Thursday, July 20, 2006

Saga On The Loose In U.S. For First Time In 22 Years

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Canadian prog-rock band Saga is going to be on the loose in the U.S. for the first time in 22 years.

Saga – whose biggest hit was the 1983 hit “On The Loose” – plays its first U.S. show since 1984 on Saturday (July 22) and lead singer Michael Sadler admits there’s “no good reason for the delay.”

In his words, “We’ve played mostly Europe since then and decided that if we went back to North America, we’d have to play ‘catch up’ and that’s only worth it if we make money on the back end.”

He admits one advantage of playing in Europe was that prog rock never died there, mainly because “[Europeans] are not as easily swayed by trends and Americans are more spoon-fed their music than in Europe.”

Still, Sadler believes the tide has turned back towards Saga’s style of music and cites the fact that he’s seeing teenagers wear Van Halen and Led Zeppelin T- shirts as proof.

Sadler says after Saturday’s gig, Saga will “assault the U.S. with a long tour” this fall in support of its newest CD, Trust.

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