Triumph reunion at Sweden Rock Festival

Triumph announcement


The classic Triumph line-up (Rik Emmett/Mike Levine/Gil Moore) could not have selected a better way to reunite after a two decade absence – with what will undoubtedly be a show-stopping appearance at the 2008 Sweden Rock Festival.

Held over a four-day span (June 4-7), the Sweden Rock Festival has been an annual event since 1992, and over the past few years, has been held in Norje, outside of Sölvesborg. This year’s festival is featuring one of its strongest line-ups ever – in addition to Triumph’s highly anticipated appearance, such renowned groups as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Blue Öyster Cult, and Whitesnake (among others) have also been confi rmed.

“We have had Triumph in mind for many years and hoped that they would play together again one day . When we saw Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame, then read some statements from the members that “maybe one day we will do something together again,” we jumped in with an immediate offer – and it looks like we’re helping write some new history! A fantastic band with so many classic albums is just what Sweden Rock Festival is all about. I am very proud to be able to present this band at this years Sweden Rock Festival. I’m just one of many fans that are looking forward to this fantastic show.” – Ingolf Persson, Sweden Rock Festival

As one of the godfathers of prog metal and leading lights of arena rock, Triumph formed in 1975, and built a large and loyal fanbase by the late ‘70s on the strength of their non-stop touring schedule throughout Canada and the USA and the success of their classic albums, ‘Rock & Roll Machine’ and ‘Just A Game.’ But it was in the 1980’s when Triumph truly became a force to be reckoned with, as a string of gold/platinum-certifi ed albums (‘Progressions of Power,’ ‘Allied Forces,’ ‘Never Surrender,’ and ‘Thunder Seven’) and classic hits (“Fight the Good Fight,” “Magic Power”, “Lay It On The Line”) solidifi ed the group as one of rock’s top concert attractions. With their music continuing to live on during their absence, fans will now finally get the opportunity to catch this live legend on stage once more.

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4 comments on “Triumph reunion at Sweden Rock Festival

  1. This is super news. I am thinking about going. Love TRIUMPH and it will be great to see them live. RIK EMMETT played some time ago many TRIUMPH songs at BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL in germany but to see the original line up is much better.

  2. Im not that thrilled, mostly cause I have almost no relation with the band at all. But the way I see it I can only be positively surprised :-) Who knows, I might have missed something great here.

  3. Sweden,Germany,Poland…I’ll take Triumph wherever I can get ’em. If I can’t make it,hopefully there will be a live feed;or down the road,a DVD. Triumph and Priest on the same bill-The Hellion is playing in my head right now,and I was singing Allied Forces all the way home.Rock Out,Roll On!

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