CEM KÖKSAL - Turkish Tour Announced Featuring Joe Lynn Turner2012-05-11
The Turkish guitar maestro CEM KÖKSAL has announced a Turkish Tour for May 2012. He will be playing with a full band featuring the legendary North American vocalist JOE LYNN TURNER (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). This is not the first time both artists collaborate. In 2006, they went on a tour organized by Coca Cola Soundwave through 10 Turkish cities. As a result of this collaboration, in 2007 a DVD titled "Cem Köksal feat. Joe Lynn Turner Live!!" was released.
These are the tour dates:
24.05.2012 - Izmir - Bios Bar [Tickets]
25.05.2012 - Istanbul - Roxy Club
26.05.2012 - Ankara - Crossroads Cayyolu [Tickets]
CEM KÖKSAL is known for blending the Classical music elements with Modern music in an harmonious way, using the guitar up to the limits and giving his music a high melodic level. He established his own studio (Studio 29) in 2002, where he recorded his debut album titled "Set Me Free!!", which was released the following year by Universal Records. It was the first time a major label released a Heavy Metal album with English lyrics in Turkey. After participating in many big festivals such as RockIstanbul and Rock The Nations, he released his second solo album titled "Siyah Beyaz Masallar", which was sang in Turkish by the Jazz vocalist Senay Lambaoglu in May 2007.
His latest release is titled "Vigilante Episode One" EP and was released in April 2011. The EP featured the Swedish artist Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KRUX) on vocals.