Astra Announce Prog Mag Sponsored UK Tour
San Diego psych/prog masters Astra are returning to the UK for a series of five headlining shows next April.
The whole tour is being put on in collaboration with Prog magazine, and the dates are:
Bristol Fleece 15
Wolverhampton Slade Rooms 16
Glasgow King Tut’s 17
Manchester Deaf Institute 18
London Borderline 19
Brighton’s hotly tipped Diagonal will be the opening band in London, with Purson filling the support slot for the rest of the tour. Tickets are on sale now. You can get them at www.ticketweb.co.uk. Get them for Wolverhampton at www.wolvescivic.co.uk.
Before all this happens, Astra will be touring in Europe with Anathema during October/November. There are 17 dates in France, Spain, Portugal and Germany.
Says Astra mainman Richard Vaughan: “We’re beyond excited to be playing a few more shows in the UK, our home away from home. We’re also looking forward to supporting Anathema on their European tour.”
The band, who released acclaimed second album The Black Chord earlier this year, have repressed a limited number of copies of debut album The Weirding. These are on black and blue heavyweight vinyl. You can get copies while they last from the Rise Above Records webstore: http://www.riseaboverecords.com/store/