Annihilator’s Jeff Waters has revealed that he was planning to reunite with Coburn Pharr for a “Never, Neverland” 30th anniversary tour this year, but his plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, he said he is still hoping to revisit the idea in 2021.
“Hope everyone staying as safe as possible.
So… I had hinted to all, on our Oct-Dec 2019 Headline Europe Tour, that we would come back in 2020 and celebrate 30 years since the release of our best record (in my opinion, most fans thoughts and the sales back that up, too!):
However, as we all know, that is now not a priority and could not happen this year.
I had (my favorite Annihilator) singer, Coburn Pharr, over to the house and studio, last summer. We talked about doing a show or more to play that record and have a lot of fun! Festivals, Agents and Musicians, that we all know, were excited to see this happen and join in to show their love for that record and influence on their careers (think folks that cite Never, Neverland as an influence like: Opeth, Trivium, COB, Slipknot members, tons of others) and I know fans of that era would love it. Coburn and I also discussed doing a short tribute to (RIP) Randy Rampage at the end of the set. Alice In Hell vocalist, Rampage, passed away a few years back.
I had thought about/tried to bring the 3 other members back on board… Ray passed on it, another cannot legally travel and another has been out of the touring game for decades… I was also worried about the health of at least 1 of them, getting back into this, after decades away from it.
Although Coburn, Ray and I were the one’s on the record, and I’d written most of this record years earlier, the 5 piece band was definately the best live version of the band… even though others rocked and our currnet lineup kills!
SO… if this works out, let’s postpone this idea to 2021, pretend it is 30 years since the release & we would LOVE to bring Coburn back to sing the whole record live and do a cool tribute to Rampage.
I would use our current lineup with Fabio, Rich and Aaron and myself and Coburn would make it be done right!
Spread the word. Festivals & Promoters, get a hold of us through our official website! We know this is gonna be a blast, if it works out!!
DO YOU WANNA SEE THIS? WE DO!”