PRPOGPOWER USA kick off show promoter NATHAN “THE SWORDLORD” BLOCK announced the annual festival's kick off show for 2013 to be held on Thursday SEPTEMBER 5, 2013. The promotional video (visible at THIS location!) reveals that the headlining act will be LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY, with an extended two hour CINEMATIC set including material never performed on the North American continent before, along with CIRCLE II CIRCLE, featuring Zak Stevens (Ex-SAVATAGE), who will play the entire Savatage LP "Wake of Magellan." The opening act will be Sacramento progressive band IN THE SILENCE.
The announcement reads as follow:
"The time has finally come to reveal who will be playing the Kick-Off Show for 2013. To say that I am beyond excited would be the understatement of the year!
"I want to thank Wayne, Jen and of course Glenn for all of their help in getting this epic video made and posted. I think that it is a fantastic prelude for what is to come.
"Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 17. There will be a rather large incentive to buy your tickets *early*, so watch the forum and website for more details on that date.
"I guarantee that this Kick-Off Show will be one for the record books. In fact, I am SO confident of this that I am going to offer a 50% discount on the 2014 Kick-Off Show for everyone that purchases a ticket to the 2013 show. Yes, you read that right. If you purchase a ticket to Kick-Off 2013, you will be able to get into Kick-Off 2014 for HALF PRICE. No tricks, no gimmicks. I am beyond excited for everyone I have on this bill and I know they are going to put on a terrific show. I want every single one of you to be there.
"The doors are a little early because the mid-card and headline bands both have very, very special extended sets. The middle band will be playing 90 minutes and the headliner will be playing for 135 minutes! Everyone is going to get the maximum amount of music for their hard-earned dollar.
"I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on this line-up. I have been working very hard on it for many weeks now. I think it is a fitting way to start out the 14th year of the greatest metal festival on the planet. I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.
For the music,
Nathan “The SwordLord” Block
10 Years Under the Sword
Independent Metal Promoter, 2002-2012”
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