Renaissance to Play Four U.S., Nine U.K. Dates, Release Live DVD

Progressive rock pioneers Renaissance has set a short tour in support of their new Live at Union Chapel.

The U.S. has February dates in Alexandria, VA, Glenside, PA and Newton, NJ along with an appearance on the Moody Blues Cruises while they will travel Britain in April including a date on the 26th at Shepherds Bush Empire.

Since their 1969 debut, the band has released thirteen studio albums including such classics as Turn of the Cards (1974 / #94 U.S.), Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975 / #46 U.S.) and A Song For All Seasons (1978 / #58 U.S. / #35 U.K.). Their latest studio album was 2013's Grandine il Vento.


The current lineup includes Annie Haslam, lead vocalist since 1971, Rave Tesar and Tom Brislin on keyboards, Mark Lambert on acoustic guitar, Leo Traversa on bass guitar and Frank Pagano on drums.

The dates:
  • 02/12 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
  • 02/13 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
  • 02/19 - Newton, NJ - The Newton Theatre
  • 02/26 - Miami, FL - Renaissance on the Moody Blues Cruise
  • 04/14 - Fletching, U.K. - Trading Boundaries
  • 04/15 - Fletching, U.K. - Trading Boundaries
  • 04/17 - Buxton, U.K. - Opera House (with Curved Air)
  • 04/18 - Milton Keynes, U.K. - The Stables (with Curved Air)
  • 04/19 - Wolverhampton, U.K. - Robin 2 (with Curved Air)
  • 04/20 - Newcastle, U.K. - Academy (with Curved Air)
  • 04/21 - Glasgow, U.K. - ABC (with Curved Air)
  • 04/24 - Bournemouth, U.K. - Academy (with Curved Air)
  • 04/26 - London, U.K. - Shepherds Bush Empire (with Curved Air)
The band's new live album, Live at Union Chapel, will be released on February 8 in the U.S. via Symphonic Rock Recordings. At this point, it will only be an audio download in America although the U.K. will see a DVD.

The album was recorded on April 16, 2015 at Union Chapel in London by Paul Green Productions, with lighting by Russell 'Tigger' Matthews.

The track list:
  • Prologue
  • Carpet of the Sun
  • Ocean Gypsy
  • Running Hard
  • Grandine il Vento
  • Symphony of Light
  • Northern Lights
  • The Mystic and the Muse
  • Mother Russia
  • Ashes Are Burning


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