The American progressive metal band Fates Warning will be for the first time in Romania as part of their March 2012 European tour, maximumrock.ro informs. The concert, organized by “Maximum Rock” magazine and Promusic Events (producer: Nelu Brindusan), will take place on March 21, 2012, at Bucharest’s Jukebox Club.
Fates Warning is one of the bands which had the boldness to choose both Rush and the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest as their models, thus creating an original genre – progressive metal. The Americans are considered the “founding fathers” of the genre, alongside Dream Theater and Queensryche. The opening act for the March 21 concert is the Cluj-based band Voices of Silence.
“I am not going to tell you the whole Fates Warning story, but, in my opinion, when it comes to progressive metal, this band was a trail-blazer. Dream Theater were barely making a name for themselves when albums like ‘The Spectre Within’ (1985) or ‘Awaken the Guardian’ (1986) came out. After many years and the inevitable line-up changes, after 13 albums, this band is just as fabulous and original to me as it was when I first discovered it, when listening to their debut album, ‘Parallels’ (1991), sometime in the noughties. (…) I couldn’t believe it when I heard Fates Warning was coming to Romania. These guys and Porcupine Tree are the bands I had thought I could never see live in Romania. However, it’s a miracle, Fates Warning will concert in Bucharest on March 21. To sum up, this is truly a concert not to be missed. Just listen to ‘Something from Nothing’ and ‘Simple Human’, two songs that speak volumes about Fates Warning. I love them to bits!,” Andy Ionescu, the vocalist of Taine, stated, for the aforementioned source.
Tickets are available in the Eventim network (Germanos, Orange, Vodafone and Domo shops, Carturesti and Humanitas bookshops).