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Published on 3rd September 2015

TPA News – September 2015

Latest Prog News – taken from across the progressive rock spectrum and continually updated throughout September 2015.


30/09/15: Canadian progressive rockers Mystery reveal title track from new album

Unicorn Digital announced earlier this month the release of Mystery‘s new studio album, Delusion Rain, in November, which will feature new vocalist Jean Pageau. Ahead of the release the band have released the title track as a teaser…

TRACK LISTING
01. Delusion Rain
02. If You See Her
03. The Last Glass of Wine
04. The Willow Tree
05. Wall Street King
06. A Song for You

Mystery are Jean Pageau (vocals), Michel St-Père (guitars), Benoit Dupuis (keyboards), François Fournier (bass), Sylvain Moineau (guitar) and Jean-Sébastien Goyette (drums) The album also features two guest musicians – Antoine Michaud and Sylvain Descoteaux.


30/09/15: Daniel Crommie announces two new album releases this year

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Crommie will release the first if two albums scheduled for this year. A Memory Of Error features David Duhig and Colin Henson from Jade Warrior, Bruce Hazen (from The 350’s, Hi-Fi and Iain Matthews) and James Havard. The album will be released on 27th October 2015 on iTunes and Monday 12th October 2015 on Bandcamp.

This follow’s up his recent Drifting Away EP which was released on Bandcamp in August. Drifting Away had the “single” mix of “Drifting Away” from “A Memory of Errors” plus a full-length version of “Molecular” from the same album, and a non-album track “Outtake”.

“In November another companion album “A Memory of Errors Volume 2″ will be released – all instrumental compositions featuring most of the same musicians from Volume 1 plus others.”


30/09/15: Muse add two more dates to the Drones Tour 2016

Due to the high demand Muse have added two more UK dates to their upcoming ‘Drones’ tour – these are Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on 2nd April including a fifth and final date at London’s O2 Arena on the 3rd April 2015.

The Drones UK Tour Dates 2016
02/04/15 Birmingham | Barclaycard Arena (NEW)
Muse 201503/04/15 London | The O2 (NEW)
06/04/15 Belfast | The SSE Arena
08/04/15 Manchester | Manchester Arena | SOLD OUT
09/04/15 Manchester | Manchester Arena | SOLD OUT
11/04/15 London | The O2 | SOLD OUT
12/04/15 London | The O2 | SOLD OUT
14/04/15 London | The O2 | SOLD OUT
15/04/15 London | The O2 | SOLD OUT
17/04/15 Glasgow | SSE Hydro | SOLD OUT
18/04/15 Glasgow | SSE Hydro

The Drones World Tour will see the band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these and more UK gigs.


29/09/15: Caligula’s Horse premiere track from new album

Australian alternative progressive rockers Caligula’s Horse are set for release their latest album, Bloom, on 16th October 2015 (EU) and 30th October 2015 (US) on InsideOut Music. Ahead of the release the band present a full length taster in the guise of Marigold.

“‘Marigold’ captures the essence of ‘Bloom’ to me. The pure energy and vibrant colour, and the powerful, uplifting message that a person can not be judged by what they earn, or what they own, but by those they love, and those that love them”, says lead vocalist Jim Grey. “In that respect, I am a wealthy, wealthy man. This song is very important to me on a personal level.”

The band will play a series of European dates during October and November. Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK dates | Visit the Caligula’s Horse Tour Page for all dates.


28/09/15: Nad Sylvan will release his solo album Courting The Widow next month

Nad Sylvan, current vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents Of Mercy, is set to release his new solo album entitled, Courting The Widow, through InsideOut Music, on 16th October 2015 in Europe and 30th October 2015 in the US. As a taster – he is the title track

Nad had this to say on the track: “This was the hardest song for me to complete. I began writing it right before my mother passed away, and it took a while to gather the strength to finish it off. The last sentence of the lyric is actually about her and me, so it was a soul cleansing experience. The idea of the widow emerged from the loss, as she becomes a symbol of death for the whole album”.

Nad will be tour the UK during October with Steve Hackett – visit the TPA UK Gig Guide for the dates.


27/09/15: Panzerballett confirm release of fifth album in October 2015

It was revealed earlier this year that Munich based quintet, led by guitarist, composer and arranger Jan Zehrfeld would release their fifth full-length album Breaking Brain in October. Panzerballett have confirmed the release date will be on 30th October 2015 and will be available on CD (digibox) and vinyl.

PanzerballettTRACK LISTING

01. Euroblast (7:10)
02. Typewriter II (6:11)
03. Der Saxdiktator (8:41)
04. Mahna Mahna (2:37)
05. Smoochy Borg Funk (6:12)
06. FrantiK Nervesaw Massacre (7:42)
07. Shunyai/Intro (2:05)
08. Shunyai (8:26)
09. Pink Panther (6:20)

The band says of Breaking Brain: ‘a soulless and overly cerebral exhibition of virtuoso musicianship that will touch your hearts and make your jaws drop.’


26/09/15: Late change to the bill for Sunday night at the Summer’s End Festival

Summer's End 2015

Sadly Magic Pie have been forced to cancel their appearance, on the last night, at this year’s Summer’s End Festival which starts this weekend. In a statement from the SE Team:

“We regret to announce that due to a serious family problem affecting a member of the band, Magic Pie have very reluctantly had to withdraw from their slot on Sunday 4th October. The Festival wishes the band well in this difficult time, and hopes to work with them again very soon. However, we are thrilled to announce that their slot closing the festival will now be taken by The Enid – who will make a very welcome return following their inspirational performance back in 2012. We thank them for agreeing to play at incredibly short notice.”

Visit the TPA Festivals Page for band performance & running times.


25/09/15: David Bowie – Five Years 1969-1973 box-set released today

David Bowie will be releasing a series of career-spanning box sets starting with the aptly titled Five Years 1969-1973 – out toady 25th September 2015 and distributed through Parlophone Records. The box-set will be available as 12 CDs, 13 Vinyl Records and in various digital formats.

Five Years 1969-1973 contains Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Live Santa Monica ’72 and Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack.

David Bowie boxset

The Five Years collection will be followed by two-disc compilation Re:Call 1, featuring non-album singles and b-sides, including an unreleased version of All The Madmen and the original version of Holy Holy from 1971. A 2003 stereo remix of Ziggy Stardust, previously only available on DVD from the 40th anniversary edition of the album, will also be included.

SOURCE: Progressive Ears


25/09/15: Big Big Train post footage of Victorian Brickwork from London’s Kings Place

Big Big Train have posted live video footage of Victorian Brickwork, taken from The Underfall Yard album and performed on 16th August 2015 at London’s Kings Place.

You can read TPA’s extensive live report from their Kings Place performance on 14th August 2015 HERE.


25/09/15: Flying Colors release video teaser from forthcoming DVD

Flying Colors release a teaser live video. Mask Machine is taken from Second Flight: Live At The Z7. Filmed at Switzerland’s Z7 and as part of Flying Colors 2014 tour, the live release will be available in a number of options: 3LP+Mp3 including bonus track | 2CD+DVD Digipack | 2CD+Blu-ray digipack.

Featuring Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue & Casey McPherson the band had only recently released their second album – Second Nature…


24/09/15: Jeff Lynne’s ELO release new album in November

Earlier this month (see below) it was revealed that Jeff Lynne’s ELO had signed with Columbia Records for a new album. Today Jeff Lynne’s ELO reveal they are set to release the first new music in 15 years.

“Entitled Alone In The Universe, the album is set for global release November 13 on Columbia Records. The album is available globally for pre-order Friday, September 25th and the first single “When I Was a Boy” is also available Friday. Fans who preorder the album will receive “When I Was A Boy” instantly.”

Continue reading HERE on TPA


24/09/15: Sonar to release their third album in October

Zürich based Sonar announce the release of their third full-length album Black Light on the Cuneiform Records label, on CD and vinyl on 16 October 2015. Read TPA’s review of 2004’s Static Motion release HERE

The CD will be available in a standard version or with a limited special edition slipcase, available on the band’s Bandcamp site or at live gigs including the CD release event. The vinyl version will be a double LP in a gatefold sleeve with two bonus live tracks, also available on Bandcamp or at live gigs. The album was recorded and mixed by the 3 time Grammy Award winning producer David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Tool, King Crimson).


23/09/15: Thinking Plague’s In This Life 25th anniversary remaster

Whilst Thinking Plague continue recording an album of all-new material, tentatively titled Hope Against Hope and scheduled for 2016, comes the re-issue of In This Life (89). Re-mastered in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, In This Life, will be released through Cuneiform Records on 3rd October 2015.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.


22/09/15: Iamthemorning launch Kickstarter campaign to release live album

Iamthemorning will release a live album, From the House Of Arts, to help fund the release of their third studio album. The duo reveal that their previous album, Belighted, left them in financial difficulties. They are hoping that the release of this live album will go towards securing a more stable financial platform…

From the House Of Arts was recorded during our Belighted release concert in Moscow at the 31st October 2014. A lot of musicians helped us, so the recording sounds rather heavy at times. We thought it might be a good idea to release something like that, because we will hardly ever be able to go and play for the people in Europe as 8-members band. Our first small EU tour is coming in October, and we’ll only able to take our string players with us.”

Iamthemorning

“Our label was very kind to us and let us self-release “House of Arts” on our own, because “Belighted” left us in a terrible debt hole despite the crowdfunding campaign (the main reason was that we had no experience running campaigns whatsoever and couldn’t make proper calculations of what we actually need…we’ve learned and therefore the final amount is bigger this time). Current Russian financial crisis and the fall of ruble also don’t make things easier for us.”

For more information visit the Iamthemorning Kickstarter page.


22/09/15: Tim Bowness, Peter Chilvers , David Rhodes & Theo Travis special concert in October

Tim Bowness banner

Tim Bowness, Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno, Karl Hyde), David Rhodes (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel) and Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Robert Fripp, Steven Wilson) will be performing a unique combination of atmospheric music and songs. This special one-off performance in Canton (Cardiff) on Saturday 3 October 2015 will be made up of a continuous set, including some Tim Bowness / Peter Chilvers songs.

Further details and the ticket link can be found on the Chapter website.


22/09/15: The Downes Braide Association (DBA) to release second album in November

Downes Braide Association - Suburban GhostsGeoff Downes and Chris Braide have announced their second album, Suburban Ghosts, which will be released on 6th November 2015 through Cherry Red Records.

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut ‘Pictures of You’, creative powerhouse duo Chris Braide and Geoff Downes come together again for the second chapter of their joint venture the Downes Braide Association – DBA in short. The album, entitled Suburban Ghosts, will be released on 6th November through Cherry Red Records.

Chris Braide explains: “Suburban Ghosts is an album about isolation and loneliness in small town suburbia. The story goes back to his and Geoff’s childhood in the small county of Cheshire in the North West of England: its beautiful varied countryside landscapes in contrast with grey industrial wastelands, the feeling of claustrophobia that led them both away looking for a new adventure and those sentiments of nostalgia as they come back to a town populated with the ghosts of their past. A blank town under a sky full of stars, the same blank town you left behind…”

SOURCE: The Publicity Connection


22/09/15: Gazpacho reveal details on their new album Molok

Norwegian art-rock, progressive outfit Gazpacho have announced details on their new album ‘Molok’ along with the bold claim that a code at the end of the CD could actually cause the destruction of the universe. Please see below for the science. Molok will be released through Kscope on 23rd October 2015.

Continue reading HERE on TPA


21/09/15: Tony MacAlpine’s European tour has been cancelled

Unfortunately, Tony MacAlpine‘s European tour (which Godsticks were due to support) has been indefinitely postponed due to Tony’s serious and sudden illness.

In a brief statement from his website: “Tony’s condition has not improved since the surgery to remove a tumor from his intestine, and he will need further treatment.

We are incredibly disappointed that the world tour dates are being postponed indefinitely, but Tony needs to focus completely on his recovery at this time.”


20/09/15: Symphony X announce European headlining tour in 2016

Symphony X banner

February
12/02/16: Wolverhampton, England – Robin 2
13/02/16: Manchester, England – Club Academy
15/02/16: Sheffield, England – Corporation
16/02/16: Glasgow, Scotland – Garage
18/02/16: Bristol, England – Bierkeller
19/02/16: London, England – Islington Assembly Hall
20/02/16: Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
Symphony X21/02/16: Zoetermeer, Netherlands – Boerderij
23/02/16: Paris, France – Bataclan
25/02/16: Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
26/02/16: Bilbao, Spain – Stage Live
27/02/16: Madrid, Spain – Arena
28/02/16: Lisbon, Portugal – Paradise Garage

March
01/03/16: Bordeaux, France – Barbey
03/03/16: Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
04/03/16: Lyon, France – CCO Villeurbanne
05/03/16: Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
06/03/16: Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
08/03/16: Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
10/03/16: Munich, Germany – Feierwerk/Hansa
11/03/16: Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock Café
12/03/16: Erfurt, Germany – HSD
13/03/16: Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
15/03/16: Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
17/03/16: Hamburg, Germany – Knust
18/03/16: Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
19/03/16: Bochum, Germany – Matrix
20/03/16: Tilburg, Netherlands – 013


19/09/15: Rush to release R40 Live in November

Rush - Roll The Bones LiveRush’s R40 Live CD/DVD will be released on the 20th November 2015 and by way of a teaser the band plan to preview the Roll The Bones single next week (25th September)!

“Rush’s R40 Live tour ended in Los Angeles last month and the band filmed their back-to-back shows in Toronto for a future live DVD release. According to an email sent out to various music industry professionals earlier today from Zoe/Rounder Records/Concord Music Group (thanks Mark S), the live CD/DVD will be releasing on November 20th.”

Continue reading HERE on TPA | SOURCE: Rush is a Band Blog


18/09/15: Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty performing Owner of A Lonely Heart

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Better Late Than Never, on 25th September 2015 – the Anderson Ponty Band have released a Owner of A Lonely Heart as a taster of what to expect.

Better Late Than Never will be released on 25th September 2015 as CD+DVD (Deluxe Edition) and CD (jewel) through earMUSIC.


17/09/15: Necromonkey release promo for forthcoming album

Necromonkey will release their fourth album, Show Me Where It Hertz, in October 2015.

Mattias Olsson explains: This album is a sort of new approach for us as we have more or less changed the entire sonic line-up of the band. No Fender Rhodes, No acoustic drums and No distorted Rickenbacker. Instead we are only using Synths (Modular and otherwise) and Drum machines. Its been a great adventure for us and we hope you will enjoy it too…! The album consists of both new and old material but is all rearranged with new themes and new Ideas. Its not a covers album.

The duo consists of Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, Kaukasus, White Willow and Vly) and David Lundberg (Gösta Berlings Saga).


16/09/15: Spock’s Beard – ‘The First 20 Years’ collection announced

Spock's Beard

Spock’s Beard are set to release ‘The First Twenty Years’ collection on the 20th November 2015. Arriving as a special 2CD & DVD package, it includes a selection of the best tracks from their entire career, as well as a brand new 19-minute long track titled ‘Falling For Forever’ that features every member of Spock’s Beard past and present performing, including Neal Morse (who also wrote the track), Nick D’Virgilio & current vocalist Ted Leonard. All the tracks have also been re-mastered by long-term collaborator Rich Mouser, and the DVD portion of the release will feature old, live and archival footage from the band’s impressive 20+ year career.

Continue reading HERE on TPA | Visit the TPA Gig Guide for SB’s UK dates starting this month.


16/09/15: Gentle Giant’s Octopus remixed by Steven Wilson will be released in October

Gentle Giant 01Gentle Giant’s Octopus (72), will be released on 30th October 2015 through the Alucard label – available as a single CD or CD/Blu-ray.

The CD/Blu-ray edition features a Steven Wilson mix and a 15 minute live performance of Excerpts From Octopus from the band’s 1976 tour. Also included are new sketches by Roger Dean (who produced the original UK album cover) are included in the packaging, as well as artwork from the US version.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.


15/09/15: A New Day Festival announce first acts for August

A New Day

Date: 5th August – 7th August 2016
Venue: Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham ME13 9TX
Website: A New Day

Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Focus
The Enid
Curved Air
Martin Barre & Band
Kanataka
Stray
and many more to be added soon…


14/09/15: Maybeshewill will be touring for the last time at the start of 2016

maybeshewill

Maybeshewill have announced that they will be touring for the last time in 2016 – finally calling it a day at London’s Koko.

“…we’re in the process of putting together the shows that will mark our last tour together, but we can tell you that we will be playing the final show of that tour at Koko, London on Friday 15th April 2016. Please come and celebrate the last ten years of this band and help us finish this chapter of our lives on the biggest high we can imagine.”

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK dates.


14/09/15: Muse add further dates to the Drones World Tour in 2016

Muse 2015 The Drones World Tour will see the band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena.

This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience.

Fans in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada and the United States of America… stay tuned.

The Drones World Tour 2016
06 Mar | Cologne, Germany | Lanxess Arena
31 Mar | Munich, Germany | Olympiahalle
09 May | Vienna, Austria | Stadhalle
11 May | Zurich, Switzerland | Hallenstadion
03 Jun | Berlin, Germany | Mercedes Benz Arena
06 Jun | Hamburg, Germany | Barclaycard Arena

View all dates and ticket links on the Drones World Tour here | Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK dates.


11/09/15: Flying Colors reveal details of Second Flight: Live At The Z7 release

Filmed at Switzerland’s Z7 and as part of Flying Colors 2014 tour, the live release will be available in a number of options: 3LP+Mp3 including bonus track | 2CD+DVD Digipack | 2CD+Blu-ray digipack. Featuring Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue & Casey McPherson the band had only recently released their second album – Second Nature…

TRACK LISTING
01. Open Up Your Eyes
02. Bombs Away
03. Kayla
04. Shoulda Coulda Woulda
05. The Fury Of My Love
06. A Place In Your World
07. Forever In A Daze
08. One Love Forever
09. Colder Months
10. Peaceful Harbor
11. The Storm
12. Cosmic Symphony
13. Mask Machine
14. Infinite Fire

Second Flight: Live At The Z7 will be released worldwide on 13th November 2015.


11/09/15: Jeff Lynne’s ELO signs new album deal

ELOComing on the same day as the release of the “Live At Hyde Park” DVD, Blu-ray – is the announcement that Jeff Lynne’s ELO have signed with Columbia Records for their next album.

“Known as one of the most iconic forces in history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has signed a global deal with Columbia Records and is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years. As with ELO’s previous chart-topping albums, Lynne continues to serve as ELO’s producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist. In September 2014, for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Lynne’s ELO headlined BBC Radio 2’s “Festival In A Day” in London’s famous Hyde Park to a sold- out crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance and nearly a million people tuned in to watch.”


11/09/15: Music For Nations to reissue Opeth’s Deliverance and Damnation

Opeth albumsMusic for Nations have announced that they will be re-issuing Opeth’s Deliverance (02) and Damnation (03) releases as one album.

“Released on October 30th to coincide with Opeth’s 25 year anniversary, this is the perfect time for Music For Nations to re-issue one of the band’s most essential releases, allowing fans new and old to experience ‘Deliverance & Damnation’ the way it should have always been.”

The re-issue also includes new mixes and mastering – continue reading HERE on TPA


14/09/15: Muse announce European dates including 4 UK shows

The Drones World Tour will see the band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience.

Muse 2015The Drones World Tour 2016
05 Apr | Dublin, Ireland | 3Arena Dublin
08 Apr | Manchester, England | Manchester Arena
11 Apr | London, England | The O2
12 Apr | London, England | The O2
17 Apr | Glasgow, Scotland | SSE Hydro
02 May | Lisbon, Portugal | MEO Arena
05 May | Madrid, Spain | Barclaycard Center
14 May | Milan, Italy | Mediolarum Forum
15 May | Milan, Italy | Mediolarum Forum
04 Jun | Prague, Czech Republic | O2 Arena

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK dates | View all dates and ticket links on the Drones World Tour here.


10/09/15: Steve Hillage’s 1977 Madison Square Garden concert available now

Steve Hillage’s 1977 live performance from Madison Square Garden (12th February 1977) is available through Bandcamp today and available on CD in a mini-LP sleeve and a special limited edition opaque orange vinyl pressing with full colour insert – from 18th September 2015.

The release features two bonus studio tracks – “exclusive versions of Hillage’s recent recording collaborations with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and world renowned actor William Shatner!”

MUSICIANS
Steve Hillage – Guitar & Vocals
Miquette Giraudy – Synthesizers & Vocals
Clive Bunker – Drums
Colin Bass – Bass & Vocals
Christian Boule – Rhythm & Glissando Guitar
Phil Hodge – Keyboards
Basil Brooks – Synthesizer & Flute


10/09/15: Rick Wakeman’s on-going health issues force WAKEmanFEST re-scheduling

Rick WakemanRick Wakeman has confirmed that the WAKEmanFEST scheduled for 30th October & 1st November 2015 will now be on hold until next year.

“We have made this decision early as we feel that is the fairest thing to do rather than leave the announcement until much later. All the participants have been informed and they are all on board for the rescheduling for next year and that also means that with a bit of luck, Adam, will be able to join us as well.”

Please note that tomorrow’s concert, (11th September 2015), with the English Rock Ensemble at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield will go ahead as planned. Also unaffected are the Lancaster Priory concerts, with Gordon Giltrap, and the “Four Pianos Four Wakemans” concerts at The Old Granary Studio (Beccles).

Please visit the the TPA Gig Guide for further details of these shows.


09/09/15: Lapis Lazuli set to re-release of the 40 minute tune ‘Alien’ on vinyl

Canterbury band, Lapis Lazuli, who have been self-releasing CD’s since 2012, have joined forces with Smugglers Records (UK) and Celebration Days Records (FR) for the vinyl re-release of the forty minute tune Alien. Alien comes from their third album, Alien/Abra Cadaver, which continues the band’s tradition of “merging progressive rock, funk, jazz, Latin, math rock, Balkan & psychedelia”.

Alien will be re-released on 31st October 2105. Details can be found on their Bandcamp Page.


09/09/15: Amplifier to release live album

Amplifier are all set to release Live At The Bristol Exchange recorded earlier this year in April. The band are currently streaming four tracks from the album on their Bandcamp page, just a head of its official release next Tuesday – 15th September 2015. Here’s the live version of Named After Rocky taken from Mystoria (2014).

Continue reading HERE on TPA.


08/09/15: Theo Travis’ Double Talk announce more UK dates

Theo Travis has announced more UK dates in support of the Transgression album. Theo Travis’ Double Talk features Theo (Saxophones & Flutes) along with Mike Outram (Guitar), Pete Whittaker (Hammond Organ) and Nic France (drums).

Theo TravisTransgression Tour 2015

26/09/15: St Giles Church (Crypt), Camberwell, London
04/10/15: The Eagle Tavern, Rochester
21/10/15: Bosuns Diner, Saint Austell
22/10/15: Bonington Theatre, Arnold
23/10/15: The Bear Club, Luton
01/11/15: The Oval Tavern, Croydon
05/11/15: The Blue Boar [Sound Cellar], Poole
12/11/15: Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton
17/11/15: The Western Hotel, St Ives
18/11/15: The Mall (Fringe Jazz), Clifton Village, Bristol
30/01/16: Artsdepot, North Finchley, London

Continue reading HERE on TPA | Read TPA’s review of the Transgression album HERE.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these changes and many more UK dates from across the progressive community.


08/09/15: Barock Project have sadly had to bow out of their imminent UK dates – but the show goes on

Luca ZabbiniThe Merch Desk revealed earlier today that due to the sudden ill health of Barock Project’s Luca Zabbini, that the band have had to pull out of their UK dates.

“On the plus side, Paul Whitehead will still be attending the Southampton and London shows and exhibiting his wares.

My thanks to Franck Carducci (artist page), CAST OFICIAL and Ghost Community for continuing with the tour and filling the gaps. There will now even be an acoustic set from Mary Reynaud which is a real treat!”

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these changes and many more UK dates from across the progressive community.


05/09/15: Debut album from Dave Sturt to be released next month

Dreams And Absurdities will be released through Esoteric Antenna on 30th October 2015 and marks the first solo album from Dave Sturt, bassist with Gong, Bill Nelson, Jade Warrior and Cipher. The album features guest performances from Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson, the late Daevid Allen, Jon Field, Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti and Theo Travis.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.


04/09/15: Threshold announce ‘The Journey Continues’ tour 2016

Threshold will hit the European stages in January 2016 with the tour titled ‘The Journey Continues’. The band will perform their latest studio album ‘For The Journey’ in its entirety plus a selection of classics and old favourites.

Threshold 2016 Tour Poster“In June we performed the whole of ‘For The Journey’ for the first time. It was such a good show we thought we’d do it again!” commented Richard West.

The Journey Continues Tour 2016

13/01/16: De Bosuil Weert, Netherlands
14/01/16: Underground Koln, Germany
15/01/16: Markthalle Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
16/01/16: K17 Berlin, Germany
17/01/16: Warwick Music Hall Markneukirchen, Germany
19/01/16: Backstage München, Germany
20/01/16: Kiff Aarau, Switzerland
21/01/16: Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
22/01/16: Turock Essen, Germany
23/01/16: De Boerderij Zoetermeer, Netherlands
24/01/16: O2 Islington Academy London, UK

Supports for all the tour dates are Spheric Universe Experience and Damnation Angels.


03/09/15: David Gilmour announces South American Tour

David Gilmour has announced his first ever touring trip to South America, playing Brazil, Argentina, and Chile in support of Rattle That Lock. Tickets go on sale on 10th September 2015 for the following shows.

David Gilmour tour poster

12/12/15: Brazil – São Paulo, Allianz Palmeiras.
14/12/15: Brazil – Curitiba, Pedreira Paulo Leminski.
16/12/15: Brazil – Porto Alegre, Arena do Grêmio.
18/12/15: Argentina – Buenos Aires, Hipodromo de San Isidro.
20/12/15: Chile – Santiago, Estadio Nacional.

David has also announced the touring band that will accompany him on his 2015/16 tour, as previously reported, which will include: Phil Manzanera – guitar; Guy Pratt – bass; Jon Carin – keyboards; Steve DiStanislao – drums, percussion; Kevin McAlea – keyboards; Theo Travis – saxes, clarinet; Bryan Chambers and Louise Clare Marshall – backing vocals.

João Mello will replace Theo Travis on saxophone for the London Royal Albert Hall and South American dates. Lucita Jules will replace Louise Clare Marshall on the South American tour. SOURCE: David Gilmour website


02/09/15: Waken Eyes sign to Ulterium Records for album debut

Featuring Vocals Henrik Båth (Darkwater), Guitar/Keyboards Tom Frelek, bass Mike Lepond (Symphony X) and on drums Marco Minnemann (Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) – Waken Eyes have released a brief trailer from their forthcoming debut album, Exodus, released on 30th October 2015.

Ulterium Records report Exodus features “…a great mix of catchy melodies, challenging instrumental parts and epic cinematic movements”.

02/09/15: Patrick Moraz to guest on Renaissance Tour

“Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US in the Fall 2015! Responding to requests from fans, Renaissance will be performing Song For All Seasons, Sounds Of the Sea and Northern Lights along with favorite classics and debuting Immortal Beloved from their critically acclaimed Symphony of Light album on this tour.

Legendary keyboardist Patrick Moraz, best known for his work with YES and the Moody Blues, as well as his innovative solo career, will be making a special guest appearance with the band at the Victoria Theater at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on October 9 and 10, 2015! Click HERE to visit the Renaissance tour page for dates.


02/09/15: Kansas sign worldwide deal with InsideOut Music for next album

InsideOut Music announce the worldwide signing of Kansas for the release of their forthcoming 15th studio album.

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“KANSAS needs no introduction, having sold over 30 million records in their career, as well as achieving 8 gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point Of Know Return, The Best Of Kansas), a platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single (“Dust In The Wind”).”

Drummer and founding member Phil Ehart had this to say about the signing: “In speaking for all the members of KANSAS, we could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists. It’s our first album of new music in 15 years and we are very happy to be working with the great team at InsideOut.”

InsideOutMusic label-head Thomas Waber adds: “We are extremely excited about signing KANSAS, the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the US! I grew up listening to them and their music is a part of my DNA. Everyone on the team is working hard in making the next studio album count 150% and for it to become an important part in the legacy of this great band. We are very proud to become a part of the journey!”


August 2015: News Headlines




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