Australia's foremost authority on progressive rock, Caligula's Horse, have announced three very special shows with guests James Norbert Ivanyi & Opus Of A Machine ahead of their return to Europe.
The band will be playing their latest album, 2017's Top 50 Aria Charting In Contact IN FULL as well as a selection of fan requests. In Contact marks the fourth record released by the band delving into the concept of the nature of art and creativity, a celebration of what connects human beings- the shared space across our many differences. Told over four separate chapters, it is an album full of deeply personal stories, characters with their own bittersweet hope and tragedy. This album is yet another leap forward for the band- steeped in their now-signature ambiguous and colourful sound with a new-found ferocity, In Contact will leave audiences breathless. Stretching all of the band's abilities from the frantic speed and complexity of 'Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)' to the immense scope and variety of the 16-minute album closer, 'Graves', this album highlights Caligula's Horse at their most ambitious and progressive.
Joining the band on their tour as special guests that are no strangers to devotee Calligula's Horse fans.
James Norbert Ivanyi is one of the most original, commanding and versatile young guitarists on the scene today. James' unique style of technical modern metal fused with the classic sounds of 1960's and 1970's progressive rock music have seen his fan base transcend generations and genres. His recent appearance at this year's Progfest won him unanimous praise, becoming one of the most in demand online guitar teachers in the country!
Featuring former Calligula's Horse guitarist Zac Greensill, Opus Of A Machine are pushing the creative boundaries of alternative, progressive rock by combining the experimental nature of the genre's foundation with an electro, pop edge. Technical wizardry meets emotional introspection. Pumping synths and skyscraping melodies pinned down by a rock solid groove, this band was made to be seen live!
Calligula's Horse have played a handful of shows in Australia over the last 12 months. Their In Contact tour last September received rave reviews for its elegance, intensity and sheer emotional power. Once again, Europe beckons and the band will be returning to appear on several summer festivals including Euroblast Festival, Cologne (Germany), Prog Power Europe (Baarlo), Netherlands Very Prog Festival, Tolouse (France) with more to be announced!
Playing smaller, more intimate venues, these shows will sell out fast!
Tickets go on sale Friday April 13 at `10:00am. Grab yours here: www.wildthingpresents.com/
Or you can stream/purchase In Contact here: smarturl.it/CH.InContact
EAST COAST TOUR DATES
Friday August 3: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday, August 11: Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thursday, August 16: Howler, Melbourne
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