Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 launch exclusive stream of Transatlantic’s cover of Yes classic

Next year will see the inaugural Progressive Nation At Sea cruise, presented by Sixthman, Del Fuvio Brothers and InsideOutMusic, running from the 18th -22nd February 2014. As previously announced, progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic will take to the stage at this special event, for a grand finale encore alongside the legendary Jon Anderson, where they will play a selection of classic Yes material. In celebration of this, PN14 are extremely pleased to reveal an exclusive stream of Transatlantic’s cover of ‘And You And I‘ taken from the second disc of the bands forthcoming album ‘Kaleidoscope’ due out next year. You can check that out here: www.progressivenationatsea.com/premier

 

PN14 mastermind and member of Transatlantic, Mike Portnoy, had this to say:

‘One of the highlights of Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 is certainly going to be the finale of Transatlantic and Jon Anderson joining forces for a set of Yes classics.

 

To give a little taste of what it may sound like, here is an exclusive sneak preview of one of the bonus tracks from Transatlantic’s upcoming Kaleidoscope CD: a cover of the all-time great Prog classic Yes’ And You And I.

 

Book your cabins now to reserve your spot on board PN14 to be part of the Prog Event Of The Millennium!’

The four-night festival at sea will depart Miami, FL on February 18th, 2014. After spending a day at sea, Norwegian Pearl will head to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for a day of fun on a private island and then depart for Freeport, Bahamas, the following day. Guests will arrive back in Miami on February 22nd. Progressive Nation at Sea is an infusion of music and technique that’ll heighten your senses in a way no other vacation ever could!

The full line-up for the cruise boasts the musical genius of Transatlantic, PSMS, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew Trio, Devin Townsend Project, Kings X, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Periphery, Animals As Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumble-foot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly, Anneke van Giersbergen, Mark Mikel and Next To None.

Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and book their cabin atwww.progressivenationatsea.com

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA POWERED BY INSIDEOUT MUSIC

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 – The Prog Event Of The Millennium

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 have confirmed the remaining acts added to complete the final lineup to what will be the biggest event of it’s kind in the history of the PROG genre!


23 bands & artists are on board featuring…
TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, ANATHEMA, RIVERSIDE, PERIPHERY, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, MARK MIKEL AND NEXT TO NONE
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Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from
February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.  This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ’til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:
 
“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.
Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas!
But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER TWENTY of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists!
Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at Inside Out Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014
We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to make your reservation NOW!

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.
Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at  www.progressivenationatsea.com.
With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit
 
Progressive Nation At Sea:

 

JOLLY Unveils Music Video for “Dust Nation Bleak” from the New Album, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2)

With the release of JOLLY’s new album The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) only a week away, the band has unveiled their first video for their premier single, “Dust Nation Bleak.”

The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2) has come to symbolize JOLLY’s triumph over Hurricane Sandy, the devastating storm that wreaked havoc on their studio and left Drummer/Producer Louis Abramson homeless just weeks before its completion. Luckily the album was saved from the disaster, completed in various friends living rooms, and is being released March 5th via InsideOut Music.

JOLLY’S new music video “Dust Nation Bleak” is filmed directly from the eye of the storm- recorded in the ruins of their studio, and home base. From the outside it may appear to be just another rock video in a gritty setting, but this location represents the sacred remains of JOLLY’s birthplace, and carries deep significance. The band comments: “When God gives you lemons, make a music video. JOLLY loves you.”

In March 2011, JOLLY released The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1), the first of a two-part series designed to bring listeners to a state of true happiness. To optimize the JOLLY listening experience, the band collaborated with a professor and graduate students at a nearby university, conducting studies on over 5,000 subjects to perfect the usage of binaural tones in their music.

In support of the new album, JOLLY will join label-mates RIVERSIDE on a small tour starting at the end of April, which follows a month of overseas dates with Riverside in March. A list of North American dates can be seen below.

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Tour Dates with Riverside:
04/30/13 – Charleston, SC @ WindJammer – Isle of Palms
05/02/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
05/04/13 – Gettysburg, PA @ RoSFest
05/06/13 – Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy and Dukes
05/08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
05/10/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
05/12/13 – Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon

Line-Up:
Anadale – Guitar, Vocals
Joe Reilly – Keyboards
Anthony Rondinone – Bass
Louis Abramson – Drums

For more information on JOLLY, visit:
http://www.jollyband.com
http://www.facebook.com/jollyband
http://www.twitter.com/jollyband
http://www.youtube.com/theincrediblejolly
http://www.myspace.com/jollyband
http://www.insideoutmusic.com

JOLLY to Release New Album, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2), March 5

In March 2011, rock act JOLLY released The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1), the first of a two-part series designed to bring listeners to a state of true happiness. To optimize the JOLLY listening experience, the band collaborated with a professor and graduate students at a nearby university, conducting studies on over 5,000 subjects to perfect the usage of binaural tones in their music.

Precisely two years after the release of part 1, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) has arrived and is set for a North American released date of March 5, 2013 via InsideOut Music. A list of European release dates can also be seen below.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck JOLLY hard, destroying drummer/producer Louis Abramson’s home, which also functioned as the band’s practice space and recording studio. All of Louis’ possessions and a lot of the band’s equipment were ruined. The members of JOLLY were devastated, and the timing couldn’t have been worse, as the band was in the midst of finalizing The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2). In need of new equipment, JOLLY started a fundraising campaign and their incredible fans came through in a big way to help the band rebuild after this major disaster. Beyond the music, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) is a standing symbol of JOLLY’s recovery from the storm.

“We couldn’t be more excited to finally share The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) with the world,” comments the band. “After the devastation we experienced with Hurricane Sandy, we have been in a rebuilding phase, and the release of this album stands as a major milestone in our recovery. Musically, we set out to make Audio Guide 2 our richest sounding record, offering solid hooks, interesting arrangements and sonic textures that cover a wide range of styles. We’re extremely proud of what we created.

Even without considering the binaural brainwave technology embedded throughout, this album offers the listener an experience like no other. JOLLY pushes the limits of accessibility in The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2) with its powerful riffs, infectious hooks, and undeniable grooves, all within the context of their signature JOLLY atmosphere. Your first listen will leave you thinking, and your second will leave you a fan for life.

In support of the new album, JOLLY will join label-mates RIVERSIDE on a small tour starting at the end of April, which follows a month of overseas dates with Riverside in March. A list of North American dates can be seen below.

Tour Dates with Riverside:
04/30/13 – Charleston, SC @ WindJammer – Isle of Palms
05/02/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
05/04/13 – Gettysburg, PA @ RoSFest
05/06/13 – Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy and Dukes
05/08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
05/10/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
05/12/13 – Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon

European Release Dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, March 1, 2013.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 4, 2013.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / FINLAND: Friday, March 8, 2013.

JOLLY – Hurricane Sandy Completely Destroyed Band Equipment

American rock act JOLLY suffered severely from hurricane Sandy in New York. JOLLY has been working on recording their second studio album Audio Guide To Happiness, Part II, but hurricane Sandy completely destroyed the band’s rehearsal room and drummer Louis Abramson’s studio. All of the band’s equipment was ruined by the massive flooding of the enormous storm.

In March 2013, JOLLY is planning to go on tour with label-mates RIVERSIDE. They are currently asking for help from their friends and fans and have set up a rescue fund to finance the new band equipment and the reconstruction of the studio, so the European tour can take place next year and they can finish the recording of their album. Depending on the donated sum, the band is offering different thank-you gifts to the donors.

Find more details about the Indiegogo campaign and donation possibilities here:
http://www.indiegogo.com/jollyband