Sound Of Contact are going out on a special tour of North America in August and September.
Dubbed Bring The Prog Back, the band are to play the whole of their debut album Dimensionaut. And they’ll be joined by a host of other prog artists. The line-up will vary from city to city. But among those who’ll appear are Spock’s Beard, District 97, Jolly, Edison’s Children and Francis Dunnery.
Dunnery’s set promises to be very innovative. It’s being called iRig Gig, and he’ll be performing with music gadgets for the iPhone and iPad by IK Multimedia.
Each show is to end with musicians from different acts on the bill getting onstage together, to play aBring The Prog Back medley of classic progressive songs.
Here’s a full list of the artists involved with the tour, which runs from August 21 to September 17:
Sound Of Contact
Francis Dunnery’s iRig Gig
Edison’s Children (featuring Pete Trewavas of Marillion)
Oblivion Sun (featuring former members of Happy The Man)
Dream The Electric Sleep
The Tea Club
Out of the Beardspace
Half Past Four
Check the page below to find out who of the bands plays where:
Says Sound Of Contact vocalist/drummer Simon Collins: “We’re doing this tour with a lot of modern progressive rock bands carrying the torch forward into the future. It’s oddly poetic that we bookend the tour playing shows with some of the significant originators of the genre”.
Prior to this tour, Sound Of Contact will be opening the main stage for the inaugural Yestival, which happens in Camden, New Jersey on August 3. And on September 20 and 21, Collins, Dunnery and SOC keyboard player Dave Kerzner are to play with Steve Hackett on his Genesis Revisited 2 shows in Chicago.