Veteran British group Procol Harum will kick off its first U.S. tour in nearly five years next month. The trek, which will support the band’s latest studio album, 2017’s Novum, gets under way on February 17 in Atlanta and is mapped out through a March 4-5 stand in Boston.
The outing currently features 13 dates, and will visit a variety of City Winery franchises, as well as select other venues. It includes a three-night stand in New York City and two-show engagements in Chicago and, as mentioned, Boston.
“We haven’t visited the U.S.A. since July 2014, and this has enabled us to have the new material from our studio album PLUS favorites & rarities from the past 50 years,” says founding singer/pianist Gary Brooker. “It’s a long time, but Procol is always current (or timeless). See you in the wine bar — mine’s a large one!”
Released in April 2017, Novum was Procol Harum’s first new studio album since 2003’s The Well’s on Fire and its 13th album overall. It helped mark the band’s 50th anniversary.
Prior to launching the tour, Procol Harum will take part in the inaugural On the Blue Cruise, which will be headlined by The Moody Blues‘ Justin Hayward. The seagoing music festival sets sail from Miami on February 10 and will stop at Nassau in the Bahamas and the private isle of Labadee near Haiti before returning to port on February 15.
Here are all of Procol Harum’s confirmed U.S. dates:
2/17 — Atlanta, GA, City Winery
2/18 — Nashville, TN, City Winery
2/20 — Chicago, IL, City Winery
2/21 — Chicago, IL, City Winery
2/23 — Washington, D.C., City Winery
2/25 — New York, NY, City Winery
2/26 — New York, NY, City Winery
2/27 — New York, NY, City Winery
2/28 — Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
3/1 — Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
3/3 — Collingswood, NJ, Scottish Rite Auditorium
3/4 — Boston, MA, City Winery
3/5 — Boston, MA, City Winery
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