Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pain of Salvation: 2014 North American Tour..might MINNESOTA get ADDED?

I heard good word they were going to be MAKING UP the concert they had to cancel back in May 2013 (per Daniel's illness, not the same one..the flesh-eating bacteria that caused him to miss Progressive Nation at Sea mind you).

But maybe not? or maybe they could add another date or 2 still?

I should add though, I have seen them 3 Times, 3 of the greatest concerts I've ever seen. My hopes for them to play in Minnesota and see them have maybe more to do with for OTHER FANS, more than myself. I still would like to see them, even with the changes in lineup and their recent music being a bit different.

But so be it. If more info comes about more dates, etc. I'll bump this of course.

The complete Remedy Lane at ProgPowerUSA would be great to see, although more so with the guys on the album I suppose, but so be it. I just am not looking to put $600 or more for it compared to using on other more practical (or relationship related?) ways to use however disposable some of that money for myself may be.

But I would go for a DVD or live album of it. And I hope those who go enjoy it thoroughly, as well as this tour.

But maybe this tour will at least give them motivation to do another tour (with some other more regularly touring European bands?..Alcest perhaps?) that will include Minnesota finally, if a date here is not in fact added from now til the start of the tour.


PAIN OF SALVATION is ready to return to North America for a full continental tour beginning September 10th in Atlanta, GA. The band will cover a good portion of the United States and also play a couple of shows in Canada and Mexico. Oklahoma-based VANGOUGH has been chosen as direct support for the tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

2014 began as a troublesome year for PAIN OF SALVATION with mastermind Daniel Gildenlow being hospitalized due to a serious flesh-eating bacteria infection that kept him in the hospital for months. Because of it, Daniel was forced to miss the band’s performances at the renowned Progressive Nation at Sea cruise. With the worst behind him, the band regrouped and his resurrection came last month, with a performance at Sweden Rock festival, the first since the illness.

Daniel comments, “It feels great to be back on stage. I couldn’t recall the last time I felt so nervous before a gig, but it was pure magic to explode on stage with the others in the band after these hard months. I’m back. We’re back, and we’re coming with a vengeance to North America this September!”

The North American tour sees the band playing two very special shows in Atlanta, GA, during the ProgPower USA festival, including a once-in-a-lifetime performance of the band’s magnum opus album “Remedy Lane” in its entirety.

PAIN OF SALVATION are currently working on their upcoming release through InsideOut, entitled “Falling Home”. More details will become available very soon. In the meantime, catch them on tour in North America with VANGOUGH.

PAIN OF SALVATION North American Tour:

9/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft (Midweek Mayhem @ ProgPower USA)
9/13: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
9/14: Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/16: Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy and Dukes
9/17: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
9/18: New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
9/19: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza
9/20: Toronto ON @ Coda
9/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
9/24: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
9/27: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
9/28: Whittier, CA @ The Center Theatre
9/30: Mexico City, MX @ Jose Cuervo Salon