We're pleased to inform that the special guests at the six Polish Riverside concerts at the end of May 2011 will be the English Pineapple Thief and the Swedish Paatos.
The Pineapple Thief with their last two albums "Tightly Unwound" of 2008 and "Someone Here Is Missing" of 2010 (the cover of which was designed by Storm Thorgerson, known for the co-operation with bands like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin) have confirmed that they are a marvellous group that skillfully combines sounds of rock, alternative, and psychedelic music. Their work is an original blend of the atmosphere created by Radiohead, Muse, and Porcupine Tree.
The Pineapple Thief "Show a Little Love" official video
The Pineapple Thief "Nothing at best" official video
Paatos - after releasing three studio albums (the producer of one of them was Steven Wilson), and after tours with the Gathering and Porcupine Tree, the band went on temporary hiatus. Right now the Swedish pioneers of post-progressive rock are coming back with a new album "Breathing"--the most mature and forward in their career.
Paatos "Gone" official video
"We were very glad when both of the bands accepted our invitation," says the guitarrist Piotr Grudziński. "I hope that it will be a great British-Swedish-Polish mix. All of us play widely understood progressive rock and yet we're so different. In my opinion, this will be a great advantage to this tour."
The list of concerts at which you'll be able to see Riverside, the Pineapple Thief, and Paatos:
24.05 - Łódź - Wytwórnia
25.05 - Wrocław - Eter
26.05 - Cracow - Rotunda
27.05 - Poznań - Eskulap
28.05 - Gdańsk - Centrum Stocznia Gdańska
29.05 - Warsaw - Stodoła
The ticket prices are 50 zł (pre-sale) and 60 zł (the day of the show).