Dopo un vociferare prolungatosi per quasi due mesi, ora la notizia è purtroppo confermata: non ci sarà alcun 2004 Reunion Tour, dunque il concerto previsto a Milano per il 17 febbraio è annullato, così come tutte le altre date di questo fantomatico tour. Questo il comunicato col quale Alan Parsons ha dichiarato in maniera ufficiale la notizia:
The 2004 Alan Parsons Project Reunion Tour, promoted in Europe for several weeks, will not take place. The tour had been assembled by Jason Rothberg and booked through Primary Talent as agent in London. Many of the proposed shows were to be promoted by Clearchannel during February and March.
says, I was amazed to learn that tickets had been put on
sale without my confirmed participation. I never gave consent
to anything on this proposed tour and nor did other artists on
the so-called reunion line-up. Neither my agent nor
my manager had been formally contacted about these shows and
there were no offers on the table and certainly no contracts.
Also, objections were raised over the advertised billing of the
tour and issues relating to the use of the name The Alan Parsons
Parsons is currently putting the finishing touches to an album for release in the spring of 2004. The album is a series of collaborations with Electronica acts including The Crystal Method and Uberzone and features a guest appearance by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
December 18, 2003