Kamelot keyboardist, Oliver Palotai, has released the following statement:
"This September, KAMELOT will bring the 'Silverthorn Tour 2013' to North America! It will be a big metal party, with our friends DELAIN and EKLIPSE.
"As many of you know, Simone [Simons, EPICA] and I are expecting our first child, who decided to make its entrance in the spotlight right when I wanted to tour with my band, so instead of making this part of the tour, I will be here welcoming our new addition to the KAMELOT family!
"The good news is: A good friend and fantastic musician will take my place behind the keys — Coen Janssen from EPICA. Since we toured already many times together and he knows the songs by heart, he's without doubt the best choice for the job. I wish him all the best and success; he will have a great time with my bandmates from KAMELOT and is a fantastic performer. I will be back on stage for the European tour in November, with new skills like fast diaper changing, baby rocking or lullaby singing. See you there!