Very exciting prog news indeed, and I`m actually extreme thrilled. Two of the prog band I really enjoy join forces!
InsideOutMusic artists The Flower Kings & Kayak will join forces for a European tour in December 2019, in support of The Flower King’s forthcoming new album and Kayak’s most recent studio record Seventeen. The Kayak song Le Peregrina,
Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings comments: «We’re happy to go on tour in Europe again in December – We will present The Flower Kings music from the early days – concert favourites – plus some brand new music – that is along the lines of the early music of the band – symphonic rock. We’re happy to bring our friends in Kayak along for this proggy double bill – it will be a monumental meltdown of melodic prog – not to be missed». The Flower King song Desolation Road,
Kayak’s Ton Scherpenzeel adds: «We can’t wait to go on tour with The Flower Kings in December. For Kayak that will be a great way to end the year, a chance to meet new fans and it also serves as an inspiration for making the next album». The Kayak Song Feathers And Tar,
The two bands will perform 12 dates across 6 countries, and you find the full list of shows below.
1st December – Bahnhof St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
2nd December – Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany
3rd December – OK Andaluzia, Piekary Slaskie, Poland
4th December – Klub U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
6th December – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands
7th December – De Boergerij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Scala, London, UK
9th December – Piano, Dortmund, Germany
10th December – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
11th December – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th December – Brewhouse, Gothernburg, Sweden
14th December – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
As mentioned, The Flower Kings are currently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming studio album which is due to be released later this year. This run of shows follows a successful tour in celebration of InsideOutMusic’s 25th anniversary in late 2018 alongside label-mates Spock’s Beard, as well as select shows in 2019 including Midsummer Prog Festival last month.
In 2018, Dutch progressive rockers Kayak released their new album Seventeen, reaching number 6 in the album charts in the Netherlands. The band, led by founding keyboardist & composer Ton Scherpenzeel in 1972, have been touring frequently since the release to much acclaim.
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