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The Pineapple Thief (UK)
- Your Wilderness TourGodsticks (UK)

The Pineapple Thief (UK) - Your Wilderness Tour

Progressive-rock band The Pineapple Thief  (TPT) ontstaat in 1999 uit de resten van Vulgar Unicorn. Centrale man van TPT is Bruce Soord, een in Duitsland geboren musicus en componist.. Tot 2002 blijf TPT vooral een zeer intrigerende studio-band, daarna wordt op veelvuldig verzoek van de groeiende schare fans een band geformeerd om ook live-concerten te geven.

Na het wereldwijde succes van Magnolia (2014) brengt TPT medio augustus 2016 het meest abitieuze album tot dusver uit: Your Wilderness. Op deze elfde (!) studio-LP laat de band vooral horen tot welke grote creatieve hoogtes de formatie inmiddels is gestegen. Op het album doen voor het eerst in TPT's geschiedenis ook enkele gast-artiesten mee (waaronder  Supertramp's John Helliwell, Geoffrey Richardson van Caravan en Darran Charles van Godsticks - dat deze avond ook de supporting act is). En natuurlijk drummer Gavin Harrison (o.a. Porcupine Tree en King Crimson). Hij is deze avond ook live van de partij, tot grote vreugde van TPT. Bruce Soord over de nieuwe plaat, ter gelegenheid waarvan deze avond de gelijknamige tour in Patronaat staat: "You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one!  I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.” 

Support Godsticks is een vierkoppige progressive heavy rock band uit Wales. Godsticks wordt geroemd om hun vindingrijke creativiteit, die de basis vormt van hun hoogst originele en persoonlijke geluid: complex en toch toegankelijk, met veel gevoel voor melodie gespeeld met Zwitserse precisie en brute Welshe lef. Wie van enig kader houdt: zoek de gulden snede in het landschap van 10 CC, George Harrison en Def Leppard...

In English:

After the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief returns with its most ambitious studio album to date, Your Wilderness on 12th August (19th August in France).
Your Wilderness, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. “Since our last album Magnolia, the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison contribute drums throughout the album” explains Bruce Soord.  “This has not only redefined our sound but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band.  Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game.  I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement.  Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely 4 piece choir and to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one!  I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.” 

Carl’s thought provoking collection of photographs perfectly compliment the concept of the album, something which Soord is tight lipped about. “It should reveal itself to the listener and be open to interpretation. I don’t want what it means to me to influence how it affects you”. 

Hailing from South Wales, U.K., Godsticks are a four-piece progressive heavy rock band whose music has frequently been described as imaginative and original. Godsticks' musical style is intricate yet accessible; an abundance of melody played with precision and panache.
The band released their eponymously titled EP at the beginning of 2009, with little in the way of promotion or expectation.  To their surprise, the sheer originality of the music was greeted with enthusiasm, and the EP received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with the band being considered ?a refreshing approach to the contemporary music scene?.
Godsticks are: Darran Charles (vocals, guitar, keys), Dan Nelson (bass), Gavin Bushell (guitar) and Tom Price (drums)