Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto,Markus Reuter: Stick Men: new album pre order and tour dates update


Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, prog legends Stick Men will be releasing their new album “Prog Noir” on October 21, 2016, which is now available for pre-order as a single disc edition and a super deluxe box set, which contains an additional bonus CD with exclusive material, a double vinyl version of the album, a t-shirt and poster. The band, featuring members of King Crimson Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, have also released a new lyric video for 'The Tempest'! A departure from their previous efforts, “Prog Noir” also includes 'song' oriented material featuring vocals on several tracks.



The long awaited new album of STICK MEN "Prog Noir" is finally is available in 3 formats:

1) Signed Limited Edition Combo Package - Deluxe Box Set (2LP/2CD/Poster) with T-Shirt
2) Regular CD (single album, 10 tracks)
3) Download (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320 formats)

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COMBO PACKAGE DELUXE BOX SET (2LP/2CD/POSTER) + T-SHIRT
The combo package includes:
• 2LP 180 grams gatefold (the LP has a, 11 minute bonus tracks on the Side B of the second LP, which is not included in the regular CD package)
• 2CD special edition of the new album, Digipack. (Disk One is the regular 10 track album. Disk Two contains 8 bonus tracks.)
• Full color poster of the album artwork (17x22 inches)
• Full color T-Shirt (front only). Available in Navy Blue and Black.
ALL BOX SETS WILL BE SIGNED BY ALL 3 BAND MEMBERS (Tony, Pat & Markus).
All orders will be shipped in the late October.
Pre-orders are $140 USD / 120 EUR plus shipping.
Those who contribute $200 USD / 180 EUR or more, will have their names included in credits inside of the box set.
This special box set includes digital pre-order of “Prog Noir”. Fans will get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.



SINGLE CD, REGULAR EDITION of “Prog Noir” (10 tracks)
can be pre-ordered for $17 USD / 15 Euros plus shipping


DOWNLOAD of “Prog Noir” (10 tracks in WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320 formats)
can be pre-ordered for $10 US / 9 EUR



Exclusively available at:
https://stickmen-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/prog-noir
(orders placed from North, Central and South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia)
https://iapetus.bandcamp.com/album/prog-noir
(orders placed from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia)


With riveting performances by the modern prog-rock legends Stick Men – Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Mastelotto – , "Prog Noir" is ambitious, achieving and immediately essential. Cinematic themes, towering grooves and intricate arrangements are all on tap, and shower down in abundance. Proving conclusively that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts, this herculean effort exceeds any perceived limitations of the trio format -- satisfying even the most devout and demanding of listeners.

Long-time fans of Stick Men and King Crimson will revel in ecstasy, as the three sonic adventurers gleefully waltz to the outer fringes, while remaining sure-footed through every scene. The chemistry of Levin and Mastelotto has never been more evident, keeping a solid, propulsive undercurrent flowing beneath the soaring presence of the ingenious 'mad scientist' antics of Reuter. ... and a profound presence Markus Reuter does prove himself to be. One could be quickly forgiven for mistaking his avid, searching, convicted playing for that of Master Fripp, if administered under blindfold!

The album's ten compositions showcase Stick Men at their most versatile and enterprising; there's even some superb vocals (and vocal arrangements). While most of the large following the band has amassed will undoubtedly be surprised by the more structured and preconceived nature of the tunes, the revelation is a pleasant one. The album triumphantly succeeds on every level, with the group even displaying a playful sense of humor, clearly enjoying and savoring the moment.

From the overpowering to the sublime; from an organic, instinctive avant garde, to intricate, Crimsonesque tapestries, to rich cinematic themes and potent melodies, the album embodies the go-for-it, pioneering spirit that fans of the genre have long savored. A modern prog epic!




PROG NOIR TOUR - Chapter Two
(confirmed and announced dates)
EUROPEAN TOUR, OCTOBER 12-23, 2016
October 11 - Lomme, France (Maison Folie Beaulie) NEW!!!


October 12 - Tilburg, The Netherlands (Paradox)
October 13 - Heerlen, The Netherlands (Nieuwe Nor)
October 14 - Wiesbaden, Germany (Alte Schmelze)
October 15 - Weingarten, Germany (Kulturzentrum Linse)

October 18 - Kiev, Ukraine (The Caribbean Club) NEW!!!

October 19 - Tel Aviv, Israel (Barby) NEW!!!

October 21 - Nove Mesto Nad Vahom, Slovakia (Blue Note)
October 22 - Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republik (Usti Nad Labem Jazz and Blues Festival)
October 23 - Brno, Czech Republik (Sono Centrum)

PROG NOIR TOUR - Chapter Three
(confirmed and announced dates)
WEST COAST USA + THE CARIBBEAN: JANUARY & FEBRUARY, 2017
January 10 - Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)
January 11 - Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)


January 12 - Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios) NEW!!!

January 13 - Eugene, OR (Hi-Fi Music Hall)
January 18 - Oakland, CA (Yoshi's)
January 20 - Santa Cruz, CA (Kuumbwa)
January 22 - Agoura Hills, CA (The Canyon Club)
January 24 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
January 25 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
January 26 - San Juan Capistrano, CA (The Coach House)
January 27 - San Diego (Brick By Brick)
January 28 - Mexicali, BC, Mexico (Bol Bol)
January 29 - Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
February 1 - Santa Fe, NM (The Bridge)
February 7-11 - Tampa, FL & Cozumel, Mexico (Cruise To The Edge 2017)
More announced and confirmed dates coming soon!

PROG NOIR TOUR - Chapter Four
EUROPEAN TOUR, MAY & JUNE 2017

PROG NOIR TOUR - more chapters of the tour that never ends
More USA, MEXICO, BRAZIL, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND - dates TBA

Also:
LEVIN BROTHERS ON TOUR!
PETE LEVIN (Piano, organ) & TONY LEVIN (upright bass, cello)
with ERIK LAWRENCE (sax) and JEF SIEGEL (drums)
March 7 - April 24, 2017
(Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, North-East USA, Canada)