Category Archives: Tour Announcements

Progressive Rock Bands Credo and Comedy of Errors to Begin Joint UK Tour in February 2012

Credo
British prog bands Credo and Comedy of Errors will be touring the UK together in February 2012. Credo will present music from their successful Against Reason album.

Credo

Credo was formed in 1992 by guitarist Tim Birrell, bassist Jim Murdoch, lyricist and keyboard player Mick Stovold, drummer Paul Clark and vocalist Mark Colton. The band played their first live show in Aldershot in April 1992 as Ad Hoc, temporarily changing their name to Chequered Past before settling on ‘Credo’ in 1993.

Credo released their debut album – Field of Vision – in 1994, to some success in the UK and Neo Prog strongholds across Europe. The original intention was just to sell the album at gigs on cassette, but UK label Cyclops approached the band, signed them up and released the album on CD shortly after.

Extensive touring followed, when suddenly Mick Stovold decided to leave the band. His replacement, keyboardist Mike Varty (Landmarq, Shadowland, Janison Edge, Mick Pointer’s Marillion / Script For A Jesters Tour), marked the emergence of the Credo we hear today.

Following a horrific run of bad luck, ill health and assorted disasters, Credo continued with a new drummer, Martin Meads. Their second album titled Rhetoric came out in 2005 on the F2 label. The Rhetoric Tour culminated in a fabulous show in Katowice, Poland that was released as a double live album and DVD – This is What We Do.

Credo’s latest album, Against Reason, was released on 11 April 2011 on the F2 label. The current line-up includes Mark Colton on vocals & percussion, Mike Varty on keyboards & backing vocals, Tim Birrell on electric & acoustic guitars, Martin Meads on drums, Jim Murdoch on bass & backing vocals.

Comedy of Errors

Progressive rock band Comedy of Errors was founded in January 1984 with members coming from in and around the Glasgow area, Scotland. The line-up included vocalist Joe Cairney (vocals), keyboardist Jim Johnston, drummer John MacPhee, guitarist Mike Barnard and bassist Steve Stewart (bass), who was replaced by Mark Spalding. Various lineup changes followed as did the music and eventually the project faded away.

One man however kept faith in the original concept, dropped out of the prog scene completely, stayed in his room, kept writing new material and revising songs and waited…and waited…. It was hoped these mini-rock symphonies would, at some point in the future, see the light of day and find an appreciative audience. And so it was, thanks to those who kept faith in the music, the new incarnation of Comedy Of Errors came to release their debut album Disobey. The line-up on Disobey features original members Joe Cairney (vocals), Jim Johnston (keyboards, guitars), Mark Spalding (guitars, bass and backing vocals. Guersts include Bruce Levick on drums and Hew montgomery on bass.

Tour Dates

Thursday 2nd February

Riffs Bar,
Greatfield Swindon, SN4 8EQ Doors 7.00

Friday 3rd February

The Lexington,
Pentonville Road, London
Doors 7.30pm
CRS Shop

Saturday 4th February

The Wesley Centre,
Maltby, Rotherham
Doors 7pm
CRS Shop

Sunday 5th February

B2, Brickmakers, Norwich
Doors 7pm
CRS Shop

Synthesist Robert Rich Announces Australian Tour

Robert Rich
Robert Rich will be bringing his ambient and global electronica sounds Australia in January-February 2012.

Robert Rich, one of the leading musicians in the electronic music scene, has a new CD titled Medicine Box.

A California native, Rich began experimenting with electronics at a young age. By the early 1980s he was recording and performing his own sustained sound environments and improvised music.

Tour dates

Friday January 27-30 – Rainbow Serpent Festival (Melbourne)

Wednesday February 1 – Lecture at SAE Melbourne

Friday February 3 – Harmonic Spaces Exhibition – Byron Bay
Venue: Byron Bay Community Centre.
Time Slot: 6-8pm

Saturday-Sunday February 4-5 – available
Tuesday February 7 – Lecture at SAE Byron Bay
Wednesday February 8 – Lecture at SAE Sydney

Friday February 10 – Sydney – Independent Theatre
Ultima Thule 23rd Anniversary Concert
Tickets: theindependent.org.au/whats-on/
$49.95/ $29.95
Venue: Independent Theatre 269 Miller St, N. Sydney NSW
Starts at 8:00 PM

Saturday February 11 – Melbourne
Venue: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St Northcote 3070
Information: chalice.org.au/
Times: Artist talk 4pm,
Evening performance, doors open 7.30pm, RR slot 9.30pm

Wednesday February 15 – Lecture at SAE Brisbane

Saturday February 18 – Earth Frequency Festival – Brisbane
Sunday February 19 – Earth Frequency Festival – Brisbane
Monday February 20 – Earth Frequency Festival – Brisbane
Time Slot: Saturday 18th Feb 4-5pm, chill stage late night

Allan Holdsworth Announces 2012 Tour Dates

Allan Holdsworth
Jazz fusion legend Allan Holdsworth will be touring with Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati. The muscular jazz-rock fusion power trio is set to perform some older material from the Holdsworth’s classic repertoire as well as new tunes of his own and a few pieces of Virgil Donati.

Marbin will open the concerts in the East Coast of the United States. The band is led by Dani Rabin (guitar) and Danny Markovich (sax). They’ll be touring with Ian Stewart on bass and Justyn Lawrence on drums. Their critically acclaimed album “Breaking The Cycle” includes two legendary musicians that worked with Pat Metheny, Steve Rodby on bass and Paul Wertico on drums.

Donati/Holdsworth Band
With Virgil Donati drums, Allan Holdsworth guitar, Dennis Hamm keyboards, Jimmy Haslip bass

January 20 – Anaheim, CA (Sheraton Park Hotel)
SABIAN Night at The NAMM Show
www.sabian.com

January 22 – Studio City, Los Angeles, CA (Baked Potato)
www.thebakedpotato.com

Allan Is Back – USA Tour One Dates 2012
Allan Holdsworth with Jimmy Haslip bass and Virgil Donati drums

January 13 – San Diego, CA (Brick By Brick)
www.brickbybrick.com

January 14 – Whittier, CA (Community Theater Whittier)
www.calprog.com
Opening band: MoeTar

January 16 – Phoenix, AZ (Rhythm Room)
www.rhythmroom.com

*March 11 – Sellersville, PA** (Sellersville Theater)
www.st94.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 12 – Annapolis, MD (Ram’s Head Tavern)
www.ramsheadtavern.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 14 – Newton, NJ (The Newton Theater)
www.TheNewtonTheatre.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 15 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
www.theiridium.com

March 16 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
www.theiridium.com

March 17 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
www.theiridium.com

March 20 – Teaneck, NJ (Mexicali Live)
www.mexicalilive.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 21 – Northampton, MA (The Iron Horse)
www.iheg.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 22 – Boston, MA (Johnny D’s)
www.johnnyds.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 23 – Norfolk, CT (The Infinity Hall)
www.infinityhall.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 24 – Schenectady, NY (The Van Dyck)
www.vandycklounge.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 27 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Cosmo Music)
www.cosmomusic.ca
Opening band: Marbin

March 28 – Buffalo, NY (The Tralf Music Hall)
www.tralfmusichall.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 30 – Dayton, OH (Gilly’s Jazz)
www.gillysjazz.com
Opening band: Marbin

March 31 – Detroit, MI (The Jazz Cafe)
www.jazzcafedetroit.com
Opening band: Marbin

April 1 – Chicago, IL (Martyr’s)
www.martyrslive.com
Opening band: Marbin

April 3 – Milwaukee, WI (The Shank Hall)
www.shankhall.com
Opening band: Marbin

April 8 – San Juan Capistrano, CA (The Coach House)
www.thecoachhouse.com

European Tour 2012 – Chapter One
(opening act: Jeff Aug)

May 15 – Kassel, Germany (Schlachthof)
www.schlachthof-kassel.de

May 16 – Amstelveen, Nethrlands (P60)
www.p60.nl

May 17 – Leverkusen, Germany (Scala)
www.scala-leverkusen.de

May 18 – Tilburg, Netherland (Paradox)
www.paradoxtilburg.nl

May 19 – Paris, France (Sunset SunsideJazz Club)
www.sunset-sunside.com

May 21 – Karlsruhe, Germany (Tollhaus)
www.tollhaus.de

May 23 – Milano, Italy (La Salumeria della Musica)
www.lasalumeriadellamusica.com

May 24 – Basel, Switzerland (Grand Casino)
www.grandcasinobasel.com

May 25 – Zurich, Switzerland (Jazz Klub Moods)
www.moods.ch

Legendary Vocalist Jon Anderson to Play Select Concerts in South America

Jon Anderson - Photo by Tami Freed
Progressive rock legend and original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson will be playing a series of exclusive solo concert dates during December of 2011 in South America. Jon Anderson, who has one of the most recognizable voices in rock music, and is best known for his work with progressive rock band Yes, Vangelis and Kitaro, as well as his innovative solo efforts, recently completed a successful tour of the east coast in the United States with fellow Yes member Rick Wakeman.

Jon’s South American solo tour promises to deliver an exciting mixture of material from his prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic Yes songs, along with new compositions from his new CD ‘Survival & Other Stories‘.

Jon recently released an epic musical work titled “Open.” The recording is a return to the long-form composition that Jon Anderson is best known for, (“Close To The Edge”, “Gates of Delirium”, “Revealing” and “Awaken”). Open is a 21-minute musical journey; a pioneering effort that weaves intricate melodic and harmonic themes within a classical music framework whilst showcasing Anderson’s iconic vocals and timeless melodies throughout.

Jon Anderson South American 2011 Tour Dates:

12/03/2011 – Floripa Music Hall – Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
12/07/2011 – Teatro Oriente – Providencia, Santiago, Chile
12/09/2011 – Teatro Bourbon Country – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
12/10/2011 – Bolshoi Pub – Goiania, GO, Brazil
12/13/2011 – Citibank Hall – Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil