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KANSAS ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 16 YEARS “THE PRELUDE IMPLICIT” TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23 PLUS “LEFTOVERTURE” 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
American legendary prog outfit Kansas have announced the release of their first studio album in 16 years, “The Prelude Implicit”, on September 23rd.
Songs from the record will be premiered during the band’s “Leftoverture” 40th Anniversary Tour, celebrating their breakthrough album in 1976.
Saxon will play 10 dates in the UK and Ireland with special guests Fastway and Girlschool, starting October 28th.
The shows will replace the UK leg of their 2015 tour with Motorhead, which was cancelled after the tragic passing on Lemmy last December.
Tangerine Dream have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the shooting of more material for their first feature length documentary.
The band started the project as a short in 2014, but decided later to make it into a full length following the premature death of founder Edgar Froese.
STEVE HACKETT TO RELEASE “THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE LIVE IN LIVERPOOL” THE LIVE 2CD/2DVD, BLU-RAY OF HIS ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT WITH GENESIS REVISITED TOUR
Steve Hackett has announced the release of the Liverpool date of his Acolyte To Wolflight With Genesis Revisited Tour as 2CD/2DVD deluxe package and stand-a-lone Blu-Ray. “The Total Experience Live In Liverpool” will be released on 24th June.
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Trevor Horn has confirmed he will delight fans with a rare guest appearance during the band’s London show at Royal Albert Hall on 10th May. Trevor will also join YES on stage in Oxford on the 9th; this will be the first opportunity to see YES live with Trevor since the original Drama tour 36 […]
Ex Genesis and Stiltskin frontman Ray Wilson has announced the release of his fifth solo studio album ‘Song For A Friend’ on June 3rd.
The record, a tribute to his friend James Lewis who passed away in 2015, is described as ‘a collection of musical short stories’ and will be available on CD and black vinyl LP.
STEVE HACKETT’S CHARISMA YEARS REMASTERED FOR NEW VINYL BOXED SET 3 ALBUMS ALSO RELEASED AS DELUXE EDITION 2CD/DVD COLLECTIONS
Steve Hackett has announced the release of a vinyl collection featuring his first six albums on the Charisma label. ‘The Charisma Years (1975-1983)’, featuring 8LPs and a 12” EP, will be out on May 27th.
Also on the same date Hackett releases 3 separate 2CD/DVD Deluxe editions of Please Don’t Touch, Spectral Mornings and Defector.
YES have announced an extensive UK and European tour in which they’ll perform seminal albums, Fragile and Drama in their entirety.
The tour is set to begin in the UK at the end of April to end in June in Rome, Italy.
Saxon have announced the release of a very special boxset containing all their 1991-2009 releases on vinyl.
The boxset, called “Eagles and Dragons”, will be released on 25th March. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yt8pnceSuA
The Enid’s founder and keyboard player Robert John Godfrey has revealed he will play his last live show with the band at London Cadogan Hall next April.
Godfrey abandons touring after being diagnosed with Alzheimer in 2014 but will continue all other activities with The Enid.
After the recent release of their whole YES catalogue mastered For iTunes, Warner will re-release Drama on Vinyl LP on 22nd April with Fragile following shortly after.
The release will coincide with the start of YES UK/European tour, where the prog pioneers will be performing both albums in their entirety.
Due to current structural work on the roof of the Shepherds Bush Empire, The Iron Maidens had to move their London show on 14th April to the O2 Islington Academy.
Tickets for the Shepherd’s Bush Empire show are valid for the new venue, continue reading for more details and videos of a recent interview and live performance from the world’s only Iron Maiden female tribute band.
The Enid have announced the release of their 14th studio record ‘Dust’ on 1st April on own label Operation Seraphim.
The album is the third and final chapter of their trilogy started in 2010 with ‘Journey’s End’ and followed by ‘Invicta’ in 2012.
Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations have announced a UK tour in 2016 with special guests Tavares.
The three will play 7 dates in October, plus one show featuring Four Tops and Temptations only.
Andy Bell has announced the follow up to 2014’s groundbreaking album ‘Torsten, The Bareback Saint.’
‘The Beautiful Libertine’, his 6th solo release, will be out on 4th March 2016 through Cherry Red Records.
Saxon will perform a one off show in Brighton on January 23rd.
The setlist will include tracks from their latest album ‘Battering Ram’ and old fan favourites.
Prog legends YES have announced a 10 date UK tour followed by 15 European shows.
The band will be performing their seminal albums ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ in their entirety plus other major YES tracks from 27th April.
Chris Norman has announced the release of his first ever Christmas single on 11th December 2015.
The festive tune is entitled ‘That’s Christmas’ and was written by Chris and guitarist Geoff Carline.
Iron Maiden’s most famous tribute act the Iron Maidens have announced their first ever UK show.
Kirsten Chickinson and the band will be performing at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, on 14th April 2016.
CHRIS BRAIDE AND GEOFF DOWNES RELEASE THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION ‘SUBURBAN GHOSTS’ IN NOVEMBER
Chris Braide and Geoff Downes have announced the release of their second album under the monicker the Downes Braide Association.
The record, entitled ‘Suburban Ghosts’, follows their critically acclaimed debut ‘Pictures of You’ from three years ago and it’s out on 6th November through Cherry Red Records.
Read the first part of the Steve Hackett cover story in the current issue of Rock Society Magazine out now and watch a video interview with Steve including rehearsal footage.
Ritchie Blackmore talks about the band’s upcoming album in Fireworks Magazine’s latest cover story. The interview features on Issue 71, out September 2015.
There is an excellent tribute in the current issue of PROG Magazine to Chris Squire, bass player with YES who sadly passed away on 27th June after a short illness. PROG is out now, make sure you read it!
STEVE HACKETT Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Voyage to the Acolyte with his ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR
Steve Hackett will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his solo career with old and new UK fans, in his 19 date ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR in October.
Ticket holders will have a chance to revisit the legendary guitarist’s discography from the early Voyage of the Acolyte to latest release Wolflight, plus a set of Genesis classics rarely performed live.
ANDERSONPONTY BAND FEATURING MUSIC ICONS JON ANDERSON & JEAN LUC PONTY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “BETTER LATE THAN NEVER” ON SEPTEMBER 25TH THROUGH earMUSIC
Music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, aka the AndersonPonty Band, have announced the release of “Better Late Than Never” on 25th September. The new studio album is taken from a live performance and enhanced with innovative production; it will also include a bonus DVD featuring performances captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.