June 28th VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR with Helmut of Gnats!

Jun 21, 2012

Icons of British Progressive Rock VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

Coming to Arlington’s Historic Regent Theatre Thursday, June 28 at 8pm

Exclusive New England Performance!

On Thursday, June 28 at 8pm, NewEARS (New England Art Rock Society) will present legendary British Progressive-Rock band Van der Graaf Generator at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts. Opening will be Connecticut-based instrumental symphonic prog-fusion band Helmet of Gnats. Both bands perform at the
Regent just after appearances at the sold-out “NEARfest Apocalypse” in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

 Icons of English Progressive Rock, Van der Graaf Generator still feature three surviving members of the original 1968 line-up. Their signature sound is shaped by Peter Hammill’s distinctive & dynamic voice, Hugh Banton keyboard & bass parts and Guy Evans’ rolling jazz-rock-like drumming. VdGG’s albums tended more
atmospheric than many of their prog-rock peers, a trait they shared with King Crimson, whose guitarist Robert Fripp guested on two of their albums. Forming in Manchester, they first broke out on BBC Radio 1 and supported Jimi Hendrix at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1969. For more information, visit the band’s official web site: http://www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR with Helmut of Gnats

Thursday, June 28 at 8pm (doors at 7:30)
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street (off Massachusetts Avenue), Arlington, Massachusetts
MBTA & wheelchair accessible; free parking across the street
$55 - Preferred Seating (Rows A-G Center Orchestra), $45 – Reserved Seats (Rest of Orchestra & Balcony
Tickets & Theatre Info: 781-646-4849 or http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/van_der_graaf_generator

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