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LEGENDARY PINK NEWS ARCHIVES
(UPDATES FROM 2005)


12/17/05: WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN FESTIVAL:

The Legendary Pink Dots will be performing at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig in 2006. The exact date of their appearance has not yet been confirmed, so keep checking this page for more information as we have it.

Don't forget to catch the band in Arnhem on January 14th when they play at Goudvishal. Beequeen will open that show.


12/12/05: A MESSAGE FROM THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS:

We apologise to anyone who turned up the Elk Club on the outskirts of Berne, Switzerland in order to see the Dots last Friday, 9 December. Basically the club had no PA, had made no arrangements for the band to stay anywhere (we were initially offered the floor of the club to sleep on), or even any kind of guarantee for payment, despite a previous agreement. We are still mystified as to just why we were approached to play this show in the first place.

This is only the second show the band has ever cancelled in 25 years due to poor conditions - but never before have we encountered something quite as bad as this.

--LPDs 12.12.2005


12/07/05: OUR SPACE:

Yes, the rumors are true. The Legendary Pink Dots are now on My Space. Stop by and visit and read our blog! Thanks to Erik Schroeder, Bryan Cordova and countless others for their persistence and assistance!


12/06/05: LISTEN TO TRACKS FROM RORSCHACH II:

Visit the Music For Speakers website to listen to tracks from Strange Attractor's Rorschach II in RealAudio format!


11/30/05: STRANGE ATTRACTOR EUROPEAN TOUR "WISHLIST:"


Strange Attractor plans to tour eastern Europe in April of 2006. As always,any tips for venues or promoters will be greatly appreciated. Fans in eastern Europe that can help with bookings, please contact me. Here is the tentative "wish list" of dates and locations:

Apr 13: Germany
Apr 14: Germany
Apr 16 - Apr 19: Berlin / N. Poland / Baltic States
Apr 21: Vilnius
Apr 22: Warsaw
Apr 23 - Apr 24: S. Poland / Czech / Slowakia
Apr 27 - Apr 30: Italy / Switzerland / Germany

There are a few dates in the works. These will be posted as they are officially confirmed.


11/29/05: NEW RELEASE FOR STRANGE ATTRACTOR:


Niels van Hoorn and Richard van Kruysdijk's project Strange Attractor will release Rorschach II in December 2005. This is the obvious successor to the first Strange Attractor LP. Again, it shifts from jazzy ambience to clicky pop songs to post-rock to experimental "whatever" and is always on the edge of contemporary production.

Rorschach II features Edward Ka-Spel, Richard Sinclair and Marie-Caludine Vanvlemen (Sonar Lodge) as guest vocalists. Fans of Robert Wyatt will recognize Sinclair from his performance on Wyatt's legendary Rock Bottom album.

As an extra bonus, Rorschach II features a Twilight Circus remix of the title track from the first LP!


11/23/05: SHOW ADDED IN BASEL:

A show at Wagenmeister in Basel has just been confirmed for December 8th. The most current tour information appears below.


11/22/05: ADDITION / CANCELLATION / POLISH REISSUES / TERMINAL KALEIDOSCOPE:

Just confirmed: Legendary Pink Dots will perform in Arnhem on January 14, 2006. Bee Queen will open the show. In other news, the show at Sub Club in Bratislava on December 8th has been canceled. No confirmed information yet, but it is possible there will be a show in Basel on the 8th instead.

Current tour schedule:

30 Nov: Rome (IT) - Zoo Bar
01 Dec: Urbino (IT) - Teatro
02 Dec: Venice (IT) - Magic Bus
03 Dec: Brescia (IT) _ Free Music
04 Dec: Trento (IT) - Teatro alla Cartiera
07 Dec: Vienna (A) - Monestary
08 Dec: Basel (CH) - Wagenmeister
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - Elkclub
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookys
14 Jan: Arnhem (NL) - Goudvishal


In somewhat belated news, the LPD / Attrition Terminal Kaleidoscope split release has been reissued on CD. It is wrapped in a poster and includes a booklet. The first 100 copies are numbered and three original snapshots have been added. You'll find photos and all necessary information at Mecanique Populaire.

Polish label Big Blue has resurfaced and is gearing up to issue The Tower, A Perfect Mystery, and The Poppy Variations in Europe.


11/09/05: RUSSIAN SHOWS CANCELED:

Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, the show scheduled for November 25th in Moscow has been canceled. Because the show in Moscow has been canceled, plans for the show in St. Petersburg on November 26th cannot move forward at this time.

The band plans to organize shows in Russia in 2006. We will post information here as soon as it is available.

Here is the current tour schedulde:

10 Nov: Brno (CR) - 7th Heaven
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie (Festival)
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
30 Nov: Rome (IT) - Zoo Bar
01 Dec: Urbino (IT) - Teatro
02 Dec: Venice (IT) - Magic Bus
03 Dec: Brescia (IT) _ Free Music
04 Dec: Trento (IT) - Teatro alla Cartiera
07 Dec: Vienna (A) - Monestary
08 Dec: Bratislava (SLO) - Sub Club
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - Elkclub
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookys


11/03/05: TOUR SCHEDULE UPDATES:

Here is the most recent tour schedule. Note the addition of shows in December!

04 Nov: Vilnius (LT) - Connect
05 Nov: Gdynia (PL) - Ucho
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
07 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
09 Nov: Budapest (HU) - Marco Polo
10 Nov: Brno (CR) - 7th Heaven
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie (Festival)
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
25 Nov: Moscow (RU) - TBA
26 Nov: St. Petersburg (RU) - TBA/TBC
30 Nov: Rome (IT) - Zoo Bar
01 Dec: Urbino (IT) - Teatro
02 Dec: Venice (IT) - Magic Bus
03 Dec: Brescia (IT) _ Free Music
04 Dec: Trento (IT) - Teatro alla Cartiera
07 Dec: Vienna (A) - Monestary
08 Dec: Bratislava (SLO) - Sub Club
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - Elkclub
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookys


10/22/05: CURRENT TOUR SCHEDULE:

Here is the most current tour schedule. Note the addition of a show in Brno on November 10th.

25 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
04 Nov: Vilnius (LT) - Connect
05 Nov: Gdynia (PL) - Ucho
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
07 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
09 Nov: Budapest (HU) - Marco Polo
10 Nov: Brno (CR) - 7th Heaven
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie (Festival)
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
25 Nov: Moscow (RU) - TBA
26 Nov: St. Petersburg (RU) - TBA/TBC
30 Nov: Rome (IT) - Zoo Bar
01 Dec: Urbino (IT) - Teatro
02 Dec: Venice (IT) - Magic Bus
03 Dec: Brescia (IT) _ Free Music
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookys


10/21/05: MORE TOUR UPDATES:

In a flurry of updates, I've received word that the two canceled shows in Warsaw are now back on for November 6 and November 7. They will be at No Mercy as originally scheduled, but note the date changes.

Also now confirmed for November 5 is Gdynia at the Ucho Club.

Next up: Moscow has just been confirmed for November 25th. A venue will be announced shortly. St. Petersburg is a strong possibility on November 26th.

There will be a more comprehensive update over the weekend as I am receiving information almost constantly at this point. Please keep checking this page for the next day or two for a revised tour schedule and more confirmations.


10/20/05: CANCELLATIONS:

The following shows have been cancelled:

05 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy

I am waiting for clarifications on the remainder of the schedule. More updates will be posted when I receive them.


10/12/05: ITALIAN SHOWS!

Per Edward, the following shows have just been confirmed:

30 Nov: Rome (IT) - Zoo Bar
01 Dec: Urbino (IT) - TBA
02 Dec: Venice (IT) - Magic Bus
03 Dec: Brescia (IT) _ Free Music
04 Dec: Trento (IT) - TBA

More updates will be posted shortly so keep checking this space!


10/11/05: NEW DATE - VILNIUS NOVEMBER 4:

A date has been added in Vilnius on November 4. The venue is Connect. Here is the most recent tour schedule:

13 Oct: Amsterdam (NL) - Wilhelmia Pakhuis
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
21 Oct: Rotterdam (NL) - Waterfront
22 Oct: Leipzig (D) - UT Connewitz
25 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
04 Nov: Vilnius (LT) - Connect
05 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookeys


10/10/05: CANCELLATIONS AND SPECIAL TOUR MERCHANDISE:

First, the bad news. Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, the following shows planned for the 25th Anniversary Tour have been cancelled:

16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
07 Nov: Poznan (PL) - TBA
08 Nov: Krakow (PL) - Re
17 Nov: Vienna (A) - Monastery
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub

More changes to the schedule will be posted shortly.

Now the good news! There will be two special live CDRs available on the European leg of the tour. The first is a live recording of the Edward Ka-Spel/Silverman show in Basel on September 30, 2005. This was a remarkable show that featured a lot of new material. The CDR includes four tracks from the Silverman (accompanied onstage by Edward), who showcases some of his new tracks along with material from Requiem Settings. Edward also performed new songs.

Toby Dammit opened the show with what Raymond Steeg calls "an incredible set of weird electronics." He also says "All you people check this out. It's great stuff!"


The second CDR is a get-it-while-it's-there limited release of a show in Montepellier, France in 1994. Raymond calls it "one of the great shows from that time featuring Ryan and Martijn. It's a soundboard recording mixed with two ambience microphones and features great artwork done by Erik Drost with his ancient old computers."




09/29/05: STRANGE ATTRACTOR LIVE!

Strange Attractor (Niels van Hoorn and Sonar Lodge) have confirmed the following live dates:

Oct 06: Eindhoven (NL) - Berlage
Oct 09: Nijmegen (NL) - The Shuffle

Here is the current schedule for Edward Ka-Spel/Legendary Pink Dots:

30 Sep: Basel (SE) - Wagenmeister (Edward Ka-Spel solo show with Toby Dammit)
01 Oct: Bern (SE) - Schlachthaus Theater (Edward Ka-Spel solo show with Toby Dammit and Everest)
13 Oct: Amsterdam (NL) - Wilhelmia Pakhuis
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
21 Oct: Rotterdam (NL) - Waterfront
22 Oct: Leipzig (D) - UT Connewitz
25 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
05 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
07 Nov: Poznan (PL) - TBA
08 Nov: Krakow (PL) - Re
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
17 Nov: Vienna (A) - Monastery
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookeys


09/11/05: 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR/MAIL ORDER MERCHANDISE:

The intention is for all of this material to be available on the forthcoming tour and via mail order through Terminal Kaleidoscope. No prices for the new merchandise are availble just yet as skyrocketing Dutch postal costs mean that the Pink Dots are being forced to adopt a new pricing policy. When the new prices are implemented, the actual cost of LPs and CDs will be less than they are now, but postage will be added. Watch this space for pricing information.

Please note that it will not be possible for the band to send packages from October 10 through November 20 while the tour is in progress.

T-shirts: There will be two T-shirt designs for the European leg of the 25th Anniversary tour. Each design will be limited to 100.
1.Title t.b.a
2 Official 25th Anniversary Shirt

New Legendary Pink Dots releases:

A Dream is a Dream:

DVD release of LPDs live in Utrecht 1987. Very good quality. (Beta-lactam Ring)

The Terminal Kaleidscope Live: Reissue of the 1985 cassette release featuring LPDs/Attrition (who also celebrate 25 years as a band this summer). Deluxe (beautiful) packaging. Limited to 500 copies.

Poppy Variations: Double vinyl - limited edition of 300. 4th side of bonus material. Already available through Beta-lactam Ring.

All The King's Horses: CD now licensed to Soyuz Music in Russia. Unique cover but unlikely to be available outside Russia.

Live in Montpelier 1994: Double CDR release on Terminal Kaleidoscope. One of LPDs best live recordings-completely unedited. 100 available for the European leg of the 25th Anniversary tour.

New Edward Ka-Spel releases:

A Long Red Ladder to the Moon:

New CD on Beta-lactam Ring. Edward will be presenting songs from this album in his new, revised solo sets this year.

A Long Red Ladder to the Moon: Double vinyl with unreleased bonus material on the 4th side. Initial copies will also include a THIRD bonus disc. (Beta-lactam Ring).

O darkness O Darkness: Already available. Vinyl-only project rendering texts over dark moody soundscapes. 800 made. The first 300 have a truly spectacular gimmix cover. (Beta-lactam Ring).

Happy New Year:

Small run CD and extremely limited vinyl (acetate) release. A very personal snapshot of New year's Eve in the Ka-Spellian household. (Beta-lactam Ring).

Fragments of Illumina: CDR album released by Piehead Records. Limited to 333 copies. A vinyl version is planned.

A Collection: Long in the works. This is a "Best of Edward Ka-Spel" compilation on the Russian label Soyuz. It features some rarer material but everything included has been previously released.

Laugh China Doll:

Available October 15th, 2005 in a 5-color gatefold wallet. Each CD will have a coupon to receive a bonus CD of new material once all of Edward's solo albums have been reissued.

New Silverman releases:

Nature of Illusion:

Rather wonderful new solo album on CD and vinyl on Beta-lactam Ring. Initial copies have lots of bonus material.

Miscellaneous:

Minizza - Music for Girls: Delightful CD album from this French electronic band featuring Edward Ka-Spel on guest vocals (one track).


09/06/05: EDWARD KA-SPEL SOLO SHOWS:

Three Edward Ka-Spel solo shows have just been confirmed:

29 Sep: Geneva (SE) - Usine (with Toby Dammit and Scorn)
30 Sep: Basel (SE) - Wagenmeister (with Toby Dammit)
01 Oct: Bern (SE) - Schlachthaus Theater (with Toby Dammit and Everest)

Scroll down for LPDs current Euro tour schedule.


09/01/05: NEW SHOW DATE CONFIRMED:

A show has been confirmed for October 21 at Waterfront in Rotterdam.


08/29/05: BENSHEIM CANCELED, LEIPZIG CONFIRMED:

The show scheduled for October 23 in Bensheim has been canceled. A new show has been confirmed on October 22 in Leipzig at UT Connewitz.

The Pink Dots are still looking for a German show on October 21 or 23 if anyone can help! If you know of interested venues or promoters,please e-mail me.

Here is the current tour schedule:

23 Sep: Rosslau (D) - Burgnaechte Festival (one-off show)
29 Sep: Geneva (SE) - Usine (Edward Ka-Spel solo show with Toby Dammit and Scorn)
30 Sep: Basel (SE) - Wagenmeister (Edward Ka-Spel solo show with Toby Dammit)
01 Oct: Bern (SE) - Schlachthaus Theater (Edward Ka-Spel solo show with Toby Dammit and Everest)
13 Oct: Amsterdam (NL) - Wilhelmia Pakhuis
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
21 Oct: Rotterdam (NL) - Waterfront
22 Oct: Leipzig (D) - UT Connewitz
25 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
05 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
07 Nov: Poznan (PL) - TBA
08 Nov: Krakow (PL) - Re
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
17 Nov: Vienna (A) - Monastery
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookeys


08/21/05: MINIZZA:

French label Brocoli has just released the first album by french band Minizza, Music for Girls, which features Edward Ka-Spel singing on one track.

The CD (deluxe digipack with a 12-page booklet) is available through EAR/Rational in USA and through Brocoli everywhere else.


08/19/05: NEW DATES CONFIRMED - DATE CHANGE IN BERLIN:

The show at Magnet in Berlin has been moved from October 24th to October 25th. A few more shows have been confirmed. Here is the current tour schedule:

23 Sep: Rosslau (D) - Burgnaechte Festival (one-off show)
13 Oct: Amsterdam (NL) - Wilhelmia Pakhuis
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
22 Oct: Leipzig (UT) - Connewitz
25 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
05 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
07 Nov: Poznan (PL) - TBA
08 Nov: Krakow (PL) - Re
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
17 Nov: Vienna (A) - Monastery
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub
10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookeys


08/17/05: ESTONIA:

The Pink Dots are trying to arrange for a show in Tallinn, Estonia on November 2nd but we need your help! If you have any contacts in Estonia or know of interested promoters or venues, please e-mail me.


07/27/05: NEW DATE CONFIRMED:

The Legendary Pink Dots will perform in Amsterdam on October 13th. Here is the latest tour schedule:

26 Aug: Novy Bydzov (CZ) - Na Okraji Festival (one-off show)
23 Sep: Rosslau (D) - Burgnaechte Festival (one-off show)
13 Oct: Amsterdam (NL) - Wilhelmia Pakhuis
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
23 Oct: Bensheim (D) - Pipato Keller Theater
25 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
05 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
06 Nov: Warsaw (PL) - No Mercy
07 Nov: Poznan (PL) - TBA
08 Nov: Krakow (PL) - Re
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
17 Nov: Vienna (A) - Monastery
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub

10 Dec : Verviers (B) - Spirit of '66
12 Dec: Frankfurt (D) - Cookeys


07/24/05: NOW AVAILABLE: EDWARD KA-SPEL - THE FRAGMENTS OF ILLUMINA:

Edward Ka-Spel's latest solo release The Fragments of Illumina is now available through Piehead Records!

Tracklist:
1. My Space
2. The End of Everything (Part One)
3. The End of Everything (Part Two)
4. Sticks & Stones
5. Yet Another Fragment

Visit the Piehead website to place your order.


07/21/05: BURGNAECHTE FESTIVAL:

The Legendary Pink Dots will be appearing in an old castle at the Burgnaechte Festival on Friday, September 23.


07/16/05: NEW RELEASES, NEW CONFIRMED DATE AND HELP WANTED:

HELP WANTED: Though the European leg of the 25th Anniversary Tour is coming together quite nicely now, there are always those "rough patches" where the band could use tips and contacts. Edward recently asked me to pass on that the Pink Dots are "very anxious to find shows in Germany on 21 and 22 October and in Switzerland, Austria and South Germany on 13, 14, 15 and 16 November so if anyone can help, we will be eternally grateful."

The latest confirmed date is Koln on 13th November. Scroll down for the most current tour schedule.

NEW RELEASES: Beta-lactam Ring Records will be reissuing many of Edward Ka-Spel's solo albums beginning in October 2005 (Chyekk China Doll, AAazhyd China Doll, Khataclimici China Doll, Eyes China Doll and Laugh China Doll.Each will contain the original music fully remastered with bonus material and original artwork. Each CD reissue will feature a coupon. Collect all the coupons to receive a bonus CD of exclusive material.

There are also a plethora of Edward Ka-Spel solo releases imminent via BLRR. First up is Happy New Year: Two tracks recorded on December 31, 2004 and January 1, 2005. Packed in a broadstock 6-color gatefold sleeve, this release is limited to 300 numbered copies. Due mid-August 2005.

Edward's new studio album, Long Red Ladder To The Moon will be released in October 2005 on CD and 2 X LP. Track list is as follows:

Black Widow's Kiss
Mechanical Sam
Flipside
Hey Rainman
Gone Subterranean (Parts 1 and 2)
It's Just A Job
Never Say Never
Treehugger (Parts 1 and 2)

The vinyl issue will also include the bonus track Spacerock (Parts 1 and 2).

A new studio album by Silverman, Nature of Illusion will also be released on CD and LP later this year. It is described as "Soliloquy for Lilith by Nurse With Wound crossed with the ambient works of Brian Eno and Persepolis by Xenakis."

Nature of Illusion represents the shamanic struggle to break through the nature of our illusionary existence and the sense of resignation with our worldly existence. This album also features a very unique vocal performance by Edward.

Coming late this fall is The Legendary Pink Dots: Live in Utrecht 1987 DVD. It is a wonderful live concert featuring a historical document of the 6-piece band that included violin. Here is the tracklist:

The Dream Intro
Curious Guy
Plasma Twins
Premonition 16/She Said
The Hill
Echo Police
Rattlesnake Arena
Poppy Day
Jewel in the Crown
Our Lady In Chambers
Guardians Of Eden
The Dairy
Neon Gladiators
Love Puppets
The Heretic
I'm The Way, The Truth, The Light
Silverture/Flowers For The Silverman


07/14/05: NEW DATES CONFIRMED:

25th Anniversary Tour shows are now confirmed in Berlin and Budapest. Here is the most recent tour schedule:

26 Aug: Novy Bydzov (CZ) - Na Okraji Festival (one-off show)
23 Sep: Rosslau (D) - Burgnaechte Festival (one-off show)
13 Oct: Amsterdam (NL) - Wilhelmia Pakhuis
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
24 Oct: Berlin (D) - Magnet
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
13 Nov: Koln (D) - Underground
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub


07/12/05: NEW DATE CONFIRMED:

The Legendary Pink Dots have just confirmed a show in Rennes, France on 17th October. Scroll down for the complete list of dates.


07/10/05: JARBOE "MEN" ALBUM / MORE LPD TOUR DATES CONFIRMED:

MEN ALBUM: Six years in the making, the release of Jarboe's highly-ancicipated album The Men, which features Edward Ka-Spel and a plethora of other diverse artists (some of the most talented and respected in the business!) is imminent. I have heard Edward's contribution (though perhaps not the final mix) and the blending of these two vocal and artistic talents is mesmerizing - well worth the wait!

PRESS RELEASE: THE MEN

Six years in the making, The Men as revealed via twenty tracks on this double CD showcases the impressive range of Jarboe's artistry. The Men brings together an eclectic global roster of artists from diverse musical backgrounds whose only commonality is Jarboe herself. Conceptually, The Men examines the dreams of a woman and the exploration therein of her identity through males eyes.

Featured artists include veteran performers Blixa Bargeld (Einsterzende Neubauten, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Alan Sparhawk (LOW), Iva Davies (Icehouse, Master & Commander soundtrack), Jim Thirlwell (Foetus), Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, RTX), William Faith (Faith & The Muse, Tweaker), Monica Richards (Faith & The Muse), David Torn (David Bowie, David Sylvian, SPLaTTeRCeLL...), Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry, Pigface), David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, The Jazz Butcher), Percy Howard (Bill Laswell, Meridiem), Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Joseph Budenholzer (Current 93, Backworld, Lydia Lunch), Mika Vainio (PanSonic, Bjork remix), Kris Force (Amber Asylum), as well as : James Izzo (Thread), Blind Michael Bradley (Myssouri), Diana Obscura (The Living Jarboe), and new Jarboe collaborator: songwriter/guitarist Nic Le Ban.

The gorgeous image above is the cover of the album, which can be pre-ordered here. The anticipated release date is October, 2005.

MORE TOUR DATES CONFIRMED: Scroll down to see the most recent confirmed dates for LPDs 25th Anniversary Tour.


07/05/05: LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: FIRST CONFIRMED DATES:

The first dates for the Legendary Pink Dots 25th Anniversary Tour are rolling in:

26 Aug: Novy Bydzov (CZ) - Na Okraji Festival (one-off show)
14 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
15 Oct: Paris (F) - L'Echangeur
16 Oct: Avignon (F) - Le Theatre du Bourg Neuf
17 Oct: Rennes (F) - Le Jardin Moderne
19 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
20 Oct: Hamburg (D) - Waagenbau
26 Oct: Copenhagen (D) - Loppen
27 Oct: Oslo (N) - Garage
28 Oct: Bergen (N) - Garage
31 Oct: Stockholm (S) - Debaser
01 Nov: Helsinki (SF) - Semifinal
03 Nov: Riga (LV) - Depo
11 Nov: Jena (D) - Kassablanca Gleis 1
12 Nov: Strasbourg (F) - La Laiterie
(Heaven's Gate 5 Festival)***
18 Nov: Budapest (H) - Marco Polo
09 Dec: Berne (CH) - ElkClub

***Also appearing at the Heaven's Gate Festival on 11th and 12th November:

In the Nursery
Clan of Xymox
Neon Cage Experiment
Jad Wio
Psyche
Ex_tension
The Eternal Afflict
Sex Gang Children
Tamtrum
The Invincible Spirit
Eva O
Olen'K
Haujobb
Punish Yourself
Dolls of Pain
Ausgang
Skoyz

More dates are being confirmed and will be announced shortly. Keep checking this space for updates.


07/04/05: NEW TOUR DATES / NEW EDWARD KA-SPEL COLLABORATION:

New tour dates for the 25th Anniversary Tour are starting to trickle in. Expect the first few confirmations to be announced here in the coming days. One official confirmation, though not part of the tour, is the Na Okraji Festival in Skrivany, CZ on 26th August.

In other news, Edward Ka-Spel has lent his vocal talents to Rise of the Fallen, who have recorded a special remake of LPDs classic Hellsville.

The track will appear on Rise of the Fallen's album Nest of Ten. Edward will also appear in some capacity on the Rise of the Fallen tracks Armilius, Edom and Generation. For more information, please visit the Golem Records website.


06/26/05: VIDEO LINK: LPDs LIVE AT ATLANTIK CAFE (FEBRUARY 2005):

Courtesy of the Atlantik Cafe and the Letournant video team, you can find a video clip of LPDs February 2005 performance at the Cafe here. Enjoy!


06/24/05: FRAGMENTS OF ILLUMINA COVER ART CONTEST - WINNING DESIGN CHOSEN:

This just in from Piehead Records:

The artwork contest for our upcoming Edward Ka-Spel album, Fragments Of Illumina, closed last week, and we had dozens of great entries to choose from. It was tough narrowing it down to just one, but we finally managed to choose a favourite. Congratulations to Garvin Tieseler for his winning submission:

The reduced image above doesn't really do it justice, so just wait until you see the finished product (not to mention the beautiful back cover and interior & disc graphics that Garvin also designed)!

Piehead expects to be able to start shipping the discs within the next few weeks.


05/30/05: NEW EDWARD KA-SPEL SOLO ALBUM RELEASE AND ART CONTEST:

The next Edward Ka-Spel solo release comes to us via Canada's Piehead Records. It's called Fragments of Illumina and has been in the works for quite some time now. All tracks are previously unreleased and total time is approximately 50 minutes.

Tracklist:
1. My Space
2. The End of Everything (Part One)
3. The End of Everything (Part Two)
4. Sticks & Stones
5. Yet Another Fragment

Piehead is having a design contest for the album cover:

Piehead Records is pleased to announce that we will soon be releasing FRAGMENTS OF ILLUMINA, a full-length album of brand new solo material by Edward Ka-Spel.

This album was originally planned to be part of Piehead's 2004 monthly limited edition CDR series, but we had to bump it from the roster due to some scheduling issues. The album will now be a one-off non-series release, still a limited edition on professionally pressed CDR, but the edition size will be larger than the originally planned 211 copies. The edition size and other details will be announced when the album goes on sale in mid-June.

Note that we are NOT yet accepting pre-orders for this album, so please don't write asking if you can reserve a copy. I'll make an announcement here when we are ready to receive orders.

To make this release more special, we have decided to hold a design contest for the album cover. The image that Edward has in mind for the cover is...

"A floating rock in space, with a flag at half-mast."

Any and all visual representations of this image are welcome. Once you have created an image, please send a small but clear JPEG or GIF of your artwork to kaspel [at] pieheadrecords [dot] com (or post it somewhere and send us a link).

All submissions must be received by JUNE 15TH, 2005. The winner will be contacted as soon as we have reviewed all of the entries and chosen a favourite, at which point they must provide us with a higher quality image file that is suitable for printing.

The winning submission will receive a signed copy of FRAGMENTS OF ILLUMINA, as well as a second unique CDR made for you personally by Edward himself.

Thanks in advance to all contributors, we look forward to seeing your submissions!


05/25/05: HELP WANTED + TWO CDS EDWARD KA-SPEL WOULD LIKE YOU TO AVOID:

Edward has asked me to get the word out that he's trying to nail down shows in Scandinavia for the LPDs 25th Anniversary tour and, as always, he could use any tips anyone out there may have for sympathetic promoters or venues in this region. He adds that this time around, it may be necessary for someone in Gothenburg to actually try to approach venues on behalf of the band as clubs in this area don't typically respond to e-mails.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. If you can help, please e-mail me.

On a "less savoury note," Edward has asked that I pass along to friends and fans that for several months, he has been trying to get in touch with Silver Stars, for whom he contributed vocals to a track called "Saturn's Rings." Their CD Tripping Louder Attitude and their MCD Saturn's Rings are both being promoted using Edward's name as a selling point. In fact, on the main promo page for the releases, the band is even listed as Silver Stars featuring Edward Ka-Spel.

This is particularly offensive as despite several attempts by Edward to get in touch with this band, no one has responded to his e-mails, accounted to him in any way, or even provided him with promotional/complimentary copies of the release, though his name is obviously being used to sell the CDs.

Of course the choice is up to each individual fan, but at the present time, we are asking that people DO NOT BUY THESE RELEASES BY SILVER STAR (from anyone!) until they have accounted to or at least responded to Edward.

Interestingly, it is believed that this project is tied in heavily with the shadowy figure known as "Max from Italy" who was behind the difficult-to-obtain-and-often sought-after LPD release Synesthesia. (I was told by Edward some time ago that eventually, a reissue will surface - perhaps on vinyl).

Unfortunately, no accounting has ever been settled for that release either, though in fairness, a good number of complimentary copies of the Synesthesia album were given to LPDs to sell via mail order and at the merchandise tables when the album was released a few years ago. Regardless, something’s amiss. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


05/05/05: MARTIJN DE KLEER'S GUITAR - UPDATE:

Martijn de Kleer has found a buyer for his vintage guitar. Thanks so much to everyone who contacted him!


04/22/05: LPD 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

The Legendary Pink Dots will peform at L'Echangeur, Paris on 14th and 15th October. These are the opening dates of the Dots' 25th Anniversary Tour and there will be a different set on each night with songs that span the band's entire history. Edward Ka-Spel and The Silverman will also play solo sets at these shows. For more information on the shows at L'Echangeur or to make reservations for the shows, please contact the venue.

It is hoped that the tour will be expand to 100 shows all over the planet. As always, tips for sympathetic venues are always welcome - and greatly appreciated. If you know of an interested venue or promoter, please send me an e-mail or use the contact form on this website.


04/20/05: DARKNESS NEARLY READY TO FALL:

Track 1: The Rim of the Pit
Track 2: Wings Trapped in Amber

The release of Edward Ka-Spel's new solo album O Darkness, O Darkness is imminent. The Beta-lactam Ring vinyl-only release hits the stands on April 30. It is pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl and packaged in a heavy boardstock gimmick art cover. Limited to 800 copies, no CD edition will be released.


04/03/05: MARTIJN DE KLEER'S VINTAGE GUITAR FOR SALE:

Former Dot Martijn de Kleer is selling his white 1966 Fender Jazzmaster guitar, which he purchased in New York City on his first LPD tour in 1992.

Since 1992, Martijn has played this guitar on every LPD tour he has been on, every solo album he has recorded and Pink Dots and Tear Garden record he appears on.

We will be selling this guitar via an e-mail auction. Because it is a vintage guitar, the starting bid is USD $2,000 (not including shipping costs). Bids will be taken for one month (through May 3, 2005). At the end of the one-month auction period and upon receipt of payment (including shipping costs), Martijn will ship the guitar to its new owner in its original case. He will include an autographed solo CD and will also autograph the guitar upon request. At the end of the auction period, payment can be submitted online via PayPal. Cash, bank transfer or credit card payment will be accepted.

To place a bid or to request further information, e-mail Martijn at tijnkleer (AT) hotmail (DOT) com and keep watching this space for updates.

GOOD LUCK!


03/17/05: SPECIAL CDR TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT DRONES CLUB SHOW IN LONDON:

A special CDR will be given to the first 50 audience members through the door at the Drones Club for the Edward Ka-Spel/S/T show on Friday, March 18. Don't be late!

The tracklist is as follows:

1: Edward Ka-Spel: Atomic Roses
Recorded live in Brussels, 29th May 1999

2: Edward Ka-Spel: Prisoners Of War
Recorded live in Brussels, 29th May 1999

3: Edward Ka-Spel: The Blue Room
Vocals by Neinke. Recorded live in Brussels, 29th May 1999

4: Edward Ka-Spel: The Qaspel
Recorded live in Toronto, 13th November 1993

5: Edward Ka-Spel: A Crack In Melancholy Time
Recorded live in Toronto, 13th November 1993

6: Edward Ka-Spel: Witchfinder Suite (excerpt)
Recorded live in Toronto, 13th November 1993

7: S/T: Das Alpha Tier (long version)
Original version from the 'Psychedelic Hogwash' CD in the REW box set

8: S/T: What Happens... Happens
2005 rehearsal recording

9: S/T: The Silly Season
Demo version


03/09/05: SECOND SHOW ADDED IN AVIGNON, FRANCE:

The Legendary Pink Dots have just confirmed a second show in Avignon, France at Theatre du Bourg Neuf on March 13. The setlist for this performance will be completely different than the setlist for the show at Theatre du Bourg Neuf on March 12!


03/08/05: LYON SHOW CANCELED:

The Pink Dots show scheduled for March 13 in Lyon, France has been canceled as the venue has been shut down. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to move the show to another venue at this time.


03/01/05: ZDZISLAW BEKSINSKI:

Last week, the Legendary Pink Dots were shocked and saddened by the news that famous Polish surrealist artist Zdzislaw Beksinski had been found murdered in his home. Beksinski provided the album cover art for LPDs Polish releases via the Big Blue label.

Beksinski's late son Tomasz was a big LPD fan and he was largely responsible for helping LPDs find an audience in Poland.


02/13/05: MIMIR PHOTOS

You can see photos of the first-ever Mimir show (Saturday February 12, 2005 in Antwerp, Belgium) here! Many thanks to Jan de Haan for taking them and to Erik Gibbels for sending them. Make sure to keep watching the weekly brainwashed brain as an upcoming edition of the brainwashed eye will feature Mimir.


02/08/05: NEW DATE CONFIRMED - POLISH SHOW VENUE CHANGES:

A show in Nurnberg has been confirmed for March 4 at
Z-bau.

Two venues in Poland have been changed. The show originally scheduled at the Blue Note on February 25 will now be at Piwnica 21 and the show in Bydgoszcz scheduled at Mozg on February 26 will be at The Kuznia Club. The dates for these shows have not been changed.

Here is the current tour schedule:

11 Feb: Tilburg (NL) / 013

12 Feb: Antwerp (B) / Mechelsesteenweg 90
***Edward Ka-Spel solo with Mirror and Mimir

16 Feb: Nijmegen (NL) / Merleyn

17 Feb: Freiburg (D) / Cafe Atlantik
***With Collection D'Arnell Andrea

19 Feb: Leiden (NL) / LVC

20 Feb: Utrecht (NL) / Ekko

22 Feb: Amsterdam (NL) / Desmet Live (Human Radio)

23 Feb: Munster (D) / Gleis 22

24 Feb: Potsdam (D) / Waschhaus

25 Feb: Poznan (PL) / Piwnica 21

26 Feb: Bydgoszcz (PL) / Kuznia Club

27 Feb: Lodz (PL) / Dekompresja

28 Feb: Leipzig (D) / UT Connewitz

01 Mar: Szczecin (PL) / Hormon

02 Mar: Lund (SE) / Smalands Nation

04 Mar: Nurnberg (D) / Z-bau

05 Mar: Hoeilaart (B) / Jeugdcentrum Koldam

12 Mar: Avignon (F) / Theatre du Bourg Neuf
***Also: Edward Ka-Spel solo

13 Mar: Lyon (F) / Grrrnd Zero - CANCELED

14 Mar: Frankfurt (D) / Cookies

18 Mar: London (UK) / Drones Club with S/T
***Edward Ka-Spel solo

19 Mar: London (UK) / Slimelight


02/01/05: MIMIR SHOW CONFIRMED, NEW DATE IN LYON

The Edward Ka-Spel/Mirror/Mimir show in Antwerp has been confirmed for February 12. The venue is Mechelsesteenweg 90.

A date in Lyon, France has been confirmed for March 13. The venue is Grrrnd Zero.


01/27/05: UPDATES FROM EDWARD:

Edward sent over the following annoucements - including surprising (and thrilling!) news about a possible Mimir show in Antwerp on February 12:

Unfortunately, the Pink Dots show scheduled for March 4 at the Omega Club in Erlangen has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are looking for a new venue, but can make no promises that we will be able to re-schedule this show at this time.

Just confirmed: There will be an Edward Ka-Spel/Mirror - and possibly MIMIR show in Antwerp on February 12. More details will follow shortly, so keep checking this page for updates.

There will be an Edward Ka-Spel solo show in London at the Drones Club on March 18 (support will be S/T).

There will be a short Edward Ka-Spel solo set before the LPD set in Avignon on March 12.

The two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel (January 28 and 29) will be completely different from one another.

In other news, those of you in the New York/New Jersey area checking out shows by Cosmic Brotherhood of Ra will get to hear a cover of the often-overlooked but brilliant LPD track Condition Green.


01/21/05: NEW DATES ADDED:

Dates in London, Hoeilaart, and Erlangen have been confirmed. Also in the works is an Edward Ka-Spel solo show in London on March 18. Details will be posted here so keep checking back!


01/18/05: NEW DATE ADDED:

A show in Lund, Sweden has been confirmed for March 2nd.


01/10/05: NEW DATES ADDED/SEEKING SHOWS IN FRANCE:

A show in Frankfurt on March 14 has been added to the tour roster. Also confirmed is a show in Avignon, France on March 12 (see the updated tour schedule below). The Pink Dots are seeking more shows in France in the days prior to the show on March 12. If you have any tips, please send me an e-mail or use the Contact Form on this website.


01/08/05: UPDATED TOUR SCHEDULE:

Dates in Freiburg and Sczcezin have been added.


01/02/05: NEW TOUR DATE ADDED / NEW MP3 DOWNLOAD

The Legendary Pink Dots have added a show at Connewitz in Leipzig to the tour roster. The show will take place on February 28.

Over at the Downloads page, you can find a wonderful live version of Maniac from The Golden Age recorded in Burlington, Vermont in 1989.


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