Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pain of Salvation in Minnesota Sat 5/11/13 w/ Anneke

Daniel posted an update today with news and a tour, but strictly for Europe. I know there's an acoustic EP coming soon titled Naked I guess. And they were recently confirmed to play at the Right of Spring Festival the 1st weekend of May.

Kicking off activities in 2013, Swedish Pain of Salvation are ready to embark on more worldwide touring. The upcoming European tour in April will be exclusively acoustic based and Pain of Salvation will be joined for the 3 weeks of dates by Dutch singer/songwriter Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex The Gathering) and Árstíðir from Iceland, making this a remarkably interesting package.

The tour is to coincide with Pain of Salvation’s upcoming album release via InsideOutMusic, featuring newly recorded acoustic versions of hand picked Pain of Salvation songs. More details about this special album project will be made public soon.

These are all the dates of the European tour:

special guests: Anneke Van Giersbergen & Árstíðir

03.04.2013 – Krakow (Poland) @ Kwadrat
04.04.2013 – Warsaw (Poland) @ Progresja
05.04.2013 – Prague (Czech Republic) @ Klub Nova Chmelnice
06.04.2013 – Bratislava (Slovakia) @ Majestic Music Club
07.04.2013 – Budapest (Hungary) @ Club 202
08.04.2013 – Wien (Austria) @ Szene
10.04.2013 – Bologna (Italy) @ Estragon
11.04.2013 – Rome (Italy) @ Orion
12.04.2013 – Milano (Italy) @ Magazzini Generali
13.04.2013 – Yverdon (Switzerland) @ Amalgame
14.04.2013 – Toul (France) @ Chez Paulette
15.04.2013 – London (UK) @ The Garage
17.04.2013 – Paris (France) @ Le Trabendo
18.04.2013 – Pratteln (Switzerland) @ Z7
19.04.2013 – Weert (The Netherlands) @ De Bosuil
20.04.2013 – Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) @ Boerderij
21.04.2013 – Essen (Germany) @ Turock

Prior to the European tour, Pain of Salvation will also be perfoming
two regular headline shows in Russia:

16.02.2013 – Moscow (Russia) @ Moscow Concert Hall
17.02.2013 – St. Petersburg (Russia) @ Arctica

Furthermore, Pain of Salvation will be heading out to tour in North America in May.
More details about these shows in the USA and Canada will follow soon...

So some added tour dates isn't surprising. And this show, is very mixed in terms of timing. Of course I saw them 3 times from 2001 to 2004, but Daniel Gildenlow is the only member left since then. And their recent albums have not been close to the level of the music they made in the 90's and early 2000's.

And they were supposed to come to the US with Dream Theater on Progressive Nation in 2009, but their record label folding killed that at the 11th hour.

So, this does not mean what it could have meant, even just a few years ago. However, it still does mean a fair amount. To me? maybe to have the chance to actually chat with Daniel and meet the other new members of the band I suppose. But it means a lot to me to see others who never got to see them, finally get to.

Also Anneke opening adds a little more to this. I still won't ever forget how The Gathering I believe opened for King's X back in 1999 at what was known as the 4th Street Station, and I didn't make it due to being unemployed at the time. Anneke is both eye candy and someone who is a great live singer/performer. I wouldn't expect any stuff from The Gathering, but who knows.

Also, I guess Station 4 may finally have installed AIR CONDITIONING.

The only concern I have with this is the fact the date being Saturday May 11th, the 3rd consecutive Saturday I plan to see a concert. The gf will NOT be happy about that. Steven Wilson is the previous Saturday, and Cloud Cult just announced a show on Saturday April 27th.

At least this show is ALL AGES so, I imaging it'll be over by 10PM, but as far the gf is concerned, that doesn't matter. I'm not sure what to do, beyond wanting to buy her flowers or some other desirable gift(s).

Also not to forget, Nathan with Sword Lord Productions deserves a lot of credit for bringing this show to Minnesota.