Adagio welcomes new singer!
Adagio has the great pleasure to announce that the band has found a new voice and friend in the person of Gus Monsanto.
Out of the many demos that the management received came out a great version of the song Chosen from the Underworld album ... and all the guys have fallen in love with the Brazilian voice.
Gus and the bands performance at this years PROGPOWER
festival in Atlanta, GA, USA was brilliant. The band drew many praises from the crowd as well as their music
peers. Once the tour is complete, priority will be given in composing the new album which has already begun.
The 3rd studio album from Adagio is scheduled to be released early in 2005.
Check out some of my pictures with Adagio and friends from PROGPOWER 2004
My good friend Paul Cashman's Adagio pictures (who also sponsored Pain of Salvation this year)
Fellow Seismic Radio DJ, Henk and his awesome Adagio pictures!
Sadly, we must report that David Readman is no longer the singer for Adagio. David's talents will be missed by many, and we wish him all the best.
The Adagio live album, A Band In Upperworld - Live, is released today in Japan.
Adagio will release a live album, A Band In Upperworld - Live. Most of it was recorded in February 2004 at the Paris show. The album will be released in Japan in June, and in Europe and the rest of the world in September.
We have a limited amount of Adagio Underworld shirts
for sale in both long sleeve and short sleeves. The
shirts are officially licensed merchandise from
1 L Short Sleeve
1 XL Short Sleeve
1 M Long Sleeve
2 L Long Sleeve
3 XL Long Sleeve
If you order more then one shirt, it is just $1.00 for
each additional shirt for shipping and handling!
Short sleeve shirts will be $18 plus $4.00 shipping &
handling to US & Canada.
Long sleeve shirts will be $23 plus $4.00 shipping to
US & Canada.
Please note, shirts are sent regular US MAIL,
insurance or express mail is extra and we will let you
know once we find out (usually $2-$4 more).
These are official tour shirts!!
What little profit we make on these shirts will go
back to Adagio in support of their US debut at
PROGPOWER V in Atlanta, GA.
There are two ways you can purchase these shirts:
1. You can pay using Paypal. My account is:
I am a verified Paypal member and can accept both
credit card and cash transactions.
2. You can send a check payable to Tony Kontokanis:
Aliso Viejo, CA
Please email me first at firstname.lastname@example.org with your
shirt size, address and form of payment. These shirts
won't last long so first come first serve. If the
demand is high, we will attempt to get more.
Adagio will play ProgPower Europe in the Netherlands. The festival will be held on October 2-3, 2004. Adagio is the only band that will play at both ProgPower USA and ProgPower Europe.
Adagio will play at ProgPower USA V. The event will be held on September 17-18, 2004 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia. The band will perform on Saturday, September 18 from 5:30 - 6:15 PM. Tickets for ProgPower USA will go on sale May 1 at 10:00 AM EST via Ticketmaster. The cost is \\$95, and only 900 tickets will go on sale to the public.
Here are some pictures from Adagio's first show in Montereau, France, November 8, 2003:
Photos by Eric Bondoux
Les Fils du Metal (scroll down to see the Adagio pictures)
Adagio will play at the Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv, Israel on December 21, 2003.
Both the limited edtion digipack and the jewel case version of Underworld are available from The Laser's Edge.
Dirk Bruinenberg has left the band. Here is a message from Dirk:
"Hereby I would like to announce that I am leaving Adagio for private reasons. I regret that I have to do this because it is one of the greatest bands around at the moment, but I have to set a few things straight in my life and unfortunately my schedule is different than the bands schedule. I would like to wish all the guys the best of luck. you have become great friends and I will cherish the experience I had with you for ever.
Eric Lebailly will be Adagio's new drummer.
Here are the dates for Adagio's French Underworld tour:
11/08/03 : Montereau (77) / Festival
11/28/03 : Bergerac / La Rock' sane
With Manignance & Malediction:
02/11/04 : Nancy / M.A.I
02/12/04 : Lyon / Ninkasi Kao
02/13/04 : Montpellier / Rockstore
02/14/04 : St Armou (Pau) / Salle Polyvalente
02/15/04 : Bordeaux / C.A.T.
02/17/04 : Paris / Elysée Montmartre
02/18/04 : Strasbourg / Laiterie
02/19/04 : Verviers, Belgium / Spirit of 66
02/20/04 : N. Dame Doe (Tours) / Oésia
02/21/04 : Rennes / Antipode
The new Adagio album, Underworld, will be released on July 23 in Japan, and in October in the rest of the world.
The tracklisting for the album is:
1. Next Profundis
2. Introitus/Solvet Saeclum In Favilla
4. From My Sleep...To Someone Else
7. The Mirror Stage
9. Missa Aeterna (bonus track)
Welcome Adagio Fans!
Well we finally got this website launched and although
the boat is still a little rusty, give us some time to
get this maiden voyage up and sailing. Adagio-USA is a
fan club for the French mastermind and musician behind
Adagio, Stephan Forte. Stephan and Adagio drew all
sorts of praises from the metal industry with their
grand opus “Sanctus Ignis” released in 2001. Adagio
fueled with some of the finest musicians on this earth
have embarked with their sophomore release entitled
“Underworld” which is to be released in the USA
Stay tuned, as Adagio-USA will be bringing you up to
date news, exclusive interviews with band members,
MP3s, photos, special promotions and much more!
Adagio-USA Fan Club and Membership
Membership is simple. You become a member
by subscribing to our list server and signing up using
a valid email account. There is no charge for regular
membership. However, there is a premium membership. If
you decide to become a premium member you will be
entitled to the following discounts and special Adagio
Discount rate on all Adagio CDs and singles
Exclusive Membership only Adagio CDs (such as a
special Christmas CD)
Chance to win Adagio giveaways and prizes
Chance to interact with the band members via chat
Adagio shirts, pictures and stickers
Other special promotions and much, much, more
How much is membership? A year's membership will only
run you $20.00. We accept PayPal, Money Orders,
Cashiers Checks and Personal Checks.
Why do I need to pay $20.00 to purchase these items
above? Well, you are not forced to pay to join, but in
order for us to maintain the cost of this website we
must produce some sort of income. What little profit
(if any) we make goes straight back into the website
and Adagio merchandise. After all, we have to pay for
this ourselves in order to bring them to you.
Will Adagio ever play the USA or North America? Good
question! We will do everything in our power to bring
Adagio to North America. As you know, it can be very
expensive to fly band members, crew, and equipment. On
top of that you have to deal with transportation,
lodging and food, etc. Without a sponsor or backing
from the record company, it is a challenge for the
musicians and us.
Don't give up! We are working on ways on how we can
promote and showcase Adagio to the fullest! Metal
festivals like ProgPower USA are a good example of how
bands from all over the world can play for an audience
in the USA!!