21 June 2014

Nik Turner's Hawkwind To Tour North America With Witch Mountain And Hedersleben This Summer/Fall 2014!

In the spirit of the critically acclaimed and historic 'Space Ritual' tour of 1973, Nik Turner's Hawkwind plan to blow minds on their sonic and visually stimulating journey on their 2014 North American tour with Portland's own Witch Mountain and SF bay area Krautrockers Hedersleben. Starting in August, this package tour is not to be missed by anyone, in hopes to enlighten and inspire both people who have witnessed last year's tour or any of Nik's tours prior and the first timers, bringing sonic traditions of old to the forefront of 2014. Attendees and Nik Turner's Hawkind fans will not be disappointed. Though staying true to the spirit of Space Ritual as a concept, don't be surprised to hear other classics, songs off of the 2013 release 'Space Gypsy' album and perhaps a new song or two as Nik Turner prepares to return to the studio after the tour. Nik also has a new fusion project forthcoming featuring Billy Cobham and Chris Poland (Megadeth) later this year.

“This tour is the essence of space-rock, the extra-terrestrial, inter-galactic, orgasmic embodiment of the loving and healing vibrations, and the rocking music of the spheres, flame on, one love.” - Nik Turner

Nik Turner- Sax, Flute, Vocals- Hawkwind
Nicky Garratt- Guitar- UK SUBS
Jason Willer- Drums, Percusion- UK SUBS
Bryce Shelton-Bass
Kephera Moon- Keys, Synths and Sound Effects

Witch Mountain

“Witch Mountain is thrilled to follow up its Summer tour of Europe with the release of latest album Mobile of Angels, and tour in support of the legendary Nik Turner's Hawkwind. We feel sure that our music will be 'out there' enough to reach the heads, and Nik Turner and co will sufficiently rock our fans in turn. It's a match made in Hell and we can't wait to hit the road.”


Year 1 report...“It was the same time last year that Hedersleben accompanied Nik Turner on a space trek around the USA promoting their debut album 'Upgoer'. Since then the crew have not been resting on their cosmic sofa rather they’ve pressed on to new and exciting ventures, including completing the next Brainticket album as the legendary Joel Vandroogenbroeck’s side-kicks (including many writing credits), launched their first headline tour of the west coast, preformed a showcase with special guest Captain Sensible from the Damned, (See the Hedersleben Facebook page for footage) and not least recorded their 2nd album 'Die Neuen Welten'.

'Die Neuen Welten', featuring the epic side long “Zu Den Neuen Welten”, (Youtube video scheduled for mid August), celebrates the Kepler mission space telescopes discoveries of more than 2000 exoplanets. DNW also boasts the studio version of stage favorite “(On The Ground) Safe and Sound”. The album is mixed by Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps.

Prog fans look out for further large sections of Hedersleben’s 3rd album, slated for recording early next year, as part of this tours set. 'The Fall Of Chronopolis', based on the book of the same name by Barrington J. Bayley, is distinctly more progressive in the tradition of the great early prog concept album. See you in August or September” - Nicky Garratt

Nicky Garratt - Guitar - UK SUBS
Jason Willer - Drums, Percusion - UK SUBS
Bryce Shelton - Bass
Kephera Moon - Keys, Vocals, Synths and Sound Effects

Nik Turner's Hawkwind with Witch Mountain and Hedersleben Tour Dates:

Tue 8/26 - Oakland, CA - Uptown
Wed 8/27 - Los Angeles, CA - Viper Room
Thu 8/28 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Fri 8/29 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Sat 8/30 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
Mon 9/01 - Austin, TX- Red 7 
Tue 9/02 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Wed 9/03 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Thu 9/04 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
Fri 9/05 - Lafayette, GA - Meltasia Fest
Sat 9/06 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Fest
Sun 9/07 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Mon 9/08 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Tue 9/09 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
Wed 9/10 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
Thu 9/11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Fri 9/12 - Boston, MA - Middle East
Sun 9/14 - Montreal, QC - IL Motore
Mon 9/15 - Toronto, On - The Garrison
Tue 9/16 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
Wed 9/17 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Thu 9/18 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Fri 9/19 - Rock Island, IL - RIBCO
Sat 9/20 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
Sun 9/21 - Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
Mon 9/22 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
Tue 9/23 - Saskatoon, Sk - Vangelis Tavern 
Wed 9/24 - Calgary, AB - Palomino 
Fri 9/26 - Vancouver, BC - Venue (early evening show)
Sat 9/27 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Sun 9/28 - Portland, OR - Star Theater

Nik Turner's official website: http://nikturner.com/

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