The unthinkable tour is happening: Jon Oliva's Pain/CIIC/Manticora U.S. tour


The Promoter
Sep 16, 2001
Jon Oliva’s Pain, Circle II Circle, & Manticora will team-up for the first leg of the North American “Global Intrusions” tour this fall. This marks the first time that Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva’s Pain, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) & Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle, ex-Savatage) have toured together since their days in Savatage in 1999.

"Wow, it's certainly been a while since I have been able to get back on the road here in must be snowing in hell. It's going to be great touring in support of what I consider one of the best records of my career. We really pulled out all the stops for this one. Touring with Zak and the Circle II Circle guys is going to be a treat as well, especially for Savatage fans. We've got a few tricks up our sleeves so don't miss out as it may never happen again. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon” said Oliva. Stevens adds, "It's always special to perform on the same bill with Jon Oliva, especially here in the States! Obviously Jon has been a huge influence on my musical career and I remain one of his biggest fans. This tour will be a special event for all our fans that have enjoyed our work throughout the Savatage years and now into the new generation of Jon Oliva’s Pain and Circle II Circle music."

Manticora's Lars Larsen states ""For us, this is a great opportunity as we now get the chance to start in Europe with Oliva and then finish the party in North America with one our our biggest inspirations.

Interested promoters & venues should contact Intromental Booking USA ( for details.

AFM Records is set to release Jon Oliva’s Pain’s “Global Warning” on March 8th & Circle II Circle’s “Delusions of Grandeur” on April 25th of this year.
This will be awesome!! I hope something can be worked out to bring this to the Dallas / Fort Worth area. I'm going to pass this info along to a few places around here. Here's hoping something can get done!
Wow! This is AWESOME news! I look forward to seeing this tour and can only imagine the surprises that they will work up since they are touring together! And since Barb is a big fan of Jon Oliva, I'm sure I'll be seeing this in multiple cities, if possible. That's who she is the most excited about seeing at this coming PP too!
If this makes it to Chicago, I'm there!!!!!!!! I'm glad to see Manticora getting another chance to play here on a US Tour. Gonna have to go out and pick up a few of their cd's now.
WOOO HOO!!! :worship: :worship:

I was hoping for something like this since the Circus Maximus tour didn't work out. I'm unbelievably excited to be seeing Manticora. Hope to see this in the MA/RI area but if this happens at the right time in the Fall, I'll have my license anyways so as long as there's a New England date - I'll be there!!
I'm glad to see Manticora getting another chance to play here on a US Tour. Gonna have to go out and pick up a few of their cd's now.

I agree. They got screwed last time and it is going to be great seeing them on this awesome bill.