VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR: Tour In June

Peter Hammill

Peter Hammill has announced recently that VdGG will be touring in the coming June. The post from the Hammill’s official website reads:

VdGG will be performing a couple of long-form pieces at the core of their sets in their upcoming June dates.

“Flight”, originally a PH solo/K group piece, has already been aired in North America and Japan last year. It’s partly as a result of the reworking of this in the trio format that we’ve been tempted to go for something even more ambitious…or dangerous.

Our intention is to play “A Plague of LIghthouse-Keepers”, from oour 1972 album “Pawn Hearts” each night.

We will *not* be attempting to recreate the album version but hope to come up with a new, in-the-present approach to this important piece from our past, which has only been played live a handful of times before now.

It’s a scary prospect, but very exciting!

The dates include:

16th Prague, Archa Theatre
17th Berlin, Columbia Club
20th Darmstadt, Centralstation
21st Erfurt, Gewirkschaftshaus
22nd Dresden, Tante Ju
24th Amsterdam, Melkweg
26th Bilston, Robin
27th Glasgow, ABC
28th Manchester, RNCM
30th London, Barbican

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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