Long Distance Calling confirm Euro tour

Long Distance Calling have announced a European tour.

They’ll start with a run of dates across Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands in April and May, before four shows in the UK.

The gigs have been scheduled in support of their latest album Trips, which will be released on April 29 via InsideOut Music.

It includes vocals by Petter Carlsen following the departure of Martin ‘Marsen’ Fischer. And although he’s no longer part of the German outfit, Fischer still contributed to the recording process on the follow-up to 2014’s Nighthawk.

The band say in a statement: “Since he wanted to focus on his private life Martin Fischer has decided to step back – but he didn’t leave without recording most of the keyboards and sound effects on Trips.

“About half of the new songs come with vocals and Petter did one hell of a job. We are really happy to have him onboard. In case his name rings a bell you are right – he already did vocals on Welcome Change on The Flood Inside. We are sure that you’ll love the new stuff with him singing.”

Carlsen adds: “I am grateful that they made a Long Distance Calling to Norway, asking me to join in on this album. I am very proud to be a part of it.”

In addition, the band have revealed the artwork for Trips via a video teaser. View it below.

Long Distance Calling Trips tracklist

  1. Getaway
  2. Reconnect
  3. Rewind
  4. Trauma
  5. Lines
  6. Presence
  7. Momentum
  8. Plans
  9. Flux

Long Distance Calling 2016 European tour dates

Apr 28: Munster Skater’s Palace, Germany
Apr 29: Hamburg Uebel & Gefahrlich, Germany
Apr 30: Rostock Mau Club, Germany
May 02: Leipzig UT Connewitz, Germany
May 03: Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany
May 04: Cologne Kulturkirche, Germany
May 05: Munich Backstage Halle, Germany
May 06: Karlsruhe Substage, Germany
May 07: Aarau KiFF, Switzerland
May 09: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
May 10: London Boston Music Room, UK
May 11: Bristol Exchange, UK
May 12: Leeds Brudenell Social Club, UK
May 13: Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms, UK

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