Haken launch new single Nightingale, and begin North American tour with Symphony X on May 10th
Progressive rockers, Haken, are excited to announce the release of their brand new single, Nightingale. The latest single showcases the first new material the band have presented with returning keyboard player, Pete Jones, and the first since the release of their last album, Virus, back in 2020.
The band comments: «Nightingale was the first track Pete Jones presented to the band after rejoining Haken this year. The initial song idea quickly inspired of the classic Haken sound and naturally evolved into some new harmonic territory. The song ranges from delicate moments to monstrous riffs».
«We enlisted Jens Bogren to mix Nightingale and, as always, he’s blown us away by capturing every detail while delivering power and energy. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product».
«Lyrically, the song reflects on the creative process itself; with a message that although it may be difficult of late, we must remember to be thankful for the positives in life; be they big or small».
In March, the band announced the initial details of Nightingale,, as well as held a competition for fans to submit their own original artwork for the forthcoming single. The winning artwork as chosen by the band themselves, from Belgium’s Rein Van Oyen.
The band was recently forced to announce the postponement of their European tour dates, with new dates soon to be announced. Their upcoming North American tour begins with Cruise To The Edge leaving port on 2nd May, followed by an expansive trek alongside Symphony X set to go ahead starting 10th May, 2022 in New York City, running through the month and ending 12th June in New Jersey. Find the full list of dates here:
2nd – 7th May – Port Caneveral, FL – Cruise to the Edge
W/ Symphony X
10th May – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11th May – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
12th May – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
13th May – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
14th May – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
15th May – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
17th May – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
18th May – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
19th May – Chicago, IL – Park West
20th May – St Louis, MO – Red Flag
21st May – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
23rd May – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
24th May – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
26th May – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
27th May – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
28th May – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
29th May – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
31st May – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
1st June – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
2nd June – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
4th June – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
5th June – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
7th June – Atlanta, GA – Heaven at the Masquerade
8th June – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
10th June – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11th June – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage