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My second gig with The Flower Kings was at a festival in Los Angeles back in 1997. As far as I remember the line-up included John Wetton & Band (RIP), Arena and Spocks Beard. This was the first time I heard and saw Spocks Beard and I fell in love immediately. The one thing I remember the most from the festival was that I had Chris Squire (RIP) beside me on the stage for most of our set. I remember he stood there with a blank face still looking interrested and I guess he was since he showed up at a TFK gig in London a couple of years later.

After this, the first time we shared the stage with Spocks Beard, it has happened several times on festivals and on the Progressive Nation at Sea Cruize. We also did 6 shows together back in 1999. I think both bands was on tour during the same period so from time to time we hooked up and played together, mostly in Germany (if my memory is correct). So as you can see, this will not be the first time we share the stage. Anyway, I remember those shows as being really good from both bands. Well I guess we "boosted" each others performances. One other thing I remember is that Spocks Beard had a stand in for Alan Morse, a young guitarist which name I have forgotten, I'm so sorry for that. A funny thing is that he played the Jeff Buckley album Grace note by note as soon as he had the chance, like on soundchecks and backstage and he was bloody good at it.

As you can see there's now two dates in Canada added. In fact I won't be surprized if this tour will get bigger than it is right now. Dear friends, I hope to see as many of you as possible so get your tickets before it's too late.

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Hasseが冒頭で言っているフェスはProgfest '97のことですね。アメリカのプログレフェスの草分け的なイベントでした。当時のラインナップがsetlist.fmに記録されていました。
May 23: Arena, Le Orme, Sinkadus
May 24: Bigelf, John Wetton, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings

後でオムニバスアルバムもリリースされました。>Discogs.com

Hasseは本当にSopck's Beardが好きで、以前(「Powerplay」をリリースした時のインタビュー)「お勧めの"Song for July"を教えてください」という質問をした時にも、SBの"Day for Night"をあげていました。

Roine's TFK Revisited、来年の2月28日と3月1日にカナダで演奏するそうです。

それよりオレはHFMCの新譜が聴きたいからあんまりツアーが大規模になるのはイヤなんだー。

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