Copenhagen’s VOLA are delighted to announce that they will be hitting the road for their first European headline tour in September, starting in the UK.
Calling through the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and France. They will also be joined by Arch Echo and Rendezvous Point as support.
The quartet enjoyed a triumphant festival slot at Ramblin’ Man Fair last weekend as well as blazing a trail on recent tours with Dream Theater, HAKEN and Monuments, playing songs from their most recent release, 2018s ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd’. The album is the follow-up to 2016s ‘Inmazes’. Throughout 2018 they also played explosive sets at Bloodstock Festival (UK), Tech Fest (UK), Damnation Festival (UK), Euroblast (Germany) and Complexity Festival (Netherlands) which has led Prog Magazine to declare them “one of prog’s hottest prospects,” Metal Hammer to revel in their “shimmering tech metal” and pick up fans in the shape of Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Paulo Gregoletto .
Talking about heading back out on tour Asger Mygind says; “It is with tremendous pleasure that we are returning to the UK in September as part of our headline run for ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd’. We first played the UK in 2016 as support for Katatonia and have been stable visitors ever since. For this tour, we are looking forward to playing the so far longest sets of our career. With us, we are bringing the American, progressive fusion act Arch Echo as well as Norwegian melodic prog metal band Rendezvous Point as special guests. See you in London, Manchester, Glasgow or Nottingham!”
On ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd,’ Asger Mygind (vocals/guitar), Martin Werner (keys), Nicolai Mogensen (bass) and Adam Janzi (drums) probe society’s distractions from thoughtfulness and examine the way human relationships have evolved whilst touching upon fear and anxiety. Where their debut ‘Inmazes’ dealt with the struggle that came with being trapped in mental mazes, the themes are now focused on the outside world rather than internal conflict. The album title is a metaphor derived from our relationship with social media, how we can appear close but be miles apart. Mygind elaborates: “We spend a lot of time trying to present ourselves in a flattering light in the pursuit of continuous applause, even if it’s a distant applause from those you may not connect with away from the screens.”
Tickets available from:
Sat 3rd Aug – Radar Festival, Guildford
Sat 7th Sep – Boston Music Rooms, London
Sun 8th Sep – Rebellion, Manchester
Mon 9th Sep – Audio, Glasgow
Tues 10th Sep – Bodega, Nottingham
New Album ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd’ out now via Mascot Records.