So, as I'm sure many recall, I have mentioned ProgPower a number of times in the past. Well, on Tuesday, Arcturus decided that despite agreeing to play at the festival a year in advance, they are now dropping out. Below is their official statement, but I read on the PP forums that more is going to said at some point. If that point is soon, I'll edit this post with the updated info.
Arcturus have issued the following statement regarding their cancellation:
“Arcturus still suffer from hibernation sickness, and due to outdated parts we deeply regret to inform you: We are canceling Progpower USA. This lack of maintenance is entirely our own fault, and sincere apologies go out to the promoter and all ticket holders, especially those of you who had planned to travel far..”
ProgPower USA Promoter, Glenn Harveston, adds:
“I have no idea what the hell that statement means. I’m not going to try and figure it out either, as I have wasted enough time and effort on that “band” already. In the meantime, I would like to personally thank Ihsahn for taking the slot. His professionalism in this situation is greatly appreciated.”
That last bit there that Glenn said...That was part of him announcing that on incredibly short notice, he was able to get Ihsahn from Emperor to do a US exclusive show in lieu of Arcturus. As disappointed as I am that Arcturus won't be performing, I am that glad that they were replaced by another act that I will likely never get another chance to see. For those that don't know Ihsahn, here are a few tracks from his solo albums:
Here is Astera Ton Proinon from The Adversary.
Threnody from angL.
And On the Shores from his latest album, After. I'm REALLY hoping he brings this Sax player with him.
Also, in case anyone is interested, the new schedule is as follows:
- PROGPOWER USA XII DAY 1 -
Friday September 16, 2011
Creation's End - (USA) - 2:30-3:15
Darkwater* - (Sweden) - 3:45-4:30
Voyager - (Australia) - 5:00-6:00
Eldritch* - (Italy) - 6:30-7:30
Mob Rules* - (Germany) - 8:00-9:00
Ihsahn* - (Norway) - 9:30-10:45
Sanctuary - (USA) - 11:30-close
- PROGPOWER USA XII DAY 2 -
Saturday September 17, 2011
Haken* - (UK) - 3:00-4:00
While Heaven Wept - (USA) - 4:30-5:30
Red Circuit* - (Germany) - 6:00-7:00
Labyrinth* - (Italy) - 7:30-8:30
Dream Evil* - (Sweden) - 9:00-10:15
Therion* - (Sweden) - 11:00-close
- PROGPOWER USA KICK-OFF -
Thursday September 15, 2011
Doors - 6:00
Powerglove - 7:00-7:30
Vanden Plas* - 8:00-9:30
Evergrey (Playing “In Search of Truth” in its entirety exclusively) - 10:00-close
- PROGPOWER USA MIDWEEK MAYHEM -
Wednesday September 14, 2011
Evergrey (Acoustic Show)
*U.S. exclusive appearances
And, as with all my other posts mentioning ProgPower, if you, or anyone you know, decides to go, PLEASE get in contact with me. We can both win free Gold Badge/VIP tickets for life.