Kevin Chown Exits Tarja, Joins Sebastian Bach for Tour

Kevin Chown

Bassist Kevin Chown has announced that he’s left Finnish artist Tarja Turunen’s band. The news comes days after Tarja released her new album, In The Raw.

“My 9 years with TARJA were a trip in the truest sense of the word. Change is bittersweet,” Chown writes. “We’ve spent thousands of days together and played many great shows. One of the best bands I’ve ever been in. But, as they say, all good things come to an end and I’m looking forward to doing new things, musically and personally, back in the USA. I will miss my good friends in TARJA and wish them all well on their upcoming tour. I’m sure I’ll be standing on stage with them again one day. I’ll most definitely miss the fans – Tarja truly has some of the greatest, most dedicated fans in the world. I can never thank them enough for all of their love through this adventure.”

Chown will not be sitting still long as he also announced he’ll be joining former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach for a fall tour beginning October 10th. The bassist first joined Bach for a tour back in 2015.

“I’m really looking forward to joining Sebastian and his band once again. He is a good friend and life with Bas is always an adventure. And working with Bobby (Jarzombek) and Brent (Woods) is working with the best of the best. It’ll be nice to finally be doing a U.S. tour again after spending years overseas with TARJA. We’ll be playing the first SKID ROW record in its entirety which I’m sure the fans are gonna totally dig. I’m jumping aboard October 10 in Ramona, CA and finish out the tour from there, ending in Florida in early November.”

Sebastian Bach Tour Dates with Kevin Chown:

Oct 10Ramona, CARamona Mainstage
Oct 11Los Angeles, CAWhisky A Go Go
Oct 12Los Angeles, CAWhisky A Go Go
Oct 17Roswell, NMLiberty Theater
Oct 18Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
Oct 19Waco, TXThe Backyard
Oct 20Dallas, TXGas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct 22Houston, TXHouse of Blues
Oct 23San Antonio, TXAztec Theater
Oct 24Corpus Christi, TXHouse of Rock
Oct 25Lafayette, LAThe District
Oct 26Miramar Beach, FLVillage Door Music Hall
Oct 28Miami, FLKISS Kruise Pre Partye
Oct 30Orlando, FLHard Rock
Oct 31Savannah, GAVictory North
Nov 1Ft. Myers, FLThe Ranch
Nov 2Pinellas Park, FLEngland Brothers Park

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  1. Smeg

    Wow, that headline