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HAKEN & LEPROUS join forces for North American tour

HAKEN & LEPROUS, two of the most exciting bands in progressive rock today, are pleased to announce they will join forces for a North American co-headline tour in October / November 2018, with InsideOut label-mates BENT KNEE as special guests. These will be the first dates in support of Haken's recently completed, forthcoming fifth studio album due out later this year.

Following the release of the bands much-acclaimed fourth studio album 'Affinity', they embarked upon their 10th anniversary tour across Europe & North America. Recorded and filmed on the 13th April 2017, at the legendary Melkweg venue on the Amsterdam stop of that tour, this represents the band's first ever live document with tracks from across the band's discography.

HAKEN comment
"We've been talking about getting out on the road with our good mates Leprous again since our European jaunt with them back in 2014. Both our bands have gone from strength to strength in terms of our live shows since then, and we're excited to see what they have planned, as well as playing brand new music from our forthcoming album. We're also stoked to have Bent Knee along with us. It sure to be an epic night of music, don't miss it!"
Einar Solberg from Leprous adds
"So it's finally happening! I think the request we've gotten the most was "Please tour together with Haken!" Almost more often than "Come to Chile!" We actually did a tour together once in the UK back in 2014, and we have wanted to do a more comprehensive tour for a long time, but it just never worked out until now. We've been friends with Haken for quite a while, and to tour with them is long overdue. I think this is a great package for most prog fans, as it unites two pretty different approaches to the genre in one evening. And yet, despite our quite different approaches, I know for sure that we share a lot of fans and this package should make for fantastic shows for everyone!"

The full list of dates can be found below, tickets go on sale this Friday 13th July.

HAKEN are also pleased to reveal that they have completed recording of their fifth studio album, due out later this year!

Haken comment
"That's right! We can now also announce that our fifth album is in the can! We always set out to do something a bit different with each album, but this one has surpassed what we had hoped to achieve. It's been an absolute pleasure working with Adam 'Nolly' Getgood on the production and mix and we couldn't be happier with the results. We can't wait for everybody to hear it!"

The band recently released their first ever live album titled 'L-1VE'. Watch a clip of 'The Endless Knot' here.

LEPROUS recently released a brand new standalone single titled 'Golden Prayers', as well as announcing further European tour dates in support of latest album 'Malina', alongside Agent Fresco for later this year. Find the full list of European tour dates here.

This North American tour will be their second of 2018, following a run earlier in the year supporting Between the Buried & Me and The Dear Hunter. Listen to 'Golden Prayers' here.

BENT KNEE are currently finishing up their Paper Earth North American tour, following the release of last year's critically acclaimed 'Land Animal' album. Watch a concert film of the band's first full-scale contemporary-classical composition, also titled 'Paper Earth', here.