Following their successful UK appearances last year, Lazuli and Moon Safari, two of Europe’s most exciting and original live bands, are joining forces for double header UK mini-tour this month (26 -30 November).
This is the first time that the French fivesome Lazuli have toured Britain. Previously, they completely bowled over audiences during both their appearances at the Summers End Festival in 2011 and 2013. This is due to their unique, dynamic stage show in which they play a diverse range of instruments, including French horn, marimba, mandolin and the world’s only Léode, a sonic box of tricks designed, built and played by band member Claude Leonetti.
Their UK fan base has continued to grow quickly and was further boosted earlier this year by the release of their fifth studio album Tant Que L’Herbe Est Grasse, which features Marillion’s former lead singer, Fish.
Moon Safari is a six piece Swedish band, best known for their complex close vocal harmonies and exquisite melodies, many of which can be heard on their fourth and most recent studio album, Himlabacken Vol. 1. This will be the UK leg of a European tour to co-incide with the release of their new Live In Mexico double CD. Their most recent UK tour resulted in them picking up the Classic Rock Society Awards for both the Best Live Act and Best Overseas Band or Artist.
November’s tour will call at Southampton, Cardiff, Manchester, London and will finish at Bilston. Tour promoter Nellie Pitts of The Merch Desk said: “It is absolutely wonderful to have two of Europe’s most creative and original bands appearing on the same bill. Their appeal goes much wider than progressive rock audiences and they will appeal to anyone who enjoys live exciting, vibrant music.
“Anyone who saw Lazuli at either Summers End shows or on one of their many European dates such as Loreley will be aware of how striking they look and sound. Moon Safari also have an ever-growing following in the UK so we are thrilled they are coming back to enchant us once again with their special harmonies and magical melodies.”
The tour is being supported by Prog magazine.
Wednesday 26 November- Talking Heads – Southampton www.thetalkingheads.co.uk
Thursday 27 November – The Globe – Cardiff www.globecardiffmusic.com
Friday 28 November – The Sound Control – Manchester http://www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/
Saturday 29 November – The Borderline – London www.ticketweb.co.uk supported by The House Of Progression.
Sunday 30 November– The Robin 2 – Bilston www.therobin.co.uk