Copenhagen’s VOLA are delighted to announce that they will be hitting the road for their first European headline tour in September, starting in the UK and calling through the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and France. They will also be joined by Arch Echo and Rendezvous Point as support.

The quartet enjoyed a triumphant festival slot at Ramblin’ Man Fair this weekend as well as blazing a trail on recent tours with Dream Theater, HAKEN and Monuments, playing songs from their most recent release, 2018s ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd’. The album is the follow-up to 2016s ‘Inmazes’. Throughout 2018 they also played explosive sets at Bloodstock Festival (UK), Tech Fest (UK), Damnation Festival (UK), Euroblast (Germany) and Complexity Festival (Netherlands) which has led Prog Magazine to declare them “one of prog’s hottest prospects,” Metal Hammer to revel in their “shimmering tech metal” and pick up fans in the shape of Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Paulo Gregoletto .

Talking about heading back out on tour Asger Mygind says; It is with tremendous pleasure that we are returning to the UK in September as part of our headline run for ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd’. We first played the UK in 2016 as support for Katatonia and have been stable visitors ever since. For this tour, we are looking forward to playing the so far longest sets of our career. With us, we are bringing the American, progressive fusion act Arch Echo as well as Norwegian melodic prog metal band Rendezvous Point as special guests. See you in London, Manchester, Glasgow or Nottingham!”

On ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd,’ Asger Mygind (vocals/guitar), Martin Werner (keys), Nicolai Mogensen (bass) and Adam Janzi (drums) probe society’s distractions from thoughtfulness and examine the way human relationships have evolved whilst touching upon fear and anxiety. Where their debut ‘Inmazes’ dealt with the struggle that came with being trapped in mental mazes, the themes are now focused on the outside world rather than internal conflict. The album title is a metaphor derived from our relationship with social media, how we can appear close but be miles apart. Mygind elaborates: “We spend a lot of time trying to present ourselves in a flattering light in the pursuit of continuous applause, even if it’s a distant applause from those you may not connect with away from the screens.”

Full Tour Dates

Sat 3rd Aug – Radar Festival, Guildford, UK
Sat 7th Sep – Boston Music Rooms, London, UK
Sun 8th Sep – Rebellion, Manchester, UK
Mon 9th Sep – Audio, Glasgow, UK
Tues 10th Sep – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Weds 11th Sep – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
Thurs 12th Sep – Patronaat Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
Fri 13th Sep – Rust, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Sat 14th Sep – Nalen Klubb, Stockholm SWEDEN
Sun 15th Sep – Tradgar’n, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Mon 16th Sep – HeadCrash, Hamburg, GERMANY
Tues 17th Sep – Cassiopeia Berli, GERMANY
Weds 18th Sep – Futurum Music Bar, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Fri 20th Sep – Feierwerk, Munich, GERMANY
Sat 21st Sep – Mu Parma, Parma, ITALY
Sun 22nd Sep – Konzerthaus Schuur, Luzern, SWITZERLAND
Tues 24th Sep – Rocksound BDN, Barcelona, SPAIN
Weds 25th Sep – Nazca Music Live, Madrid, SPAIN
Thurs 26th Sep – L’Usine a Musique, Toulouse, FRANCE
Fri 27th Sep – Hard Rock Café, Lyon, FRANCE
Sat 28th Sep – Essigfabrik, Cologne, GERMANY
Sun 29th Sep – O’Sullivans Backstage By The Mill, Paris, FRANCE

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