ROVO and SYSTEM 7 Bring Phoenix Rising Tour to the UK: March 2014


ROVO and SYSTEM 7 - phoenix risingJapan’s popular progressive-rock jamsters ROVO, featuring guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto (of Boredoms fame) will join forces with British electronica outfit SYSTEM 7 to recreate their phenomenal album PHOENIX RISING, live. Four very special tour dates have been announced; Manchester Ritz (7 March), London O2 Islington Academy (8 March), Brighton Concorde 2 (9 March) and The Leamington Assembly Rooms (10 March).

Tickets are available by clicking here, and includes 5-track EP Hintori for free! Check out the video at the end of the article to hear the title track.

The tour has been masterminded by progressive rock / electronica guitarist Steve Hillage from System 7, who was recently given the The Visionary Award at the Progressive Music Awards 2013.

For those unfamiliar, ROVO features two drummers, funky bass and innovative keyboards and are fronted by guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto and masterful electric violinist Yuji Katsui. SYSTEM 7 is the dance music project of Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy that presents a unique combination of tech-house beats and live musicianship. The band has had a strong influence on the development of psychedelic ambient and electronica.

PHOENIX RISING live is a combined show of System 7 and ROVO playing together, utilising the techno beats as the rhythmic basic and live drums, seamlessly morphing into each other.

Book tickets now.

About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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