Published on 1st September 2019

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19/09/2019: Neil Campbell Announces Short Run of UK Dates for October 2019

Neil Campbell has announced a short run of UK dates at the end of October 2019.

27/10/19 (Sun): Bridgewater Hall (The Barbirolli Room), MANCHESTER
28/10/19 (Mon): Arts Centre (Edge Hill University), ORMSKIRK
30/10/19 (Wed): The Grosvenor Museum,CHESTER
31/10/19 (Thu): Philharmonic Hall, (The Music Room), LIVERPOOL

The concerts will feature Neil’s solo works and a complete performances of Neil’s Ghost Stories release with soprano Anne Taft and visuals from Shaun Taft.

SOURCE: Neil Campbell

17/09/2019: Within Temptation To Join With Evanescence for the 2020 Worlds Collide Tour

Within Temptation are joining forces with Evanescence for the 2020 Worlds Collide Tour – a co-headline European tour starting in in Brussels, Belgium on 4th April 2020.

Sharon den Adel comments: “It was really great meeting Amy and the rest of the band recently. I think we have a lot in common but most of all I’m sure that we share the same passion and fire for what we love doing most. I’m really looking forward to touring Europe together and to make it memorable!”

Similar to the recent Within Temptation tour of European last year, an exclusive T-shirt can be ordered with each ticket. 

Tour Dates
April, Sat 4th                   Belgium, Brussels Palais 12
April, Sun 5th                  France, Paris, Accor Hotel Arena
April, Tues 7th                UK, London, O2 Arena
April, Thurs 9th              Germany, Berlin, Velodrom
April, Sat 11th                 Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle
April, Sun 12th               Switzerland, Zurich, Hallenstadion
April, Tues 14th              Italy, Milan, Mediolanum Forum
April, Wed 15th               Germany, Munich, Zenith
April, Fri 17th                  Germany, Hamburg, Sporthalle
April, Sat 18th                  Germany, Leipzig, Arena
April, Mon 20th              Germany, Dusseldorf,  Mitsubishi Electric Halle
April, Tue 21st                 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome

SOURCE: Within Temptation

13/09/2019: Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets announce UK & Eire dates for 2020

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets UK & Eire 2020 Tour
29/04/20: The Convention Centre, Dublin
01/05/20: Barbican Centre, York
02/05/20: De Montfort Hall, Leicester
04/05/20: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
05/05/20: St David’s Hall, Cardiff
07/05/20: Royal Albert Hall, London
08/05/20: Philharmonic, Liverpool
09/05/20: City Hall, Sheffield
11/05/20: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
12/05/20: The Forum, Bath
14/05/20: Sage, Gateshead
15/05/20: O2 Apollo, Manchester
16/05/20: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 10:00 am

SOURCE: Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets

Find these dates and more from across the progressive music spectrum in the TPA Gig Guide

11/09/2019: Dream Theater announce European tour dates in early 2020

Dream Theater have announced a series of European live dates in early 2020. The band will mark the 20th anniversary of their Scenes From A Memory album along with material from their most recent release Distance Over Time.

Commenting on the European tour: “For those of you who were there when we premiered Scenes From A Memory live in Europe 20 years ago, this will not only be a trip down memory lane but also the chance to see it presented in a completely new light and the way it was always intended to be. Our updated presentation has all-new animated video content depicting the characters and storyline through the entire show as they’ve never been ‘scene’ before!”

11/01/20: Amsterdam | AFAS Live, Netherlands
12/01/20: Oberhausen | Turbinenhalle 1, Germany
14/01/20: Stockholm | Cirkus, Sweden
15/01/20: Stockholm | Cirkus, Sweden
17/01/20: Helsinki | Ice Hall, Finland
18/01/20: Oulu | Club Teatri Oulu, Finland
20/01/20: Trondheim | Trondheim Spektrum, Norway
21/01/20: Oslo | Spektrum Arena, Norway
23/01/20: Hamburg | Sporthalle, Germany
24/01/20: Helsingor | Kulturvaerftet Hal 14, Denmark
26/01/20: Paris | Seine Musicale, France
27/01/20: Lyon | Halle Tony Garnier, France
29/01/20: Barcelona | St Jordi Club, Spain
31/01/20: Madrid | Wizink Center, Spain
01/02/20: Valbom | Municipal Pavilion, Portugal
02/02/20: Lisbon | Campo Pequeno, Portugal
05/02/20: Ludwigsburg | MHP Arena, Germany
06/02/20: Frankfurt | Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
08/02/20: Budapest | Arena, Hungary
09/02/20: Munich | Zenith, Germany
11/02/20: Rome | Palazzo Dello Sport, Italy
12/02/20: Milan | Mediolanum Forum, Italy
14/02/20: Zurich | Samsung Hall, Switzerland
15/02/20: Prague | Tipsport Arena, Czech Republic
16/02/20: Wroclaw | Orbita Hall, Poland
18/02/20: Hannover | Swizz Life, Germany
21/02/20: London | Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, UK
23/02/20: Glasgow | SEC Armadillo, UK

SOURCE: Dream Theater

11/09/2019: The Dave Foster Band Announce 3 Date UK Tour with Support from Oak

The Dave Foster Band featuring have announced a 3 date UK tour for January and February 2020. They will be joined by Norwegian band Oak who are making their first UK appearance.

Tour Dates
31st January – Dingwalls, London
1st February – Academy 3, Manchester
2nd February – The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Tickets are available now.

SOURCE: The Dave Foster Band Facebook Page

Find these dates and more from across the progressive music spectrum in the TPA Gig Guide

09/09/2019: The Dark Element To Release Second Studio Album Songs The Night Sings

The Dark Element featuring vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium, Cain’s Offering) are releasing a second studio album entitled Songs The Night Sings and continues where their self-titled 2017 debut left off.

Anette comments: “It’s a thrill that we’re releasing another album and for me it was even easier to record this one since me and Jani now know each other really well. For me, this album is bigger and better and I believe everyone who liked our debut will really like this one too. All I can say is that I already long to do another. Hep hep!

Jani adds: “I think the album is very heavy, but still hyper melodic, and this time we are even exploring new musical territories we didn’t on the previous album. Now that me and Anette have one album together under our belts, we have found the style we want to pursue and also the ideal way of working together. Given all this, I think it’s safe to say that with this album you’ll get even more of what made the first album so good, only it’s bigger, better and bolder!

The Dark Element made their live debut in June 2018 at the Sweden Rock Festival. They also toured Japan and performed at the Frontiers Rock Sweden festival in October. Tour dates for the new album are in the planning stages.
Track List
1  Not Your Monster
2  Songs The Night Sings
3  When It All Comes Down
4  Silence Between The Words
5  Pills On My Pillow
6  To Whatever End
7  The Pallbearer Walks Alone
8  Get Out Of My Head
9  If I Had A Heart
10  You Will Learn
11  I Have To Go
Produced by Jani Liimatainen

SOURCE: Red Sand Pr

09/09/2019: Long Distance Calling Announce STUMMFILM – Live from Hamburg (A Seats & Sounds Show) on InsideOut Music

German four-piece instrumental group Long Distance Calling have announced their first ever live album STUMMFILM – Live from Hamburg (A Seats & Sounds Show). The album is scheduled for release on the 1st November 2019 through InsideOutMusic.

Filmed during a special run of dates in early 2019, it saw the band performing seated shows in a range of special locations in order to create a stunning experience. The band comments: “We are happy to unveil our first ever live album ‘STUMMFILM – Live From Hamburg’ which we recorded on the ‘Seats & Sounds’ tour earlier this year. After more than ten years on the road, we felt it’s more than about time to do a proper live album. We are very satisfied with the result, a lot of atmosphere, energy as well as some nice surprises have been captured at Kulturkirche Altona in Hamburg. We can’t wait to share this beautiful experience with you! Love LDC.

STUMMFILM – Live from Hamburg (A Seats & Sounds Show) will be available as a limited edition Blu-Ray + 2CD, Gatefold 3LP Vinyl & as digital audio download.

Track List:
1.      Into The Black Wide Open
2.      The Very Last Day
3.      In The Clouds
4.      Like A River
5.      On The Verge
6.      Interlude
7.      Out There
8.      Apparitions
9.      Black Paper Planes
10.  359°
11.  I Know You, Stanley Milgram!
12.  Sundown Highway
13.  Flux
14.  Metulsky Curse Revisited

SOURCE: InsideOut Music

04/09/2019: Parlophone Reveal a 4 CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition Of  Marillion’s Afraid Of Sunlight

Parlophone have revealed a 4CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition Of Marillion’s eighth studio album Afraid of Sunlight.  The release will include new mixes, previously unheard studio outtakes, unreleased live tracks along with a new documentary and interviews with the band about the album. The Deluxe Edition will be available on 1st November 2019.

When originally released by EMI in June 1995, the album reached #16 in the U.K. and introduced fans to the Top 30 hit, “Beautiful.” Parlophone are revisiting this neo-progressive classic with two versions of Afraid of Sunlight: Deluxe Edition – a 4CD/Blu-ray set and a 5LP collection. The audio will also be available the same day through digital and streaming services. Both collections open with a new version of Afraid of Sunlight remixed earlier this year by Michael Hunter. The CD version also includes the original mix by the album’s producer Dave Meegan.

Both sets also have a live recording of Marillion performing at the Rotterdam Ahoy arena on September 29, 1995 during the group’s tour supporting the release. Six of the songs were originally released on the double live album Made Again (1996). The show’s set list spans the band’s entire career with “Garden Party” from its 1983 debut Script for a Jester’s Tear; “Kayleigh” from Misplaced Childhood (1985); “Incommunicado” from Clutching at Straws (1987); “No One Can” from Holidays In Eden (1991); and “The Great Escape” from Brave (1994). The concert also features performances of several tracks from Afraid of Sunlight, including “Cannibal Surf Babe,” “Gazpacho” and the single “Beautiful.”

The Blu-ray features the album’s original 1995 mix along with several new mixes (48/24 LPCM Stereo Remix; 48/24 DTS 5.1 Mix; 48/24 LPCM 5.1 Mix). Video content includes interviews with the band discussing the album, a new documentary about Afraid of Sunlight, and a promo film for “Beautiful.” The Blu-ray disc also collects the nine bonus recordings from the remastered edition of the album that was released in 1999, plus 17 previously unreleased songs that include studio jams and early versions of Afraid of Sunlight tracks like “Beyond You,” “King,” “Out Of This World” and “Beautiful.”

Marillion are on tour in the UK and Europe November/December 2019 including two nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

4CD/Blu-ray Track List

Disc One: Afraid Of Sunlight (2019 Michael Hunter Remix)
1. Gazpacho | 2. Cannibal Surf Babe | 3. Beautiful | 4. Afraid Of Sunrise | 5. Out Of This World | 6. Afraid Of Sunlight | 7. Beyond You | 8. King

Disc Two: Afraid Of Sunlight (1995 Original Mike Meegan Mix)
1. Gazpacho | 2. Cannibal Surf Babe | 3. Beautiful | 4. Afraid Of Sunrise | 5. Out Of This World | 6. Afraid Of Sunlight | 7. Beyond You | 8. King

Disc Three: Live In Rotterdam (September 29, 1995)
1. Intro (Skater’s Waltz) * | 2. Incommunicado * | 3. Hooks In You | 4. Gazpacho * | 5. Icon * | 6. Beautiful | 7. Hotel Hobbies * | 8. White Russian * | 9. Easter * | 10. Mad * | 11. Opium Den * | 12. Hard As Love * | 13. The Hollow Man *

Disc Four: Live In Rotterdam (September 29, 1995)
1. Kayleigh | 2. Lavender * | 3. Afraid Of Sunlight | 4. Cannibal Surf Babe * | 5. Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) * | 6. Slainte Mhath * | 7. King | 8. Splintering Heart * | 9. No One Can * | 10. The Great Escape * | 11. The Uninvited Guest * | 12. Garden Party *

Disc Five: Blu-Ray
Afraid Of Sunlight (2019 Michael Hunter Remix)
– 48/ 24 LPCM Stereo Remix
– 48/ 24 DTS 5.1 Mix
– 48/ 24 LPCM 5.1 Mix
Afraid Of Sunlight: Documentary
Promo Film: “Beautiful”

SOURCE: PPR Publicity

03/09/2019: Leprous Launch First Single From New Studio Album Pitfalls To Be Released on October 25th 2019

Leprous have launched the first single “Below” from their sixth studio album Pitfalls which is due to be released on October 25th 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

Vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg comments: ““Below” was the first song written for the “Pitfalls” album and it was composed in a period of denial of what was to come. It was a very spontaneous song, made first with only piano and vocals. “Below” is a very emotional and melancholic track, and it means a lot to me personally – both musically and lyrically. Large cinematic string arrangements, electronic elements, very acoustic and organic parts – all combined. Very epic but at the same time very fragile!”

Pitfalls was recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia) and mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). The cover artwork is a painting from Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto.

Track List:
1. Below
2. I Lose Hope
3. Observe The Train
4. By My Throne
5. Alleviate
6. At The Bottom
7. Distant Bells
8. Foreigner
9. The Sky Is Red

“Pitfalls” will be available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:

Clear 2LP: 200x copies (IOM Webshop Europe) | White 2LP: 400x copies (IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe) | Transparent Red 2LP: 200x copies (O-Merch Bandshop) | Dark Green 2LP: 200x (Band on tour) | Smoke 2LP: 200x copies (Laser’s Edge) | Golden 2LP: 200x copies (CM US Onlineshop)

On release of the new album Leprous will begin a comprehensive European headlining tour together with The Ocean and Port Noir.

Tour Dates:
15 September Raismes (France) – Raismes Fest
01 November Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
02 November Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
03 November Leiden (The Netherlands) – Gebr. De Nobel
04 November Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
05 November Köln (Germany) – Kantine
06 November Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp
07 November Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa
08 November London (UK) – ULU
09 November Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
11 November Zurich (Switzerland) – Plaza
12 November Paris (France) – Cabaret Sauvage
13 November Lyon (France) – CCO
14 November Biarritz (France) – Atabal
15 November Madrid (Spain) – Shoko
16 November Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo
18 November Parma (Italy) – Campus Music Industry
19 November Munich (Germany) – Freiheiz
20 November Vienna (Austria) – Szene
21 November Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
22 November Dresden (Germany) – Beatpol
23 November Wroclaw (Poland) – Pralnia
24 November Hamburg (Germany) – Uebel & Gefahrlich
25 November Copenhagen (Denmark) – Lille Vega
26 November Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27 November Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben

28 November Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
29 November Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
30 November Hamar (Norway) – Festiviteten

LEPROUS with Amorphis, Soilwork & The Ocean:
05 December Turku (Finland) – Logomo
06 December Rauha (Finland) – Saimaa Areena
07 December Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall

SOURCE: For The Lost PR

02/09/2019: Ray Alder To Release Solo Album What The Water Wants with InsideOut Music

Ray Alder, lead vocalist with Fates Warning, has signed a worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic for his solo releases. His first album What The Water Wants is scheduled for release in October 2019.

Alder comments: “Hi everyone! I am so happy to announce that I have signed a deal with InsideOutMusic for my solo project and the debut album “What The Water Wants”. I want to thank InsideOutMusic for giving me the opportunity to record and share this album with the world. For the last year I have been writing with Mike Abdow, (Fates Warning touring guitarist), guitarist/bassist Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black) and my longtime friend Craig Anderson (Ignite) on drums. The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni (Rhapsody, Michael Romeo, DGM, etc.), who worked tirelessly with me to give this project the great sound we felt it deserved. I have had the ideas for a while but never had the time to actually sit down and write. But since Fates Warning had taken a break from writing and touring I finally had the chance to assemble the album. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did writing and recording it!

The album includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (Fates Warning touring member) and Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (Ignite, Crescent Shield). The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni (Rhapsody, Michael Romeo, DGM) and will be released worldwide on 18th October 2019.

Track List
1. Lost
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Some Days
4. Shine
5. Under Dark Skies
6. A Beautiful Lie
7. The Road
8. Wait
9. What The Water Wanted
10. The Killing Floor
11. The Road (Acoustic Version) * Bonus Track

What The Water Wants will be available as limited first-pressing Digipak CD with a bonus track (An acoustic version of “The Road”) and as LP on 180gr. vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus.

SOURCE: Insideout Music

01/09/2019: Arcade Messiah Release New 5 Track EP Diagnosis

John Bassett’s instrumental post-rock project Arcade Messiah has released  a new 5 track EP entitled ‘Diagnosis’. The EP is available now on Bandcamp (free pay what you want).

Track List:
1. Diagnosis 08:10
2. Sleep Phoenix 13:38
3. No Dishonour 03:54
4. Diagnosis (Instrumental) 08:08
5. Hell By Default (Remix) 06:48

SOURCE: Arcade Messiah Facebook

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