After a longer break from any live performances due to the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudzinski on February 21st, 2016, Progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE have just successfully completed their return to stages with two very special sold-out tribute shows in their hometown of Warsaw, Poland in front of more than 4,000 people.
The band has checked in with the following comment:
"Two amazing, cathartic, unforgettable, one-of-a-kind evenings with a one-of-a-kind audience.
Now we know. We are definitely moving on.
And our tour in April and May will also be cathartic and unforgettable - The opening of the new chapter."
Next month RIVERSIDE will embark on a European tour dubbed "Towards The Blue Horizon", consisting of the following dates:
RIVERSIDE - "Towards The Blue Horizon" Tour 2017:
09.05. Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
10.05. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
12.05. Lyon (France) - MJC Ô Totem
13.05. Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1
14.05. Madrid (Spain) - Teatro Barcelo
16.05. Bordeaux (France) - Krakatoa
17.05. Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
19.05. Edinburgh (UK) - Liquid Room
20.05. Bristol (UK) - Marble Factory
21.05. Leamington Spa (UK) - Assembly
22.05. London (UK) - Islington Assembly Hall
24.05. Maastricht, (The Netherlands) - Muziekgieterij
25.05. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
26.05. Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
27.05. Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
28.05. Cologne (Germany) - Die Kantine
30.05. Kraków (Poland) - Laznia
Last October RIVERSIDE released a complementary instrumental album entitled "Eye Of The Soundscape", including 13 experimental and highly atmospheric compositions, which showcase RIVERSIDE's ambient electronic side. The release entered the sales charts in various European countries as follows: Germany # 69, Switzerland # 92, The Netherlands # 60, Belgium (Flemish) # 122, Belgium (Wallonia) # 112 and Poland # 4.
"Eye Of The Soundscape" compiles all the special instrumental RIVERSIDE tracks previously used as bonus material for the "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" and "Love, Fear And The Time Machine" albums, alongside rare cuts as well as 4 new songs ("Where The River Flows", "Shine", "Sleepwalkers" and "Eye Of The Soundscape") into a massive playing time of +100 minutes, available as 2CD-Mediabook, 3LP (With both CD's as bonus and an etching on Side F!) or as Digital Download.
A video clip for the track "Shine" can be seen here:
The release's opening track and first single, "Where The River Flows", can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/tBTZJLXOptM
The album's physical formats are available from the InsideOut Shop here:
Or digitally here:
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