THE TANGENT & KARMAKANIC Join Forces for European Tour

Tangent & Karmakanic

The Tangent’s Andy Tillison wrote earlier today about the tour he and his band are preparing together with Swedish progressive rockers Karmakanic. Full press release reads:

The Tangent and Karmakanic – two bands who have spent an decade building several reputations. As great progressive rock bands in the main flow of that genre – sure. As musical fireworks displays, certainly. But also for their unpredictability – forays into jazz, left of centre material, sudden desires to write symphonies, be weird yet Rock Out and laugh with the best of them.

The band’s reputations are mainly secured by their recorded output. Their gigs have been few and far between – mainly due to the logistics involved. But every once in a while they make a foray out onto the stage. And this Spring is one of those times.

Hooking up with each other, the short Karmakanic/Tangent European mini tour will take in Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. A unit of six people will perform the music of  both bands and feature music from the decade of music that each has contributed to the scene.

Both bands will premier new compositions at the gigs, both bands will be available to chat to at all the venues without any costly “Meet & Greet” schemes. The events are designed to be a friendly celebration of the history of these bands so often thought of as spin-offs of other projects but who have proved their own identity to their fans time and time again.

The line-up for the upcoming tour will, besides Andy Tillison and Jonas Reingold, include Luke Machin on guitars, Lalle Larsson on keyboards, Goran Edman on vocals and Morgan Ågren on drums. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Saturday May 24 Lidköping, Röda Kvarn SWEDEN (tickets)
Sunday May 25 Into Music (music store gig) Lund SWEDEN (tickets)
Tuesday May 27 Bergkellar – Reichenbach – GERMANY (tickets)
Thursday May 29 Das Rind – Russelsheim GERMANY (tickets)
Friday May 30 Den Boerderij, Zoertermeer, NETHERLANDS (tickets)

The Tangent and Karmakanic will play upcoming Celebr8.3 festival in London on May 31st, together with Frost*, Galahad, Cosmograf, The Fierce And The Dead, Sanguine Hum, and more.

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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