Karmakanic and Sound of Contact will be joining The Flower Kings for the upcoming European spring tour, as replacement for Pain of Salvation. Full update reads:

“Due to the recent medical condition of singer/frontman Daniel Gildenlöw of PAIN OF SALVATION, he has to stay home for yet some time, hospitalized, supervised and sedated. (send him your prayers and love)

Daniel will be taken to surgery on March 17th after a nasty and serious attack from non-prog-loving-flesh-eating-bacteria
earlier this year. The situation is serious but no longer lifethreatening. We’ve all been waiting to see the light of this tunnel – hoping that he could still join us for the Flower Kings tour this spring but fate had other plans for your favourite singer. 

We’ve searched for a worthy replacement – someone or something that may fill the void and we think that you will be equally thrilled to see our friends in KARMAKANIC and for the last week of the tour SOUND OF CONTACT. 

KARMAKANIC should be a familiar name to all of you in Flower Kings land – Sound Of Contact is a new prog band fronted by Simon Collins – The band play a modern and dense,textured music – epic and bordering to both Marillion,Porcupine Tree and late 70′s Genesis. No surprise as Simon is the son of Phil Collins – drummer,writer & singer too. “Like father like son.”

As much as we will miss Daniel we hope this will all cheer you up – for those who have tickets we ask your understanding and for those who have not yet – we assure you this will be – what we hope – another great double bill – as we still swirl from the Flower Kings & Neal Morse 

Band combo tour last year.”

The Flower Kings 2014 tour:

March 21, HRH Festival – Wales UK – FLOWER KINGS; FISH; FOCUS etc.
April 25, NL, Uden, De Pul -
April 26, BE, Progresiste festival
April 27, GER, Bochum, Zeche – With KARMAKANIC
April 28, SWI, Pratteln, Z7 Musikfabrik – With KARMAKANIC
April 29, IT, Milan, Bloom – With KARMAKANIC
April 30, FR, Lyon , Ninkasi Kao – With KARMAKANIC
May 2, SP, Barcelona, Salamandra 1 – With KARMAKANIC
May 3, SP, Peralta, Auditorium – With KARMAKANIC
May 4, SP, Madrid, Shoko – With KARMAKANIC
May 6, FR, Paris, Trabendo – With SOUND OF CONTACT
May 8, UK, London, O2 Islington Academy – With SOUND OF CONTACT
May 9, UKm Leamington Spa, Assembly – With SOUND OF CONTACT
May 10, NL, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij – With SOUND OF CONTACT
May 11, GER, Hamburg, Markthalle – With SOUND OF CONTACT
May 12, DK, Copenhagen/ Hvidovre – With SOUND OF CONTACT

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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