The following message has been posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site:
"Uli has been focusing mainly on his work in the studio for the last couple of months and has not given any interviews, which is why it has been quiet in the news department. But lots of activity has been going on behind the scenes and we will now fill you in on some of them.
"Uli will conduct further recording sessions for 'Requiem for an Angel' with the members of SKY ORCHESTRA over the Easter period. Work on the album, which will comprise of two CDs, has been going very smoothly recently and a lot of progress has been made. No release date has been set as yet.
"Further developments: Uli Jon Roth will play a headlining tour of North America in September 2005. Uli will bring two very special guests and a band as well as the large multi-media screen, which was also featured on the previous U.S. tour. Further details of the tour will appear on this site in the near future, and as soon as the first shows are confirmed they will be posted on this site as well as being published in the newsletter.
"Uli is also contemplating to do tours of Japan, Europe and South America following this.
"In October we are planning to hold the first ever Sky Academy seminars, which are going to be held in Los Angeles, in Germany, and possibly Tokyo.
"The Sky Academy events are going to take place in a very novel format and are centered around Uli Jon Roth's teaching regarding the guitar and his unique approach to music. Special emphasis will be laid on little-taught subjects such as 'The Way Of Inspiration' and on certain keypoints which enable the participants to get to a higher level of playing and overall musical awareness.
"These events are essentially 5-day seminars, which are going to be held in theaters. They are comprising of master classes, informal lectures by Uli, as well as of concerts. Uli will do most of the teaching himself, but will be aided by assistants and guest tutors.
An official Sky Academy web site containing all the relevant information, including dates and how to apply, will be announced soon."