Norwegian art-prog group Gazpacho are back with a new single “Soyuz One.” The single is from their upcoming album ‘Soyuz’ is due to be released on may 18th, 2018 via Kscope Music. You can hear the track here:
A band who are used to seizing headlines with bizarre stories, including The Independent (UK) branding Molok as “An album that could destroy the world”, Gazpacho have a holistic approach to the album writing process, imbuing each with a captivating concept. The themes of Soyuz were born from the idea of how beautiful moments pass and cannot be “saved for later”, so within Soyuz are interconnected tales of people and lives “frozen in time”. Taking inspiration from a multitude of eras and subject matters, including the doomed Russian space capsule Soyuz and its iconic captain Komarov; the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in “Sky Burial”; the inclusion of the oldest recording of the human voice from 1860 and the Hans Christian Andersen inspired “Emperor Bespoke”.
Pre-order Soyuz here: http://smarturl.it/GazpachoSoyuz
Sons of Apollo, (Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Bumblefoot, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto) are coming off a successful first run of shows to kick off what is shaping up to be an extensive world tour. Announced today are a list of headlining dates in North America and EU along with previously announced Latin America dates which find the band on the road for most of the year.
As Mike Portnoy declares, “Ever since this line-up assembled to make PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, the thing I’ve been most excited about is anticipating how insane I know this band is going to be on stage. Well, the wait is almost over! Here are the first U.S. dates that will get to witness this ‘five-headed musical spectacle’ live on stage in February. We plan on being on tour all year long, all over the globe, with plenty of dates now being announced for summer festivals throughout Europe, but these are the very first shows that will get to witness this amazing lineup in person for the first time. We can’t wait!”
The band have also released the brand new video for the track “Alive” one of the album Psychotic Symphony‘s strongest songs. You can see the video for this song here with the tour dates below:
Full tour dates:
Thu 4/5 Monterrey, Mexico Escena
Sun 4/8 Santiago, Chile Teatro Teneton
Tue 4/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina Groove
Thu 4/12 Porto Alegre, Brazil Opinião Bar
Sat 4/14 São Paulo, Brazil Tropical Butanta
Sun 4/15 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Music Hall
Thu 4/19 Montreal, QUE. Corona Theatre
Fri 4/20 Toronto, ONT. The Opera House
Sat 4/21 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Sun 4/22 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
Tue 4/24 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Wed 4/25 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Fri 4/27 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 4/28 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
Sun 4/29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Mon 4/30 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Wed 5/2 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Thu 5/3 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco Theatre
Fri 5/4 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Sat 5/5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Mon 5/7 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
Tue 5/8 Dallas, TX Canton Hall
Wed 5/9 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Fri 5/11 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
Sat 5/12 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Sun 5/13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Tue 5/15 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed 5/16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Thu 5/17 Washington, D.C. The Howard Theatre
Fri 5/18 New York, NY Playstation Theater
Sat 5/19 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Fri 6/22 Clisson, France Hellfest
Sat 6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
Wed 6/27 Leipzig, Germany Hellraiser
Sat 6/30 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog My Friend
Sun 7/1 Maidstone, England Rambling Man Festival
Mon 7/2 Motherwell, England Motherwell Concert Hall
Tue 7/3 Belfast, England Limelight
Wed 7/4 Dublin, Ireland Tivoli Variety Theatre
Sun 7/14 Eindhoven, Netherlands Dynamo MetalFest
Fri 8/3 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air
Sat 8/18 Warsaw, Poland Prog In Park
Sun 8/19 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Track
Wed 9/19 Moscow, Russia Glavclub
* Sat 9/22 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Roman Amphitheater
Mon 9/24 Athens, Greece Fuzz Club
* A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO and the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony.
SONS OF APOLLO online:
Neal Morse released his latest solo album, LIFE & TIMES, today on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY on all digital outlets, including Radiant Records’ website, as well as CD and vinyl.
The Stephen Yake/Christian Rios-directed third video from the already critically acclaimed album, “JoAnna,” premiered exclusively on BigTakeover.com. The song is one of 12 slice-of-life portraits composed by MORSE, which focuses on his son dealing with the loss of a relationship.
“’JoAnna’ is a very special song to me,” explains NEAL MORSE. “It’s one of those rare times when everything spontaneously comes together…the string arrangement, the pedal steel guitar, the drums and bass so tastefully done. It’s one of the best tracks I’ve ever recorded in my opinion. So excited this album is coming out at this time!”
Morse also released a new song recently as a response to the terrible shooting in Parkland, FL. The song called “What if it was your child?” asks every parent to consider what might happen if nothing is done to stop the awful tragedies that have affected US cities in recent years.
Neal Morse kicked off his solo tour on board Cruise to the Edge last week in Tampa performing songs from his upcoming new album Life & Times, out on Feb 16th. The opening song on the ship was a new song called “Songs of Freedom” which is not on any record. But now Morse has released the fully autobiographical song as a video which you can see here:
Get the new album Life & Times at Radiant Records.
2/17: Nashville, TN
2/20: Cambridge, MA
2/22: Sellersville, PA
2/23: New York, NY
2/24: Asbury Park, NJ
3/17: Denver, CO
3/22: Decatur, GA
3/23: Charlotte, NC
3/28: Mesa, AZ
3/30: Whittier, CA
4/3: San Francisco, CA
4/5: Portland, OR
4/6: Seattle, WA
4/7: Salt Lake City, UT
4/11: Cleveland, OH
4/12: Evanston, IL
4/13: St. Louis, MO
4/14: Milwaukee, WI
4/18: Quebec City, QUE.
4/19: Montreal, QUE.
4/21: Toronto, ONT.
Europe dates will be announced soon!
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