Category Archives: Tour Announcements

The Flower Kings & Neal Morse Band European Tour 2013

The Flower Kings
The Flower Kings
Renowned Swedish progressive rock band The Flower Kings and the Neal Morse Band will be touring Europe in February and March of 2013.

The Flower Kings has a new album titled “Banks Of Eden” while Neal Morse recently released “Momentum” and has an upcoming boxed set titled Live Momentum recorded live October 11th, 2012 at The High Line Ballroom in New York City.

The Flower Kings, led by guitarist Roine Stolt, played an essential role in the progressive rock scene in the 1990s and is still going strong, with its mix of classic symphonic progressive rock and occasional incursions into hard rock. Neal Morse was a member of progressive rock band Spock’s Beard. His style is a mix of progressive rock, hard rock and evangelical Christian pop.

We hope to make every evening special – with jamming and interacting – a modern “The Last Waltz” that can happen with 11 musicians, no egos and 3,5 hours to kill,” says Roine Stolt. “There were the times of Fillmore East & Fillmore West in the USA in late 60’s, it had all these insanely great bills every time, it’s rock history and it’s been in our system since we were teenagers.

With The Flower Kings we have fans seeing 4 or 5 shows of a tour and we want to surprise them too. We love our fans dearly and we even know many of them, not only by face, but by name. Those smiling faces are the true reward and it’s like seeing old friends. I know so many fans in Peru, Argentina, Indonesia, Greece, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Finland, Norway etc. want to see a show like this, but for geographic, political or health reasons don’t have the chance or funds to get to a show like this.

But we want to step into their living rooms and bring this joy to everyone, every age so we are planning to record the show, for a future release. Just having 11 musicians on tour together will be great – the sheer musicality onboard that bus will most likely make it implode. We are all looking forward to this grand adventure in February 2013 and to play together and bring all this talent together for a night to remember.”

22 February SE Stockholm, Bryggarsalen

23February SE Malmoe, KB

25 February GER Hamburg, Markthalle

26 February GER Köln, Live Music Hall

27 February CH Pratteln, Z7

28 February ITA Milan, Live Club

1 March ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2

2 March ES Madrid, Sala But

5 March GER Russelheim, Das Rind

6 March NL Zoetermeer, Boerderij

7 March UK London, The Electric Ballroom

Steve Hackett to Present Special Genesis Production in Germany in 2013

Steve Hackett
Progressive rock icon Steve Hackett will present a special production in Germany. With this tour, the former Genesis guitarist will perform the band’s repertoire exclusively from the 1971 list to the 1977 period for the first time. It summarizes the songs that were co-written by Steve Hackett, including classics like ‘Supper’s Ready’, ‘Dancing with the Moonlit Knight’ and ‘The Musical Box’. Nad Sylvan will present on tour some songs as lead singer.

Steve Hackett recently released a new album titled Genesis Revisited II, where he revisits many of the best loved songs from his progressive rock-era Genesis years.

29 April, 2013 Germany- Leipzig – Haus Auensee
30 April, 2013 Germany- Stuttgart – Theaterhaus
2 May, 2013 Germany- München – Herkulessaal
3 May, 2013 Germany- Mainz – Phönixhalle
5 May, 2013 Germany- Oberhausen – Luise-Albertz-Halle
6 May, 2013 Germany- Hamburg – Kampnagel Deutschland
10 May, 2013 Germany- London – Hammersmith Apollo
11 May, 2013 Germany- Cardiff – St. David’s Hall
12 May, 2013 UK- Liverpool – Philharmonic
14 May, 2013 UK- Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
15 May, 2013 UK- Gateshead – The Sage
16 May, 2013 UK- Birmingham – Symphony Hall

Tickets are available at all authorized ticket agencies.

Avant-Garde Czech Band DVA Touring the United States

DVA, an avant-garde music band from Brno in the Czech Republic is currently touring the United States. DVA’s members sing in their own language, using guitar, loops, clarinet, saxophone, midi clarinet, megaphone, toys and voice.

Band members are Bara and Jan Kratochvil. In addition to their regular albums, DVA also composes music for theatre, movies, and computer games (Botanicula).

The band’s discography includes the Kapitán demo (2007), the Caligari soundtrack (2007), Fonók (2008), the compilation Kolektt8 (2009), Hu (2010), and the Botanicula soundtrack (2012)

Tour dates:

October 3 – US – New York – SUNY Purchase
October 6 – US – New York – Street festival
October 7 – US – Los Angeles – IndieCade festival

The Enid to go on Tour in September 2012

The Enid
Veteran symphonic progressive rock band The Enid will be touring the UK in September 2012. The tour begins this year in Bury. The Enid will be performing their favorite revisited works from across the Arise and Shine trilogy.

Risen (Volume II in the Arise and Shine series) was sold out so the band is going to re-press both volumes I and II as a spectacular double digipack with new artwork. The deluxe new packaging will be ready for the Enid’s September shows.

1st September

The Met, Bury
Box Office: 0161 761 2216

6th September

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Box office: 01284 758000

7TH September

Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Box Office: 0870 3207000

8th September

Maltings, Farnham
Box Office: 01252 745444

22nd September

Playhouse, Whitley Bay
Box Office: 0844 277 2771

30th September

Summers End Festival

Peter Gabriel Will Tour North America To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘So’

Peter Gabriel
British rock star Peter Gabriel announced that he will return to American and Canadian stages to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking album So.

The tour, entitled back to front, will feature the entire iconic album So. The tour will include Gabriel and many of the members of the original band he toured with 25 years ago. In addition to So’s songs from start to finish, Gabriel will also perform some of his other biggest hits.

To coincide with the tour, So will be re-issued on September 17th in Europe and September 18th in the United States as a CD, special edition 3-CD set, and Super Deluxe Box Set.

Peter Gabriel was the vocalist of the legendary band Genesis during its progressive rock era. So is the best-selling solo album and debuted at the top of the music charts around the world eventually going 5-times platinum and becoming one of the most groundbreaking albums of the 1980’s.

So includes hits such as “Sledgehammer,” “Big Time,” “Red Rain,” the haunting duet “Don’t Give Up” with Kate Bush, and one of the most iconic songs of all time “In Your Eyes.”

Peter Gabriel – So

The songs were also part of the emerging video revolution and the “Sledgehammer” became one of the most awarded videos of its time. To this date, “Sledgehammer” remains the most played video of all time on MTV.

Tour dates

16 September – Colisee Pepsi Quebec City, QC
18 September – Bell Centre Montreal, QC
19 September – Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
21 September – vWells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
23 September – Nikon at Jones Beach Wantaugh, NY
24 September – TD Garden Boston, MA
26 September – Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI
27 September – United Center Chicago, IL
30 September – Red Rocks Denver, CO
2 October – HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
5 October – Planet Hollywood Showroom Las Vegas, NV
6 October – Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
9 October – Santa Barbara County Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

(Additional dates could be announced and itinerary subject to change)

Synthesist Robert Rich Announces Summer Tour Dates

Robert Rich at Nearfest
Renowned American electronic music artist Robert Rich has announced a series of concerts lined up for June and July 2012. This will be a short tour, with a quick loop around the Midwest, then a big solo concert back home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Concert dates:

Saturday June 16: Denver, Colorado

House concert (in Parker, CO 80134)
Pre-paid reservation only, $25

Tues. June 19: Dallas, Texas
Loft concert at SouthSide on Lamar, Blue Room
Pre-paid reservation only, $25
Doors open 7:00, Performance 8:00

Friday June 22: Kansas City, Missouri
Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station
With skydome visuals
$15, 8:00 PM, doors at 7:30
30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Tickets through

Sunday June 24: Louisville, Kentucky
Rauch Planetarium – Gheens Science Center
With skydome visuals
8:00 PM, $15
University of Louisville
108 W. Brandeis Ave. Louisville KY 40208
Advance Tickets:
(502) 852-6664 (Planetarium Info)

June 28-July 1: Rothbury, Michigan
Electric Forest Festival
Paxahau Stage, Sherwood Forest

Sunday July 22: San Jose, California
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
With guest musicians and visuals
7:30 PM, $20 advanced, $25 day of show
1700 Alum Rock Ave. (corner S. King Rd.)
Advanced tickets direct from Robert Rich’s organization, no service charge:

The Reasoning & Touchstone Announce Fall 2012 Tour

Progressive rock band The Reasoning and metal band Touchstone will be touring The Netherlands, Germany and the UK during September and October of 2012.

Based in Cardiff (Wales), The Reasoning features four times winner of the UK’s Classic Rock Society’s Best Female Vocalist award Rachel Cohen; along with Tony Turrell (keyboards/vocals), Matthew Cohen (bass), and Jake Bradford-Sharp (drums). Keith Hawkins (guitars) is the band’s newest member. He joined in 2012 following the sudden and widely publicized disappearance of guitarist Owain Roberts.

The Reasoning’s 2006 debut Awakening included a guest appearance from Marillion’s Steve Rothery and garnered worldwide critical acclaim. Dark Angel, released in 2008, continued to expand the band’s international fan base.

In 2009 The Reasoning’s first single, a cover of the Duran Duran classic The Chauffeur, reached No.2 in the Amazon Download Chart, and their third studio album, Adverse Camber (April 2010) demonstrated a new confidence and maturity. In response to popular demand, a limited edition album – Acoustically Speaking – was also released in 2010, and featured re-workings of some older tracks.

In July 2010, The Reasoning opened the final day of the inaugural High Voltage festival in London. The band’s performance won them many new fans. This was released on DVD shortly afterwards.

2011 saw the band perform at the Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest) in the USA, and they released their first live album at the end of last year, titled Live in the USA: The Bottle of Gettysburg.

In 2012 The Reasoning signed a worldwide deal with the Esoteric / Cherry Red. A new studio album is scheduled for September, and a four-track EP of brand new material was released in March 2012.

Tour dates

September 27, 2012 – Poppodium W2 Den Bosch NL
September 28, 2012 Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen NL
September 29, 2012 Dru Cultuurfabriek Ulft NL
September 30, 2012 Bergkeller Reichenbach Germany
October 1, 2012 Logo Hamburg Germany
October 12, 2012 The Garage London UK
October 13, 2012 TBC
October 14, 2012 The Globe Cardiff UK
October 15, 2012 The Robin 2 Bilston UK
October 16, 2012 The Duchess York UK

Focus Announces Fall 2012 Tour Dates

After its successful South American and 2012 Dutch and Belgian tour, Dutch progressive rock band announced its Fall European tour. This new series of concerts will take the legendary band to Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.

The current Focus band features founder Thijs van Leer on keyboards, flute and vocals; veteran Focus musician Pierre van der Linden on drums; and newer Menno Gootjes on guitar and Bobby Jacobs on bass.

Focus has a new DVD titled “More or Less…” Also available on DVD: ‘Live Beyond Reality,’ a live show including ‘Beyond Reality’ album in its entirety.

The group’s latest recording is Focus 9 / New Skin.

Tour dates

September 27 – Reichenbach Bergkeller GER
September 28 – Palenberg Outbaix Music Club GER
September 29 – Leverkusen Venue tbc GER
October 26 – Nieuwendijk Xinix NL
October 27 – Lelystad Underground NL
November 08 – Buxton Opera House UK
November 09 – Hessle Town Hall UK
November 10 – Glasgow The Ferry UK
November 11 – Hebden Bridge Trades Club UK
November 13 – Wolverhampton Robin 2 UK
November 14 – Runcorn The Brindley UK
November 15 – Barnsley Birdwell UK
November 16 – Fletching Trading Boundaries UK
November 17 – Tavistock The Wharf UK
November 18 – Sutton Boom Boom Club UK
November 19 – Milton Keynes The Stables UK
November 20 – Chislehurst Beaverwood Club UK

Fusion Guitar Maestro Allan Holdsworth To Begin European Tour in May 2012

Allan Holdsworth Band
Renowned British guitarist Allan Holdsworth will be touring Europe in may 2012. The legendary fusion musician will be performing at festivals in Norway, top venues in Berlin, Hamburg, Milano, Zurich, and France. The Allan Holdsworth Band will feature drummer Virgil Donati and bassist Jimmy Haslip.

The support act for the tour will be solo acoustic instrumental fingerstyle guitarist eff Aug who just completed a 9-country tour in 24 hours.

Tour dates

04.05.2012 DE-Berlin, Quasimodo*

05.05.2012 DE-Halle, Objekt5*

06.05.2012 DE-Hamburg, Fabrik*

07.05.2012 DE-Hannover, Jazz Club

10.05.2012 NO-Trondheim, Jazzfest

12.05.2012 NO-Stavanger, MaiJazz*

15.05.2012 DE-Kassel, Schlachthof*

16.05.2012 NL-Amstelveen, P60*

17.05.2012 DE-Leverkusen, Scala*

18.05.2012 NL-Tilburg, Paradox*

19.05.2012 FR-Paris, Sunset – Sunside* (8pm & 10pm)

20.05.2012 FR-Paris, Sunset – Sunside* (7pm & 9pm)

21.05.2012 DE-Karlsruhe, Tollhaus*

22.05.2012 CH-Basel, Grand Casino*

23.05.2012 IT-Milan, Accademia del Suono (Virgil Donati Masterclass)

23.05.2012 IT-Milan, Salumeria della Musica*

24.05.2012 CH-Lugano, Sala Metrò (Virgil Donati Masterclass)

25.05.2012 CH-Zürich, Moods*

26.05.2012 DE-Aschaffenburg, Colo-saal*

*Support: Jeff Aug

Focus Begins Low Countries Tour

Back from its successful South American tour, legendary progressive rock band Focus has announced its spring 2012 Dutch and Belgian tour.

The current Focus line-up includes founder Thijs van Leer on keyboards, flute and vocals and Pierre van der Linden on drums together with new members Menno Gootjes on guitar and Bobby Jacobs on bass.

Focus has a new DVD titled “More or Less…” Also available on DVD: ‘Live Beyond Reality,’ a live show including ‘Beyond Reality’ album in its entirety.

The group’s latest recording is Focus 9 / New Skin.

Tour dates

April 07
Bosuil NL

April 11
Spirit of 66 BE

April 15
Gigant NL

April 20
Podium de Kelder NL

April 21
De Roma BE

April 22
Perron 55 NL

May 05
Bevrijdingsfestival NL