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KARMAKANIC & SOUND OF CONTACT join THE FLOWER KINGS on the European spring tour 2014.
11th March 2014
"Due to the recent medical condition of singer/frontman Daniel Gildenlöw of PAIN OF SALVATION, he has to stay home for yet some time, hospitalized, supervised and sedated. (send him your prayers and love) Daniel will be taken to surgery on March 17th after a nasty and serious attack from non-prog-loving-flesh-eating-bacteria earlier this year. The situation is serious but no longer lifethreatening.
We've all been waiting to see the light of this tunnel - hoping that he could still join us for the Flower Kings tour this spring but fate had other plans for your favourite singer.
We've searched for a worthy replacement - someone or something that may fill the void and we think that you will be equally thrilled to see our friends in KARMAKANIC and for the last week of the tour SOUND OF CONTACT.
KARMAKANIC should be a familiar name to all of you in Flower Kings land - Sound Of Contact is a new prog band fronted by Simon Collins - The band play a modern and dense,textured music - epic and bordering to both Marillion, Porcupine Tree and late 70's Genesis. No surprise as Simon is the son of Phil Collins - drummer, writer & singer too. "Like father like son..."
As much as we will miss Daniel we hope this will all cheer you up - for those who have tickets we ask your understanding and for those who have not yet - we assure you this will be - what we hope - another great double bill - as we still swirl from the Flower Kings & Neal Morse Band combo tour last year."
|Date|| Location|| Venue + Tickets link|
|Fri||Mar 21, 2014||Wales, UK||HRH Festival - Flower Kings, Fish, Focus, etc.|
|Fri||Apr 25, 2014||Uden, NL||De Pul - With Knight Area|
|Sat||Apr 26, 2014||BE||Progresiste festival|
|Sun||Apr 27, 2014||Bochum, GER||Zeche - With KARMAKANIC|
|Mon||Apr 28, 2014||Pratteln, SWI||Z7 Musikfabrik - With KARMAKANIC|
|Tue||Apr 29, 2014||Milan, IT||Bloom - With KARMAKANIC|
|Wed||Apr 30, 2014||Lyon, FR||Ninkasi Kao - With KARMAKANIC|
|Fri||May 02, 2014||Barcelona, SP||Salamandra 1 - With KARMAKANIC|
|Sat||May 03, 2014||Peralta, SP||Auditorium - With KARMAKANIC|
|Sun||May 04, 2014||Madrid, SP||Shoko - With KARMAKANIC|
|Tue||May 06, 2014||Paris, FR||Trabendo - With SOUND OF CONTACT|
|Thu||May 08, 2014||London, UK||O2 Islington Academy - With SOUND OF CONTACT|
|Fri||May 09, 2014||Leamington Spa, UK||Assembly - With SOUND OF CONTACT|
|Sat||May 10, 2014||Zoetermeer, NL||De Boerderij - With SOUND OF CONTACT|
|Sun||May 11, 2014||Hamburg, GER||Markthalle - With SOUND OF CONTACT|
|Mon||May 12, 2014||Copenhagen, DEN||Hvidovre - With SOUND OF CONTACT|
Transatlantic's "Kaleidoscope" available for pre-order!
11th December 2013
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER!
REGULAR EDITION - Jewel case : 18 Euro / 25 usd (shipping included)
3 DISC SPECIAL EDITION ECOL DIGI-PACK - 26 Euro / 40 usd (shipping included)
Special Edition 2 CD + DVD EcolBook (incl. bonus CD & DVD). This version comes in a lovely digi-pack and includes the main disc, bonus disc, “Making Of” DVD and deluxe artwork.
Music Video for Transatlantic's "Shine"
2nd December 2013
Check out the official music video for "Shine" from the forthcoming album "Kaleidoscope".
Pre-orders begin December 10th at www.radiantrecords.com.
First few LIVE concerts confirmed!
28th October 2013
Come celebrate an early Christmas with your favourite musicians - this is the real thing.
Get your ticket now and hear the new TFK songs played with an even bigger orchestra - family & friends.
A once in a lifetime evening with Flower Kings and Daniel Gildenlöw & Friends in a monster jam of TFK & Pain Of Salvation music.
DEC 18th - Stockholm - Bryggarsalen - Tickets
DEC 19th - Gothenburgh - Musikens Hus - Tickets
FEB 18th - Progressive Nation Cruise 2014. From Miami to The Bahamas and back - Tickets
Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Transatlantic, Kings X , The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Big Elf, Devin Townsend, Spocks Beard, Jolly, Anathema, Animals as Leaders, Riverside, BeardFish, Haken, Next to None
New studio album ‘Desolation Rose’ late October!
11th September 2013
Swedish progressive-rock royalty The Flower Kings have had a busy year since regrouping in 2012 for the ‘Banks Of Eden’ album, and with a new creative vigor the band are following that with the fantastic new album ‘Desolation Rose’ due out on 28th October 2013. The artwork, once again created by Silas Toball, can be viewed above and the band had this to say about the forthcoming release:
"Being somewhat of a political statement, the epic theme of "Desolation Rose" is a logical step in a time where perpetual war, famine, environmental threats, religious conflicts dominate the media and our minds. This is a time to wake up and the music on this album takes you on a journey where you are forced to questions what the mainstream media feed us and to rethink your whole world view on all of the above. This is in many ways a typical Flower Kings album but we have also taken it into another realm where we do take chances and where you may struggle to get into the music - or the lyrics - but trust me when I say that you will be rewarded, as this may be our most involved, important and interesting album ever." (Roine Stolt - Sept 2013)
The track-listing for the album is as follows:
Earlier this year, The Flower Kings embarked on a very special tour alongside Neal Morse & Mike Portnoy to celebrate InsideOutMusic’s 20th Anniversary, playing to sold out crowds across Europe and the US.
- Tower ONE 13:39
- Sleeping Bones 04:16
- Desolation Road 04:00
- White Tuxedos 06:30
- The Resurrected Judas 08:24
- Silent Masses 06:17
- Last Carnivore 04:22
- Dark Fascist Skies 06:05
- Blood Of Eden 03:12
- Silent Graveyards 02:52
Look out for more information and videos in the coming weeks!
Pre Sale start soon at The Flower Kings web shop:
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PROGRESSIVE NATION RETURNS IN 2014!
12th August 2013
"PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014" MAKES ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE FEB 18TH THRU 22ND
FEATURING TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW'S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KING'S X, SPOCK'S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE
Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014! Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ‘til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:
"In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called "Progressive Nation" and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.
Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas!
But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today's greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)
Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at Inside Out Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014
We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!"
Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today!
This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.
Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at www.progressivenationatsea.com.
With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl - passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities! For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit www.progressivenationatsea.com
THE FLOWER KINGS & NEAL MORSE BAND - on tour together in spring 2013!
20th December 2012
To celebrate "INSIDE OUT MUSIC 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY" Progressive rock superstars NEAL MORSE and ROINE STOLT take both their bands on a world tour together in selected cities, in spring 2013, for an evening of sunny symphonic prog. Two bands will share the stage – THE FLOWER KINGS with epic new album "Banks Of Eden" and NEAL MORSE with his latest top shelf prog-rocking offering "Momentum" - this double bill will offer an evening of some of the best, most energetic and most melodic and vital progressive rock on the planet since the heyday of ELP, Pink Floyd, Yes and Genesis!
With two members of Transatlantic it is not far away to a Transatlantic mini reunion as grand finale!
ROINE comments: "We hope to make every evening special - with jamming and interacting - a modern "The Last Waltz" that can happen with 11 musicians, no egos and 3,5 hours to kill. There were the times of Fillmore East & Fillmore West in the USA in late 60's, it had all these insanely great bills every time, it's rock history and it’s been in our system since we were teenagers. With The Flower Kings we have fans seeing 4 or 5 shows of a tour and we want to surprise them too. We love our fans dearly and we even know many of them, not only by face, but by name. Those smiling faces are the true reward and it's like seeing old friends. I know so many fans in Peru, Argentina, Indonesia, Greece, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Finland, Norway etc. want to see a show like this, but for geographic, political or health reasons don't have the chance or funds to get to a show like this. But we want to step into their living rooms and bring this joy to everyone, every age so we are planning to record the show, for a future release. Just having 11 musicians on tour together will be great - the sheer musicality onboard that bus will most likely make it implode. We are all looking forward to this grand adventure in February 2013 and to play together and bring all this talent together for a night to remember."
Check out the current tour dates in selected cities