The progressive rock synthesizer maestro takes The Galactic Collective out west this fall
Erik Norlander will perform his most recent album, The Galactic Collective, at several west coast concerts this November. Norlander will be joined by his recording mates, Mark Matthews (bass) and Nick LePar (drums), along with guitarist Moni Scaria with whom Norlander has toured and recorded with the ASIA Featuring John Payne project. The first date is November 8, 2013 in Mexicali, Mexico where both Norlander and Scaria played in November 2012 with ASIA Featuring John Payne and shot the live portion of their video for the band's "Seasons Will Change" single. At that concert, the Mexicali Prog organizers asked Norlander to come back with his solo band, and now one year later, it will be a reality. The next day, November 9th, Norlander and band will travel to Tijuana with the Mexicali Prog organization to continue the Baja Weekend celebration. Then the band moves north to the San Francisco Bay Area for the Nor Cal Prog Festival on November 16th in San Mateo, California.
The November live dates promote Norlander's two latest multi-disc releases, The Galactic Collective - Live in Gettysburg and The Galactic Collective - Definitive Edition, both available at www.thetank.com and fine prog rock retailers everywhere. The Galactic Collective is a re-imagining of Norlander's favorite instrumental songs written for his band Rocket Scientists, his chanteuse spouse Lana Lane and his many solo albums including Threshold, Into the Sunset, Music Machine and Seas of Orion. Norlander will bring the music of The Galactic Collective to the stage in these rare west coast appearances and participate in meet-and-greet sessions after each show.
Erik Norlander is a keyboardist and songwriter with over 30 albums created under his production wing. His style is reminiscent of the great Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord,but still very original and forward-moving in its own right. His use of vintage and modern synthesizers both on stage and in the studio is a rarity in today's pre-programmed digital music scene, and this love of analog synthesizers has made Norlander a recurring spokesman and performing artist for The Bob Moog Foundation and has landed him features in the pages of Keyboard magazine in three separate issues. Norlander has toured the world from South America to North Africa, from Europe to Japan, even releasing a live DVD from St. Petersburg, Russia following his landmark concert there.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Plaza Mundo Divertido, 21000 Mexicali, Baja California
Tel. (+54) 686-582-4448
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Hotel Pueblo Amigo
Via Oriente 9211, Zona del Rio C.P. 22320, Tijuana, Baja California
Tel. (+54) 664-624-2700
Saturday November 16, 2013
Nor Cal Prog Festival
The Open Door Church
4150 Piccadilly Lane
San Mateo, California
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