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Devastated by loss of Jimi Jamison Survivor Cancels Sept/Oct Tour Dates
“Jamison’s command of the stage, and ability to take a roomful of people and hypnotically hold their attention for 70 - 90 minutes all eyes on one performer is something I have never experienced before.” Jeff Lawrence, Boston radio Legend
By: Survivor Band Jimi Jamison
In the wake of lead singer Jimi Jamison's sudden death on August 31, Survivor has canceled the September and October dates of their fall 2014 tour. "We are devastated by this loss, we trust that our fans will understand our wanting to take some time to mourn and remember our brother," said Dave Bickler, who, along with Frankie Sullivan, is an original member of the celebrated band formed in 1978. Tour organizers are working with host venues to re-schedule the canceled dates.
"I called him 'Golden Throat' and for good reason. Jim Jamison had a voice we will never forget. It was massive and huge and yet sweet and gentle. He was a loving soul and a brother to me in many ways. I will miss him greatly" said Sullivan
Jamison joined Survivor in 1984, some of the hit songs recorded by the band during that period include chart busters like "I Can't Hold Back," "High on You," and "The Search is Over.", from the "Vital Signs" album and "Burning Heart" from "Rocky IV." In 2004 he was featured in the Emmy nominated Starbuck's commercial that parodied their iconic hit, "Eye of the Tiger."
2012 would delight Survivor fans around the nation, when they began touring with both Jamison and Bickler "It was an honor to share the stage with such a great talent and Jimi was one of the best vocalist in the business" said Billy Ozzello. "Even though he's gone, he will continue to be with us in spirit"
Survivor's fall tour begins again on November 13 in Hanover, MD.
For updated information on Survivor Band tour dates and news, visit their websitehttp://www.survivorband.com.
Authors Note (R4G): Written of Jamison in 2011 "Author/Critic:
"You know the story: In the beginning God created heaven and earth, on the sixth day he invented Heavy Metal, and on the seventh day the creator of the universe rested; his ears ringing from all the power chords he created. And these power chords needed power vocals and that's why Jimi Jamison and his angelic voice is such an important sound today. And you know HIS story: his career as a lead vocalist started in the 70's with TARGET, in the early 80's with COBRA and then with SURVIVOR where his versions of "Eye of The Tiger" from the movie ROCKY and "Burning Heart" from ROCKY IV made his delivery and sound unmistakable and identifiable all over the world. He also co-wrote and sang the theme song for the #1 most seen TV show "BAYWATCH" and to put this in the proper perspective:
He sings ballads and rockers and his great range and power really are equally well-suited for either style. Recent songs from his Crossroads Moment CD are good examples of his many talents: "When Rock Was King" is a great Queen/Phil Collins rocker and Jimi's high notes are so sweet and prove he's a singer, not a screamer, and "As Is" is a toughtful. introspective ballad that one can imagine would be a great arena encore complete with thousands of the audience's fists clenched over their heads and pounding out the beat. And one cant forget "Battersea,"
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