On the back of their highly acclaimed 2010 album We’re Here Because We’re Here, Liverpool prog rockers Anathema will tour the UK this month kicking of with a gig at the Live Lounge in Durham on February 9th and finishing at London’s Scala on February 17th.
Following an absence from the recording studio of several years, Anathema returned last year with the award winning album We’re Here Because We’re Here, their first collection of new material since the 2003 album A Natural Disaster.
The multi-coloured, multi-layered work of unbridled emotion, passion, and intensity, the new album has been embraced by their legions of fans and the worldwide press.
Having pioneered the UK melodic rock metal movement since their conception in 1990, Anathema have fearlessly explored new territory and new ways to express feeling through sound ever since.
Spawning a myriad of imitators, influenced by their music, along the way, Anathema have managed to remain one step ahead throughout their distinguished reign.
The line-up is really a collective of two families who were quite simply born to do it. Anathema consists of brothers Vincent, Daniel and Jamie Cavanagh, alongside childhood friends John Douglas and his sister Lee, who is an incredible singer in her own right. The line-up is completed by Les Smith, who brings much in the way of production expertise to the band.
Always forward looking, the band are humbled by the lavish praise heaped upon them over the years, but are now ready to take their music to the next level.
Expect details of a new Anathema EP entitled Dreaming Light during the coming weeks.
Anathema UK tour dates:
09/02 : Durham – Live Lounge
10/02 : Glasgow – Cathouse
11/02 : Sheffield – Academy 2
12/02 : Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
14/02 : Leamington Spa – The Assembly
15/02 : Manchester – Academy 3
16/02 : Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
17/02 : London – The Scala
As a bonus here is a video featuring Danny from the band discussing band life and working with Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame whilst on a big wheel!