Nektar, Brainticket and Huw Lloyd-Langton of Hawkwind Expand Tour

05/27/2011
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(Submitted) Prog/space rock touring trio of Nektar, Brainticket and Huw Lloyd-Langton of Hawkwind have added a few dates to their upcoming American tour.

The three bands will be making stops in Chicago at Viper Alley on August 26th' in Sauget, Illinois at Pops on August 28th and in Los Angeles at the Key Club on September 3rd.

"I almost cannot wait for this to happen and become a reality," said Joel Vandroogenbroeck of Brainticket, whose band has never toured America since their formation in 1969. "We're pleased and excited to participate on this next tour," he added. "Brainticket has not performed since decades and this appears to be a real revival of the once well known group."

Huy Lloyd-Langton toured America with Widowmaker, the band he joined after initially leaving Hawkwind back in the early 70s after their first album. Widowmaker released two albums, both of which reached the Top 50. "It will be nice to be back there again!" he smiled. "Very much looking forward to opening the tour for Nektar, who are a great prog rock band. With Brainticket on the bill, too, the variety of styles should make a great concert!" Lloyd-Langton rejoined Hawkwind in 1979.

"From the initial discussions with Cleopatra Records to the actual setting up of this tour, the excitement is growing rapidly in the Nektar camp," says Roye Albrighton on behalf of his band, adding, "It will be great to see some of the fans from the old days and greet the newer generation to the Nektar style and sound. I very much look forward to meeting the other bands and having a fantastic tour together."

Cleopatra Records will be releasing special boxed sets of material from Brainticket and Nektar to coincide with the summer tour. MVD has already released Hard Graft, from Lloyd-Langton.
 
NEKTAR (SPACE ROCK INVASION TOUR WITH BRAINTICKET AND HUW LLOYD-LANGTON)
08/17/11 New York City BB King Blues Club & Grill
08/18/11 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
08/19/11 Springfield, VA Jaxx
08/21/11 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
08/24/11 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
08/25/11 Sauget, ILL Pop's
08/26/11 Lincolnshire, ILL Viper Alley
09/02/11 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
09/03/11 West Hollywood, CA Key Club

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