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:

Date Location Venue
Oct 10 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Oct 11 Los Angeles, CA Whisky A Go Go
Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA Whisky A Go Go
Oct 17 Roswell, NM Liberty Theater
Oct 18 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Oct 19 Waco, TX The Backyard
Oct 20 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct 22 Houston, TX House of Blues
Oct 23 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
Oct 24 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
Oct 25 Lafayette, LA The District
Oct 26 Miramar Beach, FL Village Door Music Hall
Oct 28 Miami, FL KISS Kruise Pre Partye
Oct 30 Orlando, FL Hard Rock
Oct 31 Savannah, GA Victory North
Nov 1 Ft. Myers, FL The Ranch
Nov 2 Pinellas Park, FL England Brothers Park

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  1. Smeg

    Wow, that headline