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Maschine/Leprous/ Haken Tour Diary

Never having played outside of London when touring in the UK, finally we can head out on Leprous' first tour of the British islands.

Next stop: Leamington Spa. We’ve all been looking very much forward to the relaxing hot springs, saunas and deep tissue massages, but realize soon that a spa in England is somewhat different than a spa in Norway…/o:p

After a few minutes of being disappointed, I find myself wandering in a spectacular venue with a backstage suitable for royalty, or at least Dolly Parton, and thinking of the rather tight squeeze in yesterday’s location this is highly appreciated. As words won’t justify describing how it looks like, here’s a fresh band picture:/o:p

Being that we are three prog bands sharing the stage at this tour, there’s no way around having to deal with three stubborn drummers that must have their custom set up, and this of course takes time. In spite of this, we managed to do things pretty smoothly and the shows all went really well. After our show we went around the corner to eat some indian food, something I regretted a bit while burning up my intestines during the load out and following night. Tomorrow we’re spending our day off in Birmingham, and we all look very much forward to continuing the tour in Bristol on Sunday./o:p

Peace out!/o:p

TorO, Leprous/o:p

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.