Swiss prog rock trio Cellar Darling have hooked up with Russian baroque proggers Iamthemorning for an October European tour. The pairing also gives Maer, the new project between Cellar Darling's Anna Murphy and Iamthemorning's Marjana Semkina the chance to make their live bow too!
The tour kicks off with Cellar Darling's much anticipated appearance at this year's Summer's End Progressive Rock Festival and the band are now joined on the bill by Iamthemorning, followed by a UK show at Oslo in London before the bands head off to Europe.
"After the incredible shows we got to share with our fans in the UK and North America at the end of last year, it was time for us to retreat and write new music — and yes, we'll soon share more on how that is going," say Cellar Darling. "But in the meantime, we just can't sit still! So we decided to fulfil a wish we had for some time and invited the incredible Iamthemorning to share the stage with us for a series of very special autumn evenings. And it just so happens that our very own Anna Murphy has recently released a collaboration with Iamthemorning's Marjana Semkina in the form of the dark folk/chamber prog project Maer, who will be making an exclusive appearance as well. It'll be magical and we can't wait to see you all there!"
"This is pretty much a family endeavour," enthuses Iamthemorning's Marjana Semkina. "Iamthemorning on tour with Cellar Darling feels special already but
adding an appearance, even brief, from Maer to the mixture brings it to a new level for me. It'll certainly be an experiment and a group effort - we will probably make all the musicians in the travel party chip in to bring Maer to life on stage. I'm rather looking forward to it.
"It feels right to finally go touring together after spending so much time with Anna in and out of the studio, and it's lovely to see Iamthemorning finally going back to life after the turmoil of the recent years, with so many tours cancelled because of pandemic and then war. Very happy to bring the band back on the road with our
wonderful guest musicians Liam McLaughlin and Evan Carson."
You can view the full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday July 7.
Cellar Darling/Iamthemornong/Maer 2023 European tour
Oct 6: UK Chepstow Summer's End Progressive Rock festival
Oct 7: UK London Oslo
Oct 8: UK Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
Oct 11: NED Nijmegen Doornroosje
Oct 12: NED Leiden Gebr de Nobel
Oct 14: GER Bremen TOWER
Oct 15: GER Cologne Luxor
Oct 16: GER Frankfurt Nachtleben
Oct 17: CZE Prague Kasalrna Karlin
Oct 19: POL Poznan 2Progi
Oct 20: POL Krakow Kamienna 12
Oct 22: AUT Vienna Viper Room
Oct 23: GER Stuttgart Im Wizemann Studio
Oct 24: FRA Paris Backstage