Friday, August 22, 2014

John Wesley touring with Flying Colors

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Earlier this year John Wesley released his new studio album ‘Disconnect’, and now he has revealed that his band have been invited out on a European tour with Flying Colors (Neal Morse, Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, Dave LaRue, Mike Portnoy). Following this, in December they will also join Living Colour for a select few shows in December. John had this to say about the tour:
"I am really excited to finally be able to bring the band over to Europe for our first series of shows in support of "Disconnect". I am looking forward to seeing and meeting all the fans and friends and getting back into some of my favorite cities. Hopefully this tour will open the door to many more shows in many more cities in the future." 

The full list of dates are as follows:

Flying Colours European dates:
Oct 7: Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
Oct 8: Milan, Italy - Milan Live Club
Oct 9: Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Oct 11: Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Oct 12: Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Oct 13: London, England - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 14: Paris, France - Alhambra

Flying Colour US dates:
Dec 10: Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Dec 12: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Dec 13: St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
Dec 14: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Atlanta

Not only that, but John will be joining Bigelf as a guest guitarist in October and November, starting with Progtoberfest in the US and continuing into Europe. Those dates can be found below:

Bigelf tour dates:
Oct 25: Chicago, IL - PROGTOBERFEST
Oct 29: Zoetermeer, Holland - Boerderij
Oct 30: Dortmund, Germany - Dortmund FZW
Nov 1: Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov 2: Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Nov 3: Munich, Germany - Strom
Nov 4: Milan, Italy - Legend Club
Nov 6: Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 3
Nov 7: Madrid, Spain - Copernico
Nov 8: Bilbao, Spain - Sonora
Nov 14: Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
Nov 15: Gwynedd, North Wales, UK - Hard Rock Hell 7
Nov 17: Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Nov 18: Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
Nov 19: London, UK - The Garage

‘Disconnect’ has received fantastic reviews, find some of the reactions below:
‘he’s been hiding away too long’ – Prog Magazine

‘gloriously turbulent axework’ – Classic Rock

‘it’s time for John Wesley to receive the proper artistic recognition and praise he so rightly deserves.’ – Powerplay

‘Abrasive yet captivating.’ – Guitar & Bass

‘a feast of wonderful guitar sounds and breaks, plus stunningly expressive extended solos’ – Total Guitar

An official video for the title track ‘Disconnect’ can be viewed here:


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