John Jowitt:

“Due to time pressure and numerous commitments, we are sad to announce that Arena will be parting ways with John Jowitt.  This is a mutual decision, and we’d like to wish John good luck with his future projects, and thanks again for all his work with Arena”

New Album and Tour News:

We can confirm that a brand new album will be written and released early in 2015! The release of our eighth studio album will be followed by a tour scheduled for the beginning of 2015.  In 2015 we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Songs From The Lions Cage. We would like to play as many gigs as possible in 2015 and asks for your suggestions. Please send the venue of your choice in your local area to verglas@verglas.com and they will try to fit it into a tour.

Clive: “Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Arena, and we are planning a substantial tour to celebrate this event. To coincide with this tour we are releasing a new studio album. This album is being written over the next few months and will be recorded later this year. It will be a concept album loosely based on an M.R. James horror story, with plenty of strong themes and dark drama… Pure, classic Arena!