15 April 2013
Spock's Beard: launch play-through videos in advance of forthcoming tour
Spock's Beard:  launch play-through videos in advance of forthcoming tour
The latest album from legendary Prog-rockers Spock's Beard, 'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep', is out now and has been met with critical acclaim across the board including Classic Rock Magazine calling it 'arguably the best album of their 20-year career to date.' The band are soon to embark on a European tour in support of the album, and the band have given us a sneak peek of what they've been up to in the rehearsal studio.

Watch a video of keyboard-extraordinaire Ryo Okumoto taking a practice run through 'Afterthoughts' here -

Check out a great clip of guitarist Alan Morse demonstrating his impeccable skills on 'Waiting For Me' -

You can order the album through the InsideOut Music Shop here -

Spock's Beard's new studio album marks the recording debut of long-time live drummer Jimmy Keegan, and vocalist / guitarist Ted Leonard (Enchant, Thought Chamber). As mentioned previously it also sees the return of one familiar name to the song-writing credits, that of Neal Morse who has co-written two tracks after having left the band way back in 2002.

Spock's Beard will be on tour in May 2013, in support of their brand new studio album 'Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep'. Joining the band on this tour will be Swedish Prog quartet Beardfish and Sound of Contact, the new band featuring Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner. Spock's Beard had this to say about the tour package:
"We are really looking forward to coming back to Europe and playing our new music. The combination of Spock's Beard, Sound of Contact and Beardfish promises to be really strong and entertaining for our fans!"

The tour dates can be found below:

May 2013 European Tour Dates
Spock's Beard
Beardfish, Sound of Contact

(G/S/A dates presented by: ROCK HARD, ECLIPSED & Dragon Productions)

2.05.2013 Spirit of 66 - Verviers, Belgium*
3.05.2013 Corporation - Sheffield, UK
4.05.2013 The Arches - Glasgow, UK
5.05.2013 Academy 2 - Newcastle, UK
6.05.2013 Robin 2 - Bilston, UK
7.05.2013 The Garage - London, UK
8.05.2013 La Scene Bastille - Paris, France
9.05.2013 Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
10.05.2013 Hirsch - N├╝rnberg, Germany
11.05.2013 Majestic - Bratislava, Slovakia
12.05.2013 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
14.05.2013 Szene - Vienna, Austria
15.05.2013 Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
16.05.2013 Das Rind - R├╝sselsheim, Germany
17.05.2013 Zeche - Bochum, Germany
18.05.2013 De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
19.05.2013 Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany

*without Sound Of Contact

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