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Peter Hammill added to Nearfest 2008, USA

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Topic: Peter Hammill added to Nearfest 2008, USA
Posted By: bucka001
Subject: Peter Hammill added to Nearfest 2008, USA
Date Posted: December 20 2007 at 11:45
Copped this from the progressive ears site. Didn't see this over at this site so thought I'd post it.
December 19, 2007

Peter Hammill to perform at NEARfest X!

We are extremely honored to announce that Peter Hammill will perform as a solo artist on the Saturday slate of NEARfest X. Over his nearly forty year career, Hammill has recorded numerous solo albums featuring his unique and emotive vocal style and thoughtfully penetrating lyrics probing all aspects of the human condition. Whether performing solo or with his famed group Van Der Graaf Generator, Hammill presents an emotional depth and range that is unparalleled in contemporary music.

Hammill's 100-minute set will be sure to feature songs from the breadth of his vibrant and iconoclastic career. With hundreds of songs in his repertoire, no two shows are ever alike. As it has been ten years since Hammill has graced a stateside stage, be sure not to miss his performance at the tenth anniversary NEARfest!

* Peter Hammill's performance is pending an expected successful visa application.

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Posted By: RaphaelT
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 18:48
I hope that USA will finally honour one of the greatest artist of rock and music in general!

yet you still have time!

Posted By: sean
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 00:46
awesome news! hopefully i can make it

Posted By: moreitsythanyou
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 00:51
If he plays it better be on that Satuday.
(I'm graduating on Sunday and can't go then Cry)

butts, lol

Posted By: Frippertron
Date Posted: December 25 2007 at 08:48
I saw him twice already within a couple of years with Van Der Graaf Generator.

The Cheerful Insanity of Prog Rock

Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: January 08 2008 at 07:08
I saw him numerous times, and twice with VdGG. I saw him with the K-band too, when I was 13 or 14, and in several other trio and quartet formations too. And of course completely solo. I have been to about 20 Hammill or VdGG concerts over the years, and it was always a fantastic experience.


BaldJean and I; I am the one in blue.

Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: March 28 2008 at 22:12
Peter Hammill is one of quite a few good reasons to go. Buy your tickets tomorrow, and we can have a P.A. convention.

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Posted By: Garion81
Date Posted: April 02 2008 at 17:46
Originally posted by RaphaelT RaphaelT wrote:

I hope that USA will finally honour one of the greatest artist of rock and music in general!
What does that mean?  Confused
I saw Hammil back in the 70's here in LA. I think prog fans have respected Hammil in the USA for a long time.


"What are you going to do when that damn thing rusts?"

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