KING LLAMA Hitting Big Stages This Season

Los Angeles based Rock Fusion trio, King Llama, is hitting some big stages this year with their album, RETURN TO OX. Happening right now is a South American tour. Look out as King Llama performs at a few notable festivals, including 2 days at Summer Camp Festival in Chillicothe IL this Memorial Day weekend, and Progtoberfest in Chicago on Saturday 10/21.
As the band is now touring in Argentina and Chile, they will also be recording a new live music video in the historical studio “Zanezi” in Mendoza. Look out for these releases this summer!

RETURN TO OX – recorded and produced with Dave Schiffman at East West Studios in Los Angeles – is available in all mediums including a double LP (vinyl), and can easily be found through the band’s website: www.kingllama.com

Canada’s profilprog.com says it best: “The album is a great success. Each title is deploying a multiplicity of environments covering a broad stylistic spectrum (from jazz to metal) and offers many variations of dynamic, alternating saturation and its clear epileptic breaks, harmonic progressions in black textures and air.“
Relix Magazine hits home with this: “King Llama draw from an impressive range of musical styles to forge their own brand of acid-jazz and prog-rock.”
King Llama has certainly forged their own style of fusion, and each show they perform more than demonstrates their ability to surprise the ear with fresh and clever approaches towards composition.

KING LLAMA on the Road:
May 4 Willys Bar, Chacras, Mendoza, Argentina
May 5 Al Toque, San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina
May 6 Sala Hugo del Carril, San Luis, Argentina
May 7 N8 Studio, Mendoza, Argentina
May 11 Maal Wines, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
May 12 Centro Cultural Rojas Magallanes, Santiago, Chile
May 13 Alfonsi, San Felipe, Chile
May 14 Bar 1, Santiago, Chile
May 18 Estudio Locatel, Zona Norte, Buenos Aires
May 19 Centro Cultural Leon Leon, Buenos Aires
May 20 Detroit, Morón, Buenos Aires
May 21 Quetzal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 25 Summer Camp Festival, Chillicothe, IL (Campfire Stage pre-party)
May 26 SummerCamp Festival, Chillicothe, IL
July 8 Casa, Costa Mesa, CA
September 16 Casa, Costa Mesa, CA
October 20 Sonic Voyage Fest, Wisconsin w/ Aisles, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
October 21 ProgtoberFest, Chicago, IL

www.KingLlama.com
www.youtube.com/kingllamamusic
www.instagram.com/kingllamamusic
twitter.com/KingllamaMusic
www.facebook.com/KingllamaMusic
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Marbin Spring Tour 2017

L2R: Dani Rabin (guitar),  Blake Jiracek (drums),  Danny Markovitch (sax), Jon Nadel (bass).
MARBIN SPRING 2017 TOUR
DANI RABIN guitar
DANNY MARKOVITCH sax
JON NADEL bass guitar
BLAKE JIRACEK drums
MARBIN, one of the biggest treasures and musical talents found by MoonJune’s honcho Leonardo Pavkovic, is a progressive instrumental jam-jazz-rock-blues-fusion band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach and encouragement by Mr. Pavkovic, MARBIN started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, MARBIN has gained tens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. MARBIN has released six albums: Marbin (2009; self-release), Breaking the Cycle (2011; MoonJune), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013; MoonJune), The Third Set (2014; MoonJune), Aggressive Hippies (2015; self-release; marketed by MoonJune), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016; self-release; marketed by MoonJune).
“The hardest working band in America! Averaging 250 shows a year!”
“Far from being just another jazz-rock fusion band, Marbin occupies their own stylistic space. More an instrumental rock band than a jazz fusion band, Marbin’s music seems to come from the guitar hero world of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Joe Bonamassa. But there’s a good deal of other stuff going on in their music. Steeped in blues, surf, and the folk music of their native Israel, in addition to jazz- rock, Marbin consistently avoids easy pigeonholing. Part of this is due to the fact that the band is based on the musical partnership of two virtuosos: guitarist Dani Rabinand saxophonist Danny Markovitch. People stopped thinking of saxophone as a virtuosic lead instrument in rock music decades ago, but Markovitch seems determined to change that view single- handedly.” – Dave Wayne, All About Jazz
“Jazz-fusion, rock, folk, blues, prog-rock, bits of heavy metal, and straight jazz…it’s all here folks in one nice little package. [Marbin is a] band that needs to be on your immediate radar if they aren’t already.” – Pete Pardo, Sea Of Tranquility
“Danny Markovitch might not be the best driver in the world, but he can play a heck of a sax, he is a monster.” – Allan Holdsworth (R.I.P.)
“Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch generate lightning fast unison choruses and dynamic solo sprees atop the rhythm section’s tight, razor-sharp focus.” – Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
​​​​​​​”Marbin is a crazy talented group making music hard to pin down but easy to appreciate. – Victor Aaron, Something Else
“Let’s just say I’m completely blown away from this group and their albums.” – Zachary Nathanson, Music From the Other Side of the Room​​​​​​​
MARBIN SPRING 2017 TOUR
For tickets and info: http://bandsintown.com/marbin
MARBIN debuts at the premier NYC club THE IRIDIUM on May 3.
For all USA booking inquires: marbinmusic@gmail.com
For all International booking: noanoamusic@moonjune.com
Marbin’s Website: http://www.marbinmusic.com
No better way to discover MARBIN than watching their video clips.
Click for the PLAY LIST: www.goo.gl/le2l3G
TO GET CDS + DOWNLOADS go to: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Marbin
Or click on the below image.
For those who like to shop on Amazon: www.goo.gl/bcGZ8N (CD + Download)
​​​​​​​MARBIN is working on their new BandCamp page to be relaunched soon! Stay tuned.
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Haken Return to North America!

It gives us great pleasure to announce our return to North America! We had an incredible time last year promoting and performing our latest album ‘Affinity’. This time round, we hope to up the ante by bringing our 10th Anniversary Tour to a whole bunch of new cities and venues, as well as revisiting some of our favorite locations!

We look forward to celebrating our career so far with all our fans and friends, old and new.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, midday EST!

23 AUG – DETROIT, MI @ THE SHELTER
24 AUG – TORONTO, ON @ LEE’S PALACE
25 AUG – MONTREAL, QC @ CLUB SODA
26 AUG – QUEBEC CITY, QC @ SALLE MULTI
27 AUG – BOSTON, MA @ BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
29 AUG – COLUMBUS, OH @ SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER
30 AUG – CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH @ THE GROG SHOP
31 AUG – PITTSBURGH, PA @ REX THEATER
01 SEP – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ FOUNDRY @ THE FILLMORE
02 SEP – NEW YORK, NY @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM
03 SEP – WASHINGTON, DC @ ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
05 SEP – DURHAM, NC @ MOTORCO MUSIC HALL
06 SEP – ATLANTA, GA @ ProgPower USA XVIII
10 SEP – MEXCO CITY, MX @ EL PLAZA CONDESA
12 SEP – ANAHEIM, CA @ THE HOUSE OF BLUES
13 SEP – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ SLIM’S
14 SEP – W.HOLLYWOOD, CA @ THE ROXY THEATRE
15 SEP – LAS VEGAS, NV @ BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLARDS
16 SEP – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ URBAN LOUNGE
17 SEP – DENVER, CO @ MARQUIS THEATER
19 SEP – ST.PAUL, MN @ AMSTERDAM BAR & HALL
20 SEP – MILWAUKEE, WI @ SHANK HALL
21 SEP – INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ THE EMERSON THEATER
22 SEP – ST.LOUIS, MO @ DELMAR HALL
23 SEP – CHICAGO, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE

with special guests Sithu Aye (except Atlanta and Mexico)

 

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Jethro Tull and The Carducci String Quartet – New Album and Tour

Now in stores and all online digital sites is THE STRING QUARTETS, the new album by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and The Carducci String Quartet. THE STRING QUARTETS features the classic songs of Jethro Tull, arranged and orchestrated by Ian’s keyboardist John O’Hara. Ian plays flute on most of the tracks and even sings a few lines here and there to provide his trademark sounds in the context of classical music traditions. “Locomotive Breath,” “Living In The Past,” and “Aqualung,” are amongst the songs revised with new arrangements and titles— “Loco,” “In The Past,” and “Aquafugue.” (Full track listing appears below.)

“The album finds its most authentic voice the further it gets away from the original songs” writes Russ Coffey of UK’s ARTS DESK.

John O’Hara delved deeper and offered new imagining of each classic. “An orchestrator’s job is to arrange and compose a new version of an existing work.” O’Hara also felt “a responsibility to the Jethro Tull listeners who cherish this material and may not welcome a radical rendition of a beloved song.”

THE STRING QUARTETS was recorded in the crypt of Worcester Cathedral, UK and in St Kenelm’s Church, Sapperton, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Carducci String Quartet is highly celebrated for its interpretation of contemporary repertoire, and are regularly invited to perform new works. The group has won international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition. This Anglo-Irish quartet has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe including the Wigmore Hall, London; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; Carnegie Hall, New York and Library of Congress and John F Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Festival appearances include Cheltenham Music Festival, Festival Messiaen au pays Meije, West Cork Chamber Music festival, Kuhmo Festival and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland. Their website is www.carducciquartet.com

The album is available in the U.S. via The End Records/BMG.
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-string-quartets/id1183135506
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jethro-Tull-String-Quartets/dp/B01N4OR3LP

01. In the Past (Living In The Past)
02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You’re a Woman / Reasons For Waiting)
03. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)
04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)
05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)
06. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood / Heavy Horses) **
07. Only the Giving (Wond’ring Aloud)
08. Loco (Locomotive Breath)
09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song) **
10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)
11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) **
12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)

After the album’s release, Ian Anderson will return to the United States this May, June, August, and November to present multi-media JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson concerts in the Mountain States, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, the Midwest, Florida. He will be accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), and by Florian Opahle (guitar), and Scott Hammond (drums). Please see below for concert dates and ticket links. More shows to be announced.

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson – U.S. Tour

5/23: Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT
05/26: Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony)
05/27: Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
05/28: Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX
05/30: Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX
05/31: ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX
06/01: Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK
08/08: Bethlehem MusikFest, Bethlehem, PA
08/15: Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC
08/18: Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, Grand Rapids, MI
08/19: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
08/22: First Niagara Presents Tuesday in the Park, Lewiston, NY
11/1: Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
11/4: Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, CT
11/5: France-Derrick PAC-Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD
11/7: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL
11/8: Walt Disney Theater, Orlando, FL
11/9: The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
11/10: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, FL

www.JethroTull.com
www.twitter.com/JethroTull

Contact: North American Tour Press: Anne Leighton: 718-881-8183, LeightonMedia@aol.com, Anne@AnneLeighton.com

Record label: leo@theendrecords.com, sara@theendrecords.com

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MIKE PORTNOY’s THE SHATTERED FORTRESS CONFIRMS MORE EXCLUSIVE SHOWS IN EUROPE & UK!!

Mike Portnoy

The Shattered Fortress is Mike Portnoy and an all-star Prog lineup consisting of members of HAKEN and the NEAL MORSE BAND performing Dream Theater’s 12 Step Suite live in it’s entirety for the first time…

This is not “a new band or project”, it is “an exclusive EVENT” that will be making several exclusive live appearances in select markets throughout the world ONLY in 2017

The setlist at the show will be comprised of the 12 Step Suite and select other classic Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater songs

As of now, these are the ONLY Shattered Fortress shows…after 2017, this will NOT be happening again….So don’t miss this ONCE IN A LIFETIME event while you can!

All Tickets on Sale this evening! Wednesday March 15th at 7pm GMT

June 28th – London, England – Koko
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/OKF2806S

June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
http://www.beprogmyfriend.com/17/en/home/

July 1st – Paris, France – Trianon
http://www.digitick.com/mike-portnoy-s-shattered-fortress-le-trianon-paris-01-juillet-2017-css4-digitick-pg101-ri4551297.html

July 3rd – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxemburg – Kulturfabrick
https://apps.ticketmatic.com/widgets/kulturfabrik/addtickets?event=926886119564&l=fr#/addtickets

July 4th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Della Luna
http://www.ticketone.it/mike-portnoys-shattered-fortress-biglietti.html?affiliate=ITT&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&kuid=534111

July 5th – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1410

July 6th – Tilburg, Holland – 013
http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/185067

July 8th – Tel Aviv, Israel – Teatre Club
https://rockstage.co/tickets/mpsf.html

July 11th – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace
https://radario.ru/events/111636/tickets

July 12th – St Petersburg, Russia – Aurora
https://radario.ru/events/111637/tickets

July 14th – Loreley, Germany – Night Of The Prog
https://www.wiv-ticket-shop.com/en/notp-festival-xii/

Sept 8th – Atlanta, GA – Prog Power USA
SOLD OUT

Sept 10th – Mexico City, Mexico – El Plaza Condesa
http://m.ticketmaster.com.mx/esp-prog-night-mexico-distrito-federal-10-09-2017/event/1400519797663FB6

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THE MOODY BLUES TO EMBARK ON HISTORIC “DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR”

PERFORMING THEIR ICONIC ALBUM LIVE ONSTAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY – FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

LEGENDARY BAND TO BRING AUDIENCES ACROSS THE U.S. AND CANADA A FIRST-EVER LIVE TOUR OF THEIR ENTIRE LANDMARK ALBUM FEATURING “NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN,” “TUESDAY AFTERNOON” AND MORE;  PLUS GREATEST HITS

TOUR BEGINS JUNE 3 THROUGH JULY 23 


Los Angeles, CA (Feburary 16, 2017)– The Moody Blueswill launch a special live tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their iconic, landmark album, DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, which was originally released in 1967.  The band will reflect back on five decades of some of the most well beloved music in pop culture history this summer, when they perform live onstage, for the first-time ever, their epic album that marked the first time a rock band had fused their sound with a symphony orchestra.  The tour, titled DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – 50TH ANNIVERSARY, will bring the live excitement of seeing the band perform their greatest hits in the first half, and then finish with DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED performed in the second half.  The tour begins on June 3 in Rancho Mirage, California, and continues through July 23 in Atlanta, Georgia, hitting 25 cities (and 28 performances), including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Seattle, Baltimore, Denver, Cleveland, Nashville, and many more.

Fans will have waited 50 years to experience this moment in time, as the band’s first full-length studio album, DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, was a ground-breaking concept album when it was first released. So unique in its approach, the recording of their first studio album turned out to be piece of music history.  Their record label, Decca Records, had requested that the band record an album to test “stereo recording,” which was in its infancy at the time.  Being primarily a classical label, The Moody Blues were asked to record a rock version of Dvorak’s 9th Symphony.  The band complied, but wanted to record it on their own terms.  Behind closed doors, they came up with the concept of fusing classical music with rock, but written to their own soundtrack.  The result was DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, an album that today, many consider a masterpiece – featuring one full album without breaks, chronicling “a day in the life of” a person with songs that include “The Day Begins,” “Dawn:  Dawn Is a Feeling,” “The Morning:  Another Morning,” “Lunch Break:  Peak Hour,” “Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon),” “Evening Time to Get Away”;  Twilight Time” and “The Night:  Nights In White Satin.”

From DAYS, the song Tuesday Afternoon” became a massive worldwide hit, and “Nights In White Satin” marked one of the first four minute songs played on the radio, going on to become one of the biggest selling singles in history, and hitting #1 three separate times on Billboard.  The ultimate result: one of the greatest-selling albums of all-time.

Says Hayward, “Little did we know when we made DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED that it would eventually change our lives — it took five long years to make it the top of the charts. But we mustn’t take all the credit for this remarkable project — there were many creative minds who contributed at the time, and who believed in us when we were young and inexperienced. We just wrote the songs — about every-man.  My dearest wish is that maybe the album has made the world a better place.  It will be a joy to return to it, live.”

Adds Lodge, “DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED…seven days that changed my world…”

From the time the British band first hit the rock scene, The Moody Blues have continued to produce music that bridge the gap between rock, classical and pop-rock genres.  Featuring guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge, and drummer Graeme Edge, The Moody Blues’ sound has held its ground in a genre of music that is ever-changing.

The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs.  Their roster of hits include:  “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange, Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name a few.  The Moody Blues’ No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands of all time.

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“DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR” dates are as follows: 

6/3/17               Agua Caliente Casino                                      Rancho Mirage, CA

6/4/17               Starlight Theater                                              Pala, CA

6/6/17               The Mountain Winery                                       Saratoga, CA

6/7/17               The Mountain Winery                                       Saratoga, CA

6/9/17               Edgefield                                                         Portland (Troutdale), OR

6/10/17             Chateau Ste. Michelle                                      Seattle (Woodinville), WA

6/11/17             Chateau Ste. Michelle                                      Seattle (Woodinville), WA

6/17/17             Hollywood Bowl                                               Los Angeles, CA

6/18/17             Ironstone Amphitheatre                                   Murphys, CA

6/20/17             Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre                         Denver (Englewood), CO         

6/27/17             Orpheum Theatre                                             Minneapolis, MN

6/28/17             Milwaukee Summerfest                                    Milwaukee, WI

6/30/17             Ravinia Park                                                    Chicago (Highland Park), IL

7/1/17               Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts            Dayton (Kettering,) OH
7/2/17               Hard Rock Live                                                Cleveland (Northfield), OH

7/6/17               Sony Centre For Performing Arts                    Toronto, ON

7/7/17               Sony Centre For Performing Arts                    Toronto, ON
7/9/17               Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre              Wallingford, CT

7/10/17             Blue Hills Bank Pavilion                                  Boston, MA

7/12/17             Nikon at Jones Beach Theater                         Wantaugh, NY

7/13/17             PNC Bank Arts Center                                     Holmdel, NJ

7/15/17             Mann Center for the Performing Arts               Philadelphia, PA

7/16/17             Saratoga Performing Arts Center                     Saratoga Springs, NY

7/18/17             Sands Bethlehem Events Center                     Bethlehem, PA

7/19/17             Pier 6 Pavilion                                                 Baltimore, MD

7/20/17             Wolf Trap                                                         Vienna, VA

7/22/17             Ryman Auditorium                                           Nashville, TN

7/23/17             Chastain Park Amphitheatre                            Atlanta, GA

 

For ticket and VIP Package information visit: www.MoodyBluesToday.com/tour.

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