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Pre Orders have started The Flower Kings - "Desolation Rose" at: www.flowerkings.se/merchandise.php?location=eur&pay=paypal

Would you buy a record from these guys ? - The answer is ....YES. Delivery to your doorstep by certified flowery runner late October - signed if you are one of the first 200 !!!!!


NEWS : THE FLOWER KINGS – reveal release of new studio album ‘Desolation Rose’ October 28th.

Swedish progressive-rock royalty The Flower Kings have had a busy year since regrouping in 2012 for the ‘Banks Of Eden’ album, and with a new creative vigour the band are following that with the fantastic new album ‘Desolation Rose’ due out on 28th October 2013. The artwork, once again created by Silas Toball, can be viewed above and the band had this to say about the forthcoming release:

"Being somewhat of a political statement, the epic theme of "Desolation Rose" is a logical step in a time where perpetual war, famine, environmental threats, religious conflicts dominate the media and our minds. This is a time to wake up and the music on this album takes you on a journey where you are forced to questions what the mainstream media feed us and to rethink your whole world view on all of the above. This is in many ways a typical Flower Kings album but we have also taken it into another realm where we do take chances and where you may struggle to get into the music - or the lyrics - but trust me when I say that you will be rewarded, as this may be our most involved, important and interesting album ever. "(Roine)

The track-listing for the album is as follows: 1 Tower ONE 13:39 2 Sleeping Bones 04:16 3 Desolation Road 04:00 4 White Tuxedos 06:30 5 The Resurrected Judas 08:24 6 Silent Masses 06:17 7 Last Carnivore 04:22 8 Dark Fascist Skies 06:05 9 Blood Of Eden 03:12 10 Silent Graveyards 02:52

Earlier this year, The Flower Kings embarked on a very special tour alongside Neal Morse & Mike Portnoy to celebrate InsideOutMusic’s 20th Anniversary, playing to sold out crowds across Europe and the US.

Look out for more information and videos in the coming weeks! Pre Sale start soon at The Flower Kings web shop: www.flowerkings.se

For more information visit: www.flowerkings.se http://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings http://www.reverbnation.com/theflowerkings http://www.myspace.com/cosmiclodge

PROG @ Sea : MiamiBahamas +TFK



Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014! Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ‘til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.

PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates: "In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called "Progressive Nation" and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.

Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today's greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)

We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!"

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today!

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.

Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at www.progressivenationatsea.com.

With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl - passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.

Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities! For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit www.progressivenationatsea.com

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Saw the Flower Kings & Neal Morse show ? Liked it ? Go vote at: http://awards.progrockmag.com/awards/live-event … pic.twitter.com/eJG5SUZUdM

the flowerkings nominatet - cast your vote

Hey - any of you who saw us live last year or this spring or even like our last album

As you may have noticed, The Flower Kings have been nominated in two categories at this year’s Progressive Music Awards 2013, for Band Of The Year and Best Event.

Below are the links to the voting page here:



The Flowerkings to USA in May !

Check it out: http://www.keswicktheatre.com/?events=the-flower-kings-neal-morse-band

https://twitter.com/TheFlowerKings https://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings?fref=ts

and……..be there.

New Venue in Wolverhampton UK TFK&NMB

NEW bigger better venue in Wolverhampton for The Flower Kings & Neal Morse Band (feat Mike Portnoy) - now moved to bigger WOLFRUN HALL March 8th - all tickets valid for this new venue. ( Many shows sold out - don't wait. ) www.flowerkings.se http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/index.asp?loc=whatsonshow&woid=102158



Neal Morse Band & The Flower Kings As an "INSIDE OUT MUSIC 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY" 3 wise men - 3 Progressive Rock superstars; NEAL MORSE, ROINE STOLT and MIKE PORTNOY set out to take their bands on a world tour together in selected cities in spring 2013, for a superior evening of sunny, sincere, sinister, symphonic prog. "Our promise to you is that you've never seen so many amps, cabinets, drums or keyboards on one single stage, one single night - for one single price." The shows will consist of members of both bands guesting on each others‚ tracks, with a Transatlantic-themed finale every night. Louder, Longer and Livier - and Lunier.

Roine: „We want to make it a very special tour ˆ to revive a bit of the early spirit of rock & prog, when music was about jamming, friendship and fun and record labels actually understood enough to let musicians have the freedom to spend millions on capes - and concept albums about spacetravel,hobbits and ancient history. I can see lots of cool interaction that will culminate in a grand finale of Transatlantic music every night.‰

This massive double bill ( OK - 3:iple bill ) will offer an evening of some of the best, energetic and most vital overblown progressive rock on the planet since the heyday of Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Bay City Rollers, The Wheel .........and sliced bread. With 3 members of Transatlantic it is never far away to a cheerful Transatlantic mini reunion as finale, plus more guesting, jamming, surprises, dinosaurs in the cake - to make this tour very special and annoyingly entertaining, or even remotely shocking in it's proglicious indulgence.

PROGREGALIA will lighten up even the darkest corner of your mind. Bring all your friends to prog the bends.

Full Tour Ticket Links:


FRID 22 SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM - Bryggarsalen - SOLD OUT TICKETS: www.tickster.com/sv/events/bhj13t7meuymt0t

SAT 23 SWEDEN - MALMOE - KB TICKETS: http://kulturbolaget.se/Artister/Neal-Morse-Band-The-Flower-Kings.aspx

MON 25 GERMANY - Hamburg - Markthalle TICKETS: www.markthalle-hamburg.de/?q=node/1824

TUES 26 GERMANY - Köln - Live Music Hall TICKETS; http://livemusichall.de/neal-morse.644.html

WED 27 SWITZERLAND - Prattlen - Z7 TICKETS: www.z-7.ch/konzertkalender.php

THUR 28 ITALY - Milan - Live Club TICKETS: http://www.ticketone.it/biglietti.html?affiliate=ITT&fun=search&action=search&doc=search%2Fsearch&detailadoc=erdetaila&detailbdoc=evdetailb&kudoc=artist&sort_by=score&sort_direction=desc&fuzzy=yes&suchbegriff=neal+morse+


FRID 1 SPAIN - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 TICKETS: www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto_agenda.do?evento=Neal+Morse+and+The+Flower+Kings&poblacion&origin=MADS

SAT 2 SPAIN - Madrid - Sala But TICKETS: www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto_agenda.do?evento=Neal+Morse+and+The+Flower+Kings&poblacion&origin=MADS

MON 4 FRANCE - Paris - La Trabendo TICKETS: http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-THE-FLOWER-KINGS-TB04M.htm

TUE 5 GERMANY - Russelsheim - Das Rind TICKETS: www.dasrind.de/vorverkauf_frame.htm

WED 6 HOLLAND - Zoetermeer - Boerderij - SOLD OUT TICKETS: www.cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl/component/option,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,920/year,2013/month,03/day,06/Itemid,66/catids,17|14|15/

THU 7 UK - London - The Electric Ballroom TICKETS: www.stargreen.com/music/neal-morse-band--the-flower-kings_electric-ballroom_34745

MARCH 8 - UK - Wolverhampton - The Slade Rooms The Slade Rooms - Broad Street - Wolverhampton TICKETS: http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-flower-kings-plus-neal-morse/the-slade-rooms-broad-street/689944


show in Paris: MON 4 FRANCE - Paris - La Trabendo TICKETS: http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-THE-FLOWER-KINGS-TB04M.htm


To celebrate "INSIDE OUT MUSIC 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY" Progressive rock superstars NEAL MORSE and ROINE STOLT take both their bands on a world tour together in selected cities, in spring 2013, for an evening of sunny symphonic prog. Two bands will share the stage - THE FLOWER KINGS with epic new album "Banks Of Eden" and NEAL MORSE with his latest top shelf prog-rocking offering "Momentum" - this double bill will offer an evening of some of the best, most energetic and most melodic and vital progressive rock on the planet since the heyday of ELP, Pink Floyd, Yes and Genesis!

With two members of Transatlantic it is not far away to a Transatlantic mini reunion as grand finale! ROINE comments: "We hope to make every evening special - with jamming and interacting - a modern "The Last Waltz" that can happen with 11 musicians, no egos and 3,5 hours to kill. There were the times of Fillmore East & Fillmore West in the USA in late 60's, it had all these insanely great bills every time, it's rock history and it's been in our system since we were teenagers. With The Flower Kings we have fans seeing 4 or 5 shows of a tour and we want to surprise them too. We love our fans dearly and we even know many of them, not only by face, but by name. Those smiling faces are the true reward and it's like seeing old friends. I know so many fans in Peru, Argentina, Indonesia, Greece, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Finland, Norway etc. want to see a show like this, but for geographic, political or health reasons don't have the chance or funds to get to a show like this. But we want to step into their living rooms and bring this joy to everyone, every age so we are planning to record the show, for a future release. Just having 11 musicians on tour together will be great - the sheer musicality onboard that bus will most likely make it implode. We are all looking forward to this grand adventure in February 2013 and to play together and bring all this talent together for a night to remember."