Prog metal legend Fates Warning celebrates the 30th anniversary of the "Awaken the guardian" album. The band takes the opportunity to play a special show at the Keep It True festival in 2016. Fates Warning will perform there in the original "Awaken the guardian" line-up:
John Arch (v)
Jim Matheos (g)
Frank Aresti (g)
Joe DiBiase (b)
Steve Zimmerman (d)
This is what the Keep It True organisation announced on their Facebook side today. Here comes the official statement:
The wait is over. As promised we have a huge Christmas present for you.
We are extremely proud to present you our KEEP IT TRUE 2016 (!!!) headliner:
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Awaken The Guardian” FATES WARNING will perform the complete album plus more early FATES WARNING songs from the Arch era in the original “Awaken The Guardian” line up: John Arch (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitar), Frank Aresti (guitar), Joe DiBiase (bass) and Steve Zimmerman (drums). This will be an EXCLUSIVE European Show and the first time FATES WARNING will perform an old school show with John Arch on vocals.
Not only for us this is a lifetime dream coming true. We started KIT in 2003 with many dreams and hopes and the biggest one was this. Many thanks especially to Jim Matheos and John Arch for making this possible. And of course also to our supportive fans who made KIT what it is now. We hope you are as happy as we are….
Hopefully we could make you a real big xmas present and we wish you all happy holidays and a happy new year.
Tarek + Oli"
Eventhough it is a while to go it is something to really look forward to.