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International Recording Artist Erik Norlander And The Galactic Collective Kick Off Spring Tourdates April 11th, 2014
Four USA cities east of the Mississippi will come alive with the art of music this Spring. Renowned prog rock/art rock/symphonic instrumental rock international recording artist Erik Norlander and The Galactic Collective will perform four exclusive concerts in four USA cities during the months of April and May. Along with Erik Norlander, The Galactic Collective band lineup for the Spring 2014 concerts includes Jeff Kollman (UFO, Glenn Hughes, Michael Schenker) – guitar; Mark Matthews – bass guitar; and Nick LePar – drums.
The concerts are scheduled as follows:
Friday, April 11
The Winchester Music Hall
1212 Madison Ave.
Lakewood (Cleveland), OH 44107
Ticket info: http://www.thewinchester.net/
Sunday, April 13
New Jersey Proghouse (Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse)
745 Bound Brook Road
Dunellen, NJ 08812
Ticket info: http://www.njproghouse.com/2014/01/16/erik-norlander-and-the-galactic-collective-the-yellow-box-april-13-2014/
Thursday, May 8
Stay tuned for more info about this show coming soon!
Friday, May 9
Cherokee Arts Center
94 North Street
Canton (Atlanta), GA 30114
Ticket info: http://www.sergeentertainmentgroup.com/galactic-collective-concert/
Sponsored by Chandler Graphics and Hampton Inn of Canton
Considered one of progressive/art rock’s most talented and innovative keyboardists of the same caliber as luminaries Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, and Jon Lord, Erik Norlander has remained a stalwart in the progressive rock movement for over two decades. He has recorded, produced, written, and performed with many of prog rock’s highly regarded acts including ASIA featuring John Payne, Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane, Big Noize, and the Roswell 6 project. Erik has worked with a veritable who’s who of top rock performers and musicians including Vinny Appice, Tony Franklin, Glenn Hughes, Buck Dharma Roesser, Mitch Perry, James LaBrie, Carlos Cavazo, and many others. His recordings and projects have been released worldwide by recording labels Sony, Avalon, Frontiers, Inside Out, Kinesis, and Voiceprint, among others. He has also developed keyboards for Alesis and audio tracks for Line 6, and his music has been featured on television and in documentaries.
The debut Galactic Collective recording was originally released in 2010 as a re-imagination of some of Erik’s favorite solo recordings as well as recordings with Lana Lane and Rocket Scientists. It was followed by the CD and DVD release “Live In Gettysburg” recorded at the Majestic Theater during the highly successful Galactic Collective performance at the storied Rites of Spring Festival. Erik Norlander, with his various projects, continues to schedule concerts throughout the world. Erik will also release a new CD and YouTube video from his Rocket Scientists project on March 19th with copies for sale at all shows on this tour.