atlanta, GA as part of the ProgPower USA XIII festivities. Tickets will go on sale to ProgPower USA sponsors & Gold Badge Holders on March 17, 2012 via Ticket Alternative. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the public on March 19, 2012. Only 150 tickets will be available for this seated event. Further event information can be located at www.progpowerusa.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: NO audio or video recording will be allowed. The music performed at this event is copyrighted and owned by Jon Oliva. Any attempt to record or film this show will result in the immediate removal from the building and a ban for the entire festival weekend with no refund.

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    Please note that the Wed/Thurs main show announcement is still to come.
     
  2. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    WOW!!!!! VERY cool!!!!:headbang:
    (no, I did NOT know that this was coming!)
     
  3. lane_miller

    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Reverend Su

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    ::head essplosion::
    :OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG:
     
  5. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    +1
     
  6. DarkOne

    DarkOne Black Belt in Sarcasm

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    You're going to get some people bitching about this one, but I think this is pretty cool, and I'll be there (then again, I'm an unabashed Oliva die-hard). Plus, I'll take a wild leap and say that, if he's here, he'll be performing at some point too (I hope).

    Steve in Philly
     
  7. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    This definitely qualifies as a curve ball. Very cool. I hope I snag a ticket.
     
  8. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    Why would people bitch? It's an extra show that I just added for those that want to attend. The main show for Wed/Thurs has not been announced yet.
     
  9. NVARAS

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    Glenn... this is awesome. Only at PP USA...
     
  10. Formerly known as Chris F5

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    Hmmmmmm.....
    Oliva there...
    Yep...
    I smell something 'tage Wed/Thurs
     
  11. DarkOne

    DarkOne Black Belt in Sarcasm

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    You of all people need to ask that question? People bitch because that's what people do.

    Savatage is still my favorite band, even though they've essentially been broken up for a decade. This sounds great to me.

    Steve in Philly
     
  12. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    Too cool! I hope to be there in time on Thursday to attend!
     
  13. SwordLord

    SwordLord Attack!

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    Ummmm yeah, this is extremely cool! Very, very well done Glenn, way to continue to expand this festival to additional new, diverse and varied events! This is a cornerstone moment in this festival, in my opinion. I will be attending for certain - notebook in hand!
     
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    :hotjump::OMG: AWESOME !! Thank You Thank You :kickass::headbang:
     
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    Fantastic, definitely planning on being there!!! :worship:
     
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    That's awesome. Looking forward to seeing that.
     
  17. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    Very innovative, creative, out-of-the-box thinking! Can't wait!
     
  18. Arabianhazard

    Arabianhazard I, the Witchfinder.

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    Jon Oliva, I love you. I mean that in the creepiest way possible.
     
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    Thorn23TX Marked By The Triangle

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    Did Oliva lift his restraining order against Biffle, or will he be banned from the event? :)
     
  20. Stingray11214

    Stingray11214 OSA Triumvir

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    General public? I doubt any of the Sponsors or GB holders will pass this up. A stroke of genius, if you ask me. :)
     

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