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Written by RogorMortis   
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Keyboard Icon Erik Norlander Announces 2013 West Coast Tour Dates
The progressive rock synthesizer maestro takes The Galactic Collective out west this fall

Erik Norlander will perform his most recent album, The Galactic Collective,  at several west coast concerts this November. Norlander will be joined  by his recording mates, Mark Matthews (bass) and Nick LePar (drums),  along with guitarist Moni Scaria with whom Norlander has toured and  recorded with the ASIA Featuring John Payne project. The first date is November 8, 2013 in Mexicali, Mexico where both Norlander and Scaria played in November 2012 with ASIA Featuring John Payne  and shot the live portion of their video for the band’s “Seasons Will  Change” single. At that concert, the Mexicali Prog organizers asked  Norlander to come back with his solo band, and now one year later, it  will be a reality. The next day, November 9th, Norlander and band will  travel to Tijuana with the Mexicali Prog organization to continue the  Baja Weekend celebration. Then the band moves north to the San Francisco  Bay Area for the Nor Cal Prog Festival on November 16th in San Mateo,  California.
The November live dates promote Norlander’s two latest multi-disc releases, The Galactic Collective – Live in Gettysburg and The Galactic Collective – Definitive Edition, both available at www.thetank.com  and fine prog rock retailers everywhere. The Galactic Collective is a  re-imagining of Norlander’s favorite instrumental songs written for his  band Rocket Scientists, his chanteuse spouse Lana Lane and his many solo  albums including Threshold, Into the Sunset, Music Machine and Seas of Orion.  Norlander will bring the music of The Galactic Collective to the stage  in these rare west coast appearances and participate in meet-and-greet  sessions after each show.
Erik  Norlander is a keyboardist and songwriter with over 30 albums created  under his production wing. His style is reminiscent of the great Keith  Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord,but still very original and  forward-moving in its own right. His use of vintage and modern  synthesizers both on stage and in the studio is a rarity in today’s  pre-programmed digital music scene, and this love of analog synthesizers  has made Norlander a recurring spokesman and performing artist for The  Bob Moog Foundation and has landed him features in the pages of Keyboard  magazine in three separate issues. Norlander has toured the world from  South America to North Africa, from Europe to Japan, even releasing a  live DVD from St. Petersburg, Russia following his landmark concert  there.

Concert Dates
Friday, November 8, 2013
Lob Bar
Plaza Mundo Divertido, 21000 Mexicali, Baja California
Tel. (+54) 686-582-4448
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Hotel Pueblo Amigo
Via Oriente 9211, Zona del Rio C.P. 22320, Tijuana, Baja California
Tel. (+54) 664-624-2700
Saturday November 16, 2013
Nor Cal Prog Festival
The Open Door Church
4150 Piccadilly Lane
San Mateo, California
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