02 May 2013
Spock's Beard: bring it back home before European tour
PRESENTED BY PROG ROCK MAGAZINE: Seen here in this video, the band mixes some sunshine, vocal harmonies and a great vibe during this intimate home rehearsal in preparation for their upcoming 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 is soon to embark on a European tour in support of the album, and the band has given us a steady stream of rare rehearsal footage of new material for us to share with you.
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.
To celebrate InsideOut's 20th anniversary and the release of their newest album "Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep", Spock's Beard will do a tour with Swedish Prog quartet Beardfish and Sound of Contact, the new band featuring Simon Collins, Dave Kerzner and John Wesley. Beginning May 2nd in Verviers, Belgium and rounding up on May 19th in Hamburg, Germany.
Bassist Dave Meros said: "We'll play a 50/50 mix of old and new. We're doing most of the main disc of the new album. But we're not doing Treasure Abandoned, so that might be a surprise."
May 2013 Europa tour dates
Beardfish, Sound of Contact
(G/S/A shows 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 - Nürnberg, 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 - Rüsselsheim, 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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