A new Arena double live album containing almost two hours of music, recorded around Europe and Canada during 'The Seventh Degree of Separation' tour in 2011 and 2012, has just been released! The album is a follow-up to the recently released DVD 'Rapture' and constitutes a collection of Arena most celebrated songs capturing an atmospheric vibe of the band's live performances. A must-have for a true fan!
Clive: "With this album we wanted to share more of the great experience of touring and performing live in front of some of the best audiences in the world. The European tour of 2011, followed by the Canadian date in 2012 was a happy adventure for us all, especially that the band got back together after almost seven years of relative inactivity. Each show was unique and special in it's own way and we hope you'll feel that in these recordings."
Clive will make a special guest appearance at a fundraising concert in Devizes, UK on July 20th, 2013. “A Night of Theatre: Songs from the West End and original music by Clive Nolan” will be the last of the 'Alchemy' fundraising events. The show will feature performances of Victoria Bolley, Agnieszka Swita, Chris Lewis and more... The funds raised during will go to support the 'Alchemy' shows in Cheltenham in September 2013.
Clive: "I really thought that our visit to France in early July was going to be the final fundraiser for 'Alchemy'. I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed these little concerts and to be honest I will miss them. Then as if by magic Vicky manages to pull another one out of the hat… great news. I am looking forward to having one more bout of fundraising craziness before the shows. So… come and check out members of the 'Alchemy' cast in a more informal setting before they take to the Playhouse stage in September. Oh yes.. and I'll be there too!"
The 2013 mini tour is about to begin! The tour will be a celebration of the band's classic songs, many of which have been chosen by fans themselves. Pendragon will visit 6 countries and play in 8 cities. For details and tickets check Tour Dates section. Don't miss the shows!
Clive: "So, we are about to set off for another Pendragon tour. It's been a while and I'm looking forward to setting up camp in the tour bus and vsiting some familiar places, as well as a few new ones! It's a great set list, with something for everyone, so I hope to see plenty of friendly faces out there!"
Learn more about Pendragon HERE
The French-speaking part of the world will be pleased to read an interview with Clive Nolan and Agnieszka Swita and a review of the 'Alchemy' fundraising show that took place in Villamblain in March 2013.
“Villamblain, Loiret, 275 inhabitants. Strange place for a meeting, a funny place for a fundraiser. All this would never have happened if not for a chance meeting at the Loreley Festival in 2012...
During the conversation, Clive talks about his new project, 'Alchemy', and his desire to perform on a “proper” stage. The question is: how to assemble the means? A simple idea which originated in South America was to organise a few acoustic concerts for small audiences. This way you can present something interesting and to raise funds for the show at the same time.” Check MusicWaves.fr for more.
Following the success of the first fundraising concert in France, which took place in March 2013, we are happy to announce that we will be back in France in July! Join us for A Summer Evening with Clive Nolan and Friends on July 13th!
During the evening Clive Nolan (keyboard, vocal) along with Agnieszka Swita (vocal) and Mark Westwood (guitar) will perform songs from Clive's vast and versatile repertoire. The selection will include the vibrant rock songs of Arena, Shadowland and Strangers on a Train as well as compositions from the enchanted realm of Clive's musicals 'She', 'Otra Vida' and his newest masterpiece and the audiences' beloved 'Alchemy'!
The July fundraising event will be much more than a concert! It will be a celebration of music, a time of fun and story-telling! Come and share this special summer evening with Clive Nolan and friends!