Haken announce European tour for Spring 2016! New album 'Affinity' out 29th April!

We are thrilled to confirm 'AffiniTour v1.0', launching this May in the UK and set to hit twelve other European countries in support of our latest album ‘Affinity’. Here's a whiff of what that will sound like:

We're extremely excited to be returning to some of our favourite cities across the continent but will also be covering some new ground including our first headlining shows in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen having visited them in support of Between The Buried And Me and The Neal Morse Band last year.

Ray had this to say
" It’s been too long since our last proper headlining tour of Europe. Around two years, in fact! In that time we’ve had some amazing live experiences and toured with some of our favourite bands. Now we’re itching to get back on stage to play a whole bunch of new music for our amazing fans and bring ‘Affinity’ to life! Looking forward to seeing all you guys on the road! "

We will be joined by very special guests Special Providence, Rendezvous Point and Arkentype. If you haven't heard these bands yet, you're in for a treat! Special Providence are masters of instrumental fusion and are gonna blow you away with their Hungarian prog virtuosity! Rendezvous Point are one of the finest young bands to come out of the Norwegian progressive metal scene and will melt your heart with stunning vocals soaring high above cataclysmic rhythms. Arkentype's massive sound and infectious grooves will leave your jaws on the floor.

  • 25.05.16 Bristol, The Fleece [UK]*
  • 26.05.16 London, The Garage [UK]*
  • 27.05.16 Zoetermeer, Boerderij [NL]*
  • 28.05.16 TBA*
  • 29.05.16 Paris, Divan du monde [FR]*
  • 30.05.16 Pratteln, Z7 [CH]*
  • 31.05.16 Lyon, Marché Gare [FR]*
  • 02.06.16 Barcelona, Razz 2 [ESP]*
  • 03.06.16 Madrid, Caracol [ESP]*
  • 04.06.16 Minnuendo Festival [ESP]±
  • 06.06.16 Milan, Legend Club [ITA]*
  • 07.06.16 Munich, Backstage [GER]+
  • 08.06.16 Karlsruhe, Substage [GER]+
  • 09.06.16 Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal [GER]+
  • 10.06.16 Berlin, Maschinenhaus [GER]+
  • 11.06.16 Warsaw, Progresja [POL]+
  • 12.06.16 TBA+
  • 14.06.16 Stockholm, Bryggarsalen [SWE]+
  • 15.06.16 Oslo, John Dee [NOR]+
  • 16.06.16 Copenhagen, Spillestedet Stengade [DEN]+
  • 17.06.16 Hamburg, Logo [GER]+
  • 18.06.16 Cologne, Gebäude 9 [GER]+
  • 19.06.16 Stone Free Festival [UK]
  • + 26.06.16 Tel Aviv, Havana Club [ISRAEL!]

* with Special Providence and Arkentype
+ with Rendezvous Point and Arkentype
± with Special Providence only

Check all these bands out below, or click here for tickets and info


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