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17/02/19: Fates Warning Sign Worldwide deal With Metal Blade Records and Join Queensryche on Tour.

Metal Blade Records have announced the signing of Fates Warning to its worldwide list of artists. Ray Alder – the band’s vocalist – comments: “All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank you to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you everyone. Here’s to making some new memories!

Fates Warning released their first ever live album featuring the new line-up last year. Live Over Europe features Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums) and Mike Abdow (guitars and vocals).

In further news, Fates Warning have revealed they are heading back out on tour with Queensryche, touring the USA in support of Live Over Europe.

Tour Dates
w/ Queensryche
Mar. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 – Diesel – Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 – Concord – Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 – Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN
Mar. 17 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 22 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 – House of Bards – Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only

After the conclusion of this trek, Fates Warning will start work on their 13th studio album which is set for a 2020 release.

Source: Metal Blade Records


15/02/19: Hawkwind Confirm UK Tour Dates in Build Up to Royal Albert Hall Appearance

Hawkwind have confirmed a series of UK Tour Dates leading up to their 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November.

The band will be performing across the UK in celebration of half a century of their musical journey so far. The tour follows on from their 2018 release In Search of Utopia – Infinity and Beyond.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 18th February 2019 at 09:00am

Tour Dates
Grand Opera House, York
MONDAY 11th NOVEMBER, YORK, ENGLAND

Corn Exchange, Ipswich
TUESDAY 12th NOVEMBER, IPSWICH, ENGLAND

The Anvil, Basingstoke
WEDNESDAY 13th November, BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND

Albert Hall, Manchester
FRIDAY 15th NOVEMBER, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

02 Academy, Glasgow
SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Corn Exchange, Cambridge
MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND

Anson Rooms, Bristol
TUESDAY 19th NOVEMBER, BRISTOL, ENGLAND

Tramshed, Cardiff
WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER, CARDIFF, WALES

Rock City, Nottingham
FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

Town Hall, Birmingham
SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

The Assembly, Leamington
SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER, LEAMINGTON SPA, ENGLAND

G Live, Guildford
MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER, GUILDFORD, ENGLAND

Royal Albert Hall, London
TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER, LONDON, ENGLAND

Source: Hawkwind


14/02/19: Peter Hammill to Release Limited Edition 8CD Box Set Not Yet Not Now

Peter Hammill has revealed the immanent release of Not Yet Now Now, a comprehensive collection of his live performances in an exclusive limited edition 8-CD box set. The release contains almost a hundred songs from all phases of Peter’s extensive career and contains more than eight hours of music (recorded between November 2017 and May 2018 during tours in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, UK and Germany). Each CD comes in an individual wallet and the set additionally includes a 24 page booklet.

Peter comments: “As you’ll doubtless know, between November 2017 and May 2018 I undertook the most significant bout of solo touring in Europe for some time, taking in shows in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Germany. With such a flood of performances I took the opportunity/accepted the personal challenge to widen the repertoire even more than has recently been the case (which was already considerable). In the end I played a hundred songs, more or less, in this run of shows, covering the whole spread of my career. I’ve now gathered these together to form an eight CD Box Set, Not yet, not now”. 

The limited edition box set will be available from 29th March 2019.
Track Listing
CD 1
Just Good Friends
Mirror Images
Faculty X
Comfortable
Rubicon
La Rossa
Patient
The Lie
The Descent
A Better Time
Your Time starts Now
CD 2
Siren Song
Too Many of my Yesterdays
Time Heals
The Comet
Time for a change
Sign
Last Frame
Anagnorisis
The Unconscious Life
Labour of Love
Stranger Still
Again
CD 3
My Room
This side of the Looking-glass
Unrehearsed
If I could
Ship of Fools
Girl to the North Country
Out of my Book
Sitting Targets
Been Alone so Long
Bubble
Losing Faith in Words
Your Tall Ship
Vision
CD 4
Empire of Delight
Bravest Face
Close to Me
Yoga
What’s it Worth?
My Unintended
Once You Called Me
Come Clean
The Mercy
A Way Out
On Deaf Ears
Still Life
CD 5
Curtains
Shell
The Mousetrap
Nothing Comes
Amnesiac
Soomething about Ysabel’s Dance
The Habit of the Broken Heart
Slender Threads
Primo on the Parapet
Milked
Time to Burn
Traintime
Sleep Now
CD 6
Don’t Tell Me
Tenderness
His Best Girl
Happy Hour
Shingle Song
Our Eyes give it Shape
The Birds
Like Veronica
Central Hotel
Gone Ahead
Reputation
Refugees
CD 7
Easy to Slip Away
Autumn
4 Pails
I will Find You
The Second Hand
Charm Alone
Driven
The Sphinx in the Face
Modern
Silver
Mean while my Mother
What Lies Ahead
Afterwards
CD 8
After the Show
Confidence
Undone
Ophelia
Skin
Torpor
Stumbled
When She Comes
Friday Afternoon
That wasn’t what I said
In the End
House with no Door

 

Source: Peter Hammill


13/02/19: Banco Del Mutuo Succorso Sign With Inside Out Music and Announce New Album “Transiberiana”

Iconic Italian progressive rock band Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (Bank of Mutual Relief) have announced the worldwide signing with Inside Out Music/Sony Music group. They have also revealed teir first new studio album in 25 years. Transiberiana is scheduled be released on April 26, 2019.

Thomas Waber of InsideOutMusic comments: “We are really honored to be working with one of the most legendary and important prog bands to have ever come out of Italy. There is a lot of history and I hope we can really help them on this new album!”

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso are Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice), Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar), Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar), Marco Capozi (bass), Fabio Moresco (drums) and Tony D’Alessio (lead vocal).

 

Track Listing
1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
2. L’imprevisto (3:29)
3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
4. L’assalto dei lupi (5:35)
5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)

Source: InsideOut Music


11/02/19: Jordan Rudess Announces New Album for 19th April 2019 Release

Jordan Rudess, probably best known as keyboardist with Dream Theater has announced a new solo album Wired For Madness. The album will be released on 19th April 2019 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group will come in a variety of formats: CD, 2LP, Ltd  1 Blue, 1 Red 2 LP (only available via the Official Store) and download/stream.

Guests on the album include drummer Marco Minnemann, Dream Theater singer James LaBrie, guitarists Vinnie Moore, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonamassa and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci. The album is available for preorder now.

 

Track Listing
1. Wired For Madness – Part 1
2. Wired For Madness – Part 2
3. Off The Ground
4. Drop Twist
5. Perpetual Shine
6. Just Can’t Win
7. Just For Today
8. Why I Dream

Source: Jordan Rudess


11/02/19: Lazuli Tour and New Album for 2019

As Lazuli prepare to embark on a short European tour, frontman Dominique Leonetti has revealed that work on a new album is well under way.

We prepare a new album for the end of 2019. It will be a special album… but I can’t tell more for the moment 😉 The writing is finished recently and we will start recording it soon between the Lazuli trips.”

Since forming in 1998, Lazuli’s unique mix of prog, folk, electronica and tribal rock, along with appearances supporting Fish, has seen their international fan base increase enormously. With two dates scheduled for the UK, Leonetti comments: “we come back to the UK one last time before 2020 (normally). This is the opportunity to come to play some songs from our last opus of 2018 (Saison 8), of course, but also songs from the precedent albums and we have selected especially some pieces of the past that we haven’t played for a long time.”

Tour Dates
– 15. 02. 2019 Colos-Saal / Aschaffenburg (GERMANY)
– 16. 02. 2019 Oberhaus / Alzey (GERMANY)
– 19. 02. 2019 Pforzheim / Kulturhaus Osterfeld (GERMANY)
– 21. 02. 2019 Kammerspiele / Ansbach (GERMANY) /
– 23. 02.2019 Dudenhofen / Buergerhaus (GERMANY)
– 26. 02. 2019 Verviers / Spirit Of 66 (BELGIUM)
– 01. 03. 2019 Music Hall / Worpswede (GERMANY)
– 23. 03. 2019 Borderline / London (UK) LAZULI | Borderline (rescheduled date)
– 24. 03. 2019 Level 3 / Swindon (UK)

SourceThe Merch Desk


09/02/19: Tangerine Dream Unveil Exclusive Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975 Deluxe Box Set

Tangerine Dream have unveiled Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975, an exclusive box set filmed and directed by Tony Palmer. The deluxe edition brings together both the film DVD – Region 0 NTSC 16:9 Aspect Ratio – and concert memorabilia together for the first time, along with a signed and numbered certificate by Tony Palmer the director.

Palmer has always been less than happy with the original edition – primarily because it contained the wrong music. He explains:

Well, it was a cunning piece of Richard Bransonism! That is, it was the soundtrack of the yet-to-be-released album. So, he was doing a cunning bit of PR, because what they played in Coventry cathedral was music from two existing albums and that was of no interest to him whatsoever. What was interesting for Richard, and what was important for Richard – I respect that, of course – was to promote the new, not-yet-released album. And I was a sucker, and I fell for it, and we cut all the pictures to the new, yet-to-be-released album. So what we’ve done this time is we’ve actually gone back and listened again to the music they did actually play, and of course now, I realise that it was quite different. And I’ve had to recut not all the pictures, but a great many of the pictures to that soundtrack.

Tangerine Dream were invited to play in Rheims Cathedral in December 1974, going on to perform York, Liverpool and Coventry cathedrals as well. Unlike the previous release, this DVD features the live recording soundtrack also contains footage of Tangerine Dream from the legendary music program, All You Need is Love.

Contents
DVD (ntsc, region 0)
Signed (by Director, Tony Palmer) Numbered certificate
Reproduction:-
Tangerine Dream Ricochet Press Pack
24 page 1975 Tangerine Dream Tour Programme
Coventry Cathedral ticket
10″ × 8″ black and white promotional photos

Preorders are available now from Burning Shed.

SOURCE: Burning Shed


09/02/19: Alan Parsons Announces April Release for New Album and Supporting Tour

Alan Parsons will release his new studio album The Secret on 26th April 2019. He begins an extensive world tour on the 16th February in the US before moving on to Canada, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, Russia and Germany.

TRACK LISTING

1. THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (instrumental)
2. MIRACLE (lead vocal: Jason Mraz)
3. AS LIGHTS FALL (lead vocal: Alan Parsons)
4. ONE NOTE SYMPHONY (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)
5. SOMETIMES (lead vocal: Lou Gramm​)
6. SOIRÉE FANTASTIQUE (lead vocal: Todd Cooper, Alan Parsons)
7. FLY TO ME (lead vocal: Mark Mikel)
8. REQUIEM (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)
9. YEARS OF GLORY (lead vocal: PJ Olsson)
10. THE LIMELIGHT FADES AWAY (lead vocal: Jordan Huffman)
11. I CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE (lead vocal: Jared Mahone)

Tour Dates

02/16/19 Melbourne, FL King Center For Performing Art
02/17/19 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
02/18/19 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
02/20/19 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
02/22/19 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
02/23/19 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
02/24/19 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts – T’ Maisonneuve
02/26/19 Quebec City, QC Grand Theatre De Quebec
02/27/19 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre
03/01/19 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
03/02/19 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods resort Casino
03/03/19 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
04/04/19 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
04/06/19 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre
04/07/19 Jackson, CA Jackson Rancheria Casino
04/09/10 Boise, ID Egyptian Theater
04/10/19 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
04/12/19 Bow, WA Skagit Casino Resort
04/13/19 Bow, WA Skagit Casino Resort
04/15/19 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Event Centre
04/16/19 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre
–> 04/27/19 Milan, Italy Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival <–
04/28/19 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Pratteln
04/30/19 Amsterdam, AQ Paradiso
05/01/19 Nijmegen, AQ De Vereening
05/02/19 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
05/04/19 De Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
05/05/19 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
06/03/19 Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Israel
06/04/19 Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Israel
06/10/19 Crocus City Hall Moscow, RU
06/14/19 Oldenburg, DE Weser-Ems-Halle
06/15/19 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee
06/16/19 Hamburg, DE Stadtpark
06/18/19 Munster, DE Halle Munsterland
06/19/19 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
06/21/19 Frankfurt am Main, DE Jahrhunderthalle
06/22/19 Berlin, DE Admiralpalast
06/24/19 Munchen, DE Circus Krone

SOURCE: Frontiers Music SRL


08/02/19: Strawbs to Host a 3 Day Celebration of 50th Anniversary in April

UK’s Strawbs will host a 50th Anniversary celebration in the Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ from 26th April 2019 – 28th July 2019. The 3-day event will feature special guests Tony Visconti, Annie Haslam, Larry Fast and the 30-piece Terra Nova Orchestra.

Strawbs are possibly one of Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock bands. Their classic releases include Grave New World, Bursting at the Seams, Hero & Heroine and Ghosts, achieving sales of over three million albums. Seven consecutive Strawbs albums have featured in the US Billboard Top 200 albums. After several years of touring in both acoustic and electric lineups, in 2017 Strawbs released The Ferryman’s Curse, their first studio album of original material in eight years.

The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona.

SOURCE: Glass Onyon PR


06/02/19: Jon Anderson Announces 1000 Hands: Chapter One Release Date and Supporting Tour

Jon Anderson has revealed the release date for his new album 1000 Hands: Chapter One will be 31st March 2019. The title is a nod to the various collaborations of which he has been a part over the years. A tour with an eight piece band has also been announced for the spring of this year.

Anderson comments: “To say that 1,000 Hands has been a long time in coming would be quite an understatement, but I’m thrilled that it’s finally a reality and that my fans will now be able to hear it. And I think they’ll be delighted to hear music that’s timeless. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

Dates for the tour so far are limited to the US.

Track List
Now
Ramalama
First Born Leaders
Activate
Makes Me Happy
Now Variations
I Found Myself
Twice in a Lifetime
WDMCF
Come Up

SOURCE: Jon Anderson 1000 Hands.Com


06/02/19: Focus Announce Release of Focus 11 and Commence World Tour

In the build up to their 50th Anniversary, Focus have announced the worldwide release of their new studio album Focus 11. The present line-up consist of Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet and the new album arrives six years after the previous release. Thijs van Leer has also released a poem to describe the release:

Wow, my joy could not increase
To see this new release
It has Mazzel, Palindrome and Heaven
Plus a title track called Eleven 
Both angelic and a beast
It’s Focus, to say the least!
The 11 track album has been released as a CD, gatefold coloured LP and Download on the band’s own In And Out of Focus Records, via Cherry Red.  The album features artwork by Roger Dean.

TRACK LISTING

 1. Who’s Calling ?
2. Heaven
3. Theodora Na Na Na
4. How Many Miles?
5. Mazzel
6. Winnie
7. Palindrome
8. Clair-Obscur
9. Mare Nostrum
10. Final Analysis
11. Focus 11

Tour Dates
The band are also at the outset of a world tour to support the album which will begin on Cruise to the Edge 2019

February 2019
15.02.19 Hoorn Manifesto HOL
23.02.19 Almere Poppodium De Meeste HOL

March 2019
01.03.19 Amsterdam Q Factory HOL
09.03.19 Zeist Poppodium De Peppel HOL
16.03.19 Leeuwarden Neushoorn HOL
21.03.19 Chislehurst Beaverwood Club UK
22.03.19 Shropshire Upon Severn Fusion 2 UK
24.03.19 Port Zelande Port Zelande Centre Parcs HOL
28.03.19 Arnhem Luxor Live HOL
29.03.19 Goes T Beest HOL

April 2019
13.04.19 Oss Groene Engel HOL
18.04.19 Hoofddorp Duycker HOL
May 2019
03.05.19 Dordrecht Bibelot HOL
04.05.19 Zwolle Hedon HOL
24.05.19 Zaandam De Flux HOL
25.05.19 Ulft Dru Cultuurfabriek HOL

June 2019
22.06.19 Valkenburg Prog Rock Festival HOL
26.06.19 Bristol The Fleece UK
27.06.19 Cambridge Storey’s Field Centre UK
28.06.19 Sutton Boom Boom Club UK
29.06.19 Roundhill Old Barn UK

July 2019
28.07.19 Roosendaal Blommen Kinder Festival HOL

August 2019
02.08.19 Faversham A New Day Festival UK

September 2019
07.09.19 Margate Winter Gardens UK
18.09.19 Copenhagen Amager Bio DEN
29.09.19 Schiedam Theater aan de Schie HOL

October 2019
04.10.19 Whitby Pavilion UK
05.10.19 Grimsby Central Hall UK
06.10.19 Leeds Brudenell UK
08.10.19 Manchester Band On The Wall UK
09.10.19 Cardiff Earl Haig Club UK
12.10.19 Scarborough Apollo Bar & Venue UK
13.10.19 Wolverhampton Robin 2 UK
15.10.19 Milton Keynes The Stables UK
16.10.19 Chesterfield Real Time UK
17.10.19 Glasgow The Ferry UK
18.10.19 Aberdeen The Assembly UK
19.10.19 Berwick On Tweed tbc UK
20.10.19 Dundee The Church UK
21.10.19 Kinross Green Hotel UK
24.10.19 Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK
25.10.19 London Under The Bridge UK
26.10.19 Tavistock The Wharf UK
27.10.19 Basingstoke Haymarket UK
31.10.19 Exeter Corn Exchange UK

November 2019
01-02.11.19 Fletching Trading Boundaries UK

SOURCE: Focus

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05/02/19: Final Lineup for Fairport’s 40th Cropredy Convention Festival 2019 Revealed

The final lineup for the 40th anniversary of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention has now been revealed. The festival spans the 8th, 9th and 10th August and will take place at Cropredy in Oxfordshire.

Thursday
Fairport Acoustic
Lil’Jim
Tors
Gogol Bordello
The Waterboys

Friday
The 4 Of Us
Will Pound and Eddy Jay
Wildwood Kin
Wilson and Wakeman
Caravan
Seth Lakeman
Richard Thompson
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls

Saturday
Richard Digance
Tide Lines
Daphne’s Flight
Zal Cleminson’s /sin’dogs/
Martin Barre Band
Martin Simpson
Fairport Convention and Friends.

Tickets are available now from Fairport Convention website

SOURCE: Fairport Convention


04/02/19: Giant Electric Pea to Release Civilisation on Vinyl

Giant Electric Pea have announced that following the overwhelming response to Southern Empire’s second album Civilisation, they are to release it on vinyl.

The album will be available as a gatefold sleeve with double translucent blue vinyl in black poly-lined inner sleeves. Limited to 500 copies, the pre-sales are available from the GEP online shop.

SOURCE: Giant Electric Pea


03/02/19: Grice to release third album in March

Ahead of the release of Grice‘ third studio album, One Thousand Birds, comes the announcement of Hardest To Reach, the first single from the new album. The single will be released on 22nd February 2019 on Hungersleep Records, and here’s is the first taster…



“Hardest to Reach is a hypnotic electro-acoustic gem drawn from the dark well of personal experience, loss and despair alchemised into an uplifting anthem for the unconsoled. The single showcases timeless dramatic song-craft and a modern art rock ballad-singer openness.”

The One Thousand Birds album will be released on 22nd March 2019 and is currently available to pre-order through Bandcamp.

“‘One thousand Birds’, the third album by South London-born art rock musician GRICE will be released on 22 March. Written and produced by GRICE, the 13-track album features contributions from a select spectrum of musicians including sonic luminary Richard Barbieri (co-founder of Japan, keyboard player in Porcupine Tree) who adds his unique signature sound to the sweet winters symphony on the title track of the album.

SOURCE: Hungersleep Records


03/02/19: Magenta Announce Angels and Damned 20th Anniversary Show

Magenta have announced a “multi-media experience” to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. The show will take place on Sunday 19th May 2019 at Arlington Arts in Newbury.

The band will perform a two hour show which will feature selections from their back catalogue and an extended selection from their 2006 album Home. They will be joined by an expanded live band including orchestral players and the the show will feature projections and a specially-designed light show. Christina Booth comments:

We wanted to do something different to celebrate this very special anniversary of Magenta. We’ve always excelled as a live band and have won many awards over the years, but I sometimes feel that people have a pre- conceived idea of what Magenta are. So we wanted to try something that we haven’t done before. Our music is very cinematic and theatrical, and we wanted to show off that aspect of the band in this concert.

SOURCE: Arlington Arts


02/02/19: Stewart Copeland Celebrates Musical Career with Orchestral Performances

Stewart Copeland will perform three UK orchestral evenings to celebrate the breadth and diversity of his musical career. The Lights Up The Orchestra tour also includes dates in Germany, Poland and Italy.

The performances will  include music from the songs of The Police, his film scores including Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, the musical odyssey of Rhythmatist, the signature theme tune to the tv series The Equalizer as well as Spyro the Dragon. The performances will be co-arranged and conducted by musical director Troy Miller.

2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of The Police. The UK dates are scheduled for March 2019.

Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm
Stewart Copeland drums
Troy Miller conductor
London Concert Orchestra

Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Friday, 29 March 2019 at 7.30pm
Stewart Copeland drums
Troy Miller conductor
Manchester Concert Orchestra

London Royal Festival Hall
Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 7.30pm
Stewart Copeland drums
Troy Miller conductor
London Concert Orchestra

SOURCE: Stewart Copeland

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02/02/19: Fish Withdraws From Cruise to the Edge

Fish has announced that he is withdrawing from his appearances at this year’s Cruise to the Edge. In a heartfelt message released yesterday, he says:

It is with deep regret and disappointment that I have to announce that I am unable to appear on the ‘Cruise to the Edge’ shows.

A family crisis occurred last week which has necessitated me remaining at home to deal with what are ongoing problems.

The situation is complicated and I can’t elaborate further as they are private family matters but I can say they are too serious to contemplate being away from home for any length of time and especially out of the country. My wife and family need my close support just now and it’s imperative I am here with them.

This has all come as a great shock to me but I have been left with no other option but to cancel my appearance. I can only apologise to those people who were anticipating our performances and both my band and I are distraught at having to pull out at such a late stage having spent so much time and energy making our own arrangements for the trip.

The decision was agonising to make but circumstances are out of my control and I have to focus on what is important in my life. My family must always take precedence.

Once again I am so sorry to let people down so late in the day and I can only hope that I get a chance to make it up to you another time,

Yours sincerely

Fish

SOURCE: Fish


01/02/19: Ramblin’ Man Fair Reveal Further Bands to Play at Festival

The organisers of this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair taking place at Mote Park, Maidstone from the 19th July – 22nd July 2019 have revealed a further raft of bands who will be appearing at the festival.

Appearing on the Main Stage will be Kris Barras Band, Black Stone Cherry (returning from 2016), The Darkness, Foreigner, Austin Gold, The Lazys, Living Colour, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and The Wildhearts.

Appearing on the Blues Stage will be Elles Bailey, Beth Hart, Ritchie Kotzen and Chantel McGregor. On the Outlaw Country Stage will be The Allman Betts Band, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Otis, The Plott Hounds and Willie & The Bandits.

The Prog In The Park Stage will see appearances by Anathema, Koyo, Pain Of Salvation, Riverside, Scardust and Vola whilst on the Grooverider Stage will be Crobot,  Joyous Wolf, Obsessed and Orange Goblin.

SOURCE: Ramblin’ Man Fair


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