Friday, February 27, 2015

Haken Tour of North America

Highly-regarded proggers Haken will be visiting North American shores for ten dates in the spring, including a headlining appearance at the 12th annual Rites of Spring Festival (aka ROSfest) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Supporting the band on most dates is Next to None, the band featuring Max Portnoy, son of prog drummer extraordinaire Mike Portnoy.  InsideOut label mates Spock's Beard are on the bill for the dates in Quebec City and Montreal.

Haken guitarist Charlie Griffiths had this to say about their imminent visit:
"One of our biggest ambitions since the beginnings of the band has been to tour the USA. For it to actually be happening is an amazing feeling. We honestly can't wait to get over there and play our music.
We've put together a great set list covering the whole Haken discography and I really think they're going to love it. For a couple of the Canadian shows we're going to be sharing the stage with Spock's Beard, which is crazy because we've been fans of theirs for years."
Tour dates are as follows:
4/25/15 - Token Lounge - Detroit MI (with Next to None)
4/26/15 - Reggie's - Chicago IL (with Next to None)
4/27/15 - TBC - Toronto ON (with Next to None)
4/28/15 - Imperial - Quebec City QC (with Spock's Beard)
4/29/15 - Club Soda - Montreal QC (with Spock's Beard)
4/3015 - Studio at Webster Hall - New York NY (with Next to None)
5/1/15 - Bull Shooters Saloon - Philadelphia PA (with Next to None)
5/2/15 - RosFest - Gettysburg PA
5/3/15 - Empire -Springfield VA (with Next to None)
5/5/15 - Circo Volador - Mexico City

Haken released their third album, The Mountain, on InsideOut in 2013 to great acclaim. In late 2014 they dusted off and recorded three early songs for the Restoration EP. Their fourth full-length album is due on InsideOut worldwide later in 2015. Stay tuned.


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