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As most Savatage fans know, 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 musicís most gifted guitar players.

Fans are cordially invited to join Jon Oliva, along with very special guests Chris Caffery, Johnny Lee Middleton and Steve "Doc" Wacholz on Friday, October 17, 2003 at The Masquerade in historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of his brother, Christopher Michael Oliva, at a 10th Anniversary Memorial concert.

Other special guest will include: Streets: A Tribute to Savatage and international recording artists Circle II Circle, featuring former Savatage frontman, Zak Stevens.

Pre-show tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, August 1, 2003 through www.crissoliva.com. (Please check the ticket section of this site for further information.) Proceeds will be donated in Criss' memory to the CADD/Alcohol Free Kids Organization.

Special edition, limited merchandise will be available at the show and will include an Avatar DVD with a 25 minute long memorial of Criss.

More information regarding the 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert will be posted here on the site in the coming days.

If you have any further questions please feel free to e-mail webmaster@crissoliva.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert and remembering Criss at this very special event.


There will be absolutely NO audio or video taping of
this event allowed.