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    Posted: June 25 2013 at 17:45
I saw this announced today and I squealed with joy like a Justin Bieber fan...on the inside. On the outside it was more like a "hell yeah!" and a fist pump in the air hehe.
 
 
I did squeal however when I saw that the tour is coming to Michigan, a mere two hours drive from me. Man, it's going to be tough for me to dial down the excitement level until September.
 
 
Tour dates for the US Tour:
 
“BRING THE PROG BACK” – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
 
August 21st  Whiskey A Go-Go – West Hollywood, California
Bands: SOC, Spock’s Beard, Jolly, Circa, Turn on Red
August 22nd  Brick By Brick – San Diego, California
Bands: SOC, Spock’s Beard, Jolly, Turn on Red
August 28th  The High Note – Birmingham, Alabama
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Little Atlas
August 29th  Park Tavern – Atlanta, Georgia
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Glass Hammer, Little Atlas
August 30th  Backstage Lounge – Gainesville, Florida
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Little Atlas, Tom Brislin
Call 352-378-9185 for advance tickets
September 1, 2013 Headlining the ProgDay festival – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bands: SOC, Miriodor, simakDialog, Thank You Scientist and more
September 5th  Orion Sound Studios – Baltimore, Maryland
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Oblivion Sun, Sonus Umbra, Tom Brislin
Friday, September 6th   Washington Theater – Washington, New Jersey
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Jolly, Edison’s Children
September 7th The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, New York Tickets:
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Jolly, Edison’s Children
September 8th  The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, New York
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Jolly, Edison’s Children, Bolus
September 10th  The Regent Theatre  – Arlington, Massachusetts
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Oblivion Sun, IZZ, Bolus
September 11th   Infinity Music Hall  – Norfolk, Connecticut
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, The Tea Club, IZZ
September 12th  The Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Bands: SOC & Francis Dunnery
September 13th  Wilbert’s Food & Music – Cleveland, Ohio
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Tom Brislin, EGO, Kasim Sulton
September 15th  The Rockpile – Toronto, Canada
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Half Past Four, Druckfarben & Bolus
September 16th New York, New York – Chesterfield, Michigan
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery & Tiles
September 17th  Birdy’s – Indianapolis, Indiana
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, District 97 & Dream The Electric Sleep


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2013 at 18:18
NO disrespect at all to the band but it's amazing how much hype this band is getting. I'm wondering how much of that is because of who a certain band member's dad is. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mwood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2013 at 21:26
I'm actually really enjoying the album, and psyched to see this tour.  Then again, I appreciate a lot of the "crossover" bands, and there are definitely parts of this album that are more mainstream than prog.

But if the bit of "star power" that Collins brings along enables them to organize a tour like this, then I'm all for it.  I'll be at the show in Massachusetts, for sure.  Thumbs Up

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Easy Livin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2013 at 02:54
Wofhound, could you edit your post to add the dates please.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wolfhound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2013 at 17:22
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Wofhound, could you edit your post to add the dates please.

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Done.
 
Also would like to add when I got this album and listened to it I loved it the first listen through. I got the digital version from Amazon MP3 store and I had no idea Simon Collins was in the group.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 06:42
Already have my tickets for the Sellersville Theatre show on Sept. 12 (really cool venue).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote anesthesized Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2013 at 10:57
They're coming to Florida! Nobody else from the Uk or Europe gets closer than DC/Nashville/Baltimore. I wanted to see Anathema when they came to the states, but they aren't playing anywhere I can get to and from in one day.  
I really like Dimensionaut. Yes, a few of the tracks have a more "traditional" song structure and some pop appeal. So what? So do Kayleigh and Lavender and Misplaced Childhood is still a great prog album. Are we really going to criticize prog bands because they might appeal to too many people all while we lament how the prog music scene is slowly dying from dwindling support? 
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Gainsville is too far ;[
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Aaaaaaand it's canceled.
 
So bummed right now.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2013 at 16:14
The Michigan show lists District 97 too.  Somehow, I missed this earlier but this sounds like it would be a really good show.  I wonder if they will still continue it without the headliner?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2013 at 14:15
Just received a call from the Sellersville Theatre about the lack of VISAs and the cancellation of the Sept 12 show. Absolute, total bummer.

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It's too bad about the cancellations. I saw Sound of Contact open for Marillion in Montreal back in March and they were quite good. 
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