As most every Savatage fan knows, in the early morning hours of October 17, 1993 Criss Oliva and his wife Dawn were enroute to the Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills, Florida when tragedy struck. They were hit head on by a drunk driver. Criss was killed and his wife Dawn suffered severe injuries. Fans mourned the loss of one of music’s most gifted guitar players.
Fans are cordially invited to join Jon Oliva, along with some very special guests (TBA), on Friday, October 17, 2003 at the Green Parrot Pub in Largo, Florida to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of his brother, Christopher Michael Oliva, at a 10th Anniversary Memorial concert.
Pre-show tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, August 1, 2003 through the official Criss Oliva Memorial site (http://www.crissoliva.com
). The cost for tickets will be $15 each and proceeds will be donated in Criss' memory to the CADD/Alcohol Free Kids Organization.