British Rocker FM Announce New Album SYNCHRONIZED Video and Tour


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Founded in 1984 when singer Steve Overland and his brother, guitarist Chris (both formerly of Wildlife) teamed up with drummer Pete Jupp (ex-Wildlife and Samson) and bassist Merv Goldsworthy (ex-Diamond Head and Samson), the guys were soon joined by Didge Digital on keyboards and by December of that year, they had secured a recording contract with CBS/Portrait and headed to Germany for a run of dates with Meat Loaf.

Further tours with Tina Turner, Foreigner, and Gary Moore built their momentum and on September 8, 1986, FM released their debut album INDISCREET (featuring the hugely popular single “Frozen Heart”) to great critical acclaim. The year ended on a high with FM supporting the white-hot Bon Jovi on their “Slippery When Wet” tour.

For the next nine years, FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring extensively as headliners and also joining bands such as Status Quo and Whitesnake on tours to promote releases such as 1989’s TOUGH IT OUT, 1991’s TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS (with Andy Barnett on guitar replacing the now-departed Chris Overland); 1992’s APHRODISIAC and what was to be their ‘final’ album, 1995’s DEAD MAN’S SHOES with new recruit Jem Davis (Tobruk, UFO) on keyboards.

In 2007 – after a 12-year sabbatical – FM was persuaded to return to the stage for a ‘one-off’ headline performance at a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City. The rapturous reception from the fans at Firefest led to FM quickly making the decision to record a new album and following a return to Firefest in 2009, in March 2010 FM released their much-anticipated sixth studio album METROPOLIS with Jim Kirkpatrick replacing Andy Barnett on lead guitar.

The band hasn’t stopped since! Headline tours both in the UK and overseas, Special Guest slots touring with the likes of Foreigner, Journey, Thin Lizzy, Heart, Saxon and Skid Row, festival appearances including Download, Planet Rockstock, Sweden Rock, Graspop, Steelhouse Festival, Frontiers Rock Festival, Ramblin’ Man Fair and in 2018 their first-ever live show in the US at Melodic Rock Fest 5.

When not touring, FM has been busy in the studio and since their 2010 ‘comeback’ album they have released 2013’s ROCKVILLE and ROCKVILLE 2, HEROES AND VILLAINS in 2015 and ATOMIC GENERATION in 2018 along with INDISCREET 30 – a re-recorded version of their debut album – and THE ITALIAN JOB live CD/DVD.

SYNCHRONIZED Tracklist:

01. Synchronized
02. Superstar
03. Best Of Times
04. Ghost Of You And I
05. Broken
06. Change For The Better
07. End of Days
08. Pray
09. Walk Through The Fire
10. Hell Or High Water
11. Angels Cried
12. Ready For Me

Line-up:

Steve Overland – Vocals and Guitars
Merv Goldsworthy – Bass Guitar
Pete Jupp – Drums
Jem Davis – Keyboards
Jim Kirkpatrick – Guitars

Tour dates 2020:

08 Mar MelodicRock Fest – Melbourne Australia
10 Mar The Factory Floor – Sydney Australia
12 Mar Crowbar – Brisbane Australia
14 Mar Stay Gold – Melbourne Australia
11 Apr Warehouse23 – Wakefield UK
12 Apr Civic Hall – Nantwich UK
17 Apr Patti Pavilion – Swansea UK
18 Apr Queens Hall – Nuneaton UK
27 Jun Rock The Night Festival – Madrid Spain
12-15 Nov Monsterfest – Inverness UK

Clannad announce “In A Lifetime” album

We’re delighted to be releasing a very special, career-spanning deluxe set, In A Lifetime, on 13th March 2020! To celebrate, we’re heading out on tour around the world, including a special show at the London Palladium on St Patrick’s Day.

In A Lifetime Anthology – Deluxe Set

4CD + 2LP + LP + 7” Single + 1CD + Book + Postcards + Poster

N A LIFETIME is a career-spanning anthology containing tracks from Clannad’s 50-year recording career, compiled in conjunction with Clannad band members.

Tracklisting:

CD1
1. Thíos Cois Na Trá Domh
2. Siúbhán Ní Dhuibhir
3. An Mhaighdean Mara
4. An tOileán Úr
5. Níl Sé Ina Lá
6. Eleanor Plunkett
7. Coinleach Ghlas An Fhómhair
8. Gaoth Barra Na dTonn
9. Teidhir Abhaile Riú
10. Dúlamán
11. Two Sisters
12. Éirigh Suas, a Stóirín
13. Siúil, a Rúin
14. dTigeas a Damhsa
15. Crúiscín Lán
16. Ar a Ghabháil ‘n a ‘Chuain Damh

CD2
1. The Last Rose of Summer
2. Lá Coimhthíoch Fán dTuath (A Strange Day in the Countryside)
3. Crann Úll
4. Na Buachaillí Álainn
5. Mheall sí lena glórthai mé
6. Ni lá na gaoithe lá na scoilb?
7. Mhórag’s na horo Gheallaidh
8. Theme from Harry’s Game
9. I See Red
10. Newgrange
11. Tower Hill
12. Thíos Fá’n Chósta
13. Robin (The Hooded Man)
14. Herne
15. Together We
16. Lady Marian
17. Strange Land
18. Caislean Oir
19. Closer to Your Heart
20. In a Lifetime (with Bono)

CD3
1. Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn)
2. Journey’s End
3. Second Nature
4. White Fool
5. Something to Believe In
6. Many Roads
7. Atlantic Realm
8. Ocean of Light
9. Voyager
10. A Dream in the Night (The Angel & the Soldier Boy)
11. Hourglass
12. Rí Na Cruinne
13. In Fortune’s Hand
14. Poison Glen
15. Why Worry?
16. Na Laethe Bhí
17. Mystery Game

CD4
1. I Will Find You
2. Sunset Dreams
3. Crói Cróga
4. Seanchas
5. A Bridge (That Carries Us Over)
6. Farewell Love
7. An Gleann
8. Fadó
9. A Mhuirnin Ó
10. The Bridge of Tears
11. Down By the Sally Gardens
12. Vellum
13. Rhapsody na gCrann
14. Brave Enough
15. A Song in Your Heart
16. A Celtic Dream
17. Who Knows (where the time goes)

1CD Rarities

  1. Dhéanainn Súgradh
  2. Now Is Here (2003 – Remaster)
  3. The Hunter (2003 – Remaster)
  4. Christmas Angels
  5. Gaothbearra (Live from The Royal Albert Hall)
  6. Do Na Dlo Sv (From Last of the Mohicans)
  7. Forces of Nature (From Warriors of Virtue)
  8. Something to Believe In (7″ Version) (2003 – Remaster)
  9. White Fool (7″ Version) (2003 – Remaster)
  10. Skellig (Edit)
  11. Vellum (Rradio Edit)
  12. World of Difference (2003 – Remaster)
  13. I Will Find You (Afterlife Mix)
  14. Rí Na Cruinne (Lazyboy Mix)
  15. Crói Cróga (Cantoma Mix)
  16. An Gleann (Cantoma Mix)

2LP
Side A
1. An Mhaighdean Mhara
2. Eleanor Plunkett
3. Dúlamán
4. The Last Rose of Summer
5. Crann Úll

Side B
1. Mheall sí lena glórthai mé
2. Theme from Harry’s Game
3. Robin (The Hooded Man)
4. In a Lifetime
5. Second Nature
6. Atlantic Realm

Side C
1. A Dream in the Night (The Angel & the Soldier Boy)
2. Hourglass
3. Poison Glen
4. I Will Find You

Side D
1. A Bridge (That Carries Us Over)
2. A Mhuirnin Ó
3. Rhapsody na gCrann
4. A Celtic Dream
5. Who Knows (where the time goes)

Macalla LP
Side A
1. Caislean Oir
2. The Wild Cry
3. Closer to Your Heart
4. In a Lifetime
5. Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn)

Side B
1. Indoor
2. Buachaill Ón Éirne
3. Blackstairs
4. Journey’s End
5. Northern Skyline

7’’ Single
Side A
Dhéanainn Súgradh
Side B
Eleanor Plunkett

In A Lifetime Anthology – Deluxe 2LP

IN A LIFETIME is a career-spanning anthology containing tracks from Clannad’s 50-year recording career, compiled in conjunction with Clannad band members.

Tracklisting:

Side A
1. An Mhaighdean Mhara
2. Eleanor Plunkett
3. Dúlamán
4. The Last Rose of Summer
5. Crann Úll

Side B
1. Mheall sí lena glórthai mé
2. Theme from Harry’s Game
3. Robin (The Hooded Man)
4. In a Lifetime
5. Second Nature
6. Atlantic Realm

Side C
1. A Dream in the Night (The Angel & the Soldier Boy)
2. Hourglass
3. Poison Glen
4. I Will Find You

Side D
1. A Bridge (That Carries Us Over)
2. A Mhuirnin Ó
3. Rhapsody na gCrann
4. A Celtic Dream
5. Who Knows (where the time goes

In A Lifetime Anthology – 2CD Deluxe

IN A LIFETIME is a career-spanning anthology containing tracks from Clannad’s 50-year recording career, compiled in conjunction with Clannad band members.

Tracklisting:

CD1
1. Thíos Cois Na Trá Domh
2. An Mhaighdean Mhara
3. Eleanor Plunkett
4. Coinleach Ghlas An Fhómhair
5. Dúlamán
6. Two Sisters
7. dTigeas a Damhsa
8. The Last Rose Of Summer
9. Ar a Ghabháil ‘n a ‘Chuain Damh
10. Crann Úl
11. Mheall Sí Lena Glórthaí Mé
12. Mhórag‘s Na Horo Gheallaidh
13. Theme From Harry’s Game
14. Newgrange
15. Robin (The Hooded Man)
16. Strange Land
17. Closer To Your Heart
18. In A Lifetime (with Bono)
19. Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn)
20. White Fool
21. Something To Believe In

CD2
1. Atlantic Realm
2. Voyager
3. A Dream In The Night (The Angel & The Soldier Boy)
4. Hourglass
5. Rí Na Cruinne
6. Poison Glen
7. Na Laethe Bhí
8. I Will Find You (Theme From “The Last Of The Mohicans”)
9. Croí Cróga
10. A Bridge (That Carries Us Over)
11. A Mhuirnín Ó
12. The Bridge Of Tears
13. Vellum
14. Brave Enough
15. A Celtic Dream
16. Who Knows (where the time goes)

Pre-order In A Lifetime now for early ticket pre-sale access, and stream Hourglass straight away: clannadband.lnk.to/D2CFA

IN A LIFETIME – THE FAREWELL TOUR | MARCH 2020

04/03 – Sheffield, City Hall
06/03 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
07/03 – Gateshead, Sage
08/03 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
10/03 – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
11/03 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
13/03 – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
14/03 – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
16/03 – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
17/03 – London, Palladium
19/03 – Oxford, New Theatre
20/03 – Bath, The Forum
22/03 – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
23/03 – Brighton, Dome Concert Hall

Tickets on sale this Friday, 13 September at 9 AM: livenation.co.uk

BENT KNEE announce ‘you know what they mean’ North American headlining tour


Photo: Rich Ferri

Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee is about to embark on a full North American headlining tour in support of their recent InsideOutMusic release ‘you know what they mean’.  The 2-week run begins April 1st in Vienna, VA and concludes April 17th in Asbury Park, NJ.

The band comment:
“This is our first headlining tour in almost two years, and we’re really excited to be touring in support of our new album You Know What They Mean! As always, we’re grateful to our team, friends and family who support us on and off the road, and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces on the road.” ~ Courtney Swain

Tour Dates
4.1 Vienna VA @ Jammin’ Java
4.2 Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
4.3 Philadelphia PA @ MilkBoy
4.4 Boston MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4.5 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
4.7 Montréal QC @ l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
4.8 Toronto ON @ Velvet Underground
4.9 Lakewood OH @ The Foundry Concert Club
4.10 Ann Arbor MI @ The Blind Pig A2
4.11 Chicago IL @ Sleeping Village
4.13 Nashville TN @ The End
4.14 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl – Center Stage Atlanta
4.15 Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
4.16 Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House
4.17 Asbury Park NJ @ Wonder Bar

On the band’s latest album, ‘You Know What They Mean’, the outfit’s myriad influences are distilled into a deeply moving art form that defies categorization, merging texture and style into music that’s thrilling, addictive, and unapologetically original. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals again prove to be instantly arresting whereas guitarist Ben Levin, bassist Jessica Kion, drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth, violinist Chris Baum and sound designer Vince Welch (who also mixed the album) shine with an expert performance that brilliantly fuses a vibrant selection of moods and dynamics.

Watch the official video for Catch Light here: https://youtu.be/ACk8LBO-C3A
Watch the Ben Levin-created video for Bone Rage here: https://youtu.be/8W1KaM_C7uA
Watch the video for ‘Hold Me In’, directed by Kelsey Hunter Ayres, here: https://youtu.be/Q63OhjXmjw4

‘You Know What They Mean’ is available as a Limited Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold LP + CD, and as digital album, featuring the previously released single ‘Catch Light’ and artwork by Riki Nitabaru. Order now here: https://bent-knee.lnk.to/YouKnowWhatTheyMean

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a collaborative determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combining all their influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. 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.

BENT KNEE online:
http://www.bentkneemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BentKneeMusic/
https://twitter.com/bentkneemusic

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist:
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials

Primus will Pay Homage to RUSH on Summer Tour

This summer, Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends RUSH with a “Tribute to Kings”, a cross-country tour that will feature the iconic ‘A Farewell to Kings’ in its entirety. Special guests Wolfmother will be joining the tour, with The Sword and Battles opening select dates.

“A little over one year ago, Ler LaLonde and I started kicking the idea around of Primus performing a series of shows featuring an iconic Rush album from our youth,” says bandleader Les Claypool.

“Being that ‘A Farewell to Kings’ was the first Rush record I ever heard, and that it contains my all-time favorite Rush tune, “Cygnus X1”, the choice narrowed quickly.

Years ago, I had done something similar with Colonel Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, when we covered Pink Floyd Animals in its entirety. It was an insane amount of work but ended up being one of the most enjoyable live endeavors I’ve ever done. Dubbing the tour ‘Primus: A Tribute to Kings’; it was originally scheduled to be performed in the Fall of 2019, but when we were asked to support Slayer on their Final Campaign, the “Tribute to Kings” tour was postponed.

Geddy, Alex, and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens, so when we all became pals while touring together in the early ’90s, we were pretty
delighted; partially because of the musical geek-out factor, but mostly because the three guys whom we had admired so much from afar, turned out to be truly great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric.

The “Tribute to Kings” tour will be just as it is implied, a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends”

A special pre-sale, including VIP upgrade options, will go on sale tomorrow, Wed, February 19 at 10 am local time. General public on sale is this Friday, February 21 at 10 am local time.

Ticket & show info at www.primusville.com/tour

The Decemberists set sail on Twenty Years Before The Mast Tour

In celebration of our two decades on the planet, The Decemberists are heading out on the road this summer, playing songs from every corner of the discography. Our good friend’s Fruit Bats are opening. Come on out and ring in our vicennial!

Limited fan pre-sale tickets will be available today at noon local time, with general on-sale beginning Friday, February 14 at noon local. http://bit.ly/20YBTM

We’re also offering our The Whole Shebang Super Concert Action Packages (http://bit.ly/TWSSCAP-20), which include premium reserved seats, a two-song performance and Q&A with the band, and a bunch of sweet swag. See you on the road!

 

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