Caligula’s Horse, one of the country’s most exciting and innovative progressive bands, will hit the road for a national tour in November for the Hands Shape Stone Australian Tour!
These shows will serve as Caligula’s Horse’s last shows for the year, and are a follow up to their hugely successful Turntail Australian Tour in April, of which several shows sold out. Caligula’s Horse are currently deep in writing mode, and they plan to escape from the studio to exclusively unleash some new material live on this tour!
Caligula’s Horse, recently announced the departure of long-time drummer Geoff Irish and have revealed his replacement in Josh Griffin. This tour will be the group’s first shows to include Josh on stage, who will bring hard-hitting precision and powerful feel to an already extremely impressive live outfit.
As an introduction, Griffin has recorded a drum play-through video for Rust, taken from the bands most recent album Bloom.
Jim Grey, singer of Caligula’s Horse, explains – “Josh is totally a kindred spirit. An old-school prog fan, and a consummate musician who understands our musical mission statement. Not to mention mad chops! We’re all looking forward to introducing his style to our fans all around the world, starting right here in Australia in November.”
The band’s current album Bloom was released in October 2015 and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic and masterful production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, making it a uniquely enticing sonic entity, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock. It is a unique thrill to watch a band’s momentum build so steadily and confidently.
Bloom is a truly progressive record, one that has the depth and musicality to appease the most dedicated prog fan while at the same time containing enough fire and emotion to capture the hearts of the wider rock community. Bloom reached the heights of #16 on the Australian Albums ARIA Chart, and #2 and #7 on the Australian iTunes Metal and Rock Charts respectively.
Since forming in 2011, the Brisbane five piece have built a reputation as one of Australia’s tightest and most exhilarating live acts. Releasing their debut album Moments From Ephemeral City in April of that year and The Tide, the Thief & River’s End in 2013, the band continued to receive international praise and toured relentlessly. They soon found themselves supporting household names such as Opeth, TesseracT, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, The Ocean, Dead Letter Circus, Ne Obliviscaris & many more, leaving crowds mesmerised and in awe of their power. 2015 saw them first set foot on European soil alongside Norway’s Shining, taking their unstoppable live show to the other side of the world, which would be ravenously received by crowds all over the continent.
Friday, November 4: The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday, November 11: Amplifier, Perth
Saturday, November 12: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Friday, November 18: The Basement, Canberra
Saturday, November 19: The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Sunday, November 20: Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Tickets on sale NOW via wildthingpresents.com, Oztix & the venues.
$18+ bf Pre sale or $25 at door
CALIGULA’S HORSE – Rust (Drum Playthrough)