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PLACE VENDOME – Close to The Sun (February 24, 2017)


Place Vendome Close to the SunPlace Vendome storm back into your lives with the release of their fourth album, Close to The Sun, on February 24, 2017.

The album, which features former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske, will be available via Frontiers Music srl.

Place Vendome is a melodic hard rock project, founded in 2004 by Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino.

Place Vendome was formed by ex-Helloween and current Unisonic vocalist Michael Kiske, Dennis Ward (bass and production), Kosta Zafiriou, (drums) Uwe Reitenauer (guitars) from the band Pink Cream 69 and Gunther Werno (keyboards) from the band Vanden Plas.

The project has previously released three full-length albums; Place Vendome in 2005, Streets Of Fire in 2009 and Thunder In The Distance in 2013.

Serafino Perugino devised the idea for the Place Vendome project during the winter of 2004. He approached both Kiske and Ward with the proposition of recording an AOR album. According to Kiske “The whole band was an idea of Serafino Perugino from Frontiers Records. He first got into contact with Dennis Ward of Pink Cream 69 and hired him to oversee the project. He proposed the idea to me and after hearing the songs, I agreed to do the record. I was impressed by the strength of the material.” The bulk of the songwriting for the debut album, Place Vendome, was provided by Ward.

In November 10, 2009, Place Vendome members Kiske, Ward and Kosta Zafiriou, joined forces with guitarist Mandy Meyer, to form the rock band Unisonic. In 2010, they began their first tour, playing mostly material from the Place Vendome albums, some Helloween classics, and only one new song. In 2011, current Gamma Ray and former Helloween guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen was added to the line-up. During Unisonic‘s following live performance at Loud Park Festival, the band focused on performing their own material and played only the song “Cross The Line” from the first Place Vendome album. Since Unisonic‘s self-titled debut album was released in March 2012, the band has not performed any Place Vendome songs during their concerts.

So, basically, Kiske and Ward are busy boys.




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