VOLA and Bent Knee announces as support to Haken

Danish melodic proggers VOLA and US avant-garde prog rockers Bent Knee have been announced as support acts to Haken for the band's European Vector Studies tour.

The dates will feature Bent Knee's first ever UK live dates. The Bostonian's did play a small run of European dates in March 2018, but didn't make it across the channel.

VOLA, who released their second album, The Applause Of A Distant Crowd, last year, have just released a live lyric video for Whaler, which you can view below.

 “Ever since we got back from the tour we did this fall, we’ve been itching to get out and perform live even more," drummer Adam Janzi tells Prog. "We’re very happy to get the chance to tour in Europe again, this time with the very talented Haken and Bent Knee. This tour will be reaching parts of Scandinavia, which is exciting to us since it’s our home. Being out on the road, traveling and struggling together as well as seeing some familiar and some new faces are such exhilarating experiences. We look forward to meeting you at the shows and making these evenings memorable together!”

Haken, who had Vector named as the Prog Writers' Album Of 2018, will be touring South America later this month before joining up with their new touring partners in mid February. The full tour dates are:

Feb 15: Manchester Academy 3, UK
Feb 16: Glasgow St Luke’s, UK
Feb 17: Bristol The Fleece, UK
Feb 19: Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
Feb 20: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Feb 21: Hamburg Übel & Gefährlich, Germany
Feb 22: Copenhagen Lille Vega, Denmark
Feb 23: Oslo John Dee, Norway
Feb 24: Stockholm Debaser Strand, Sweden
Feb 26: Berlin Columbia Theater, Germany
Feb 27: Krakow Kwadrat, Poland
Feb 28: Budapest A38, Hungary
Mar 02: Vienna Szene, Austria
Mar 03: Prague Futurum, Czech Republic
Mar 04: Leipzig Conne Island, Germany
Mar 06: Stuttgart Im Wizemann, Germany
Mar 07: Munich Backstage Halle, Germany
Mar 08: Aarau Kiff, Switzerland
Mar 09: Milan Magazzini Generali, Italy
Mar 10: Lyon Transbordeur, France
Mar 12: Madrid Mon Live, Spain
Mar 13: Bilbao Kafe Antzokia, Spain
Mar 14: Paris La Maroquinerie, France
Mar 15: Zoetermeer De Boerderij, Netherlands
Mar 16: London Islington Assembly Hall, UK
Mar 23: Helsinki Tavastia, Finland

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.