InsideOutMusic artists The Flower Kings and Kayak will join forces for a European tour in December 2019, in support of The Flower King’s forthcoming new album and Kayak’s most recent studio record ‘Seventeen’.
Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings comments: "We're happy to go on tour in Europe again in December - We will present The Flower Kings music from the early days - concert favourites - plus some brand new music - that is along the lines of the early music of the band - symphonic rock. We're happy to bring our friends in KAYAK along for this proggy double bill - it will be a monumental meltdown of melodic prog - not to be missed."
Kayak’s Ton Scherpenzeel adds: “We can't wait to go on tour with the Flower Kings in December. For Kayak that will be a great way to end the year, a chance to meet new fans and it also serves as an inspiration for making the next album.”
The two bands will perform 12 dates across 6 countries.
As mentioned, The Flower Kings are currently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming studio album which is due to be released later this year. This run of shows follows a successful tour in celebration of InsideOutMusic’s 25th anniversary in late 2018 alongside label-mates Spock’s Beard, as well as select shows in 2019 including Midsummer Prog Festival last month.
In 2018, Dutch progressive rockers Kayak released their new album ‘Seventeen’, reaching number 6 in the album charts in the Netherlands. The band, led by founding keyboardist and composer Ton Scherpenzeel in 1972, have been touring frequently since the release to much acclaim.