Having just returned from a successful run of live-dates in the USA and Mexico, Poland’s Progressive Rock institution RIVERSIDE are now getting ready to continue a next leg of European dates on their “New Generation Tour” in support of their acclaimed new album “Shrine of New Generation Slaves”, released via InsideOutMusic earlier this year. The band checked in to comment about their first North American touring experience as follows:
“The experience is incredible”, says band-leader Mariusz Duda. “You organize your own tour across the ocean and the people actually come to see you (laughs). I think we’ve reached yet another level.
Up until now, our American experience has been to play at one, usually progressive, festival and a quick return home. This time we’ve also played at one of these – Rosfest. We even were the second day’s headliner, but what’s most important in the case of the first tour are those concerts at which your own audience shows up. And this audience was surprisingly huge for our American tour debut. In one place 150 people, in another—300, in Chicago—more than 500. We already know that we have to go back to the US next year.
And Mexico has gained its fame as one of our most exuberant shows. The Mexican audience (almost 800 people) pumped us with adrenaline and wonderful emotions.
From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to thank everybody who came to our concerts, and we’d like to thank the people who devoted their time and energy to support us and help make one of our biggest dreams come true. This album and this tour is really the new beginning in our band’s career.”’
And because of that fact, after only a few days of rest at home, RIVERSIDE continue with a second leg of dates across Europe. The full list of the upcoming shows can be seen here:
RIVERSIDE – “New Generation Tour”:
22.05.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic Music Club
23.05.2013 Budapest (Hungary) – Schiff A38
25.05.2013 Iasi (Romania) – Underground Pub
26.05.2013 Bucharest (Romania) – The Silver Church
27.05.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Sofia Live Club
31.05.2013 Istanbul (Turkey) – Refresh The Venue
01.06.2013 Thessaloniki (Greece) – Eightball Club
02.06.2013 Athens (Greece) – Gagarin 205
04.06.2013 Belgrade (Serbia) – Klub Fest *
05.06.2013 Zagreb (Croatia) – Mocvara *
06.06.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Gala Hala Club *
08.06.2013 Prague (Czech Republic) – Nová Chmelnice *
09.06.2013 Wrocław (Poland) – Eter *
23.06.2013 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
14.07.2013 Węgorzewo (Poland) – Seven Festival *
20.07.2013 Fulda (Germany) – Burg Herzberg
26.07.2013 Lichtenvoorde (The Netherlands) – Zwarte Cross *
* New show since last update!
More dates will be announced soon…
To pre-tease for the upcoming shows, RIVERSIDE have now also made live recording footage available online of the song ”Feel Like Falling” off the “SoNGS” album from a show in The Netherlands earlier this year.
Check it out on the band’s official YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Upon release, “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves” impressively entered the national sales charts of several countries as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41,
France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.
Next to standard CD and Digital download versions which feature the main tracklisting of 8 songs, “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves”, the band’s fifth studio album, is also available as limited 2-CD Mediabook (including 2 bonustracks on a separate disc and an expanded 32-pages booklet) and as Gatefold-2LP (with the same two bonustracks) on 180 gr. vinyl (unlimited black edition and a limited blue-grey coloured vinyl edition of 200x copies!)
All versions of “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves” can be ordered within Europe from the IOM webshop: http://www.insideoutshop.de/
A promotional video clip for the album’s first single, “Celebrity Touch”, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/HAqU-RDnYyY
A lyric video clip for the songs “The Depth Of Self-Delusion” (Radio-Edit), which showcases the album’s beautiful artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Opeth, etc.) can be seen here: http://youtu.be/QuIflRajVvw
And also you can watch an online-teaser for the “SoNGS” album here: http://youtu.be/KOB8BCv9ZmE