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    Posted: August 31 2009 at 11:47
http://www.nlightsweb.com/renaissance40thtour.htm

In celebration of their 1969 formation, the English progressive rock heroes Renaissance, are embarking on a 40th Anniversary Concert Tour. Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford have come together with some great musicians to mark this special milestone. The mainstream Renaissance lineup is most well known for their rich symphonic textures, stunning vocals and poetic lyrics. Their style mixed classical progressions with poetry and blended it with elements of rock, jazz and folk, often embodying hauntingly beautiful and international themes. After a long period apart, several members reunited to record an album of all new material which was released in 2001 and followed by a double 'live' album to commemorate their British and Japanese tour later that year. Numerous 'live' albums and various retrospectives with rare material have also emerged in recent times...

 

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Concert dates

    - Keswick Theatre - On Sale Fri, Aug 28 10am 
  - Whitaker Center - On Sale Fri, Aug 28 10am

additional dates will be posted when confirmed.



 

Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA - Sunday, October 11 at 7:30PM

Ticket prices are $39 and $49. Preferred seating available. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Keswick Theatre Box Office, keswicktheatre.com and (215) 572-7650.

Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA - Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30PM

Ticket prices are $35 and $45. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Whitaker Center Box Office, whitakercenter.org and (717) 214-2787.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 17:57
Well, that's quite a big surprise. Hopefully European dates (particularly Dutch) will follow...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2009 at 18:02
It looks like several more dates have been added to the tour - check the hyperlink in the first post on this thread.

Does anyone know if more dates are going to be added?  Love to see a New England show added - if not, I still might drive to Albany or Rochester.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2009 at 18:52

Ram's Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD - Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 PM

Tickets on sale at www.ramsheadonstage.com and (410) 268-4545.

 

German Town Theater, Rochester, NY - Thursday, October 8 at 8:00 PM

Tickets and venue information coming soon.

 

The Concert Hall, New York, NY - Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM

Ticket price is $45. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Keswick Theatre Box Office, keswicktheatre.com and (215) 572-7650.

 

Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA - Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 PM

Ticket prices are $39 and $49. Preferred seating available. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000.

 

The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA - Monday, October 12 at 8:00 PM

Tickets and venue information coming soon.

 

The Egg - Center for the Performing Arts, Albany, NY - Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 PM

Tickets and venue information coming soon.



Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA - Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM

Ticket prices are $35 and $45. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Whitaker Center Box Office, whitakercenter.org and (717) 214-2787.

 

 SOPAC Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ - Friday, October 16 at 8:00 PM

Tickets and venue information coming soon.

 

Xanadu Theatre, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ - Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 PM

Ticket prices are $49, $39, $29, plus Limited Preferred Seating is available. and $45. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. More information is also available at Trump Taj Mahal Box Office at (609) 449-5150.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2009 at 21:04
I got this alert too. I hope they come a bit closer to my area.

I love the fact that you (Mr. Metal) are the one putting this out there David. Wink

Did you get a chance to meet Annie at NEARfest? She's a really great lady.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2009 at 21:43
Yeah, I'm hoping for an Atlanta date myself atleast.. She was great to talk to at Nearfest, very funny also..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2009 at 16:59
The reason there is no show on the 10th is because Tom Brislin is doing a solo performance at Calprog.  Flies in that morning flies out that night.  Dedicated!
 
I will also bet there will be no shows out of the north east.  If you draw a circle around the area they are playing it isn't very big.  373 miles from top to bottom.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2009 at 16:41
We'll be going to the NYC show at the Concert Hall. Anyone else going?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2009 at 22:24
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

We'll be going to the NYC show at the Concert Hall. Anyone else going?



Wish I could. One of these days we are going to meet up at a show. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2009 at 11:57
Originally posted by bhikkhu bhikkhu wrote:

Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

We'll be going to the NYC show at the Concert Hall. Anyone else going?



Wish I could. One of these days we are going to meet up at a show. Smile


Definitely (though we don't go to too many shows, but ever since I moved to the US, I've been to quite a lot by my standards).
Anyway, we're both looking forward to this show tonight!

The setlist for previous shows was:

Prologue
Carpet Of The Sun
Midas Man
Running Hard
Black Flame
Northern Lights
Ocean Gypsy
Things I Don't Understand
Mother Russia

encore:
Ashes Are Burning

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2009 at 23:50
Back from the show, it was spectacular. The musicians were all very good (the bass player in particular was stellar) and the music was warm and rich sounding, Annie's voice was wonderful.
The venue was nice (Concert Hall inside the Society for Ethical Culture on 2w 64th street in Manhattan), we had good seating with space on both sides; the turnout was quite impressive, almost full (say 95-97%) and the crowd extremely enthusiastic. The acoustic were ok, but the one keyboard was not heard well on our side and the drums sounded a bit too much in the background in the mix (and the bass was very much in the front of the mix, though I did appreciate it).

The band went on at 9pm after a short warm up by Jann Klose (I think that's his name) which was only himself singing with an acoustic guitar.
Annie went up bear foot and the rest of the band seemed very happy to be there and all smiling.

The setlist for previous shows was like the previous ones:

Prologue
Carpet Of The Sun
Midas Man (not a song I like too much, but very well played)
Running Hard (a little glitch there on the opening keyboards part, but soon rectified and went on smoothly)
Black Flame
Northern Lights
Ocean Gypsy
Things I Don't Understand (really great arrangement, they put a lot of emotion into this one)
Mother Russia

encore:
Ashes Are Burning


The encore was fabulous - great solos of the two keyboardists and bassist (again fantastic playing). Really an emotional peak.
There were some points where Annie's voice seem to not attain that high notes, but all in all, she was fabulous and I closed my eyes at some points and it sounded like her voice from the albums.

If I, that don't like live shows, came out with a smile on my face, that means something!




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2009 at 02:02
What, no Chicago gig?  Grrrrr!!!   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2009 at 02:27

why did i find out about this today noooooooooooooooooooooooo Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2009 at 08:52
I forgot to mention, Annie seemed unsure which albums two or three in the setlist songs were from when she introduced them.

There was a funny moment when she introduced the Black Flame, and said something like: "this is another song from Novella"; as she said that she was looking at Michael Dunford, who nodded No with his head and told her: "you have three guesses", to which she promptly replied: "Turn of the Cards".

They gave short introductions before each song (except Prologue that they simply went on to play as they got
on the stage) and also introduced the musicians halfway through the show.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2009 at 13:32
Someone over at PE posted this pics from the NYC show:

http://gallery.me.com/jomelia#100191

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