Thursday, June 12, 2008

Flower Kings Prepping For Upcoming Tour And Releases

The Swedish progressive rockers The Flower Kings have some new news from the camp, and within the camp. The band recently announced 2 new additions to the family. New drummer/percussionist Erik Hammarström and vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist Ola Heden. This new lineup will premiere with the 6 piece line up at the Loreley festival in Germany on July 19th.

The band is working on a number of side projects at the present as well, including new releases from Karmakanic, Tomas Bodin, and there are two yet unnamed project/groups from Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold. Erik Hammarstöm is also part of the new Brightseye Brison CD. The Flower Kings will reunite in a couple of weeks for a series of rehearsals for upcoming shows/festivals and then for an eventual recording.

The Upcoming Shows:

SAT July 19th - Loreley outdoor Festival "Night Of The Prog" (with Roger Hodgson, It Bites, Pain Of Salvation, Fish, Neal Morse, Isildurs Bane, Barcley James Harvest)

SUN Aug 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - the Pepsi Roadhouse, "3 Rivers Festival"(with California Guitar Trio, Spock's Beard, Rocket Scientists)

TUE Aug 26 - New York City, NY - BB Kings - Lucilles Grille (237 W 42nd Street)

WED Aug 27 - Arlington, MA - Regent Theater

SAT Aug 30 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs (MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 773-404-9494)

SAT Sept - 6th - Another progfestival: Cascais - Portugal (it is near Estoril/Lisboa)

SAT Oct - 11th - Motstoy (prog & metal) Festival - Norway

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