NIGHTWISH WILL START THEIR 9-MONTH ”DECADES: WORLD TOUR” FROM NORTH AMERICA
In March 2018, symphonic metal legends NIGHTWISH will begin their 9-month-long ‘DECADES: WORLD TOUR 2018‘ starting with 34 shows in North America.
The band will have a very special setlist for the tour, featuring rarely heard material from the earlier era, and excitingly for both band and fans, they will revisit the old songs with some new twists.
This setlist will be a ‘one-off’ and only performed on this ‘DECADES: WORLD TOUR 2018’
Pre-sales will start on Monday, June 12th for most of these North American venues.
To accompany the tour, Nuclear Blast will release a 2CD compilation »Decades« on the 9th of March 2018. On the night of the show, every ticket holder will receive a copy of the 2CD as a memento of this unique tour.
”DECADES: NORTH AMERICA 2018”tour dates: 09.03. USA Atlanta, GA – Tabernable 10.03. USA Charlotte, NC – The Filmore 12.03. USA Norfolk, VA – The Norva 13.03. USA Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater 14.03. USA New York, NY – Playstation Theater 16.03. USA Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory 17.03. USA Worcester, MA – The Palladium 18.03. USA Albany, NY – The Egg 20.03. CDN Montreal, QC – Metropolis 21.03. CDN Toronto, ON – Massey Hall 23.03. USA Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre 24.03. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater 25.03. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE 26.03. USA Covington, KY – Madison Theater 28.03. USA Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre 29.03. USA St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center 30.03. USA Minneapolis, MN – The Myth 31.03. USA Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom 02.04. USA Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium 03.04. USA Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre 05.04. CDN Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud 06.04. USA Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory 07.04. CDN Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theater 08.04. USA Portland, OR – Roseland Theater 10.04. USA Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl 12.04. USA Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre 13.04. USA San Jose, CA – City National Civic 14.04. USA Anaheim, CA – City National Grove 15.04. USA Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre 17.04. USA Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory 18.04. USA Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall 19.04. USA Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater 21.04. USA St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing 22.04. USA Miami, FL – Olympia Theater
If more dates are added they will be updated here.
In December last year, NIGHTWISH released their double-DVD »Vehicle Of Spirit« with their shows at London’s Wembley Arena and in Tampere. In case you missed it, you can order it now here: »Vehicle Of Spirit«
New York based prog band EDENSONG, recently called “a great example of contemporary Progressive Rock” by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, is heading out on a North American tour next week with Detroit’s Imminent Sonic Destruction. This will be EDENSONG’s first tour in support of their newest album, the critically acclaimed Years in the Garden of Years(2016, Laser’s Edge).
Ian’s quote, which appears in the News Section of JethroTull.com, is “Edensong are a great example of the contemporary face of Progressive Rock. Detailed and energetic performances with heavy guitars, which give way to subtle blends of dynamic variation.”
Fresh off a successful appearance at ROSfest in Gettysburg, PA on May 7th, the band heads next to the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City, QC on May 20 before meeting up with ISD in Toronto on May 22 to kick off the official tour. The two bands join forces with a variety of popular, local support acts, including Half Past Four in Toronto, District 97 in Chicago, and Next to None in New York City.
“Each show is like its own miniature festival,” says guitarist/singer James Byron Schoen. “We’re teaming up with some of our favorite bands in each city we’re stopping. There’s gonna be a ton of variety at these shows so the nights should appeal to fans of progressive rock and metal alike.”
TRYO (Chile) is considered one of the most important and influential Chilean and Latin American Progressive bands in the last decades. They recently published their new acclaimed acoustic album “Ofrenda” and conceptual album “Órbitas”, and will soon celebrate 3 decades of extraordinary artistic career (1987 – 2017) with their upcoming 2017 Anthology album (with bonus material) and a “30th Anniversary World Tour”.
Their unique sound is the result of the creativity and virtuosity of the band´s multi-instrumentalists, with electric and acoustic compositions, and fusing Prog with other various musical genres (e.g., Metal, Rock, Jazz, Latin American folklore, World and Classical Music), providing great variety to their discography
Some of the TRYO´s career highlights are: a) Opening acts for amazing international artists, such as: “Yes”, “Adrian Belew”, “Kansas”, “Hermeto Pascoal”, “Flairck”, “Joe Satriani” (Satriani, Minnemann, Beller & Keneally) and “Marillion” (Marillion Weekend Chile, May 2017); b) That their musicians were invited to play with “Jimmy Page & Robert Plant” (Led Zeppelin), “Congreso”, “Los Jaivas”, “Focus” and “Luz de Riada” (Ramsés Luna); and c) Have composed the soundtrack of the successful application of the city – port of Valparaiso (Chile) as “World Heritage” at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
During these three decades of music, “TRYO” (Chile) has received many awards and excellent specialized music press reviews in Chile and abroad. Last year was one of the best in the band´s trajectory: a) Recently named “Chilean Artist of the Year 2016” (by Rockaxis – Vanguardia); and b) Their “Órbitas” album was recognized as “Best Chilean Album of 2016” (by ChileanSkies), “Surprise Album of 2016” (by Rock at Night´s Progressive Rock Extravaganza U.S.A.), while the album´s songs were included in important prog compilations and radio programs worldwide (e.g., “Music for Relief” – There is Hope Records U.S.A.).
The band has maintained its original line up to these days, and is composed by the famous Chilean academics and musicians Ismael Cortez A. (electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards and lead vocals), Francisco Cortez A. (fretted & fretless electric bass guitar, bass pedals / station, cello and backing vocals) and Felix Carbone K. (drums and various acoustic- electric-hybrid percussion instruments, such as Mallet Kat, marimba, vibraphone, Handsonic, Wavedrum, Octapad, djembe, derbake, kultrun, udu, tabla, gong, quartz and tibetan bowls).
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
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
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)