Joey DeMaio Pays Surprise Visit To Youth Orchestra In Stavanger, Norway

Musicians from RUSO Youth Orchestra in Stavanger, Norway were caught by surprise when Joey DeMaio visited their first rehearsal of the season.

RUSO is a county-wide youth orchestra assembled from members of the local orchestras in Rogaland county and its administrative center, Stavanger and they will be appearing as special guests at MANOWAR’s Stavanger show on February 2nd 2016.

During this rehearsal the young musicians, between 13 and 19 years of age, practiced songs from their standard repertoire as well, for the first time ever, MANOWAR songs which they will be playing during their first performance in front of a metal audience.

“Relax! Have fun!” DeMaio said to the orchestra. “Play loud! Play from your heart! That is the most important. Kick ass and don’t be afraid of anything!” DeMaio reassured the young adults.

Joining the rehearsals were also local performers vocalist Mari Lunde and guitarist and vocalist Kjartan Øvrehus who will be performing the MANOWAR song “Father” in Norwegian, along with RUSO orchestra.

“This is very different and new for us. We are all very excited about this collaboration!” said RUSO CEO Sindre Lyslo. “Families and friends of our musicians are of course planning to attend the show. This is going to be a big thing for everybody!”

“We are proud to have these young musicians with us on our exclusive Norwegian show on this tour, and give them a platform to experience a large audience. We are sure the performers and audience will have a great time!” said Joey DeMaio.

The “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016“ will celebrate Kings Of Metal MMXIV, which many fans haven’t had a chance to experience live yet, as well as the upcoming anniversary of Gods Of War, which was unleashed on the world in 2007. The set list will be packed with fan favorites from both albums, plus many other classics and special surprises.

Tickets for MANOWAR’s “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016” in Stavanger, Norway are available at

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