Survivor get original singer back…
Survivor have reunited with original vocalist Dave Bickler – but his replacement Jimi Jamison is remaining with the band.
Guitarist Frankie Sullivan says it’s a great way to make sure they can deliver material from right through their career, which started in 1977.
Bickler left in 1983 as a result of health problems, and was replaced by Jamison. He returned between 1993 and 1999. Jamison’s second stint came afterwards, then he was replaced by Robin McAulay in 2006 before returning last year.
The band’s biggest hit, Eye Of The Tiger, was recorded with Bickler, while Jamison’s debut album with them included the successful tracks High On You, I Can’t Hold Back and The Search Is Over.
The two singers shared the stage for the first time last week. Now Sullivan is looking forward to hitting the road with the powerhouse arrangement.
He says: “Our fans are the best, and I can’t think of a better way to give them our best. With this lineup we can perform all of our hits.”
They’re also working on new material and intend to commence recording work in the near future. A US tour commences on May 17, and they’ll appear at the Hi Rock Festival in Germany and the Sweden Rock Festival, both in June.