FRIDAY, June 27 2014
EQ presents OZRIC TENTACLES
LIVE AT CANAL CLUB
DOORS at 9PM
$15 ADVANCE / $20 AT THE DOOR
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Ozrics kick off their summer shows in June States-side, where for the first time US fans will meet the band’s new drummer, Balázs Szende. The band is now hard at work finishing their next studio album, which is due to release this summer. “We’ve thrown some pretty tough tracks at him”, says Ed, seeming entertained by the thought of the challenge he had set, “So far we’ve been amazed. He really understands just what each part is trying to say, and when it’s meant to say it. It makes things easy when that part comes naturally; it’s something you just can’t teach." The performances will feature works from the group's upcoming double album release.
Ozrics first appearance will be June 19th, at the "Family Roots Festival" in Glouster OH, during the performance artists Alex & Allyson Grey will be painting live! They will also celebrate the joy of another year, by returning to the Madsummer Meltdown, in Shuylkill, PA.
2012 saw a tumultuous upheaval for the group. Upon arriving home from an extensive 40 date tour through North America and Europe, which included debut performances in Russia, the group was immediately evacuated from their home and studio. It was located directly in the path of the most destructive forest fire in Colorado history. The band had only moments to grab their most important possessions, before they were escorted out by Police and National Guard.
Fans watched the fire’s progress as the band continued to their last concert, a festival near Philadelphia, they were unaware of what would happen, but fairly certain it wasn’t looking good. That evening, as the band took the stage, the fire destroyed their home and studio as they played, taking with it all of the bands past archives and masters. Those who knew the circumstances described the performance as “a real life tribute to the phrase: The Show Must Go On”...