American musician, songwriter, producer, sound designer, co-founder of the band Sound of Contact and lauded progressive-rock artist Dave Kerzner, has announced the birth of a new progressive rock super-group named “In Continuum”. The band consists of Kerzner at the helm as the main songwriter and keyboardist, sharing lead vocal duties with Gabriel Agudo (Steve Rothery Band / Bad Dreams).
Joining Kerzner and Agudo on the debut album – set for release later in 2018 – are top multi-instrumentalists Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) and Randy McStine (Sound of Contact, The Fringe), former Porcupine Tree and Sound of Contact touring guitarist John Wesley, drummers Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard) and Derek Cintron along with guitarist Fernando Perdomo from the Dave Kerzner Band. Special guests on the album will include singer Jon Davison (Yes) and guitarist Steve Rothery (Marillion).
“In Continuum will have a similar approach that Alan Parsons Project or King Crimson has had in that it will feature multiple singers and musicians” says Kerzner “Each album will have a cast of players best suited for the material.”
The music of “In Continuum” is described as “sci-fi-themed space rock” and stylistically it’s a cross-over blend of progressive rock and mainstream alt rock.
Kerzner says “My role in Sound of Contact writing lyrics and music for keyboard-driven progressive rock music is similar to Tony Banks’ role in one of my favorite bands, Genesis. I’ve created ‘In Continuum’ as a new vehicle and outlet for that musical side of me to continue while I explore other areas in my solo work”.
In Continuum will be performing on Cruise To The Edge, Feb 4-9, 2019. More shows and further details regarding the album release date will be announced at a later time on http://incontinuumband.com
During the 1970s David Cross was a member of King Crimson and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. Now much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, the duo have teamed up for an amazing new album titled “Another Day”!
Released via Cherry Red Records, the 12 new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Jackson and will appeal to the fanbases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It’s an innovative meeting of minds. This new studio album also features Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson.
“From the first notes we ever played together David Jackson and I realised that we were driving in the same direction, free to play anything from fierce avant-garde cadenzas to haunting melodies and rocking riffs. ‘Another Day’ is the culmination of our ambition to date and has been realised as a quartet album through extraordinary instinctive performances from our collaborators, Mick Paul and Craig Blundell. The icing on the cake was the incisive, original vision which emerged in the mixing stage from our producer Jake Jackson. I love it.” – David Cross March 2nd 2018
“I am thrilled and very proud of this album with David Cross. It’s the best thing I’ve done in many years! We met at a Festival in Italy in 2010 and emergency improvised our way into a special kind of exciting harmony – and friendship too. Enjoying the space between two soloists, we soon discovered new ways of writing and arranging. Add in our legendary rhythm section of Mick Paul and Craig Blundell and I can guarantee you haven’t heard anything quite like this album before!” – David Jackson (26th February 2018)
Watch the new promotional video: https://youtu.be/paaTO6Oo0X8
In support of the album David Cross & David Jackson plan to tour mid-2018!
Track list: 1. PREDATOR 2. BUSHIDO 3. LAST RIDE 4. GOING NOWHERE 5. TRANE TO KIEV 6. MILLENNIUM TOLL 7. ARRIVAL 8. COME AGAIN 9. BREAKING BAD 10. MR. MOROSE 11. ANTHEM FOR ANOTHER DAY 12. TIME GENTLEMEN, PLEASE
Released March 16, 2018
To purchase David Cross & David Jackson’s “Another Day”: Amazon: http://geni.us/ADay iTunes: http://geni.us/ADayDig
America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select U.S. cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.
Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the general public Friday, March 23, 2018. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.
In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point of Know Return. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.
“After the success of the album Leftoverture, it was hard to imagine when we released Point of Know Return that this album would be even bigger, but it was,” comments KANSAS guitarist, and original member, Richard Williams. “From the album artwork to the song ‘Dust in the Wind,’ the album Point of Know Return is really ingrained in Rock N Roll history and even in popular culture. The past two years we have done around 80 select shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We have been blown away by the positive fan response. Our hope is that fans will enjoy this Point of Know Return Tour just as much, and hopefully even more!“
Throughout the tour, live shows will not only culminate with the album Point of Know Return performed in its entirety, but KANSAS will also perform classic hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites. The band has not publicly performed some songs in the more than two-hour KANSAS musical event in decades, if ever.
KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “I often joke that I cannot be in charge of putting together a set list, because there are too many songs that I really want to perform. These shows, though, will be about as close as it gets. Of course, there will be hits like ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ but to know we will be performing songs that KANSAS has not performed live for twenty or thirty years, or even ever, that is just really exciting. It is going to be a lot of fun.”
KANSAS POINT OF KNOW RETURN ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONFIRMED DATES:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE September 28 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center September 29 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium October 5 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre October 6 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall October 12 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater October 13 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater October 19 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland October 20 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theater October 26 Kalamazoo, MI The State Theatre October 27 Detroit, MI Fox Theater November 2 San Antonio, TX The Tobin Center for Performing Arts November 3 Dallas, TX Majestic Theater November 9 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre November 10 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre November 16 Huntington, NY The Paramount November 17 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre November 23 Wilkes-Barre, PA The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts November 24 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric November 30 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium December 1 Columbia, SC The Township Auditorium December 6 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre December 8 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall December 14 Daytona Beach, FL Peabody Auditorium December 15 Fort Lauderdale, FL Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
PS – If you read this far, the passcode for the fan club pre-sale starting at 10AM on Tuesday, March 20 is KANSASBAND.
Big Big Train are one of the busiest bands around so it was a thrill when the band’s bassist and one of its lead songwriters, Greg Spawton, agreed to do a segment for My Prog Five. His selection takes us back to when he first discovered prog through what appeals to him today for a great variety of choices. Please check this out for a fascinating 45 minutes with one of prog’s best songwriters.
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Veteran Swedish progressive rockers The Flower Kings released the first part of a career spanning boxset titled ‘A Kingdom of Colours (1995-2002)’ late last year, covering the period starting with ‘Back in the World of Adventures’ to ‘Unfold the Future’ over the course of 10 discs. Now they are pleased to announce the release of ‘A Kingdom of Colours 2 (2004 – 2013) which covers the albums from ‘Adam & Eve’ to ‘Desolation Rose’ and also includes 3 discs of bonus material dating back from 1995. As with the first part of the boxset, there is a brand new interview with band leader Roine Stolt conducted by journalist Dom Lawson (The Guardian, Prog Magazine), giving a history of this period of the band’s existence.
Find the full track-listing for the boxset below: Adam & Eve
1 Love Supreme 19:50 2 Cosmic Circus 3:00 3 Babylon 2:41 4 A Vampires View 8:50 5 Days Gone By 1:10 6 Adam & Eve 7:50 7 Starlight Man 3:30 8 Timelines 7:40 9 Drivers Seat 18:22 10 The Blade of Cain 5:00
CD1 1 Check In 1:37 2 Monsters & Men 21:21 3 Jealousy 3:22 4 Hit Me With a Hit 5:32 5 Pioneers of Aviation 7:49 6 Lucy Had a Dream 5:28 7 Bavarian Skies 6:34 8 Selfconsuming Fire 5:49 9 Mommy Leave the Light On 4:38 10 End on a High Note 10:43
CD2 1 Minor Giant Steps 12:13 2 Touch My Heaven 6:09 3 The Unorthodox Dancinglesson 5:23 4 Man of the World 5:59 5 Life Will Kill You 7:02 6 The Way the Waters Are Moving 3:11 7 What If God Is Alone 7:00 8 Paradox Hotel 6:30 9 Blue Planet 9:43
The Sum of No Evil
1 One More Time 13:04 2 Love Is the Only Answer 24:28 3 Trading My Soul 6:25 4 The Sum of No Reason 13:25 5 Flight 999 Brimstone Air 5:00 6 Life in Motion 12:34
Banks Of Eden
1 Numbers 25:20 2 For the Love of Gold 7:30 3 Pandemonium 6:05 4 For Those About to Drown 6:50 5 Rising the Imperial 7:40
1 Tower One 13:37 2 Sleeping Bones 4:16 3 Desolation Road 4:00 4 White Tuxedos 6:30 5 The Resurrected Judas 8:24 6 The Silent Masses 6:17 7 Last Carnivore 4:22 8 Dark Fascist Skies 6:05 9 Blood of Eden 3:12 10 Silent Graveyards 2:52
Bonus Disc 1
1 Kite 07:32 2 Buffalo Man 05:28 3 The Flower King (re-recording 1998) 11:46 4 Stardust We Are (re-recording 1998) 08:57 5 Last Exit 09:17 6 Brazilian Woman 04:18 7 Dexter Frank Jr. 02:24 8 Agent Supreme 02:34 9 Space Traveller 13:10
Bonus Disc 2
1 Petit Heritage 02:02 2 A Good Heart 05:21 3 The Crown and The Cross 04:54 4 King of Grief 03:51 5 She Carved Me a Wooden Heart 05:59 6 Space Revolver 07:33 7 Jupiter Backwards 06:25 8 The River 05:43 9 Turn The Stone 05:07 10 Regal Divers 06:01
Bonus Disc 3
1 Illuminati 06:20 2 Fireghosts 05:50 3 Going Up 05:10 4 LoLines 04:40 5 Runaway Train 04:41 6 Interstellar Visitations 08:24 7 Lazy Monkey 02:25 8 Psalm 2013 02:10 9 The Wailing Wall 03:18 10 Badbeats 05:24 11 Burning Spears 03:15 12 The Final Era 02:57
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