Magenta are very excited to announce their biggest-ever sequence of gigs in Spring 2017. These concerts will coincide with the release if the band’s as-yet-unnamed seventh studio album to hit shelves in April 2017, their first since the release of the acclaimed “Twenty Seven Club” in 2013. The album will – as usual – feature the award-winning talents of Rob Reed (keyboards, bass, guitar), Christina Booth (vocals) and Chris Fry (lead guitar) alongside guest drummer Andy Edwards (IQ, Kiama, Frost*). The album will also see the band returning to long-form material with two 20 minute epics.
Rob Reed says:
“We haven’t played live a huge amount in the last couple of years, so it will be great to get back on the road for an extended series of dates and play pieces from the new album alongside some of our older material.”
The band will also release a DVD “Live at Leamington Spa” on November 12th, and will launch the DVD with a special acoustic show at Acapela Studios in Cardiff on the same day.
2017 marks the 15th anniversary of Magenta as a live act, an award winning career which has seen the band play in UK, Europe and America including Baja Prog (Mexico-2003), Rosfest (USA-2005), IO Pages Fest (Netherlands – 2006), Nearfest (USA-2007), Summers End (UK – 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014), Night of the Prog (Germany – 2008) Celebr8 (UK – 2012) and Verona Prog (Italy – 2012).
What people have said about Magenta’s live performances:
“Flawless” – Prog Magazine
“A Stunning Performance” – Where Worlds Collide
“Will linger long in the memory” – Fireworks
Learn more about the band at: www.magenta-web.com