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Nik Turner, Co-Founder Of Space Rock Legends HAWKWIND, Launches A Full-Scale, Coast-To-Coast US Tour!

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Nik Turner, Co-Founder Of Space Rock Legends HAWKWIND, Launches A Full-Scale, Coast-To-Coast US Tour!

Los Angeles, CA – Fresh off a whirlwind tour through Europe and Japan, Nik Turner, the inexhaustible saxophone and flute-playing co-founder of space rock legends Hawkwind, will return for another US tour accompanied by up-and-coming kraut/prog rock band Hedersleben. Following what has been widely regarded as the most ambitious album of his career, one that MOJO called “a sprawling but polished album,” Space Fusion Odyssey, Turner continues his astonishing career rebirth with a newly reinvigorated sense of musical creativity and sonic exploration.

Frequently called “The Spirit Of Hawkwind,” Turner was a major creative force during that group’s most critically acclaimed and successful period, 1969-1976. His outlandish costumes, improvised sax and flute playing, and general wild man persona became iconic representations of the band, and we would go on to pen some of their most popular songs including “Brainstorm” and “Master of the Universe.” After leaving Hawkwind, Turner used his newfound freedom to travel to Egypt, where he soaked up the history and culture, and also made a recording of his flute music in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. In 1985, Turner relocated to the western side of Wales, where he set up a new age community in a fairly rural, isolated area. He has continued to release new music including 2013’s Space Gypsy and 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey. A brand new track from his forthcoming studio album premieres on a special 6CD box set called Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide. This incredible collection features a diverse sampling of space rock artists young and old including Hawkwind, Amon Düül II, Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Can, Earthling Society, and Hedersleben along with a whole host of others!

10/27 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Opera House
10/28 – Arcata, CA – Richard’s Goat Tavern
10/29 – Portland, OR – The High Water Mark
10/30 – Seattle, WA – The Highline
10/31 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
11/1 – Olympia, WA – The Obsidian
11/2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/3 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
11/4 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
11/5 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
11/6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
11/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
11/8 – Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge
11/10 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
11/11 – Athens, OH – The Union
11/12 – Detroit, MI – Echo Fest at Magic Stick
11/13 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
11/14 – Rochester, NY -Bug Jar
11/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/17 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/18 – Knoxville, TN – Open Chord
11/19 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
11/20 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
11/21 – Houston Texas – White Oak Music Hall
11/22 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
11/24 – El Paso – Mesa Music Hall
11/25 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Complex
11/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Elbo Room

Buy Space Fusion Odyssey on CD: http://flyt.it/NikTurnerFusionCleoCD
Buy Space Fusion Odyssey on LP: http://flyt.it/NikTurnerFusionCleoLP
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Buy Space Rock CD box: http://flyt.it/SpaceRockBoxCD

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Hawkwind Alum NIK TURNER Brings His Spacey Sax & Freaky Flute Playing To A New Album By Experimental Jazz Fusion Ensemble FLAME TREE!

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Hawkwind Alum NIK TURNER Brings His Spacey Sax & Freaky Flute Playing To A New Album By Experimental Jazz Fusion Ensemble FLAME TREE!

Los Angeles, CA – Having explored the intersection of space rock and jazz fusion on his newest solo album, 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey, Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner continues his bold expedition into the outer reaches of experimental music, recording a new full-length album of improvisational jazz freakouts with a Seattle-based ensemble including drummer Jack Gold-Molina and guitarist Dennis Rea (both of psych/prog band Spectral Waves), alongside bassist Paul “PK” Kemmish. The group owes its origins to a meeting between Gold-Molina and Turner, when Gold-Molina interviewed the British space-rock legend back in 2009 for an article in All About Jazz magazine. The idea for a musical collaboration between the two emerged, and as Gold-Molina recalls, “I believe Nik’s exact words were, ‘If people have got the balls to come onstage with me, then they are welcome to.’” And so began the journey that would lead these fearless souls from an initial round of freeform demo recording to putting a full blown band together, recording an album, and even performing live at Seattle’s Seaprog Festival in August of 2015. Enlisting Seattle icon Jack Endino, famed producer of Nirvana, L7, Screaming Trees and others, to mix the album, the band is now set to release this self-titled project on May 20 through Purple Pyramid Records.

Track List:
1. Mosquitos
2. Past Lives
3. In The Distance
4. Liquid
5. Organic Truth
6. Tantalium
7. Wild Flower

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Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman To Release “Starship Trooper” Compilation Feat. Steve Hillage, Nik Turner, Steve Howe, William Shatner and Others!

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Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman To Release “Starship Trooper” Compilation Feat. Steve Hillage, Nik Turner, Steve Howe, William Shatner and Others!

Los Angeles – On April 15th Purple Pyramid records will be releasing an out of this world collection of extraordinary performances by legendary YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman! For more than four decades Rick Wakeman has established himself as a visionary showman without peer, the creator of some of the most extravagant performances, breathtaking soloing and imaginative passages ever preserved on record, or executed on stage.

Aptly titled “Starship Trooper”, this amazing collection contains 2 previously unreleased tracks including a powerful rendition of Tool’s “Sober” plus several more brilliant cover songs of The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Doors including 5 never before heard versions! The compilation also includes performances by Gong’s Steve Hillage, Yes’s Billy Sherwood, Steve Howe and Tony Kaye, William Shatner, Colin Moulding, Jerry Goodman, Nik Turner, Carmine Appice and more!

“Over the last few years I have performed on many tracks as a ‘guest’ but never before has anybody put some of the best of those I played on into a compilation. It’s always challenging to be involved in tracks of other people’s music and other people’s arrangements as it often makes you think and play differently and certainly on many of these tracks I play in quite an unexpected way, but there again, much of my life has been pretty unexpected anyway!” – Rick Wakeman

The liner notes were written by modern rock scholar Dave Thompson, who says of Rick Wakeman, “This most personable of superstars has made inroads into the worlds of journalism, broadcasting and acting – professions which his eye for spectacle, story telling and stylishness might well have made inevitable all along. But he also happens to be among the most gifted, visionary and brilliant performers his chosen instruments have seen.”

Track List:
1. Sober
2. Are We To Believe
3. Random Acts (Revisited)
4. Dynamics Of Delirium
5. Love Reign O’er Me
6. Crime Of The Century
7. The Great Gig In The Sky
8. I’m Not in Love
9. Starship Trooper
10. Check Point Karma
11. Change
12. Nobody Home
13. Light My Fire

Rick Wakeman’s official website: http://www.rwcc.com/

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Download the digital version: http://flyt.it/RickWakemanDig

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The Definitive Account Of Legendary Space Rock Band HAWKWIND’s Early Years Available Now In A 300-Page Hardcover Book!

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The Definitive Account Of Legendary Space Rock Band HAWKWIND’s Early Years Available Now In A 300-Page Hardcover Book!

Los Angeles, CA – They were one of the most groundbreaking rock bands to emerge from England in the late ‘60s whose improvised theatrical stage performances, DIY costumes, and larger-than-life stage presence earned them a cult-like following that persists to this day. And now the exhilarating story of Hawkwind’s most crucial years is about to be told. The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976, available everywhere on October 30, is the first ever behind-the-scenes look at the meteoric rise of this motley crew of space rock hooligans as told by one of its captains, co-founder and saxophonist Nik Turner. With assistance from music historian Dave Thompson, Nik gives readers the ultimate insider’s guide to Hawkwind, sharing his personal recollections both hilarious and horrifying, from the infamous drug bust of bassist Lemmy, to the group’s shocking performances at Glastonbury Festival. If it happened, it’s here, warts and all. The hardcover book features 300 pages of rare and never-before-seen photos as well as a comprehensive discography, gigography, and a reproduction of Nik’s tour diary from the band’s first US tour in 1975. In addition, the book will include a precise reproduction of the 1971 “Sonic Attack” 7” promo one-sided single housed in a cloth bag plus a full reproduction of a 1971 6” x 9” 20-page promotional booklet. If you’re a Hawkwind fan, Christmas has definitely come early this year, and if you aren’t already a fan prepare to get swept up by The Spirit Of Hawkwind!

See the video trailer for the book here: https://youtu.be/s6eA7_OKhPI

To celebrate the release of the book, Nik Turner will be launching an extensive US tour starting in November and focusing exclusively on the classic Hawkwind repertoire. Nik will be signing copies of The Spirit Of Hawkwind at the shows, so buy one now and bring it with you or purchase a copy at the merch table.

NOV 12 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – BRICK AND MORTAR
NOV 13 – PORTLAND, OR
NOV 14 – SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
NOV 16 – DENVER, CO – LION’S LIAR
NOV 18 – MILWAUKEE, WI – SHANK HALL
NOV 20 – CHICAGO, IL – REGGIES
NOV 21 – WESTLAND, MI – TOKEN LOUNGE
NOV 22 – TORONTO, CANADA – THE ROCKPLIE
NOV 23 – BROOKLYN, NY – GRAND VICTORY
NOV 24 – NEW HAVEN, CT – CAFE NINE
NOV 25 – ROCHESTER, NY – BUG JAR
NOV 27 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – KUNG FU NECKTIE
NOV 29 – LONG BRANCH, NJ – BRIGHTON BAR
NOV 30 – SELLERSVILLE, PA – SELLERSVILLE THEATER
DEC 1 – RALEIGH, NC – THE POURHOUSE MUSIC HALL
DEC 2 – ATLANTA, GA – THE MASQUERADE
DEC 3 – NEW ORLEANS, LA – SIBERIA
DEC 4 – HOUSTON, TX – NOTSUOH
DEC 5 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – 237 @ THE KOROVA
DEC 6 – AUSTIN, TX – 7TH STREET CLUB
DEC 8 – PHOENIX, AZ – REBEL LOUNGE
DEC 9 – SAN DIEGO, CA – TILL TWO CLUB
DEC 10 – WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – THE WHISKY
DEC 12 – LAS VEGAS, NV – LVCS
DEC 13 – FULLERTON, CA – THE CONTINETAL ROOM

More tour dates to be announced. Check http://www.cleorecs.com for updated tour info.

Buy The Spirit Of Hawkwind here: http://cleorecs.com/store/shop/the-definitive-account-of-the-life-of-legendary-space-rock-band-hawkwind-book/

Also be sure to check out Nik Turner’s newest solo album with guest performances by Billy Cobham, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Steve Hillage (Gong), and more! Available on both CD & Vinyl!
http://cleorecs.com/store/shop/nik-turner-space-fusion-odyssey-cd/
http://cleorecs.com/store/shop/nik-turner-space-fusion-odyssey-limited-edition-starburst-lp/

Press inquiries:
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Los Angeles CA 90025
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Hawkwind Legend Nik Turner Releases New Album Space Fusion Odyssey Feat. Members of The Doors, Gong, Soft Machine, Amon Düül II and Others!

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Hawkwind Legend Nik Turner Releases New Album Space Fusion Odyssey Feat. Members of The Doors, Gong, Soft Machine, Amon Düül II and Others!

Featuring guest appearances by Billy Cobham, Robby Krieger, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth, John Etheridge, John Weinzierl and others!

Los Angeles – Following the release in 2013 of the most acclaimed album of his solo career, Space Gypsy, Nik Turner is pleased to announced the release of the follow up album Space Fusion Odyssey, out now on Cleopatra Records.

Space Fusion Odyssey is without a doubt the most musically ambitious undertaking Turner has ever attempted, stretching his already prodigious saxophone and flute playing skills to create instrumental soundscapes that entrance, confound, and stimulate all at the same time. As with many of his previous releases, Turner has surrounded himself with an incredible crew of fellow musicians who help him bring his vision to life. Dubbed the Interplanetary Arkestra (hat tip to Sun Ra), the group includes some of the most gifted and groundbreaking musicians of his generation such as legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham, Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger, Steve Hillage & Gilli Smyth of Gong, Soft Machine’s John Etheridge, Amon Düül II founder John Weinzierl and many more! Space Fusion Odyssey is set to land in July of this year courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records.

The album sees Turner depart on a whole new kind of spaceship, a musical project that finally frees him from the gravitational pull of traditional rock music orbits and launches into new stratospheres of jazz, blues, fusion, and other eclectic styles heretofore unknown to man.

Check out the video for “Hypernova” featuring some truly mind blowing guitar work from both Robby Krieger and Megadeth’s Chris Poland:

Space Fusion Odyssey tracks:
1. Adjust The Future
2. Hypernova
3. Spiritual Machines
4. Pulsar
5. An Elliptical Galaxy
6. A Beautiful Vision in Science Forgotten
7. We Came in Peace
8. Interstellar Clouds
9. Spiritual Machines Chapter 2
10. Random Acts

Following the albums release, later in the year The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976 will be published, the definitive biography of Hawkwind’s early years as told through the eyes of Nik Turner and written by music historian Dave Thompson. The hardcover book contains over 250 pages of rare and unseen photos as well as a comprehensive discography – a feast for Hawkwind fans everywhere.

For more information: http://www.nikturner.com/

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com


Hawkwind Co-Founder Nik Turner Pilots A New Video From His Groundbreaking New Album Space Fusion Odyssey!

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Hawkwind Co-Founder Nik Turner Pilots A New Video From His Groundbreaking New Album Space Fusion Odyssey!

Los Angeles, CA – “I have traveled far from another place…come to learn from your race…” Nik Turner intones at the outset of “Adjust The Future,” the lead off track from his forthcoming space-rock/jazz-fusion magnum opus Space Fusion Odyssey, scheduled for launch on October 16. The track, like the album as a whole, features Turner’s complex, jazzy improvisations on saxophone with support provided by an insanely talented and diverse group of musicians including Steve Hillage and Gilli Smyth of ‘70s prog legends Gong as well as Chris Poland of metal giant Megadeth and Jürgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps. The video mixes footage of Turner with some mindblowing experimental video manipulations that harken back to the psychedelic backdrops Turner’s former band Hawkwind would frequently perform in front of.

Check out the video for “Adjust The Future” here:

Space Fusion Odyssey is without a doubt the most musically ambitious undertaking Turner has ever attempted, stretching his already prodigious saxophone and flute playing skills to create instrumental soundscapes that entrance, confound, and stimulate all at the same time! An incredible crew of fellow musicians, dubbed the Interplanetary Arkestra in a nod to the great Sun Ra, help bring Turner’s vision to life such as legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham, Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger, Steve Hillage of Gong, Soft Machine’s John Etheridge, Amon Düül II founder John Weinzierl and many more! The CD comes packaged in a special mini-LP gatefold with a 12-panel poster while the vinyl comes in a deluxe 12-panel poster fold-up jacket and a gorgeous starbust colored vinyl!

In addition, this year will see the publication of The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976, the definitive biography of Hawkwind’s early years as told through the eyes of Nik Turner and written by music historian Dave Thompson. The hardcover book contains 300 pages of rare and unseen photos, a comprehensive discography, and Nik’s 1975 US tour diary PLUS reproductions of the 1971 “Galactic Tarot” card deck (designed by celebrated graphic designer Barney Bubbles), the 1972 “Sonic Attack” 7” promo one-sided single in a cloth bag, and the 1971 “In Search Of Space” 6×9 20-page promotional booklet! It’s a feast for Hawkwind fans everywhere!

Pre-order the CD on Amazon: http://flyt.it/NikTurnerFusionCD
Pre-order the vinyl on Amazon: http://flyt.it/NikTurnerFusionLP

SPACE FUSION ODYSSEY track list:
1. Adjust The Future
2. Hypernova
3. Spiritual Machines
4. Pulsar
5. An Elliptical Galaxy
6. A Beautiful Vision In Science Forgotten
BONUS TRACKS [CD ONLY]
7. We Came In Peace
8. Interstellar Clouds
9. Spiritual Machines Chapter 2
10. Random Acts (Revisited) with The Fusion Syndicate

Press inquiries:
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Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com


Nik Turner Debuts A Visionary New Song/Video From His Bold New Solo Album!

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Nik Turner Debuts A Visionary New Song/Video From His Bold New Solo Album!

Los Angeles, CA – In 2013, Nik Turner released the most acclaimed album of his solo career, Space Gypsy, the intergalactically acclaimed masterpiece that found this Hawkwind co-founder returning to his space rock roots alongside fellow Hawkwind alumnus Simon House and others. Now, Turner is preparing for departure on a whole new kind of spaceship, a musical project that finally frees him from the gravitational pull of traditional rock music orbits and launches into new stratospheres of jazz, blues, fusion, and other eclectic styles heretofore unknown to man.

This new album Space Fusion Odyssey is without a doubt the most musically ambitious undertaking Turner has ever attempted, stretching his already prodigious saxophone and flute playing skills to create instrumental soundscapes that entrance, confound, and stimulate all at the same time! As with many of his previous releases, Turner has surrounded himself with an incredible crew of fellow musicians who help him bring his vision to life. Dubbed the Interplanetary Arkestra (hat tip to Sun Ra), the group includes some of the most gifted and groundbreaking musicians of his generation such as legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham, Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger, Steve Hillage & Gilli Smyth of Gong, Soft Machine’s John Etheridge, Amon Düül II founder John Weinzierl and many more! Space Fusion Odyssey is set to land in July of this year courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records.

Check out the video for “Hypernova” featuring some truly mindblowing guitar work from both Krieger and Megadeth’s Chris Poland:

Also be on the look out for The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976, the soon to be released definitive biography of Hawkwind’s early years as told through the eyes of Nik Turner and written by music historian Dave Thompson. The hardcover book contains over 250 pages of rare and unseen photos as well as a comprehensive discography – a feast for Hawkwind fans everywhere!

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com


Nik Turner’s Hawkwind To Tour North America With Witch Mountain And Hedersleben This Summer/Fall 2014!

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Nik Turner’s Hawkwind To Tour North America With Witch Mountain And Hedersleben This Summer/Fall 2014!

Los Angeles, CA – In the spirit of the critically acclaimed and historic ‘Space Ritual’ tour of 1973, Nik Turner’s Hawkwind plan to blow minds on their sonic and visually stimulating journey on their 2014 North American tour with Portland’s own Witch Mountain and SF bay area Krautrockers Hedersleben. Starting in August, this package tour is not to be missed by anyone, in hopes to enlighten and inspire both people who have witnessed last year’s tour or any of Nik’s tours prior and the first timers, bringing sonic traditions of old to the forefront of 2014. Attendees and Nik Turner’s Hawkind fans will not be disappointed. Though staying true to the spirit of Space Ritual as a concept, don’t be surprised to hear other classics, songs off of the 2013 release ‘Space Gypsy’ album and perhaps a new song or two as Nik Turner prepares to return to the studio after the tour. Nik also has a new fusion project forthcoming featuring Billy Cobham and Chris Poland (Megadeth) later this year.

“This tour is the essence of space-rock, the extra-terrestrial, inter-galactic, orgasmic embodiment of the loving and healing vibrations, and the rocking music of the spheres, flame on, one love.” – Nik Turner

Nik Turner- Sax, Flute, Vocals- Hawkwind
Nicky Garratt- Guitar- UK SUBS
Jason Willer- Drums, Percusion- UK SUBS
Bryce Shelton-Bass
Kephera Moon- Keys, Synths and Sound Effects

Witch Mountain

“Witch Mountain is thrilled to follow up its Summer tour of Europe with the release of latest album Mobile of Angels, and tour in support of the legendary Nik Turner’s Hawkwind. We feel sure that our music will be ‘out there’ enough to reach the heads, and Nik Turner and co will sufficiently rock our fans in turn. It’s a match made in Hell and we can’t wait to hit the road.”
http://www.witchmountain.net

Hedersleben

Year 1 report…“It was the same time last year that Hedersleben accompanied Nik Turner on a space trek around the USA promoting their debut album ‘Upgoer’. Since then the crew have not been resting on their cosmic sofa rather they’ve pressed on to new and exciting ventures, including completing the next Brainticket album as the legendary Joel Vandroogenbroeck’s side-kicks (including many writing credits), launched their first headline tour of the west coast, preformed a showcase with special guest Captain Sensible from the Damned, (See the Hedersleben Facebook page for footage) and not least recorded their 2nd album ‘Die Neuen Welten’.

‘Die Neuen Welten’, featuring the epic side long “Zu Den Neuen Welten”, (Youtube video scheduled for mid August), celebrates the Kepler mission space telescopes discoveries of more than 2000 exoplanets. DNW also boasts the studio version of stage favorite “(On The Ground) Safe and Sound”. The album is mixed by Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps.

Prog fans look out for further large sections of Hedersleben’s 3rd album, slated for recording early next year, as part of this tours set. ‘The Fall Of Chronopolis’, based on the book of the same name by Barrington J. Bayley, is distinctly more progressive in the tradition of the great early prog concept album. See you in August or September” – Nicky Garratt

Nicky Garratt- Guitar- UK SUBS
Jason Willer- Drums, Percusion- UK SUBS
Bryce Shelton- Bass
Kephera Moon- Keys, Vocals, Synths and Sound Effects

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind with Witch Mountain and Hedersleben Tour Dates:

Tue 8/26 – Oakland, CA – Uptown
Wed 8/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Viper Room
Thu 8/28 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Fri 8/29 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
Sat 8/30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
Mon 9/01 – Austin, TX- Red 7
Tue 9/02 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Wed 9/03 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
Thu 9/04 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
Fri 9/05 – Lafayette, GA – Meltasia Fest
Sat 9/06 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Fest
Sun 9/07 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Mon 9/08 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Tue 9/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
Wed 9/10 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Thu 9/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Fri 9/12 – Boston, MA – Middle East
Sun 9/14 – Montreal, QC – IL Motore
Mon 9/15 – Toronto, On – The Garrison
Tue 9/16 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
Wed 9/17 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Thu 9/18 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Fri 9/19 – Rock Island, IL – RIBCO
Sat 9/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Sun 9/21 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
Mon 9/22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
Tue 9/23 – Saskatoon, Sk – Vangelis Tavern
Wed 9/24 – Calgary, AB – Palomino
Fri 9/26 – Vancouver, BC – Venue (early evening show)
Sat 9/27 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Sun 9/28 – Portland, OR – Star Theater

Nik Turner’s official website: http://nikturner.com/

Nathan Carson
Nanotear Booking
P.O. Box 12531
Portland, OR 97212-0531
nanotear@gmail.com
office: 503 567 6566
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Nik Turner Prepares For Epic US Tour And Responds To Hawkwind Controversy

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Nik Turner Prepares For Epic US Tour And Responds To Hawkwind Controversy

Los Angeles, CA – Co-founder of pioneering space-rock band Hawkwind, Nik Turner, will be hitting the road in support of his highly acclaimed new CD titled ‘Space Gypsy’. Starting in early October, the tour features nearly 30 stops in the US as well as a handful of additional shows in Canada, making it Turner’s most extensive tour of North America in decades! Turner will be joined on stage by the same musicians who brought ‘Space Gypsy’ to life: Nicky Garratt of famed punk band UK Subs, Jurgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps, Jeff Piccinini of ’70s punk icons Chelsea, and explosive drummer Jason Willer.

Nik Turner was a member of Hawkwind during what has been considered their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed period for the band from 1970 to 1976. He wrote/co-wrote some of the group’s most popular songs such as “Brainstorm” and “Master Of The Universe”. Hawkwind’s 4th and possibly most popular album ‘The Space Ritual Alive in Liverpool and London’ was recorded in 1972 (released in May 1973). Reaching #9 in the UK album charts and #179 in the Billboard Top 200, the double-record was recorded during the tour to promote the band’s ‘Doremi Fasol Latido’ (third) release. The Space Ritual show attempted to create a full audio-visual experience. The performances featured dancers, lightshow by Liquid Len and poetry recitations by Robert Calvert. Turner is excited to bring his version of the historic show to the US shores, recreating the magic once again!

NIK TURNER’S SPACE RITUAL – US Fall 2013 Tour w/Hedersleben

Wed 10.9 Eureka, CA at The Shanty w/White Manna
Thu 10.10 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios – Fall Into Darkness VII Fest w/White Manna, Billions & Billions
Fri 10.11 Bellingham, WA at Shakedown
Sat 10.12 Seattle, WA at Chop Suey w/Master Musicians of Bukkake
Tickets: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/8951457/nik-turners-space-ritual-ex-hawkwind
Sun 10.13 drive
Mon 10.14 Calgary, AB at Palomino
Tue 10.15 drive
Wed 10.16 Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge w/Secret Chiefs 3*
Tickets: http://www.24tix.com/event.html?show_id=KT3234616035323461603539
Thu 10.17 Denver, CO at Lion’s Lair
Fri 10.18 drive
Sat 10.19 St Paul, MN at Turf Club w/Thunderbolt Pagoda
Sun 10.20 Milwaukee, WI at Cactus Club w/Moss Folk
Tickets: http://cactusclub.tickets.musictoday.com/TheCactusClub/calendar.aspx
Mon 10.21 Chicago, IL at Reggie’s w/Killer Moon*
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/356437?wrKey
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Tue 10.22 Detroit, MI at PJ’s Lager House
Wed. 10.23 Cleveland, OH at Now That’s Class
Thu 10.24 Pittsburgh, PA at Brillo Box w/The Sicks
Fri 10.25 Toronto, ON at Mod Club w/Sons of Otis
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/356441
Sat 10.26 Montreal, QC at Il Motore
Sun 10.27 Portland, ME at Geno’s*
Mon 10.28 off
Tue 10.29 Boston, MA at Middle East Upstairs w/Ghost Box Orchestra
Wed 10.30 New Haven, CT at BAR (free show) w/Nightbitch
Thu 10.31 Easthampton, MA at Flywheel
Tickets: http://www.flywheelarts.org/
Fri 11.1 Providence, RI at Dusk w/Lady Osiris, Black Oil Incinerator
Sat 11.2 Philadelphia, PA at Philamoca w/St James & the Apostles
Tickets: http://nikturnerphilamoca.brownpapertickets.com/
Sun 11.3 Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar w/NAAM
Mon 11.4 Raleigh, NC at King’s Barcade w/Birds of Avalon
Tue 11.5 Charlotte, NC at Tremont Music Hall w/Spindrift, Little Bull Lee*
Wed 11.6 Asheville, NC at Mothlight
Thu 11.7 Atlanta, GA at The Earl
Tickets: http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/24971.aspx
Fri 11.8 Memphis, TN at HiTone Cafe w/Pallbearer
Sat 11.9 Little Rock, AR at Rev Room w/Pallbearer*
Sun 11.10 Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Nites*
Mon 11.11 San Antonio, TX at Ten Eleven
Thu 11.14 Phoenix, AZ at Rhythm Room
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/356365?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=2FC89A22D41BE9843766B211AF84AB1A
Fri 11.15 San Diego, CA at The Casbah w/Astra, Joy*
Sat 11.16 Los Angeles, CA at Satellite w/Wizard Rifle
Tickets: http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/373949-nik-turners-space-ritual-los-angeles/
Sun 11.17 Oakland, CA at The Uptown w/Carlton Melton

*no Hedersleben

In response to the recent Hawkwind controversy Nik Turner has issued this statement:

Dear Friends, Helpers Enthusiasts, Supporters, Inter-Dimensional Travelers, Intergalactic Aliens and All Sentient Beings,

I’m very sad to hear of rumours of Dave Brock’s ill health, and wish him a quick recovery from whatever ails him. I’m greatly looking forward to seeing Hawkwind live in the USA, being aware as I am that they happen to be touring at the same time as my band. I wish them every success, and it would be nice if Dave and I could actually play together on a stage somewhere on our tours, just like the old days, bury the hatchet, work together. We have been very good friends in the past. I thought about Dave and me inviting Lemmy to join us, get a band together with us (sounds like The Blues Brothers) and do a world tour. Sounds like it could be fun too. Life is too short to worry about all the trivial, irrelevant bullshite. So let’s all be friends, love one another. We’re all different; let’s enjoy our differences.

If you come to one of my shows, come say hello. Let’s all work together in the spirit of what Hawkwind was all about: alternative culture, alternative values, peace and love, brothers and sisters, One Source, One Tribe, One World, One Mind, One Cosmos, One Love, Love to you all.

Nik

Nik Turner’s ‘Time Crypt featuring Simon House’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtwJSAEh7Uc (Preview)
Nik Turner’s ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OytZekcZst4&feature=youtu.be

To purchase Nik Turner ‘Space Gypsy’:
http://www.amazon.com/Space-Gypsy-Nik-Turner/dp/B00E4V0D4Y
http://www.amazon.com/Space-Gypsy-Deluxe-Box-Edition/dp/B00E4V0DH6

To purchase ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L’ single on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-angel-sts-51-l-single/id652712834

Nik Turner’s official website: http://nikturner.com/

Booking information:
Nanotear Booking
nanotear@hotmail.com
http://www.nanotear.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com


Hawkwind Legend Nik Turner Returns To His Intergalactic Roots On New CD ‘Space Gypsy’ and Upcoming US Tour

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For Immediate Release

Hawkwind Legend Nik Turner Returns To His Intergalactic Roots On New CD ‘Space Gypsy’ and Upcoming US Tour

Los Angeles, CA – Founding member of pioneering space-rock band Hawkwind returns to his intergalactic roots with his soon-to-be-released mind-blowing new CD titled ‘Space Gypsy’! Featuring all new material, ‘Space Gypsy’ boasts guest appearances by fellow Hawkwind alumnus violinist Simon House, and Gong guitar legend Steve Hillage, along with Nicky Garratt of the UK Subs, Jurgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps, and Jeff Piccinini of ’70s punk icons Chelsea. Making the CD release even more exciting, Nik Turner has released a dark, hypnotic new video called “Time Crypt featuring Simon House”. This is the second video Nik has released in support of ‘Space Gypsy’, the first being “Fallen Angel STS-51-L”; from the album’s first single about the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Nik Turner’s Space Ritual Tour runs in the US from October 9th through November 17th in support of the new CD.

Nik Turner was a founding member of Hawkwind during what has been considered their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed period for the band from 1970 to 1976. He wrote/co-wrote some of the group’s most popular songs such as “Brainstorm” and “Master Of The Universe”. Hawkwind’s 4th and possibly most popular album ‘The Space Ritual Alive in Liverpool and London’ was recorded in 1972 (released in May 1973). Reaching #9 in the UK album charts and #179 in the Billboard Top 200, the double-record was recorded during the tour to promote the band’s ‘Doremi Fasol Latido’ (third) release. The Space Ritual show attempted to create a full audio-visual experience. The performances featured dancers, lightshow by Liquid Len and poetry recitations by Robert Calvert. Nik Turner recently brought his version of the historic show to the US shores, recreating the magic once again!

Says Nik Turner, “This single ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L’ is the epitome of epiphanic, orgasmic, cathartic embodiment of my space dreams, become one man’s reality, exploding into space. Expect lots more on this awesome album”.

Nik Turner’s ‘Space Gypsy’ will be released in three different formats: A regular CD release packaged in an attractive digipak with original artwork; a limited edition gatefold vinyl with bonus etched 7-inch single; and for the ultimate collector – the complete experience! A special limited edition deluxe box version of ‘Space Gypsy’, which includes a bonus CD of rough mixes and instrumental versions that feature additional flute and saxophone improvisations from Nik not included on the album. Also included are 4 postcards, a gorgeous full color patch and collectible pin.

NIK TURNER’S SPACE RITUAL – US Fall 2013 Tour w/Hederselben
Wed 10.9 Eureka, CA at The Shanty w/White Manna
Thu 10.10 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios – Fall Into Darkness VII Fest w/White Manna, Billions & Billions
Tickets: https://secure-public.ticketbiscuit.com/MississippiStudios/Ticketing/173962
Sat 10.12 Seattle, WA at Chop Suey w/Master Musicians of Bukkake
Tickets: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/8951457/nik-turners-space-ritual-ex-hawkwind
Wed 10.16 Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge w/Secret Chiefs 3*
Tickets: http://www.24tix.com/event.html?show_id=KT3234616035323461603539
Sat 10.19 St Paul, MN at Turf Club w/Thunderbolt Pagoda
Sun 10.20 Milwaukee, WI at Cactus Club w/Moss Folk
Tickets: http://cactusclub.tickets.musictoday.com/TheCactusClub/calendar.aspx
Mon 10.21 Chicago, IL at Reggie’s
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/356437?wrKey=C26E3C5040D9B2033B3E786E3C1B13A3
Thu 10.24 Pittsburgh, PA at Brillo Box w/The Sicks
Fri 10.25 Toronto, ON at Mod Club w/Sons of Otis
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/356441
Tue 10.29 Boston, MA at Middle East Upstairs w/Ghost Box Orchestra
Wed 10.30 New Haven, CT at BAR (free show)
Thu 10.31 Easthampton, MA at Flywheel
Sat 11.2 Philadelphia, PA at Philamoca w/Stinking Lizaveta
Sun 11.3 Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar w/NAAM
Tue 11.5 Charlotte, NC at Tremont Music Hall
Thu 11.7 Atlanta, GA at The Earl
Tickets: http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/24971.aspx
Sun 11.10 Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Nites
Thu 11.14 Phoenix, AZ at Rhythm Room
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/356365?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=2FC89A22D41BE9843766B211AF84AB1A
Fri 11.15 San Diego, CA at The Casbah
Sun 11.17 Oakland, CA at The Uptown w/Carlton Melton

*no Hedersleben

Nik Turner’s ‘Time Crypt featuring Simon House’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtwJSAEh7Uc (Preview)
Nik Turner’s ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OytZekcZst4&feature=youtu.be

To purchase Nik Turner ‘Space Gypsy’:
http://www.amazon.com/Space-Gypsy-Nik-Turner/dp/B00E4V0D4Y
http://www.amazon.com/Space-Gypsy-Deluxe-Box-Edition/dp/B00E4V0DH6

To purchase ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L’ single on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-angel-sts-51-l-single/id652712834

Nik Turner’s official website: http://nikturner.com/

Booking information:
Nanotear Booking
nanotear@hotmail.com
http://www.nanotear.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com