The Flower Kings & Sound Of Contact

The Flower Kings

+ Sound Of Contact
  • Doors open: 19:30
  • Start: 20:30
  • Presale: 25,- (incl. service charge)
  • At the door: 29,-
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Old friends The Flower Kings will be visiting Cultuurpodium Boerderij in Zoetermeer on May 10th 2014. The arrival of this Swedish band in the nineties caused quite a stir in the world of symphonic rock. Formed by guitarist, composer and singer Roine Stolt, The Flower Kings played their first gig in August 1994 and went on to become one of the leading progressive rock outfits of the new millennium. After 2007 most band members devoted their time to various side projects, such as Agents of Mercy, Transatlantic, Karmakanic and The Tangent, but in 2012 they made a fantastic comeback with the album Banks of Eden and this year they released their latest studio album Desolation Rose.

What do they sound like? If you take Roine Stolt’s characteristic and fluent guitar playing, and add Tomas Bodin’s warm keyboard sound, Jonas Reingold’s pumping bass runs, Felix Lehrmann’s tight drum rolls and Hasse Fröberg’s soulful voice, what you’ll end up with is a kind of progressive rock that harks back to the seventies, with a melodic and symphonic rock sound that is also very contemporary and instantly recognizable. Their type of progressive rock is also laced with jazz, blues and heavy rock elements. We can recommend this concert to all who like Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Strawinski, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes, and Genesis.

Support acts

Sound Of Contact

Contrary to previous announcements, Daniel Gildenlow & Friends will not be playing tonight due to circumstances beyond their control. They will be replaced by Sound Of Contact, the band centred around Simon Collins (vocals, drums), Phil Collins’ son. In 2013 this band gave a staggering performance during the second edition of our indoor Progdreams festival. Sound Of Contact was voted ‘Best Newcomer’ in British PROG Magazine’s 2013 readers’ poll.