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CORNERSTONE Announce European Tour And New Line-Up

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There have been some rumours going 'round during the last weeks, but now it's official: in the beginning of 2015 Cornerstone decided to end their work with Patricia Hillinger after six years, and replace her with singer/ guitarplayer ALINA PETER. "Patricia has been full-heartedly involved in the band during the last years, and I have to say that we would not be where we are now without her," says bassist Michael. "But ultimately she made some decisions with which she disqualified herself morally. Everything else is a band issue and we would ask everyone explicitly to respect that."
 
Run-up discussions were held with the former Austrian Song Contest-starter NADINE BEILER (#18/2011) and SUSANNE GSCHWENDTNER, who was mainactor in the US series "The Quest" (ABC TV), but in the end the band chose Alina Peter because she is someone who "is not only great musically and personally, but is also able to set her mainfocus on Cornerstone, which would have been difficult with Nadine and Susanne due to their various other commitments," adds Wachelhofer. The fourpiece has already completed two concerts with Alina to test the waters, and so far everything is positive. New on board is also drummer CHRISTOPH KARRAS, who is "full of enthusiasm and joy" about the upcoming tour, that will guide Cornerstone through UK, Germany and Austria.
 
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