Copenhagen, Denmark based Progressive Rock/Metal band VOLA announces North America Tour 2023 with special guests Bent Knee and Wheel.
The band states on their official newsletter:
“We hope you are doing well! This is a swift email update from the VOLA HQ to keep you in the loop. We are delighted to present Bent Knee and Wheel as special guests for our upcoming US tour.
All the best,
Asger, Nicolai, Adam, Martin /// VOLA“
NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2023
“We proudly present Bent Knee & Wheel as special guests for our upcoming US tour.” – VOLA
September 6th Orlando, FL @ Conduit +
September 7th Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA #
September 9th Washington, DC @ Union Stage
September 10th New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
September 11th Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
September 12th Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
September 13th Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
September 15th Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
September 16th Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
September 18th Seattle, WA @ Neumos
September 19th Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre
September 21st Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
September 22nd Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
September 23rd San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
September 24th Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
September 26th Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory
September 27th Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
(+ Without Bent Knee, # Without Bent Knee & Wheel)
A band occupying sonic territory entirely their own, Bent Knee is “equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” (The Wall Street Journal), distilling myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Since its inception in 2010, the Boston rock outfit has released six studio albums, each “break[ing] new stylistic and experimental ground” (The Boston Globe), merging texture and style into music that’s riveting, addictive, and unapologetically original. Fronted by the unmistakable voice of Courtney Swain, who also plays bass and keyboards in the band, the quartet is a juggling act between multi-instrumentalists, consisting of Chris Baum (violin, guitar, synth), Vince Welch (guitar, bass, sound design), and Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth (drums). NPR calls their music “mind boggling. The grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table,” while Consequence of Sound describes them as “throwing off the shackles of genre . . . truly the definition of experimentalism.” After over a decade of touring together, Bent Knee has a chemistry on stage that’s difficult to either match or describe, as their numerous concert films on YouTube can attest to. The band just released their first single, “Lawnmower”, from a forthcoming seventh studio album.
Following the bands powerful debut album “Moving Backwards” in 2019, they returned in 2021 with the punchy “Resident Human,” a record that was packed with vivid vistas of expanding and contracting sounds, whilst honing the bands intensity into something compelling and energetic. Wheel have toured Europe multiple times with bands such as Apocalyptica, Leprous and Soen and completed their first ever US tour – again with Apocalyptica and Leprous – in 2022. Regarding the US tour, singer and guitarist James Lascelles says: “The US tour has been a blast! Meeting countless fans both old and new, we very much enjoyed playing for them every night.” 2022 also saw the release of the “Rumination” EP in partnership with the legendary prog label InsideOut Music. Wheel are currently writing and recording their third full length album, only to be interrupted by touring the United States with Vola and Bent Knee.
Tickets are on sale now: https://listen.volaband.com/natour23