IN MEMORY OF
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL OLIVA
10 YEARS WITHOUT CRISS...
10TH Anniversary Memorial Concert !!!
We are pleased to announce that for the first time in 8 years you will see "the boys" together. Johnny Lee Middleton and Steve Wacholz will join Jon Oliva and Chris Caffery on stage for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert.
Circle II Circle will perform at the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert. Additionally, Zak, Matt LaPorte and Jon Oliva will also perform an acoustic set honoring Criss' legacy.
...As most Savatage fans know, in the early morning hours of October 17, 1993 Criss Oliva and his wife Dawn were enroute to the Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills, Florida when tragedy struck. They were hit head on by a drunk driver. Criss was killed and his wife Dawn suffered severe injuries. Fans mourned the loss of one of music's most gifted guitar players.
Fans are cordially invited to join Jon Oliva, along with some very special guests (TBA), on Friday, October 17, 2003 at the Green Parrot Pub in Largo, Florida to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of his brother, Christopher Michael Oliva, at a 10th Anniversary Memorial concert. Pre-show tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, August 1, 2003 through www.crissoliva.com .
Proceeds will be donated in Criss' memory to the CADD/Alcohol Free Kids Organization. Special edition, limited merchandise will be available at the show and will include an Avatar DVD with a 25 minute long memorial of Criss.
If you have any further questions please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to seeing you at the concert and remembering Criss at this very special event.
Jon Oliva will be performing a very special set that evening which will include Savatage songs, as well as some of his never before heard, unreleased solo material. Also a special song that he wrote for Criss will be debuted. Jon will also be joined by some very special guests that will be announced at a later date.
There will be a merchandise booth set up at the event and special edition, limited merchandise will be available.
Merchandise will include: (pictures will be posted as they become available)
Shirts (2 styles)
DVD (contains a special 25 minute long tribute of Criss)
There will also be a raffle for an autographed Jackson/Chavel guitar.
(There will be NO merchadise available prior to the show and all quantities are limited and subject to availability.)
All the infos for the above was taken from www.crissoliva.com with the permision of the webmaster.
We announce one more information as it was given to us officialy from Chris Kinder, drummer of Circle II Circle.
CIRCLE II CIRCLE (if eveything would be allright) will play on this night and they will cover a lot of "Edge Of Thorns" songs. Also Chris told us that it is a possibility to cover a version of Criss' song "Alone You Breath" with Jon on the keyboards!
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April 4th 2003
Criss Oliva 's 40th Birthday
Pictures from Criss' grave...
Credits : Kathy Tijou
KATHY TIJOU :
"Hi everyone! Once again we find ourselves quickly approaching the April 3rd birthday of Criss Oliva. This year Criss would have turned 40 and so in keeping with such a special milestone, a limited edition 18 x 24 full color, hand numbered poster has been created in his memory. The posters will cost $25 each (US funds) and includes shipping/handling. Each poster will be sent in a special shipping tube to ensure that it is not damaged during delivery. Payment may be made by either check or money order and all proceeds will go to the Criss Oliva Fund within the CADD/Alcohol Free Kids Organization. There is a very limited number of posters available so if you're interested in purchasing a poster, please e-mail me at email@example.com. Please put "40th Birthday Poster," or something to that affect, in the subject line. I will e-mail you the information as to where to send your payment.
Thanks for helping to remember Criss on his 40th birthday!"