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 theres no good reason for the delay.
In his words, Weve played mostly Europe since then and decided that if we went back to North America, wed have to play catch up and thats 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 Sagas style of music and cites the fact that hes seeing teenagers wear Van Halen and Led Zeppelin T- shirts as proof.
Sadler says after Saturdays gig, Saga will assault the U.S. with a long tour this fall in support of its newest CD, Trust.
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