Van der Graaf Generator tour

On the Sofa Sound website Peter Hammill has announced that VdGG will play selected European dates in June this year. Peter also mentions that the band will perform ‘a couple of long-form pieces’ including A Plague Of LIghthouse-Keepers

VdGG in June 2013….

VdGG16th  Prague, Archa Theatre
17th  Berlin, Columbia Club
20th  Darmstadt, Centralstation
21st  Erfurt, Gewirkschaftshaus
22nd  Dresden, Tante Ju
24th  Amsterdam, Melkweg
26th  Bilston, Robin
27th  Glasgow, ABC
28th  Manchester, RNCM
30th  London, Barbican

Please note the tickets are not on sale yet!

and…

VdGG will be performing a couple of long-form pieces at the core of their sets in their upcoming June dates.

“Flight”, originally a PH solo/K group piece, has already been aired in North America and Japan last year. It’s partly as a result of the reworking of this in the trio format that we’ve been tempted to go for something even more ambitious… or dangerous.

Our intention is to play “A Plague of LIghthouse-Keepers”, from our 1972 album “Pawn Hearts” each night.

We will *not* be attempting to recreate the album version but hope to come up with a new, in-the-present approach to this important piece from our past, which has only been played live a handful of times before now.

It’s a scary prospect, but very exciting!

 

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