As per Google translation
After arriving in Italy 2 days ago to play three concerts planned with Italian musicians, we suddenly faced big problems, which render impossible the implementation of the spectacle of 8.8.2008, at the MUSICPALAST of Riccione.
We have constantly tried to contact the organisation to get the specific details of the show as the address of the local or the time the concert.
Finally today we managed to come into contact with the organisation itself, which has informed us when you change the location of the event, in another club Riccione, due to problems with the authorities.
Since the whole issue there seemed rather strange and suspicious, I decided to inform me in detail, and have come to know that the place where I should play, has never existed.
In addition, the organization cited published a press release explains that where the concert was moved at www.musicpalast.it
Internet without first inform me or ask me if I had been musicians or disagree.
All this took place only days before the date of the show itself.
The website quoted above is given news that I would have played in this second local and that the entry would be free.
This, therefore, violates both the contract that the organization has signed, is the fact that, according to them, I would have had to be present in this place only "sign autographs and meet the fans", as I have explained today by telephone.
However, this contradicts the statement on their website, as it is specified that I would have been in place, actually, to take part in a concert of live music, and that was amended only place.
The organization, always by phone, told me that the local alternative is very small, also lacks adequate systems or equipment, necessary for the proper conduct of an event of this type.
I do not want absolutely think that the organizers have lied to me but, unfortunately, this is what it seemed.
Therefore, despite knowing that those who have organized for the public to attend as this concert, will not have a way to receive this communication in time, I am forced to DELETE THE CONCERT IN QUESTION due to such circumstances.
I am very sorry for this, but I hope that you all can understand that I have come to know these changes only today, a day before the show planned, and that new conditions proposed, added to the contradictions at the web site mentioned above, and the phone call I received, make the whole thing impossible to achieve.
We are all very sorry for what has happened since we passed very beautiful moments preparing this date, trying to study both Stratovarius songs that the Revolution Renaissance, as well as pieces drawn from my solo album.
We have, however, still 2 concerts scheduled to LIVORNO and MASS CARRARA, which we believe will take part as the programme that we hope that you all can attend, if possible.
Finally, I repeat: NOT SUONEREMO TOMORROW 8.8.2008 AT THE PUB "THE ADDAMS FAMILY, AND THEREFORE THE CONCERT 'BEEN CANCELED.