Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pain of Salvation touring North America

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After some months of abscence from stages, Swedish Pain of Salvation returned into the spotlight with a much acclaimed appearance at Sweden Rock Festival last month, where mastermind Daniel Gildenlöw and his team demonstrated to be back in great shape and more determined than ever before. Therefor the group has recently also announced a full continental North American tour for September kicking off at Atlanta’s ProgPower USA festival and with dates all over the USA, Canada as well as a final show in Mexico.

Here is a complete list of shows for this run and Pain of Salvation’s next  appearances:

PAIN OF SALVATION + VANGOUGH / North American tour 2014:
10.09.2014 Atlanta, GA - The Loft (Midweek Mayhem - ProgPower USA)
13.09.2014 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage ** (ProgPower USA - Remedy Lane show)
14.09.2014 Springfield, VA - Empire
16.09.2014 Dunellen, NJ - Roxy and Dukes
17.09.2014 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
18.09.2014 New York, NY - The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
19.09.2014 Montreal, QC - Theatre Plaza
20.09.2014 Toronto ON - Coda
21.09.2014 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
24.09.2014 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
26.09.2014 Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
27.09.2014 Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
28.09.2014 Whittier, CA - The Center Theatre
30.09.2014 Mexico City, MX - Jose Cuervo Salon **
** P.o.S. only!

PAIN OF SALVATION – European dates 2014:
05.10.2014 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - ProgPower Europe
10.11.2014 Wroclaw (Poland) - International Drumfest
11.10.2014 Opole (Poland) - International Drumfest
More dates to be announced soon…

Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw comments on the tour and current band activity as follows:
“A few months back I asked myself if I'd ever be able to be on stage again. I had a close call in January, way too close, and when I got out of the hospital I could hardly walk a flight of stairs without sitting down for a few minutes. The stage seemed so far away.

Did I ever mention that I'm stubborn? :)

Now, against all odds, and after having kicked ass at Sweden Rock, Steel Day and Be Prog Fest, we are thrilled to come back to the US for a coast-to-coast tour, including Las Vegas and Mexico! Yes, you wonderfully crazy Mexicans, you finally got what you've asked for all these years, and we look forward to meeting you all.

Old-school fans will be thrilled to note that for the *first and only time ever* we are performing the album "Remedy Lane" in its entirety at ProgPower USA! We are also hosting the Mid-Week Mayhem night at the ProgPower and will serve up some good old POS and unexpected happenings – this intimate night will be something very special.

Me? I am extra happy about the Las Vegas date. For every trip to the US we've done, I have asked for a Vegas show. "It doesn't matter if only two people show up for the gig, I still want to play Vegas! In Elvis suits!" God damn it, the time has come! Suit up!”

In related Pain of Salvation news, InsideOutMusic is happy to announce the first ever LP release of the band’s classic albums “The Perfect Element Part I” from 2000 and “Remedy Lane” from 2002.
As for September 1st, 2014 both albums will be available as gatefold double LP on 180gr. black vinyl.

“The Perfect Element Part I” has a total playing time of 75:56 minutes and includes the 12 original tracks with 1 bonus track as well as the full album on CD as bonus. There will also be a webshop-only strictly limited edition version (100x copies!) on golden coloured vinyl.

“Remedy Lane” has a total playing time of 73:58 minutes and includes the 13 original tracks with 1 bonus track as well as the full album on CD as bonus. There will also be a webshop-only strictly limited edition version (100x copies) on orange coloured vinyl.

Check pre-order details here:

Pain of Salvation’s latest album release, “Road Salt Two”, managed to enter the official national charts upon release in Autumn of 2011 in the following European countries: Sweden at # 24, The Netherlands at # 82, Finland at # 31, and Norway at # 51 in its second week (first week was at # 94).

Pain of Salvation are currently working on their upcoming release through InsideOutMusic, entitled "Falling Home". More details will become available very soon.


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