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Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are pleased to announce their brand new single ‘Catch Light’, the first new music to arrive from their forthcoming new studio album out later this year. This comes on top of the beginning of their North American tour alongside Thank You Scientist.

The band comments: “Catch Light is about the pressure women feel to shrink themselves and their ideas. The song is the culmination of over a year of collaborative sonic experiments and marks a drastically new direction for the band. More to come.

Listen to ‘Catch Light’ here: https://youtu.be/r_pZNNWBnmw
Stream / download ‘Catch Light’ here: https://Bent-Knee.lnk.to/CatchLightSingle


Earlier in the year, Bent Knee embarked on their first, extensive, European tour alongside label-mates Haken and Danish act VOLA. To coincide with this they launched a video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their last album ‘Land Animal’. Watch the video for ‘Boxes’ now here: https://youtu.be/T3Zkqgw33vk

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s ‘Land Animal’, 2016’s ‘Say So’ and 2014’s ‘Shiny Eyed Babies’, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here: http://smarturl.it/BentKneeLandAnimal

Mind boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” -NPR
The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal
Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band will release their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.

Today they launch the second track taken from the album. Watch the video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here: https://youtu.be/wl7hYwca0uw

John Boegehold comments: “Dave and I wrote this a while back from the viewpoint of a guy feeling sorry for his lot in life. I love the bass tone he came up with and Ted’s guitar tone is classic 70s. Is voodoo-swamp prog a genre?

Listen to the previously released track ‘No Burden Left To Carry Here’: https://youtu.be/JOH5aWo9KfE

Of the albums musical direction, Boegehold comments: “My goal was to produce music that’s progressive and intricate while keeping things immediate and melodic.  Whether a song is four minutes or ten minutes long, I didn’t want more than a few bars go by without some kind of instrumental or vocal hook.

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.

With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.



The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order now here: https://patternseekinganimals.lnk.to/PatternSeekingAnimals

The track-listing is as follows:
1. No Burden Left To Carry
2. The Same Mistakes Again
3. Orphans Of The Universe
4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King
5. Fall Away
6. These Are My Things
7. We Write The Ghost Stories
8. No Land’s Man
9. Stars Along The Way

As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.

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InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce the signing of Philadelphia-based duo RISE TWAIN to the label, for the release of their self-titled debut album on the 6th September 2019. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright) bring their collective years of direct and varied experience in writing, performing and recording music together for their impressive debut.

The band comments:
This entire album has been a serendipitous occurrence. From the beginning writing process to the final mixes and masters, we have experienced fortunate moments that have given our endeavor a momentum all its own. Meeting Thomas Waber from InsideOut Music is an example of this. Like the writing of the songs, signing with the label felt easy and natural to do. Thomas and the staff have been wonderfully helpful and active in promoting the energy and momentum of what we started. The songs carry this force in them. You’ll feel it from the first note of the album to the last, whether listening with headphones, lights dim, or in a car with the windows open and alive. Check this music out!

Rise Twain
Brett William Kull & J.D. Beck
June, 2019”

Talking of how the duo came together: “I produced an album for J.D.’s original band, The Scenic Route”, says Kull, describing his first meeting with Beck in 2007. “They were a rocky, progressive kind of band, like a Jeff Buckley kind of thing. I was immediately drawn to his vocals. He’s such a strong singer.” Kull says he and Beck immediately hit it off, what he describes as an “inevitable connection.

Adds Beck, “I just knew I had to work with Brett on a higher level. When I came in to cut the vocals on the Scenic Route album, the way we worked together…some people you just gel with, and then some people you have a barrier with. Brett and I gelled.” They spoke of one day collaborating on their own project, which finally surfaces as Rise Twain.

Discussing the album’s musical direction, Beck notes, “There’s not a typical structural theme that we use over and over and over. ‘Organic’ is a word that comes to mind. Seeking openness through simplicity and allowing the complexity of music to exist without the necessity of overly packing it or overly processing it. With that we were able to achieve such a broad spectrum of sound, and a colossal sense of its existence, without having to have a billion guitars and a billion things put over top. There’s some colouring with strings and other embellishments, but it really is something very simple and stripped down, and it’s awesome.

Kull adds, “There’s a lot of complexity in this, but it’s not overt in the least bit. But yet, when you get into it, there’s all this really rich harmonic and dynamic stuff going on.

RISE TWAIN are:
J.D. Beck: Piano, lead and backing vocals
Brett William Kull: Guitars, bass, keys, percussion, lead and backing vocals

Look out for more information on the debut album from RISE TWAIN, as well as the first taste of music, in the coming weeks.

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https://twitter.com/RiseTwain

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Band to include special guests Animals as Leaders, Jason Richardson, and Andy McKee during select dates on The Distance Over Time European Festival Tour beginning June 2019


Dream Theater, two-time GRAMMY-nominated and millions-selling progressive music forerunners are set to kick off their European festival tour, beginning in Solvesborg, Sweden on June 7th.  Performing over 30 concerts in the nearly two month span, each date will feature a specially curated set list of material spanning the band’s illustrious career as titans of the Prog genre. Each festival performance will have the band playing to a fresh audience throughout Europe, presenting not only established catalog classics, but also new fan favorites from the band’s most recent studio album, the 14th in their history, Distance Over Time. Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the world. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOut Music/Sony Music.

The band look forward to bringing their show to Europe for the Summer festival season, and in many cases, with some special guest participation. Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess reveals that the band “are incredibly excited about these upcoming European festivals that will feature great friends of ours, some fantastic musicians!”  Expanding on the quote, founding member, producer, and guitarist John Petrucci identifies the specific artists Dream Theater invited to perform with them on some select dates throughout June and July, enthusiastically stating that “Some of my personal favorite players who I’ve had the pleasure of sharing stages with have agreed to come out to Europe with us.  We can’t wait to bring this amazing show to our fans in Europe, and I’m incredibly excited that we get to do so alongside some unbelievable artists like Andy McKee, Jason Richardson, and Tosin Abasi with Animals as Leaders.

The following dates will feature the additional artists, as noted:

June 15 – (DE) Oberhausen, w/ Andy McKee
June 17 – (LU) Luxembourg, w/ Andy McKee
June 19 – (SE) Gavle, w/ Andy McKee

June 23 – (CH) Pratteln, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 25 – (NL) Ghent, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 26 – (DE) Dresden, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 27 – (DE) Berlin, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland

June 30 – (DK) Aarhus, w/ Animals As Leaders + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 02 – (GR) Athens, w/ Animals As Leaders + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland

July 03 – (BG) Sofia, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 06 – (IT) Turin, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 09 – (MT) Valletta, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 10 – (IT) Taormina/Sicily, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland

Complete Dream Theater tour dates available here:
http://dreamtheater.net/tour/

Beginning on June 7th in Sweden and concluding July 26th in Romania, Dream Theater are set to bring their particular brand of progressive music to European audiences for the first time since the immensely successful release of Distance Over Time. Rudess expands on his enthusiasm for the opportunity to share the festival stage with such talented artists as “Animals as Leaders, Jason Richardson who will feature Luke Holland on drums, and the amazing Andy McKee who is one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitar players…“.  Vocalist James LaBrie shares his excitement for the European festival tour, emphasizing how Dream Theater is “looking forward to it, and it’s going to be a kick-ass show…see you real soon!

Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie – Lead Vocals
John Petrucci – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jordan Rudess – Keyboards
John Myung – Bass Guitars
Mike Mangini – Drums, Percussion

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SONS OF APOLLO – former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) — are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on the 30th August 2019.

‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra & choir, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, Standalone Blu-Ray & Digital Album.

Mike Portnoy comments: “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.

This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in Jan 2020″


The track-listing is as follows:
CD 1:
1. God Of The Sun
2. Signs Of The Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme  
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost In Oblivion
8. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me)
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus

CD 2:
1. Kashmir
2. Gates Of Babylon
3. Labyrinth
4. Dream On
5. Diary Of A Madman
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. Hell’s Kitchen
9. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines In The Sand

CD 3:
1. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
2. And The Cradle Will Rock
3. Coming Home



Released October 20th 2017 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS


PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY picked up fantastic reviews upon release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:

Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. Sons of Apollo are simply a group that are super.” – Classic Rock

Psychotic Symphony is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.” – Prog Magazine

God-like in conception, stellar in ambition and perfection in delivery.” – Metal Talk

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Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett, recently announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’ on the 5th July 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampirate trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’.

Today he launches the second single from the album, and you can watch the video for ‘Meet Your Maker’ here: https://youtu.be/GrnpnWhKLPs

Nad comments: “This song features the fabulous Tania Doko on vocals, Tony Levin on bass and Nick D’Virgilio on drums. The rest is all handled by yours truly. ‘Meet Your Maker’ is a typical song, where still in the realm of prog – I bring in my R&B/soul influences combined with rock and dark theater. I don’t hear anyone else making that kind of noise at the moment, so I believe this is a unique piece of music, delivered by first rate musicians and production. So I’m very pleased with it.

Listen to previous single ‘I Am The Sea’ here: https://youtu.be/5-p4YTwAjHU

Work on ‘The Regal Bastard’ began in August 2017, when the vocalist began to record.

What I tend to do is put down my ideas, and then send these to the proper musicians, who are then free to develop them in their own ways. I can then cherry pick from what they subsequently send me.
I have had to take a number of breaks, though, from working on this album, due to other commitments. So, it’s never been a case of me devoting all of my time to the project. But what this has done is allow me to return to it refreshed after time away, and able to take a different perspective on it all.” The record was finished over the last two-month period, with Nad working mammoth 15-20 hour days in order to complete it before his tour with Steve Hackett began. “The music to the title track was finished in early 2018, but the lyrics and the vocal delivery was all done in two days and finished on the same day I went to master the album. But it worked!

Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life.

Almost everyone who worked on ‘The Bride Said No’ is back with me again. Anders Wollbeck has again co-written two songs and plays an array of instruments as well as co producing them. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D’Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on ‘Honey I’m Home’, there’s a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.
‘The Regal Bastard’ will be released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order the album here:
https://nadsylvanmusic.lnk.to/TheRegalBastard

The full-track-listing can be found below:
1. I Am The Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I’m Home
8. Diva Time (Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus Track)

Nad comments: “For me, this is the best of the three records. I honestly believe it will delight the fans. It is maybe not as riff heavy as the others. I would describe the sound as coming from the notion of pop going prog, with R’n’B elements in there as well. It is very soulful. But that suits my style. I am a vocal chameleon, and you’ll hear that throughout. It is the finest possible way to bring the trilogy to an end.

Nad will spend most of 2019 touring once again with Steve Hackett, as he celebrates the 40 years anniversary of “Spectral Mornings”, as well as the Genesis classic ‘Selling England By The Pound’. Find the full list of dates here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have announced a European headline tour for September / October 2019. These shows will be in support of their as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year. The full list of dates is as follows:

14th September – Leffingeleuren, Leffinge, Belgium
15th September – Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
16th September – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17th September – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
19th September – Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany
20th September – Sommercasino, Basel, Switzerland
22nd September – La Santeria, Milan, Italy
23rd September – Strom, Munich, Germany
25th September – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
26th September – The Stage Club, Hamburg, Germany
27th September – Forum, Bielefeld, Germany
29th September – The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
30th September – The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
1st October – Oslo, London, UK
2nd October – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
3rd October – The Caves, Edinburgh, UK

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead recently celebrated 20 years of the album ‘Madonna’ with a European tour in February, performing the album in its entirety. Find a few of the reviews from that tour below:

Mistakes, regrets, chaos, exhilaration” – Prog

There was so much passion on display tonight that it felt like watching a new band” – Louder Than War

Undeniably great on record, it is through live performance that the true heart and soul of …AYWKUBTTOD comes into play” – Counteract

this is intricate stuff: not just big riffs and blistering drums, but switched-up time signatures and tracks that veer seamlessly from all-out punk thrash to meditative, dreamy asides.” – Indie Midlands

The bands most recent studio album ‘IX’ was released in 2014, which NME called ‘the Texans at their most focused and thrilling’, while Pop Matters commented ‘…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead haven’t stopped challenging themselves and their audience.

Look out for more information on the forthcoming new album soon.

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SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are soon to release their third album and InsideOutMusic debut “Origami” next week, May 24th, 2019.

SOTO are therefore now debuting a new single with the album’s opening track “HyperMania” via an intense video directed by Thiago Kiss / Conceitual Films, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x0hA9b-MuhQ

Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about “HyperMania“:
HyperMania is the 1st music video from ‘Origami’, there is a double entendre to the lyrics that actually became a triple one for the video itself, it will be fun to see how it is interpreted by viewers! Our Brazilian friend and director Thiago Kiss truly delivered the balance of frightening, erotic and artsy into this video. We are extremely proud to present to you, HYPERMANIA!

Additionally, the first part of an EPK introducing SOTO and the “Origami” album can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UvOJIj9o74

And the previously released singles off “Origami” are here:
“Origami“: https://youtu.be/n6ekK2HLC4Y
“BeLie“: https://youtu.be/httACwv8ioI

“Origami” will be released as a limited digipak CD with a set of 3 stickers and a bonus track, 180g vinyl LP including the entire album on CD (Available either on black vinyl or in strictly limited coloured runs as follows: 200x Light Blue vinyl from CM Distro Europe & 100x Lilac vinyl from the band themselves!), and as digital download. The album comes packaged with classy artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Machine Head, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy).

Pre-order the album here: https://SOTO.lnk.to/Origami

The full track-listing of ’Origami‘ is as follows:
1. HyperMania
2. Origami
3. BeLie
4. World Gone Colder
5. Detonate
6. Torn
7. Dance With The Devil
8. AfterGlow
9. Vanity Lane
10. Give In To Me
11. KMAG * (Bonus Track)


SOTO started in 2015 derived from the ideal of Jeff Scott Soto wanting to return to his heavier roots. So far they released 2 albums, “Inside The Vertigo“ (2015) and “DIVAK“ (2016), taking a short break while Jeff embarked on the supergroup Sons Of Apollo, alongside Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Bumblefoot.

Now SOTO are returning under the same umbrella as Sons Of Apollo, having signed with InsideOutMusic. The new album “Origami“ contains material that continues to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.

SOTO will hit South America for live dates in May and intend to be touring worldwide throughout 2019 following the release of the new album.

SOTO – Line-Up:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals
Jorge Salan – Guitar
Tony Dickinson – Bass
BJ – Keys/Guitar
Edu Cominato – Drums

SOTO online:
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www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial
www.twitter.com/SOTOtheBand
www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto
www.twitter.com/jeffscottsoto

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Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS are soon to wrap up work on their 6th studio album, expected to be released later in 2019 via InsideOutMusic. Additionally, LEPROUS have already announced their next tour across Europe and the UK for November with support by The Ocean (* Unless otherwise indicated!) and label-mates Port Noir with the following dates.


 


LEPROUS, The Ocean & Port Noir – European Tour 2019:


01/11 – LU Esch, Rockhal


02/11 – NL Zwolle, Hedon


03/11 – NL Leiden, Gebr. De Nobel


04/11 – DE Berlin, Kesselhaus *


05/11 – DE Cologne, Kantine *


06/11 – DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp *


07/11 – BE Antwerp, Zappa


08/11 – UK London, ULU


09/11 – UK Manchester, Academy 2


11/11 – CH Zurich, Plaza


12/11 – FR Paris, Cabaret Sauvage


13/11 – FR Lyon, CCO


14/11 – FR Biarritz, Atabal


18/11 – IT Parma, Campus Music Industry


19/11 – DE Munich, Freiheiz *


20/11 – AT Vienna, Szene


21/11 – CZ Prague, Palac Akropolis *


22/11 – DE Dresden, Beatpol *


23/11 – PL Wroclaw, Pralnia


24/11 – DE Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich *


25/11 – DK Copenhagen, Lille Vega


26/11 – SE Gothenburg, Pustervik


27/11 – SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben


* No The Ocean!


 


Tickets are on sale as of today, Wednesday May 15th.


Check here for further details: http://leprous.net/tours.html


 


LEPROUS commented: We’re super stoked to announce a new European tour this fall, to support the release of the upcoming album. We’re bringing along the great The Ocean and the super talented Port Noir! We promise to deliver a fresh and different LEPROUS show, and we’re aiming to take the performance to new heights!”


 


LEPROUS will also play the following shows this summer:


LEPROUS Live:


07/06 – NO Bergen, Close To The Rain


09/06 – PT Tomar, Comendatio Music Fest


22/06 – FI Nummijarvi, Nummirock


29/06 – ES Madrid, Download Madrid


07/07 – UK Newark, UK Tech Fest


12/07 – TU Istanbul, Zorlu PSM


13/07 – GR Athens, Athens Rocks


23/08 – RO Suceava, Bucovina Rock Castle


15/09 – FR Raismes, Raismes Fest


And more dates to be announced soon…


 


LEPROUS most recently released a single of a cover of Massive Attack’s “Angel“
Check out its video here: https://youtu.be/5VaRCjRpWBE


And the single here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Angel  


Previously, LEPROUS released the stand-alone digital single “Golden Prayers”, which can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/9urirKOhgi0 and here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/GoldenPrayersSingle


 


And make sure to check out material off “Malina”, the latest album (Released in August 2017) by LEPROUS here:
“From The Flame” (Video): https://youtu.be/FZSlX1zXnfM
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Video): https://youtu.be/jk63FcCIw9g
“Illuminate” (Video): https://youtu.be/Tl4gwOMrJiQ
“Bonneville” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx_VUb9Bd5c
“Coma” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjr_jEQjKQ


“Mirage” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://youtu.be/nAymiEANito


 


“Malina” hit various sales charts upon release: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.


“Malina” is available as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (+ extended booklet & bonus-track) and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (+ poster, bonus-track & entire album on CD), also as limited coloured editions.


Order the physical formats of choice from IOM here: https://smarturl.it/LeprousIOM
“Malina” is also available digitally here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina


 


LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel


 


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This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23724&IdCompany=8

For one night only at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be performing two of rock’s most iconic albums, Leftoverture and Point Of Know Return, in their entireties. On Saturday, December 14, 2019, KANSAS will be showcasing the two multi-platinum albums as well as other fan favorites. Ultimate Classic Rock announced the concert event here: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kansas-beacon-2019.

Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 17, 2019. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.

KANSAS premiered the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour in 2016 to celebrate the band’s breakthrough album. What started as a concept of 10 concerts grew to more than 80 performances in select cities throughout 2016-2017. Based on that popularity, KANSAS followed that tour up with the even more successful Point Of Know Return Anniversary Tour in 2018. Those performances will extend into 2020 and have already performed to large and enthusiastic audiences in cities including Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Worcester, MA; Clearwater, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and Los Angeles, CA.

In 1976, KANSAS released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Carry On Wayward Son,” along with fan favorites such as “The Wall,” “Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” and “What’s On My Mind,” Leftoverture became the band’s breakthrough album. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold.

In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point Of Know Return. Containing the iconic million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point Of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling studio album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.

Leftoverture and Point of Know Return are KANSAS’s two biggest albums,” comments KANSAS drummer and original member Phil Ehart. “We did more than 80 shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We are currently performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety in select cities. So, for one night, we thought it would be exciting for fans to see us perform both albums. We felt this concert would be a great way to put an exclamation point on 2019, before the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour resumes at the end of January.

Performances on the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour begin with an acoustic set of some KANSAS favorites before the band breaks into an extended set featuring the traditional KANSAS “wall of sound.”

You do not find many theaters more famous than The Beacon Theatre in New York City,” adds KANSAS guitarist Zak Rizvi. “Add in being in New York City during the holidays, as someone who grew up an avid KANSAS fan, this is a concert I would travel to attend. Between touring and recording a new album, 2019 was already set up to be incredible for the band. This concert will really cap it off.

KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist Tom Brislin, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. Originally formed in 1973 in Topeka, KS, the band’s documentary film KANSAS: Miracles Out of Nowhere is currently being broadcast on AXSTV. KANSAS has released 15 studio albums, including its most recent release The Prelude Implicit (2016), and plans to release of another new studio album in 2020. With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to ‘carry on;’ performing in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.

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www.twitter.com/kansasband

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