02 April 2014
Riverside: European tour starts today!
Riverside:  European tour starts today!
After an incredibly active and successful year of activities promoting their latest, much acclaimed album "Shrine of New Generation Slaves", Poland's prog masters RIVERSIDE are starting their next headlining touring run throughout Europe and the UK today with support act Votum.
Here is an overview of all upcoming RIVERSIDE dates:

RIVERSIDE + Votum - New Generation Tour 2014:
01.04.2014 Reichenbach (Germany) - Bergkeller
02.04.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum
04.04.2014 London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
05.04.2014 Liverpool (UK) - O2 Academy 2
06.04.2014 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
07.04.2014 Bilston (UK) - The Robin 2
08.04.2014 Bristol (UK) - The Fleece
10.04.2014 Edinburgh (SCOT) - The Liquid Room
12.04.2014 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
13.04.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
14.04.2014 Heerlen (The Netherlands) - LIMBURGzaal
15.04.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
16.04.2014 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal

RIVERSIDE + Retrospective & Xposure - Live in Poland:
23.04.2014 Gdansk (Poland) - B90
24.04.2014 Poznan (Poland) - Eskulap
25.04.2014 Kraków (Poland) - Studio
26.04.2014 Warszawa (Poland) - Progresja Music Zone

RIVERSIDE - Festivals 20ß14:
12.07.2014 Joensuu (Finland) - Ilosaarirock Festival

16.08.2014 Balve/Sauerland (Germany) - Balver Höhle / German Kultrock Festival

The band has checked in to comment about the upcoming dates as follows:
"As you already know, in April we're giving the last 2014 club shows and at the same time ending our adventure with the "Shrine of New Generation Slaves" promotion. The important thing to know for all of those who saw us last year is that - yes, we will change the setlist. Yes, the shows are going to be a bit different - for sure there'll be stuff we didn't play in 2013 and some of the songs will be arranged differently. After the April tour we're planning a longer break to enter the studio and work on our 6th full album. But before that happens, we want to come together with the best audience in the world.
See you soon!"

Upon release, RIVERSIDE's newest album, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", impressively entered the national sales charts of several countries as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.

Next to standard CD and Digital download versions which feature the main tracklisting of 8 songs, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", the band's fifth studio album, is also available as limited 2-CD Mediabook (including 2 bonustracks on a separate disc and an expanded 32-pages booklet) and as Gatefold-2LP (with the same two bonustracks) on 180 gr. vinyl (unlimited black edition and a limited blue-grey coloured vinyl edition of 200x copies!)

All versions of "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" can be ordered within Europe from the IOM webshop:

A promotional video clip for the album's first single, "Celebrity Touch", can be seen here:

A lyric video clip for the songs "The Depth Of Self-Delusion" (Radio-Edit),
which showcases the album's beautiful artwork courtesy of Travis Smith
(Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Opeth, etc.) can be seen here:

A live version of "Reality Dream III" (Originally appearing on the "Second Life Syndrome" album), which was recorded at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland in October 2013 (Video by John Vis, sound by Daniel Schindler) during the band's latest European tour , can be seen here:

A live version of "Feel Like Falling" from a previous show in The Netherlands can be seen here:

And also you can watch an online-teaser for the "SoNGS" album here: