Update: 7/26/13

Happy 50th Birthday Dawn! Remembering you on your special day and hoping you're sharing it with Criss! Missing you always! RIP.

Update: 4/3/13

Happy 50th Birthday Criss! Can you believe it, 50? Wish you could be here to celebrate! Missing you always! RIP.

Update: 1/10/13

Dawn, it has been 8 years since you left us and not a day goes by that you're not thought of. RIP Dawn. We miss you!

Update: 1/10/13

Dawn, it has been 8 years since you left us and not a day goes by that you're not thought of. RIP Dawn. We miss you!

Update: 4/3/13

Happy 50th Birthday Criss! Can you believe it, 50? Wish you could be here to celebrate! Missing you always! RIP.

Update: 1/10/13

Dawn, it has been 8 years since you left us and not a day goes by that you're not thought of. RIP Dawn. We miss you!

Update: 10/17/12

Today we remember the tragic loss of Christopher Michael Oliva. It has been 19 years since your passing Criss and still it hurts as if it were yesterday. You are forever in our thoughts. RIP.

Update: 7/26/12

Thinking of you today Dawn on your 49th birthday. Missing you! RIP Dawny!

Update: 1/10/12

Thinking of you today Criss on what would have been your 49th birthday.

Update: 1/10/12

So difficult to believe that it's been 7 years since your passing Dawn. You're thought of often and remembered fondly.

RIP Dawn.

Update: 10/17/11

It's been 18 years Criss since you were taken away from your family, friends and fans. It's difficult to believe. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. You're loss has impacted so many, but your music lives on reminding us of your brilliance!

RIP Criss. Still the orchestra plays.

Update: 7/26/11

Happy birthday Dawn! Remembering you on your special day.

Update: 4/3/11

Happy birthday Criss! You're in our thoughts.

Update: 1/10/11

Today marks the 6th anniversary of the passing of Dawn Oliva. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Hopefully she is in the arms of Criss and finally at peace. We love and miss you Dawn! RIP!

Update: 10/17/10

Remembering Criss today...17 years have gone by and still your music touches the souls of so many.

Rest in Peace Criss! We will always Believe.

Update: 7/26/10

Happy 47th Birthday Dawn! Remembering you today on this special day!

Update: 4/03/10

Happy Birthday to Criss Oliva, one of the most incredible guitarists of our time! Today he would have been 47.

You are gone, but never forgotten. RIP.

Update: 1/10/10

Dawn, it's so difficult to believe that it has already been 5 years since you left us. Your smile and laughter is sadly missed. The only comfort in your loss is knowing that you are now with your beloved Criss.

You are gone, but never forgotten. RIP.

Update: 10/17/09

RIP Criss! So difficult to believe that you've been gone for 16 years. You're always in our thoughts.

Update: 7/26/09

Happy Birthday Dawn! Thinking of you always and missing you!

Update: 4/5/09

An article about Criss, written by Clay Marshal, appeared in the May 09 issue of Guitar World Magazine. To read the article please follow the link: Articles

Update: 4/3/09

Happy Birthday Criss! Thinking about you on your special day.

New photos have been added to the photo gallery. Please take a moment and check it out.

Update: 1/11/09

It has been 3 years since the passing of Dawn Oliva. There isn't a day that goes by that she is not thought of.

Dawn, you are loved and missed. The sorrow of your loss is marked only by the consolation that you are now in Criss' arms.

Update: 10/17/08

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the passing of Criss Oliva. It is difficult to believe so much time has passed.

Criss, you are thought of each and every day. R.I.P. Your fans still believe...


Update: 7/26/08

Happy 45th birthday Dawn. We miss you!

Update: 4/3/08

Happy 45th Birthday Criss. Your fans will always remember.

Still the orchestra plays....


Update: 7/26/07

Today marks the day of what would have been Dawn's 44th birthday.

Happy Birthday Dawn. It's still difficult to believe that you are gone, but you will never be forgotten.


Update: 4/3/07

Today we celebrate the birth of one of music's most remarkably talented guitarists, Christopher Michael Oliva. Criss would have been 44 today had his life not been tragically cut short by a drunk driver in 1993.

Criss, your fans remember and celebrate you always. You will forever be in our hearts.

Still the orchestra plays....


Update: 1/10/07

2 years ago today Dawn Oliva passed away. We remember her today with heavy hearts.

RIP Dawney. We miss you very much.


Update: 10/17/06

Today markes the 13th Anniversary of the passing of Criss Oliva. Hard to believe that another year has passed.

RIP Criss. You are sadly missed.


Update: 7/26/06

Today would be the 43rd Birthday of Dawn Oliva.

Happy Birthday Dawnie. We love you and miss you. RIP


Update: 1/10/06

Today marks the 1 year Anniversary of the passing of Dawn Oliva. Her passing has left a whole in the hearts of many.

After the fatal accident on October 17, 1993, Dawn spent the years following, suffering from the injuries she sustained in that accident and missing Criss terribly.

We know that today is a very difficult day for both her family and friends and we here at crissoliva.com would like them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

RIP Dawnie. We love you and miss you.


Update: 10/17/05

Today marks the 12th Anniversary of Criss' passing. Today we will place a floral arrangement at the gravsite.

Criss, today and everyday you are remembered. Your fans will always believe!

Also, please be advised that there is a technical problem with the message board. We are aware of it and we are working to get it fixed. In the meantime, if you'd like to leave your thoughts and/or a message for Criss, please click on the following link www.findagrave.com and leave a message in his memorial section.


Update: 4/1/05

A poster commemorating Criss' birthday is for sale on the Merchandise page.

Update: 1/15/05

Little site cleanup today. Removed bad links, fixed some tables and prepared site for new content. (To be added soon) Please check back often for the latest updates. Also don't forget about the Forum's a great place to talk about Criss & Dawn.

Update: 1/12/05

It is with an extrememly heavy heart that we at crissoliva.com announce the passing of Dawn Oliva on Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Dawn was found in her home yesterday afternoon by family members.

As most of you know, since Criss' passing Dawn has had a difficult time with his loss. May Dawn now finally be at peace and with Criss by her side once again.

God bless you Dawn!


Update: 3/22/04

Yet another new article added from Rockumweb.com. Please check out the "Articles" page.

Update: 1/24/04

Yet another new article added from MusicMayhem.com. Please check out the "Articles" page.

Update: 1/22/04

A new article from Rock On Magazine in Greece has been added to the "Articles" page. Many thanks to John Vogiatzis for a wonderful review!

Update: 1/19/04

After some major, unforseen issues with the server migration, the forums are now up and running finally! However, be advised that if you've previously had the forums bookmarked, the URL has changed!

They can now be found here:Forums

Thanks to everyone for their patience and continued support!

Update: 12/08/03

Due to server migration, the messageboard is currently shut down but should be back up and running by Thursday. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you're looking for information regarding the upcoming Jon Oliva Solo Project show on Friday, December 12th, please visit www.jonoliva.net

Thanks for you patience!

Update: 12/02/03

More fan contributed pictures have been added to the site. There are still many more that will be added as over 300 have been received.

Please check back often!

Update: 11/28/03

An "Articles" page has been added to the site. I've added an article from the December issue of Aardschok to the page.

I have received notification that there are a couple other magazines that have articles as well. Once I've received them I will add them to the page.

Update: 11/2/03

Fan contributed pictures from the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert have been added to the site. Some of these shots are truly incredible! Please go to the "Pictures" page to view them.

Also, merchandise sales will begin tomorrow, November 3, 2003. If you are interested in purchasing merchandise please make sure to visit the "Merchandise" page of this site.

Update: 10/27/03

Hard to believe that the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert is now simply a memory. Hopefully, it is a memory that all will cherish and remember for along time to come.

Please click here to read the "thank you" page.

The coming days will see more changes and updates to the site, so please continue to check back frequently.

Also, if you attended the Memorial Concert and have pictures that you'd like to share, please submit them to webmaster@crissoliva.com. Please include your full name so that I may properly credit you.

Update: 10/2/03

The Jon Oliva interview scheduled for 9:00pm this evening on www.HoTMetaLradio.com had been pushed back to 10:00PM.

Update: 9/30/03

Due to the large number of people that have signed on for the brunch Saturday morning, October 18th, and the inability of Perkins Restaurant to be able to accomodate those numbers, the location of the brunch has been changed.

Please go to the "Gravesite" page to read the updated information.

If you have any further questions please e-mail webmaster@crissoliva.com.

Another Update for 9/24/03

Thursday, October 2nd at 9pm, EST, the Mountain King is scheduled for an interview with IDJ-Jack of www.HoTMetaLradio.com to help promote the forthcoming Criss Oliva Memorial Show. If you miss the live interview, it will be posted to the interview section of the site also.

Update: 9/24/03

As some of you have probably noticed, the website has been down for maintenance.

The forum continues to be closed for the time being as we do some deleting of posts in order to clear up some server space. It will return shortly, I promise. However, new pictures have been added to the "Picture" section of the web site, so take a minute and check it out.

Things are really busy here and I hope you'll bear with us as we try to get everything finalized for the Memorial Concert. Ticket sales are going very well and we're anticipating that The Masquerade will be full the evening of the show.

In the meantime, click here to read a message from the Mountain King to those of you who are attending.

23 days and counting!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Update: 8/27/03

Due to the large number of pre show ticket sales, the venue for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert has been changed. The Memorial Concert will now be held at The Masquerade located in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, FL. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.

Details regarding the venue, as well as a map of the area, may be found on the "Venue" section of this site.

THIS IS NOW AN ALL AGES SHOW!!!

Updates have also been made on the "Hotels" section.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the owners and staff of the Green Parrot Pub. We sincerely appreciate their efforts in trying to accomodate this event.

If you have any further questions please e-mail webmaster@crissoliva.com.

Update: 7/31/03

Just a reminder that tickets for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert go on sale TODAY at midnight (EST). Please visit the "Tickets" page for more info.

Update: 7/30/03

Pictures of the merchandise that will be available for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert have been added to the "Merchandise" section.

Update: 7/29/03

The Virtual Box Office has been added to the "Tickets" page so that you can read the rules/regulations before ticket sales start on August 1st. Please take the time to read it carefully.

Update: 7/28/03

A Links/Articles page has been added.

Update: 7/26/03

Just a reminder to everyone that tickets for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert will go on sale next Friday (August 1) at 12:00am EST on www.crissoliva.com. The Virtual Box Office will open at the stoke of Midnight. So there's no confusion, that means Thursday night/Friday morning.

Update: 7/25/03

Another addition to the band line up for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Concert.

Update: 7/22/03

VH1 comes through once again in helping to remember Criss.

In 1999 VH1 announced the induction of Criss Oliva to the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Florida. Today they announced the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert followed by the playing of Gutter Ballet.

Thank you once again VH1!!

Update: 7/19/03

A picture page containing photos of Criss over the years has been added to the site.

Update: 7/18/03

More additions regarding special guests! Please check the bands section for further information.

Update: 7/9/03

Another addition regarding special guests has been posted. Please check the bands section for further information.

Update: 7/3/03

Please check the bands section for information that has been posted regarding some of the special guests that will join Jon for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert.

Update: 6/25/03

A picture of the artwork for the DVD has been added to the merchandise page. More to come!

Update: 6/24/03

Age requirement for the venue has been confirmed. The Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Concert will be an 18+ event. ID will be required.

Update: 6/23/03

A Forum page has been added to the site.

Update: 6/16/03

A section has been added with a map to the gravesite. Please visit the "Gravesite" section for directions as well as details for a brunch gathering and group trip to the gravesite on Saturday, October 18, 2003.