AWARD-WINNING PROG ROCKERS SOUND OF CONTACT
SET TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA APRIL/MAY
SOUND OF CONTACT IS BRAINCHILD OF VOCALIST/DRUMMER/COMPOSER/PRODUCER SIMON COLLINS;
DEBUT ALBUM "DIMENSIONAUT" IN STORES NOW
(New York, NY) - Award-winning prog rockers Sound Of Contact have just confirmed North American tour dates. The band will play full shows in select cities in the United States and Canada, as well as featured sets on the Moody Blues Cruise, the Cruise To The Edge and the RosFest festival, respectively. In addition, the run will include numerous high-profile television appearances around both countries, respectively. Please see below for a list of tour dates and televised promotional appearances.
Sound of Contact is the progressive rock band from vocalist/drummer/composer/producer and solo recording artist, Simon Collins (son of legendary musician Phil Collins). With a distinguished musical familial lineage, Collins has established himself as a preeminent performer with the release of several solo albums. Melding elegant melodies with electronica-tinged hard rock and intimate lyrics, Collins has created a distinct sound all his own. With this new project/musical collaboration, Sound Of Contact, Collins delves further into the futuristic aspect of his songcraft, all the while incorporating elements of progressive rock that are his musical heritage. The video for the track, "Pale Blue Dot," taken from the album, can be seen here.
Sound Of Contact's debut concept album, DIMENSIONAUT, was recently released internationally via legendary prog rock label InsideOut, alongside Simon Collins' own label Lightyears Music, resulting immediately in rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The UK's Classic Rock declared DIMENSIONAUT to be a "unique album to repeatedly savour," while global music website Renowned For Sound dubbed it "lush and awe-inspiring". Sound Of Contact were just voted "Best New Band" taking home the "Limelight Award" at Prog Mag's 2013 Progressive Music Awards.
Co-produced by Collins and Sonic Reality's Dave Kerzner, DIMENSIONAUT finds Collins at home behind the drum kit as well as out front, handling lead singer duties. He is joined on the album by Matt Dorsey (guitars and bass, backing vocals), Dave Kerzner (keyboards, backing vocals, sound design), Kelly Nordstrom (guitars and bass) with guest appearance by The Wishing Tree's Hannah Stobart (vocals) and Wells Cunningham (cello, violin). DIMENSIONAUT was mixed by Nick Davis (Genesis, XTC), mastered by Grammy-Award-winning Gavin Lursen and features futuristic artwork designed by visionary graphic artist, Taavi Torim. Click here to access cover art for DIMENSIONAUT.
Sound Of Contact tour dates/promotional appearances:
2-6 At Sea Moody Blues Cruise
7-12 At Sea Cruise To The Edge
15 Dallas, TX Good Day Dallas regional television performance/interview -
16 Grand Rapids, MI FOX 17 Morning News regional television interview/Take Five And Company regional television interview - WXMI-TV/WZZM-TV
17 Detroit, MI The Nine regional television performance/interview - WJBK-TV
18 Chicago, IL WGN Morning News regional television performance/interview - WGN-TV
21 Toronto, ON Canada AM national television performance/interview - CTV
23 Vancouver, BC The Rush national television performance/interview - Shaw TV
26 Los Angeles, CA SIR Studios
29 New York, NY Santos Party House
30 Quebec City, QC Le Caberet Du Capitale
1 Toronto, ON Rock Pile East
2 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club3 Gettysburg, PA RoSFest