Annullato il 2004 Reunion Tour

a cura di Francesco Ferrua


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:


Alan Parsons Project “Reunion” Tour

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.

Parsons 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 Project”.

Parsons fans who have bought tickets should seek full refunds from the venues or ticket agencies. “I am disappointed that the fans have been let down, but I ask that they understand that it is through no fault of mine”, added Parsons.

The Alan Parsons “Live” Project has been an active and successful touring entity since 1994, although there have been a number of personnel changes. The current line-up is Parsons on Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals, Godfrey Townsend: Lead Guitar and Vocals, Steve Murphy: Drums and Vocals, Manny Focarazzo: Keyboards, John Montagna: Bass and Vocals. The newest addition the band is P.J. Olsson on Vocals.

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