The Blackheart Orchestra to support Hawkwind

The Blackheart Orchestra

Manchester prog rock duo The Blackheart Orchestra have been confirmed as support for Hawkwind on the space rockers' forthcoming UK tour.

The band were invited to play at Hawkwind's recent Hawkeaster Festival after the band heard The Blackheart Orchestra's Diving For Roses album, and were duly impressed to invite them to join them for the October and November dates.

The Blackheart Orchestra were nominated in the Limelight category for this year's Progressive Music Awards. They will release a new single before the end of the year.

The Blackheart Orchestra and Hawkwind will play:

Manchester The Lowery - October 18
Leeds Town Hall - 19
Gateshead The Sage - 20
London Palladium - November 4/5
Bath The Forum - 24
Birmingham Symphony Hall - 25

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.