Two of the UK’s most rapidly rising progressive/melodic hard rock acts TOUCHSTONE and THE REASONING have announced that they are to join forces for a co-headline tour of Europe this autumn.
The ten-date “Adventures In The City” tour unites the two bands as The Reasoning prepare their new studio album ‘Adventures In Neverland’ for September 2012, and Touchstone celebrate the release of their back catalogue and new album ‘The City Sleeps’, which entered the UK rock charts at No.36 on its release at the end of 2011. It will also mark an important year for the bands, having both recently signed new record deals (Touchstone with German label SPV/Steamhammer and The Reasoning with Cherry Red’s dynamic front-line label Esoteric Antenna).
Both Touchstone and The Reasoning have enjoyed a busy and successful eighteen months after each being asked to open the inaugural High Voltage Festival in London’s Victoria Park playing alongside legendary acts such as ELP, ZZ Top and Black Label Society. This year alone, both bands’ respective front women Kim Seviour and Rachel Cohen have been awarded plaudits for being amongst the top ten female vocalists of 2011 by Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine and the Classic Rock Society readers and critics.
The two bands are excited to be heading out on the road together for what will be their biggest headline tour yet:
"It’s been nearly half a decade since the last time we shared a stage with The Reasoning" explains Touchstone guitarist Adam Hodgson. "Getting to play out in Europe properly as well as in the UK with some great friends will be amazing."
The Reasoning’s bassist Matt Cohen comments: "Touchstone and The Reasoning have developed so much as artists over the years so the versions you see today are lean, mean rocking machines with more fire and drive than ever before. We are going to bring you one hell of a gig experience! The New Avengers of Prog are coming to a city near you in 2012 so join the adventure!"
UK show tickets on sale from Wednesday 16th May.
ADVENTURES IN THE CITY TOUR – SEPT/OCT 2012:
27-09-12 Poppodium W2 Den Bosch NL
28-09-12 Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen NL
29-09-12 Dru Cultuurfabriek Ulft NL
30-09-12 Bergkeller Reichenbach Ger
01-10-12 Logo Hamburg Ger
12-10-12 The Garage London UK
14-10-12 The Globe Cardiff UK
15-10-12 The Robin 2 Bilston UK
16-10-12 The Duchess York UK
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