Alien ravers HENGE are launching their new single, DEMILITARISE, with a tour and video that pays tribute to one of their favourite Earthlings – Professor Stephen Hawking.

Before he died one year ago, Professor Hawking, the visionary physicist and cosmologist, said he believed that human aggression could bring civilisation to an end and that space travel was needed for the species to survive. To mark the anniversary of his death on 14 March, HENGE will release their crowd favourite DEMILITARISE, which urges the human race to follow Professor Hawking’s advice and colonise space.

The release will be supported by a full HENGE tour of the UK and Ireland and the band have also been confirmed to appear at numerous summer festivals including Bearded Theory, Shindig, Balter Festival, Glastonbury, Bluedot, Camp Bestival and Shambala. Full headline dates as follows:

MARCH

Sat 02 Llanidloes Old Mill
Fri 08 London Scala
Sat 09 Bristol Colston Hall | Matinee Performance
Sat 09 Bristol Fiddlers
Fri 29 Bedford Esquires
Sat 30 Exeter Phoenix

APRIL

Fri 05 Southampton Joiners
Sat 06 Brighton Haunt
Sun 07 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Sat 13 Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre
Thu 25 Belfast Venue TBC
Fri 26 Limerick Dolans
Sat 27 Cork Crane Lane
Sun 28 Dublin Grand Social Ballroom

MAY

Fri 03 Darwen Sunbird Records
Fri 10 Falmouth Princess Pavillion

HENGE is a band of extra-terrestrials that bring with them the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe that has, until now, never been heard on Planet Earth. There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience.

HENGE have come to Earth in the name of rave to spread their message of love and harmony. Since their landing, they have been so well received by the human species that they won Best Live Act at the 2018 Independent Festival Awards. Their debut album – on this planet at least – ATTENTION EARTH! was released at the end of last year.