Published on 1st July 2017

TPA News – July 2017

Latest Prog News – from across the progressive rock spectrum & continually updated throughout July 2017.

31/07/17: Marco Minnemann’s Borrego released today

Drummer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Marco Minnemann releases his latest studio album today. Recorded and produced Scott Shorr (Lazy Bones Records) and featuring performances from Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani and Tony Levin. As a taster take a look at the Horsepower video featuring Joe Satriani…

Borrego is an epic, double CD and concept record that contains 24 tracks (+ 4 bonus cuts exclusive to the CD) and a 24 page booklet. The album is inspired by the beautiful and mysterious desert town in Southern California, Borrego Springs.

Marco Minnemann has recorded and performed with numerous artists including the aforementioned Joe Satriani along with Steven Wilson and his own band, the Aristocrats. Marco’s also part of the successful trio, Levin Minnemann Rudess.

31/07/17: Carl Palmer to receive top honour at this year’s Progressive Music Awards

Carl Palmer - Prog God
Carl Palmer, along with numerous other musicians, industry figureheads and VIPs, will attend the Progressive Music Awards at London’s The Underglobe on 14th September 2017.

Prog Magazine announce: Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer has been named the Prog God for 2017 – and he’ll pick up the award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards in association with Orange Amplification in London in September.

He’s being honoured for his 50 years of service to the prog scene which, along with his body of work with ELP, also includes his career with multi-platinum selling supergroup Asia along with his solo work.

Previous recipients of the award are Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks and Ian Anderson.

Palmer says: “This is a fantastic award to have and I feel very honoured, but I also feel a little bit sad that Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, who both died last year, aren’t here as well.

“They played a big part in the progressive movement and in helping me to get where I am, so I’m accepting it in honour of them.”

Carl Palmer, along with 300 other musicians, industry figureheads and VIPs, will attend the Progressive Music Awards in association with Orange Amplification at London’s Underglobe on September 14.

The night will once again be hosted by Matthew Wright and the ceremony will also be streamed live via the Prog website.

SOURCE: Prog Magazine

28/07/17: Gentle Giant to release Three Piece Suite

Following on from the The Power And The Glory and Octopus reissues comes Three Piece Suite, a selection of tracks taken from the band’s first three albums (Gentle Giant, Acquiring the Taste & Three Friends).

The band along with Steven Wilson are including the previously commercially unreleased track Freedom’s Child taken from the first recording sessions with Tony Visconti.

01. Giant
02. Nothing At All
03. Why Not
04. Pantagruel’s Nativity
05. The House, The Street, The Room
06. Schooldays
07. Peel the Paint
08. Mr. Class And Quality
09. Three Friends
10. Freedom’s Child*
11. Nothing At All (Steven Wilson 7″ Edit)
*Previously unreleased pre-debut album song

Three Piece Suite will be released on 29th September 2017 and available in several formats: CD/Blu-ray, Vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Continue reading HERE on TPA

28/07/17: Winter’s End Festival line-up announced

Winter's End TPA banner
The Winter’s End Festival organisers have announced the full line up for next year’s event to be held at Chepstow’s Drill Hall from April 27th to 29th 2018 – with a pre-show event on 26th April, featuring Gordon Giltrap and Carrie Martin.

PRE-SHOW: Thursday 26th April 2018
Gordon Giltrap with Carrie Martin

2018 FESTIVAL: Friday 27th – Sunday 29th April
Arena (UK)
Mystery (Canada)
Lifesigns (UK)
C: Live Collective (featuring Clive Mitten) (UK)
Presto Ballet (USA)
Frequency Drift (Germany)
Galahad (UK)
Verbal Delirium (Greece)
Alan Reed and the Daughters of Expediency (UK)
MultiStory (UK)
Hekz (UK)
L’Anima (UK/Spain/Italy)
Karmamoi (Italy)

Continue reading HERE on TPA

28/07/17: Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis release video for He Said/I Said

Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis have released a video for He Said/I Said – the opening song from their forthcoming album Summer Dancing, which is scheduled for release on 18th August 2018.

Speaking about the track, Judy Dyble says: “The story of the song is how I was persuaded back into making music again after 30 years and the dangers and the delights…

…And as you can see, the video shows how much we laugh when friends come to spend a day in the country.”

Andy Lewis adds of the collaboration: “I’ve never felt so in tune with someone before. In a parallel universe, you could have ended up making records for Deram and been a sensational pop siren.”


27/07/17: Mariusz Duda announces new Lunatic Soul studio album

Lunatic Soul, the side project from Riverside’s Mariusz Duda, has announced details on his new album Fractured which is set for release on 6th October via Kscope. This new album sees him experimenting more with electronics and rhythm with influences from the likes of Massive Attack and Depeche Mode to Peter Gabriel and David Sylvian. Mariusz Duda today reveals the title track from the album…

Fractured has been described by Duda as an album of catharsis after a challenging year in his personal life.

Mariusz explains further “the main theme of “Fractured” is coming back to life after a personal tragedy. It’s inspired by what happened in my life in 2016 and by everything that’s happening around us and what’s making us turn away from one another and divide into groups, for better and for worse. Musically it will be the most original album I have ever made as well as the most accessible and personal album in the Lunatic Soul discography.”

Fractured will be released in the following formats: CD | Double Gatefold LP in heavyweight 180g vinyl in black and limited edition red vinyl (w/ MP3 download code) | Digital

SOURCE: I Like Press

23/07/17: Masquerade 2 announce line-up


Following on from last year’s successful Masquerade one day event the festival organisers have announced the line-up for this year’s event which includes Magic Pie, Tiger Moth Tales, Preacher, Big Hogg and I Am The Manic Whale. Along with the bands Masquerade 2 will be a fully festive celebration and an exuberant fancy dress affair…

Last December the organisers gathered seven bands who played for the benefit of The Macmillan Trust, raising £720 for the charity. Once again the festival will raise monies for worthy causes and the beneficiaries of Masquerade 2 will be MacMillan Cancer Support. Ticket information can be found HERE.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide and the TPA UK Festivals Guide for this event and more from across the prog spectrum.

21/07/17: David Gilmour Live at Pompeii to be released in September

David Gilmour announces the release of Live at Pompeii, through Sony Music, on 26th September 2017 and will be available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box and download.

The Pompeii concerts marked a return by David to the venue 45 years after Pink Floyd filmed in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, his two spectacular shows forming part of the year-long tour in support of the No.1 album Rattle That Lock. David’s performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600-strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

Continue reading HERE on TPA

20/07/17: faUSt announce UK tour dates for later this year

Jean-Hervé Peron and Werner Zappi Diermaier will travel the UK for 10 days accompanied by Geraldine Swayne and Amaury Cambuzat with lots of surprising acts and happenings on and off stage!

23/11/17: Con Club, Lewes
24/11/17: Con Club, Lewes
25/11/17: Café OTO, London
26/11/17: Café OTO, London
27/11/17: Café OTO, London
28/11/17: Òran Mór, Glasgow,
29/11/17: Summerhall, Edinburgh
30/11/17: Gorilla, Manchester
01/12/17: Fiddlers, Bristol

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

19/07/17: Roger Waters premieres new video

Roger Waters releases a video for Wait for Her, a track taken his new album Is This the Life We Really Want?.

“The video features Waters and his band performing the song in the studio juxtaposed with emotional footage of a scarred flamenco dancer preparing for a performance as painful memories anguish her. Azzura, who previously appeared in Waters’ harrowing “The Last Refugee” video, plays the dancer.”

“The lyrics to “Wait for Her” were inspired by the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s “Lesson From the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her),” which also informed the video. “When Roger wrote this song, his adaptation of the poem took on a sensual yet melancholy tone, and the video needed to represent that,” Evans said. “It needed to show femininity and sexuality but also needed to have an air of loss and pain, and longing for a time that was.”

Continue reading HERE on TPA

SOURCE: Rolling Stone

19/07/17: Kaipa release first album trailer

Sweden’s Kaipa, who recently announced the release of their latest studio album, Children Of The Sounds, through InsideOut Music, on 22nd September 2017 – today offer up a first taster…

The line-up for the new album will be Hans Lundin (keyboards & vocals), Per Nilsson (electric & acoustic guitars), Morgan Ågren (drums), Jonas Reingold (bass), Patrik Lundström and Aleena Gibson (voice). Violinist Elin Rubinsztein appears as a special guest.

For track listing and further details scroll down this page.

18/07/17: ELP career spanning box-set announced

BMG’s comprehensive Emerson, Lake & Palmer release series continues with Fanfare: Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1997 which will be officially released on 29th September 2017.

“The Fanfare box set offers a wealth of ELP treasure for their ever increasing fanbase: All of ELP’s remastered 11 albums; 5 previously unreleased CDs of never issued recordings; a never before issued triple vinyl set (‘Live In Italy, May 1973’); 1 x Surround Sound Blu Ray audio, plus some high quality memorabilia including a 40-page hardback book with rare band photos, as well as tour programmes and a must-have repro 7” of ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’. An expansive set befitting for one of rock’s great super groups.”

ELP - Fanfare Box Set

For the full Box-Set contents – continue reading HERE on TPA

SOURCE: Hall Or Nothing PR

18/07/17: Steve Howe announces Anthology 2 release in August

Steve Howe will add a second volume to his Anthology series this summer with an upcoming collection that highlights his key contributions to groups, Yes and Asia, while also rounding up his numerous collaborations with musicians like Paul Sutin, Fish and Oliver Wakeman.

“The collection spans more than 50 years of Howe’s prolific career with 56 tracks that mix hits with a generous selection of unreleased recordings, including several with Keith West, who was Howe’s bandmate in Tomorrow and The In Crowd.”

As might be expected Anthology 2 with Steve Howe’s contributions to Yes and Asia, along with rarities like Montreux’s Theme, recorded by Yes during sessions for Going for the One and Masquerade a previously unreleased tune by Asia. The collection also covers Steve Howe’s involvement in the GTR project and the anthology features When The Heart Rules The Mind.

“Also included is “Brother Of Mine,” a song he recorded in 1989 with former Yes members: Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman. The Steve Howe Trio, a jazz band he started with his son Dylan on drums, is represented by: “Kenny’s Sound” and “Sweet Thunder”.”

Disc 3 explores some of Howe’s many musical collaborations through the years, including songs he recorded with Fish (Time And A Word), Oliver Wakeman (The Forgotten King) and Paul Sutin (Voyager). “In addition, more than a dozen of Howe’s unreleased collaborations will make their debut on ANTHOLOGY 2”.

Anthology 2: Groups and Collaborations will be available as a 3CD set, with artwork by Roger Dean, as well as various digital formats. Full track details can be found HERE

SOURCE: Steve Howe

17/07/17: Kim Seviour streams title track from new album

Vocalist Kim Seviour streams title track from new album Recovery Is Learning, which will be released through White Star Records on 28th July 2017.

Kim Seviour tells Prog: “’Recovery is all about learning’ is a quote taken by Clinical Psychiatrist Professor Jim Lucey, who has a strong optimism and belief of the power of recovery for sufferers of mental illness.”

“I found this quote during my psychology studies and it’s stuck with me ever since. It’s helped me through my own struggles with ME, depression and anxiety and the song was written for a close friend who was being treated for anorexia at the time.

“I believe that we’ve all got the capacity to learn from our experiences and to find our core selves, and that it will always be waiting for us to return.”

The track was co-written by John Mitchell who plays all the instruments on the recording, barring the drums which are performed by Graham Brown.

15/07/17: Life After Mars – Hollow

Mars Hollow guitarist John Baker, who last month revealed that they would be recording a new album after a nearly five year gap, albeit under a new name, reveals that Lisa LaRue will be joining the band on keyboards. This follows earlier line-up announcements of Chapman Stick man Don Schiff and drummer Emily Dolan Davies.

In June guitarist John Baker revealed “As Life After Mars is the newly reformed incarnation of Mars Hollow, the best way to explain it is ‘Mars Hollow… the Next Generation”… he added the new band will update both its name and line-up to fit the spirit and music of the new incarnation, and will be called “Life After Mars.”

Life after Mars debut album release is tentatively scheduled for Summer 2018.

15/07/17: Threshold release Lost In Translation video

Threshold have announced their new album Legends Of The Shires will be released via Nuclear Blast on 8th September 2017. Yesterday the band unveiled the first single from the release Lost In Translation, clocking in at over ten minutes!

Legends Of The Shires will be the band’s eleventh studio album and their first ever double album; it also features Glynn Morgan back on vocal duties for the first time since 1996.

CD 1
01. The Shire (Part 1)
02. Small Dark Lines
03. The Man Who Saw Through Time
04. Trust The Process
05. Stars And Satellites
06. On The Edge

CD 2
01. The Shire (Part 2)
02. Snowblind
03. Subliminal Freeways
04. State Of Independence
05. Superior Machine
06. The Shire (Part 3)
07. Lost In Translation
08. Swallowed

Threshold’s Richard West comments: “We’ve made a monster of an album so we thought we should release a monster of a single! This epic really showcases the many sides of our sound and is a great prelude to our album release”

SOURCE: Threshold

14/07/17: sleepmakeswaves announce UK tour dates for October

Post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves who released their latest album Made of Breath Only earlier this year have announced a run of UK shows for October with support from The Physics House Band and Vasudeva.

This tour will follow the band’s highly anticipated appearance at ArcTanGent festival next month where they will perform alongside the likes of Explosions in the Sky, TesseracT and Converge.

sleepmakeswaves UK dates 2017
08/10/17: The Fleece, Bristol
09/10/17: Rebellion, Manchester
10/10/17: G2 (The Garage), Glasgow
11/10/17: The Flapper, Birmingham
12/10/17: Camden Underworld, London
**Support for the shows will be The Physics House Band & Vasudeva.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these UK dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

SOURCE: I Like Press

13/07/17: White Moth Black Butterfly announce new album

White Moth Black Butterfly announce the release of their second studio album Atone, scheduled for release 1st September 2017 on Kscope. The band is headed by TesseracT’s Dan Tompkins and Skyharbor’s Keshav Dhar, with string arrangements by Randy Slaugh and co-vocals by Jordan Turner.

The first song from Atone the band will be releasing is entitled The Serpent and is currently available for download with a digital pre-order of the album – HERE. The band have issued a brief teaser

On the evolution of White Moth Black Butterfly Daniel explains: “What started out as a creative outlet has blossomed into a fully-fledged musical project. Writing music with Keshav, Randy and Jordan has been an inspiring and invigorating process and one that has allowed us to explore new sounds through contemporary vocal work and organic instrumentation.”

SOURCE: Kscope

13/07/17: Nordic Giants announce UK tour dates

Nordic Giants announce a series of UK shows later this year. The duo will be promoting their upcoming Amplify Human Vibration documentary.

Amplify Human Vibration – UK tour dates
31/10/17: The Talking Heads, Southampton
01/11/17: Concorde 2, Brighton
03/11/17: Bush Hall, London
04/11/17: University Union, Leeds
05/11/17: Stereo, Glasgow
06/11/17: The Bodega, Nottingham
07/11/17: The Globe, Cardiff
08/11/17: The Fleece, Bristol

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these UK dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

12/07/17: Bent Knee release animated video for Time Deer

Bent Knee have unveiled an animated video for Time Deer. “The video and song are a stunning depiction and commentary on our ever-changing and strained relationship with technology and our environment, just one of the many themes discussed on band’s critically-acclaimed album Land Animal.”

Director Riki Nitabaru comments: “Before I began working on the animation, I spent some time thinking about how to portray the song’s story in visuals. The story centers around a deer that travels through time, trying to find the cause of humanity’s problems in the modern world. I thought it would be too dull to draw that up literally, so I interpreted the story in my own way to add some flare.

In my take, just as the deer finds the cause of all strife, the world starts to cleanse itself. The deer becomes a receptacle of all living things, and it morphs to become a brand new being that encompasses all life forms.

Since I had this storyboard in my mind, putting together the production was like a simple puzzle. There were times where I was unsure what to draw for specific moments of the song. But, I found inspiration in the drama portrayed in the music, and was able to create something better than I first imagined.

I hope this video enhances your enjoyment of Bent Knee!”

You can read TPA’s review of Land Animal HERE

SOURCE: InsideOut Music

11/07/17: Esoteric Antenna announce Hackett double bill

Esoteric Antenna announce two separate releases from the Hackett siblings this coming autumn…

Esoteric Antenna reveal that John will be releasing a new album, and his first album with the John Hackett Band. We Are Not Alone follows in the footsteps of John’s more band orientated 2015 album, Another Life. Steve Hackett will guest on the forthcoming album. The new CD will also include a second, previously unreleased live CD from 2016.

The John Hackett Band will be playing a number of UK dates, in support of We Are Not Alone, which is scheduled for release on 29th September 2017.

Steve Hackett along with Hungarian jazz/world fusioneers Djabe will release Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes on 6th October 2017. This follows the recent live CD/DVD, Summer Storms and Rocking Rivers release which was recorded, for the main part, in Bratislava (Slovakia) on the 14th July 2011 – and released through Esoteric Antenna earlier this year. Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes will be released as CD/DVD and 2LP…

Steve Hackett along with Roger King, Rob Townsend, John Hackett and special guest Amanda Lehmann will return to Trading Boundaries for two intimate acoustic evenings on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for all these UK dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

11/07/17: PFM sign worldwide deal with InsideOut Music

InsideOut Music reveal they will be releasing PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)’s forthcoming album later this year. The band began writing their latest studio release Emotional Tattoos, back in 2016 and entered the recording studio phase in early 2017. No official date has been announced, however Emotional Tattoos is currently planned for late October.

Drummer and singer Franz Di Cioccio commented: “We are delighted to be a part of the InsideOutMusic family! We have created a powerful record that will bring the sound and creative energy of PFM all over the world.”

Patrick Djivas, bass player and co-author of the music, added: “I am very excited to sign with such an important record company. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of playing our new songs for our audience all over the world.”

Thomas Waber, Label Manager and Head of A&R at InsideOutMusic says: “We are really excited to be working with this legendary Italian band. Their passion and fire still burns very bright!”

SOURCE: InsideOut Music

10/07/17: Esoteric Antenna announce new album from Acqua Fragile

Esoteric Antenna & Cherry Red Records announce the release of A New Chant, a new studio album from Italian progressive rock legends Acqua Fragile. This will be their first studio album since Mass Media Stars (1974)…

Acqua Fragile

“A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera, Franz Dondi and Bernardo Lanzetti, who have reunited after forty-four years to record brand new material. The project is also notable for the presence of some very special guests, including Pete Sinfield, Nick Clabburn, Tango Spleen and Grammy Award winning drummer Jonathan Mover.”

Acqua Fragile’s A New Chant will be released through Esoteric Antenna on 14th October 2017.

09/07/17: Dixie Dregs original line-up announce US dates for 2018

It has been rumoured for quite some time now, however with the first US dates announced, (but still to be confirmed), for 2018 it would appear that Dixie Dregs are back!


“Earlier this year, the five of us (Steve Morse, Rod Morgenstein, Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, Andy West) got together and started talking seriously about playing together as the Dixie Dregs again. Our shared history goes way back in time (for some of us, as far back as high school), to the early 70s. So the synergy of this group has a particular feeling to it that we knew would be worth revisiting. We’ve even been in touch with some of our original crew (Jeff Burkhart, Skoots Lyndon, and David “Dopp” Colvin). Everybody is excited about the idea of our digging into our deep, shared Dregs roots…”

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

08/07/17: Kaipa announce new studio album

Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa have announced the release of their latest studio album, Children Of The Sounds, through InsideOut Music, on 22nd September 2017.

The line-up for the new album will be Hans Lundin (keyboards & vocals), Per Nilsson (electric & acoustic guitars), Morgan Ågren (drums), Jonas Reingold (bass), Patrik Lundström and Aleena Gibson (voice). Violinist Elin Rubinsztein appears as a special guest.

“Formed in 1973, KAIPA never shied away from experimentation, embracing fresh elements and sounds manifesting especially on the albums released in the 2000’s. ‘Children Of The Sounds‘ is no exception, the album burns with creative fervour and spirit most vividly displayed on the title track, the 17 minutes long “On The Edge Of New Horizons” or closing track “What’s Behind The Fields”. It embodies a powerful, positive energy and artistic brilliance that is irresistible and true to the genre’s very essence.”

01. Children of the Sounds (11:31)
02. On The Edge of New Horizons (17:10)
03. Like A Serpentine (12:52)
04. The Shadowy Sunlight (6:57)
05. What’s Behind The Fields (9:31)

Children Of The Sounds will be available in several format: CD, Gatefold 2-LP + CD and on various digital platforms.

08/07/17: The Tangent tease with Slow Rust

Andy Tillison offers a second taster taken from The Tangent‘s forthcoming, ninth studio album, The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery, which will be released on the 21st of this month…

You can read TPA’s review of The Slow Rust of Forgotten MachineryHERE.

Commenting on the piece Andy says: “The song ‘Slow Rust’ is a long involved piece that looks at the whole massive set of implications of the various refugee crises around the world today. The piece tries to take on many of the points of view from different groups like The Press, Politicians, Industry, Education and all of US – but just for this section of the song we turned the camera on the people actually in the middle of this story, desperate people doing desperate things in a world that has little time to help them.

‘The Actual Story’ is a small section of this massive piece – a subsection of it. Marie Eve de Gaultier’s voice becomes the leading instrument here in a rare Tangent acoustic section and is one of the highlights of the album as a whole, part of one of the band’s most complex ever songs both in musical construction and lyrical development. The piece is challenging, dynamic and ‘of its time’.”

We caught up with Andy Tillison recently, chatting to TPA’s Kevan Furbank – he tells us why he is one of those taking up the challenge to put politics back into prog. Read the interview HERE on TPA.

06/07/17: The Pineapple Thief to release concert film from their Your Wilderness tour

Where We Stood was filmed at The Pineapple Thief‘s final performance of their 14-date European Winter tour at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 11th February 2017…

“Bringing to close an unforgettable 14-date European Winter tour of their 2016 summer hit album Your Wilderness, The Pineapple Thief, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums with Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar, gave the sold-out Islington Assembly Hall in London a truly awe-inspiring gig on 11th February 2017. Where We Stood showcases a powerful performance from both band regulars and guests on new tracks from Your Wilderness, including “In Exile“, “No Man’s Land” and “The Final Thing On My Mind“, and of the classics from previous albums, “Nothing At Best“, “Show A Little Love” and “Simple As That“.”

Where We Stood will be released on 8th September 2017 and available in several formats: Deluxe 4-Disc Book | Blu-ray | CD | Vinyl

Bruce Soord says about the show and release: “It was our last show of the tour and our biggest headline show ever. We had 15 cameras, a massive jib, but more importantly – a sell-out crowd! The pressure was indeed on, but it’s safe to say that the stars aligned for us that night and it turned out to be one of the most memorable performances of our career so far.

We’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this special edition Blu-ray. It has the full show; documentary footage and interviews; and 2 different 5.1 surround mixes (one natural, one discrete) – all in high resolution 24/96 stereo. It also has our last album ‘Your Wilderness’ in stereo and surround, plus the special ‘8 Years Later’ album in stereo with a brand-new surround mix too. All of that plus 5 acoustic tracks (also stereo and surround) and loads of bonus videos. This is without doubt the definitive ‘Your Wilderness’ release.”

The band with Gavin Harrison will be touring in Europe during September 2017. Dates can be found HERE or visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

SOURCE: Kscope

04/07/17: Midsummer Madness charity event in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society

Midsummer Madness Banner

Now in its second year the Midsummer Madness, one day festival, takes place on Sunday 16th July 2017 at The Bedford (The Globe Theatre), Balham in London and features headliners Cairo (UK), Verbal Delirium (Greece), Introitus (Sweden), Mothertongue (UK) and Under A Banner (UK). Last December the organisers gathered 7 bands who played for the benefit of The Macmillan Trust, raising £720 for the charity. This time around the beneficiaries will be The Alzheimer’s Society and the hope is to raise £1000.

The madness starts at 12:30pm and will finish around 10:300pm. More information on the event can be found HERE.

03/07/17: Luna Kiss enter John Mitchell’s the studio next week

Luna Kiss have recently completed the writing process for their next studio album and will be heading down to Reading next week to begin work with producer John Mitchell.

It’s early days yet, however the band intend to post a few photos and hopefully some videos – sharing their progress in the studio…

03/07/17: Muse announce London show in aid of The Passage

Muse have announced that they’ll play a special charity show in aid of The Passage. The intimate event will take place at The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 19th August 2017. For the ‘By Request’ event the band have asked their fans to select up to 10 songs which will form the basis of the show.

The Passage runs the UK’s largest support centre for homeless and insecurely housed people – and since its inception has helped over 100,000 individuals in crisis.

The Passage’s CEO Mick Clarke commented: “The Passage is really grateful that Muse are doing a concert to raise money for, and awareness of, the vital work we do to end homelessness for those who come to our doors.”

Matt Bellamy commented: “We have admired The Passage’s work for a while now. Their work is vital to the community in London. We are looking forward to doing our bit to help the amazing staff and volunteers and the homeless people who benefit from their tireless hard work.”

Tickets for the intimate show at The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire will go on sale at 9am on Friday 6th July, with all profits going to The Passage. Muse fan club members and Reading & Leeds ticket holders will have access to an exclusive presale 48 hours in advance.

03/07/17: Leprous track listing and update

Back in May it was announced that Leprous would be releasing their fifth studio album Malina on 25th August 2017 via InsideOut Music. Pre-ordering is now available. Back in June the band debuted From The Flame, the first single taken from the new album…

01. Bonneville
02. Stuck
03. From The Flame
04. Captive
05. Illuminate
06. Leashes
07. Mirage
08. Malina
09. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone

Leprous will also be embarking on an extensive European tour later this year with special guests Agent Fresco – plus Australia’s Alithia & fellow Norwegian’s Astrosaur. Detaiuls can be found HERE on TPA.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

01/07/17: Steven Wilson presents Permanating audio teaser

Steven Wilson has released an audio version of Permanating, with a production video version for the song is in progress. Taken from his forthcoming studio album, To The Bone, Permanating offers a different side to SW…

Steven Wilson comments on the track: “‘Permanating’ represents a departure from the rest of the album and the more melancholic material I’m known for in that it’s probably the most joyous piece of pure pop I’ve ever recorded. In my mind this is what ABBA and Electric Light Orchestra would sound like as produced by Daft Punk! While I expect it to create healthy debate amongst my listeners, it’s one of the songs I’m most proud of on the new record because it’s such a different approach for me, and I thrive from changing my sound and trying new things.”

Steven Wilson previously announced his 2018 UK Tour in support of his fifth studio album. Visit the TPA UK & Eire Gig Guide for these dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

01/07/17: Phil Collins adds more shows to rescheduled tour dates

Phil Collins has added six new UK shows to the two rescheduled dates from June. Phil Collins was forced to cancel the two Royal Albert Hall concerts when he fell in his hotel room, prior to the two London shows.

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet: Live 2017 UK Tour

22/11/17: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
24/11/17: Arena, Sheffield
26/11/17: Royal Albert Hall, London*
27/11/17: Royal Albert Hall, London*
29/11/17: Arena, Manchester
01/12/17: Glasgow SSE Hydro
02/12/17: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
03/12/17: Genting Arena, Birmingham
*rescheduled June date

Tickets for the new shows will go on sale 04/07/2017 via Phil Collins website…

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