According to a posting at Jeff Scott Soto's web site, the TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist is planning on embarking on an Australian tour beginning in early September. Among the cities that will be covered on the trek are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart (Tazmania). More details on the tour, which is being organized by Andrew McNeice of MelodicRock.com, will be made available soon.
As previously reported, Soto's new solo album, "Lost In the Translation", is tentatively due mid-September through Frontiers Records. The album's release will be preceded by an EP entitled "Believe In Me", which will also include four non-album tracks entitled "As I Do 2 U", "This Ain't The Love", "Lonely Shade Of Blue", "Still Be Loving You" (co-written with Ricky Phillips of BAD ENGLISH and STYX fame) and the video for the title track, "Believe In Me" (co-written with Neal Schon of JOURNEY and featuring Neal himself on guitars). The "Believe In Me" EP will be released on July 23 through Frontiers Records.
Upcoming JEFF SCOTT SOTO tour dates:
Oct. 01 - Sao Paolo, BRA @ Animal Records Annual Hard 'N Heavy Party
Oct. 02 - Sao Paolo, BRA @ TBA (acoustic set)
Oct. 07 - Valencia, SPA @ Sala Republica II
Oct. 08 - Madrid, SPA @ Sala Arena
Oct. 09 - Vitoria, SPA @ Sala Akenza
Oct. 10 - Asturias, SPA @ Nuevo Teatro de Langreo
Oct. 12 - Barcelona, SPA @ TBA
Oct. 16 – Dutch QUEEN convention (performing w/ QUEEN tribute band QUEEN ROCKS)