Mike Portnoy:“Love Letter shows the pop side of Flying Colors that we always try to incorporate. I love that all 3 of us share the lead vocals on this one: Casey on Verse 1, Neal on Verse 2, myself on the Bridge and all three of us on the Choruses…
The animated video really captures the old psychedelic technicolor pop 60’s & 70’s vibe of the song and is absolutely one my favorite videos I’ve ever been a part of!”
Neal Morse:“Love Letter was definitely a labor of love by all of us. I love the shared lead and background vocals and Steve’s guitar solo is great of course. It’s a really nice lighter side of the band especially when compared to some of the heavier things that are on the Third degree record. Very happy with this one! Kudos to Christian Rios for a great psychedelic lyric video!”
Flying Colors Third Degree will be released on October 4th and will be available as a CD Digipack, limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), a 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), and a limited edition CD box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks.
TRACK LISTING: 1. The Loss Inside (5:51) 2. More (7:10) 3. Cadence (7:40) 4. Guardian (7:11) 5. Last Train Home (10:32) 6. Geronimo (5:20) 7. You Are Not Alone (6:21) 8. Love Letter (5:10) 9. Crawl (11:14)
Deluxe CD Bonus Disc: 1. Waiting For The Sun (Unreleased Bonus Studio Track) 2. Geronimo (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix) 3. You Are Not Alone (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix) 4. Love Letter (Alternate Acoustic Arrangement & Mix) 5. Last Train Home (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix) 6. Crawl (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
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Catch one of these rare shows with this legendary band! Playing in select cities in the United States and abroad. Get up close and personal with these legendary artists at an exclusive pre-show VIP session! VIP pass includes:– Meet and greet– Photo opp (please bring your own camera)– Small framable album art signed by the whole band– Early entrance to show (time and venue permitting)
Los Angeles, CA – Although most recognizable for his starring turns in the hit TV shows Knight Rider and Baywatch along with numerous feature film appearances (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kung Fury, Click, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Dodgeball, and Marvel’s original Nick Fury: Agent Of Shield, among others) and roles on Broadway and the West End in productions of Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and The Producers, megastar David Hasselhoff is ready to tackle a different role – the role of passionately earnest pop star singing for a new global consciousness in these difficult and troubled times. It’s a role not unfamiliar to Hasselhoff whose historic performance of the chart-topping single “Looking For Freedom” on the rubble of the newly fallen Berlin Wall in 1989 became a rallying cry not just to a reunited Germany but for all of the burgeoning democracies that were swept up in the winds of change.
For his new single, “Open Your Eyes,” Hasselhoff has resurrected a song from that same decade by dark rockers The Lords Of The New Church and brought it into the present where it sounds as fresh and vital as ever. “Open your eyes to the lies right in front of you” goes the chorus, echoing the growing discomfort felt everywhere by today’s media-saturated, politically marginalized population. Hasselhoff sings the refrain with legitimate fury and conviction against a backing track created by producer Adam Hamilton and renowned guitarist for the Stooges, and member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, James Williamson. As Hasselhoff says, “I found a very relevant song that tells our story and am very proud to sing our story through this song. ‘Open Your Eyes’ is as relevant today as it was 30 years ago when it was written! Let’s make the world great again!”
To help bring the single to life, Hasselhoff has enlisted the video-making talents of Vicente & Fernando Cordero of Industrialism Films who, along with LA-based artist Dan Dowding of Media Pollution, have crafted a visual representation of the song. The video also leverages the power of social media by incorporating footage of Hoff fans from all over the globe who participated in the #EyesForHoff campaign. The final product is a video-rich in spectacle but also carries its message just as effectively as it entertains.
OPEN YOUR EYES TRACK LIST: 1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson (The Stooges) 2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars) 3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) 4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls 5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates 6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) 7. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren 8. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels 9. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry 10. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper 11. Mit 66 Jahren feat. Patrick Moraz (Yes/The Moody Blues) 12. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry 13. That’s Life
Tour Dates: 2 Oct – Swiss Life Hall – Hannover, Germany 3 Oct – Max-Schmeling-Halle – Berline, Germany 5 Oct – Haus Auensee – Leipzig, Germany 6 Oct – Olympiahalle München – Munich, Germany 8 Oct – Congress Room Dogana – Innsbruck, Austria 10 Oct – Wiener Stadthalle Halle D – Wien, Austria 12 Oct – Stadthalle Graz – Graz, Austria 14 Oct – Samsung Hall – Zürich, Switzerland 15 Oct – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany 17 Oct – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany 18 Oct – König Pilsener Arena – Oberhausen, Germany 20 Oct – Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany For more tour info, visit: http://davidhasselhoffonline.com/
Soft Machine, arguably the greatest bunch of people in circulation, featuring legendary musicians John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, is touring this Fall, mostly in the UK and there are two shows in The Netherlands.
Next year, there will many shows around Europe, and hopefully in South America as well.
FALL 2019 TOUR DATES SEP 13 – LOWESTOFT, ENGLAND (Lowestoft Jazz Festival, The Seagull Theater) OCT 10 – YORK, ENGLAND (The Crescent) OCT 11 – KINROSS, SCOTLAND (Backstage at the Green Hotel) OCT 13 – AMBLESIDE, ENGLAND (Zefferellis) OCT 16 – WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND (Robin 2) OCT 17 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (Band On The Wall) OCT 22 – MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND (Wavendon Stables) OCT 24 – NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND ( Bonington Theater) OCT 26 – LONDON, ENGLAND (HRH Prog 8 Festival, Empire Shepherds Bush) OCT 27 – SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND (HRH Prog 8 Festival, Academy) OCT 30 – CARDIFF, WALES (Earl Haig Club) OCT 31 – NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME, ENGLAND (New Victoria Theater) NOV 10 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (Mono) NOV 11 – NEWCASTLE ON TYNE, ENGLAND (The Cluny) NOV 14 – CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (Storey’s Field Center) NOV 21 – BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (Komedia) NOV 29 – TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS (Paradox) NOV 30 – ZOETERMEER, THE NETHERLANDS (De Boerderij) Thank You for Your supportLeonardo / MoonJune / Soft Machine
And we have plans to make a new album, sometimes in the late Summer of 2020, to be released in early 2021. And then, besides many more gigs across Europe and the UK, the band will go back to Japan and Asia in 2021 and as well, to the USA and Canada.
Flying Colors soar to even loftier heights with Third Degree, their third studio album in a decade. From the skittery psychedelic/classical turnaround of the lead single “More” to the Beach Boys-meet-Asia vibe of “Love Letter” to the deep emotionality of the album-ending, prog-leaning epic “Crawl,” the nine tracks that comprise Third Degree signify just how much Flying Colors are willing to explore new frontiers. With Third Degree, Flying Colors continue to fire on all cylinders – and, in the process, they also handily prove the third time’s an unquestionable sonic charm.
THIRD DEGREE PRE-ORDERS Pre-orders for Third Degree have begun! Flying Colors will release their third studio album on October 4th.
Pre-order Third Degree in four formats:– CD Digipak- Limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card)- 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card)- Limited edition box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks.
For more info and to pre-order Third Degree, click HERE!
EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER OFFER ONLY FROM RADIANT:The first 100 orders of any version will receive a small graphic signed by ALL BAND MEMBERS! VIP PASSES
Catch one of these rare shows with this legendary band! Playing in select cities in the United States and abroad.
Click HERE for the official tour dates listing! Get up close and personal with these legendary artists at an exclusive pre-show VIP session! The VIP pass includes:- Meet and greet- photo opp (please bring your own camera)- Small framable album art signed by the whole band- Early entrance to show (time and venue permitting)
Things just got a lot better for Prog Music Fans – and fans of genuine classic bands with great players. Robert Berry has assembled a killer four-piece band set to begin playing this year. For those who appreciate the fine craftsmanship of YES, ELP, Keith Emerson, Genesis, Jethro Tull, etc… are in for a real treat. Berry is riding high with his latest release “3.2: The Rules Have Changed” written with Keyboardist Keith Emerson. Berry is well known for his Bass, Vocals and as a multi-instrumentalist who’s written and toured with Carl Palmer, Steve Howe (Yes), GTR and Ambrosia to name a few. Rounding out the group are Drummer Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard), Guitarist Paul Keller (Emerson/Palmer), and Keyboardist Andrew Colyer (Circuline, Cell15, Awaken). Aside from all the heavy instrumental lifting, all four band members sing – a pleasant surprise in today’s music world. The word has been spreading quickly, and already 3.2 will be headlining at this year’s ProgStock Festival – an annual 3-Day Festival in Rahway, New Jersey this October 11-12-13. ProgStock is the gem of the Prog Music Festivals in the North East U.S. and continues to bring in more prestigious acts every year. The band will be touring North America this fall (tour dates below).
About Robert Berry: Berry is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He’s co-written with Steve Howe for the band GTR, he’s a former Ambrosia band member. He drew a lot of attention for his work re-arranging/re-recording of the YES hit “Roundabout” for Magna Carta Records, drawing some to label him as a crafty American version of Trevor Rabin. Yes, there are many similarities between the two. Now Robert Berry has announced the live touring band for the #1 Amazon and Billboard charting album, “3.2 – The Rules Have Changed” written with the late Keith Emerson. Emerson and Berry formed the band “3” in the 1980’s with Carl Palmer, and had the #9 Billboard hit “Talkin’ Bout”. Their debut album “To The Power of 3” charted well on the Geffen label – well known at the time for their other artists like Peter Gabriel.
In 2015, a radio station in Boston unearthed some old tapes from the 1988 “3” tour, and released them as a live album. After hearing that live performance, Keith Emerson was inspired to reunite with Berry, resuming work on the unfinished second “3” album, now titled “3.2”. It was released on the Frontiers Records label. With Emerson’s tragic passing in 2016, it appeared the new album might not get finished.
Spring of 2018, and Berry had worked out the details with the Emerson estate and Frontiers to complete and release the record. The first single, “Somebody’s Watching” (released May 22, 2018), saw the album debut at #3 on the Amazon hard rock charts, and generated 7,000 YouTube views in the first 36 hours, and over 12,000 views in the first week. A musical phoenix had indeed risen. The album was released on August 10, 2018, and hit #1 on Amazon, selling out in five countries on the first day, and placed on two Billboard charts. The two YouTube videos from the album currently have over 75,000 cumulative views. The new album has met with unanimous positive international acclaim from over 100 magazine articles, blog and website reviews, and FM and internet radio stations. Berry, Keegan, Keller and Colyer began live rehearsals in November 2018, and are looking forward to not only performing the great last work of Keith Emerson, but will also be pulling from Berry’s 30-year history of Progressive Rock, and also his work with Steve Howe, some from Ambrosia, some of his solo work, and of course his re-worked tribute albums for the Magna Carta label, which include the music of YES, ELP, Genesis and Jethro Tull .
Prepare Yourself… Robert Berry’s new band is stacked with seasoned players!
More Than Just a Concert – It’s An Event: With his 30 year history of playing side-by-side with some of Prog and Rock music’s elite, Berry has a few entertaining stories to tell as well. So it’s more than just a concert, the shows will include an evening of firsthand stories and recollections sure to raise a few eyebrows along the way. ProgStock is one of music’s premiere interactive events where the artists and fans mingle; they hang together, drink together and bond over more than just music. The 3.2 shows will be exactly that as well – and isn’t that a welcoming idea – for fans not only to enjoy the music but to jump in the pool with the musicians that create it.
3.2 featuring Robert Berry North American Tour Dates
09/11 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club 09/12 – Redwood City, CA – Club Fox 09/13 – Pleasanton, CA – Firehouse Arts Center 09/15 – San Pedro, CA – Alvas Showroom 10/03 – Montreal, Canada – Piranha Bar 10/04 – Quebec City, Canada – La Source de la Martiniere 10/05 – Henniker, NH – The Lofaro Center of the Performing Arts (w/Randy McStine) 10/06 – Hennifer, NH – The Lofaro Center of the Performing Arts (w/Randy McStine) 10/09 – Kennett Square, PA – The Kennett Flash (w/Randy McStine) 10/10 – Roslyn, NY – My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel 10/11 – Rahway, NJ – ProgStock Festival (headlining) 10/12 – Rahway, NJ – ProgStock Festival (Robert w/Rachel Flowers) 10/13 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater (w/Brand X) 10/14 – New York City – Iridium Jazz Club (w/Randy McStine, plus Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X) 10/16 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage (w/ Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X) 10/17 – Cincinnati, OH – TBA 10/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theater (w/ Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X, plus Andre Cholmondeley from Project/Object) 10/19 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (with The Cyberiam, plus Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X) 10/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall 10/22 – Champaign-Urbana, IL – TBA (with Steve Scorfina’s Chrome and Steel) 10/23 – St. Louis, MO – FuBar (with Steve Scorfina’s Chrome and Steel) 10/24 – Farmington, MO – Centene Center 10/26 – Nashville, TN – Douglas Corners 10/27 – Atlanta – The Vista Room (with Story of a Life and Great Wide Nothing) 10/28 – Asheville, NC – TBA 10/29 – Vienna, VA – TBA 10/30 – Harrisburg, PA – Cliff’s Underground Live (formerly Gullifty’s) 11/01 – Rochester, NY – The Lovin’ Cup 11/02 – Albany, NY – TBA