(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
The highly revered progressive rock/melodic doom band ANATHEMA announced a short run of acoustic dates set to take place in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Dubbed the “Ambient Acoustic” Tour, the band have lined up four shows in the U.K. and a further three in Europe throughout September and October. ANATHEMA will be performing as a four-piece on these dates, with Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh, along with Lee and John Douglas.
Guitarist Danny Cavanagh explains:
“Welcome to a new Anathema experience: Ambient Acoustic.
“In exploring what we might do to expand the music still further, out of thin air came the idea to arrange music in a ‘third way’, in the space between the acoustic band and the live rock band.
“With ‘ambient acoustic’ we feel more free to explore many textures, mixing live loops, piano, strings, percussion, electronics, guitars and voices, all within the essence of the songs and the emotions they carry.
“We hope you enjoy this next chapter of the story, the journey of discovery, of searching for something that can never really be found.”
Support acts will be announced soon.
In addition to the Ambient Acoustic dates, ANATHEMA will help the record label Kscope celebrate their 10th anniversary at a special show at London’s Union Chapel on October 2. Here’s the itinerary:
ANATHEMA Ambient Acoustic Tour:
Sep. 28: France, Lille, Theatre Le Splendid (Tickets)
Sep. 29: Netherlands, Tilburg, 013 (Tickets)
Sep. 30: Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg (Tickets)
Oct. 01: UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Tickets)
Oct. 02: UK, London, Union Chapel – 10 Years Of Kscope (Tickets)
Oct. 03: UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute (Tickets)
Oct. 04: UK, Glasgow, The Mackintosh Church (Tickets)