Long Distance Calling – European Dates
February 9, 2016
Long Distance Calling recently announced their new album ‘TRIPS’ for release on the 29th April 2016 via InsideOut Music, and they are now excited to reveal the stunning artwork, created by Martin Großmann (martingrossmann.com), in the form of an artwork video teaser.
The album will be released as limited mediabook CD with one bonus track, as gatefold 2LP with etching (incl. the album on CD), and as digital download with two bonus tracks.
You can watch it here:
Further to this, the band would also like to announce the first European tour dates in support of the new album, and you can find those below:
(Presented by VISIONS, ROCK HARD, GUITAR, GITARRE&BASS, ECLIPSED, AMPYA, METAL.DE)
28th April – Skater’s Palace, Münster, Germany
29th April – Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
30th April – Mau Club, Rostock, Germany
2nd May – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
3rd May – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
4th May – Kulturkirche, Köln, Germany
5th May – Backstage Halle, München, Germany
6th May – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7th May – KiFF, Aarau, Switzerland
9th May – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
10th May – Boston Music Room, London, UK
11th May – Exchange, Bristol, UK
12th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
13th May – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Read here what they had to say about the album and upcoming dates:
We are happy to announce the release tour (there will be more touring later this year!) for our new album “TRIPS”! We put a lot of heart and time into this little baby and we can’t wait to finally play the new songs for you. “TRIPS” is probably the most colourful and diverse album we have done so far, combining elements of all our previous albums while adding new flavours and some unknown territory to our sound universe, and we couldn’t be happier how it turned out. Come with us and join the ride. Love LDC
The band also recently revealed that Petter Carlsen has provided vocals on their new album and they had this to say: “Since he wanted to focus on his private life Martin ‘Marsen’ Fischer has decided to step back from LONG DISTANCE CALLING, but he didn’t leave without recording most of the keyboards and sound effects on ‘TRIPS’. In true LONG DISTANCE CALLING fashion we have another surprise up our sleeves and would like to introduce Petter Carlsen on vocals. About half of the new songs come with vocals and Petter did one hell of a job. We are really happy to have him on board for ‘TRIPS’! In case his name rings a bell you are totally right: He already did vocals on the song ‘Welcome Change’ on the album ‘The Flood Inside’. We are sure that you’ll love the new stuff with him singing!”
Petter has the following to add about him doing the vocals on “TRIPS”: “I instantly became a fan of LONG DISTANCE CALLING the moment we met on tour with Anathema back in 2010 – both their music and their personalities. I am grateful that they made a long distance calling to Norway, asking me to join in on this album, and I am very proud to be a part of it. We had a great time at Principal Studios, it was a focused, relaxed and very creative atmosphere at the same time. It was a pleasure to add my color to these well-crafted songs.”
The full track-listing for ‘TRIPS’ is as follows:
Look out for more info in the coming weeks!
LONG DISTANCE CALLING online:
Sólstafir ‘Ótta’ tour – May 2016
December 17, 2015
In May 2016 Sólstafir will perform Ótta in its entirety – complete with strings and piano – followed by a selection of fan favourites from Solstafir’s history. Tickets on sale from 9 a.m local time on Friday, click here for links.
14 May 16 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
15 May 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
16 May 16 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
17 May 16 Hamburg (DE) Gruenspan
18 May 16 Leipzig (DE) Taubchental
19 May 16 Aarau (CH) KiFF
20 May 16 Wörgl (AT) Komma
21 May 16 Wien (AT) Arena
22 May 16 Praha (CZ) Palac Akropolis
Cult of Luna ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ Tour
December 4, 2015
2016 will see Cult of Luna return in retrospect – revisiting their classic ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ album for it’s 10 year anniversary.
For a band known for looking forward, such a show may seem like a backward step; music, however, is there to be played, to be listened to and to be experienced. Returning to play an old record is an opportunity for artists and fans to do just that.
Time can also seem unfair on those new to a band’s output; whilst Cult of Luna may have developed a legion of dedicated fans since their inception, there is no doubt that 2013’s ‘Vertikal’ put the band firmly back on the map. The album came after a five-year wait: more than worthwhile for fans and critics alike, and a breath of fresh air for a new wave of listeners.
Performing ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ in full now gives those people a chance to immerse themselves in the history of Cult of Luna, alongside those who have grown with the band for the past decade and beyond.
09/04 – Glasgow, Classic Grand
10/04 – Manchester, Sound Control
11/04 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
12/04 – Paris, La Gaite Lyrique
13/04 – Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix
14/04 – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
15/04 – Leipzig, Doom Over Leipzig
12/05 – Göteborg, Pustervik
13/05 – Oslo, Rockefeller
14/05 – Köpenhamn, A Colossal Weekend
15/05 – Stockholm, Cirkus
Maybeshewill add further dates to farewell tour
November 27, 2015
“In our ongoing effort to get to see as many of you as possible on our final tour we’ve added a whole crop of shows in mainland Europe, across as far as Ukraine and Russia. These are in addition to the UK dates previously announced.
It’s important to us that we’re able to add a show in Paris to this final tour – particularly in light of recent events – so we’re working really hard to get that confirmed as soon as humanly possible. We’ll keep you updated, but for obvious reasons it’s taking a little time.
Unfortunately aside from that these will be the only European shows we’re able to play, so please come out and see us if you’re able to.
Ticket links will be added over on our shows page, as and when we have them.
We’ll be announcing the supports in the new year, but for now – we’d really love to see you there – let us know which ones you’re planning on coming to.”
Cult of Luna – Roadburn 2016
November 19, 2015
2016 will mark a decade since Cult of Luna unleashed Somewhere Along The Highway – catapulting them to the top of end of year lists, and in to prized positions in record collections the world over. The raw – and at times visceral – album marked a departure from previous album, Salvation, in terms of both production and pure, naked energy.
Whilst the last ten years has seen the ascendency of Cult of Luna’s star, as well as two further stunning albums (2008’s Eternal Kingdom, and 2013’s Vertikal), Somewhere Along The Highway remains something of a marker in this history of the band. It seems fitting then, that just a week shy of the album’s official anniversary, Cult of Luna will be performing the album in full at the 013 venue on Thursday 14 April 2016.
Cult of Luna performed at both the 2008 and 2013 editions of Roadburn – and are among the most requested bands to warrant repeat bookings. This time around, they’ll be ramping up the intensity of their live performance a notch further than we even thought possible.
The festival say:
“It’s an honour to welcome back Cult of Luna to Roadburn Festival; the threads of their influence are weaved throughout many of the bands that have appeared on our line ups over the years. Join us as we honour the seminal importance of Somewhere Along The Highway, and celebrate all that Cult of Luna have achieved since its inception.”
Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale now!