Five years after leaving Survivor to pursue solo work, vocalist Jimi Jamison has rejoined Survivor. 2012 will yield a set of live dates and a new album, the band’s first in almost a decade.
Jamison joined the band as vocalist on their fifth studio album ‘Vital Signs’ after the departure of original frontman Dave Bickler who provided the voice on worldwide hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’.
After Survivor’s original split at the end of the eighties, Jamison began a solo career, eventually gaining commercial success with ‘I’ll Be Ready’ (the theme from ‘Baywatch’.)
After eighties success, the Survivor story became complicated, with the band reuniting for live shows between 1994-2002 with original frontman Dave Bickler on vocals (his last studio appearance being on 1983’s flop album ‘Caught In The Game’). During this time, Jamison was also on the road with ‘Jimi Jamison’s Survivor’. Jamison rejoined Survivor in 2003 for an album and more live shows before departing again in 2006.
The current Survivor line-up features Jimi Jamison (vocals), Frankie Sullivan (guitar), Marc Droubay (drums), Billy Ozzello (bass) and Walter Tolentino (keyboards/guitar), with only guitarist Sullivan from the original line-up.