We finished our April-May leg of the "Towards the Blue Horizon Tour" with a fantastic concert in Kraków where we received a gold record for LFTM. We have played exactly 30 concerts this year and we have performed in front of the best audiences in the world. With hand on heart we can confirm what we said before each encore, we don't have ordinary fans, we have a family. We are here thanks to you and for you.
We have a few plans for this year. For now, we're resting after the tour (with the exception of a couple of busy members of the band ;-)) but soon we'll be back with summer concerts and the autumn leg of the Towards the Blue Horizon Tour, which will visit Denmark (for the first time), Sweden, Finland and Norway. We're thinking of playing three more concerts in Poland in the cities we haven't visited for a long time. Also this year, we will start recording our new studio album and we'll tell you more about it all soon.
Thank you for being there and have a nice weekend Everybody!
13.07. 11. Festiwal Legend Rocka, Dolina Charlotty, Słupsk, PL [TICKETS]
28.07. ARTmania Festival 2017, Sibiu, RO [TICKETS]
19.08. Cieszanów Rock Festiwal, Cieszanów, PL [TICKETS]
20.08. Prog In Park, Park Sowińskiego, Warszawa, PL [TICKETS]
01.09. wROCK for Freedom, Centrum Historii Zajezdnia, Wrocław, PL
22.09. Vega, Copenhagen, DK [TICKETS]
23.09. Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SE [TICKETS]
24.09. John Dee, Oslo, NO [TICKETS]
25.09. Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, SE [TICKETS]
27.09. Lutakko, Jyväskylä, FI [TICKETS]
28.09. Kerubi, Joensuu, FI [TICKETS]
29.09. Klubi, Tampere, FI [TICKETS]
30.09. Tavastia, Helsinki, FI [TICKETS]
01.10. Rockclub Tapper, Tallinn, EE [TICKETS]
"Towards the Blue Horizon Tour" is coming very soon - after a longer break, on April 20th, 2017 Riverside are going back on stage for 9 shows in Poland and 19 abroad. At the end of 2016 the band announced that they had become a trio and this is to officially confirm the live line-up for the upcoming shows.
It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that for all the concerts in 2017 we will be joined by our friend, Maciej Meller, the guitarist thanks to whom our music will sound the way it should, not only because he's a very good musician, but most of all, because he's got a modesty and humility about him, and these have always been important to us on stage.
Mariusz: I knew Maciek before Riverside. I have known him since 1993 to be precise, when we performed together at a festival, me in Xanadu and Maciej in Deep River, which later transformed into Quidam. For years we have managed to get to know each other really well and even compose something together. In 2008 Maciek guested on the first Lunatic Soul album in a track called "Adrift" and later, in 2015 we recorded an album which was released towards the end of last year under the name 'Meller Gołyźniak Duda'. We know each other's music sensitivity. We were born in the same year, the same as Piotrek Grudziński too, and we both share the same music roots. It wouldn't be difficult to find a musician who could play anything at any time of day or night, a technician who would overshadow everyone and everything else with his charisma and skills. But it was really hard to find someone able to convey the music and character of the band on stage and at the same time enhance it with their own sound and interpretation. Right from the very beginning Maciek seemed to be the only person who could complete our fractured band. I know that thanks to him you will be able to see again on stage a united band. And being a united band on stage has always been the driving force behind Riverside.
Riverside passed their first test at two sold out concerts in Progresja in Warsaw, where they played for 4000 people. The "Towards the Blue Horizon Tour" is the band's comeback in a different music style. They will perform compositions illustrating the history and events that have recently taken place.
We are now more experienced, more mature, more serious and we're starting another chapter in our music career. We'd like to play our best gigs yet this year and we know that this tour will be exceptional and one of a kind because each gig will be filled with different kinds of emotions. We'd like to invite all of you who would like to experience them with us to the following venues:
20.04. Nowy Andegrant, Olsztyn, PL [TICKETS]
21.04. Stary Maneż, Gdańsk, PL [TICKETS]
22.04. B17, Poznań, PL [TICKETS]
23.04. A2, Wrocław, PL [TICKETS]
26.04. Stara Kopalnia, Wałbrzych, PL [TICKETS]
27.04. Mega Club, Katowice, PL [TICKETS]
28.04. Rude Boy, Bielsko Biała, PL [TICKETS]
29.04. Estrada, Bydgoszcz, PL [TICKETS]
05.05. Columbia Theater, Berlin, DE [TICKETS]
06.05. Music Hall, Worpswede, DE [TICKETS]
07.05. Markthalle, Hamburg, DE [TICKETS]
09.05. Colos-saal, Aschaffenburg, DE [TICKETS]
10.05. Z7, Pratteln, CH [TICKETS]
12.05. MJC Ô Totem, Lyon, FR [TICKETS]
13.05. Salamandra 1, Barcelona, ES [TICKETS]
14.05. Teatro Barcelo, Madrid, ES [TICKETS]
16.05. Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FR [TICKETS]
17.05. Divan du Monde, Paris, FR [TICKETS]
19.05. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK [TICKETS]
20.05. Marble Factory, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]
21.05. Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK [TICKETS]
22.05. Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK [TICKETS]
24.05. Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, NL [TICKETS]
25.05. De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL [TICKETS]
26.05. Hedon, Zwolle, NL [TICKETS]
27.05. De Pul, Uden, NL [TICKETS]
28.05. Die Kantine, Cologne, DE [TICKETS]
30.05. Łaźnia, Kraków, PL [TICKETS], [TICKETS]
We already know the title of the upcoming album by Lunatic Soul. The fifth Lunatic Soul release will be called "Fractured" and is scheduled for September 2017.
Mariusz Duda: "Lunatic Soul has changed and if I were to describe this music, I'd call it dark melancholic trance with more electronics and more powerful sounds. But there will also be some lyrical fragments, and a couple of tracks will feature a symphonic orchestra I have worked with for the first time in my career. The new Lunatic Soul album will be brave, rich and musically very intense, a beginning of a new style rather than a continuation of the previous releases. I am under the impression that all my music experiences have led me to this place and that it will be one of the best albums I have ever made."
As always, Lunatic Soul "Fractured" will be released worldwide on Kscope and on Mystic Production in Poland.