New Song Featuring Liv Tyler Debuted During Band’s Headline Benefit For The David Lynch Foundation To Be Performed Amongst Hits & New Music
Lionize, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades and The Red Paintings To Open Shows
New York, NY — October 2013 Spacehog returns from performing in Europe to co-headline their first US and Canadian dates with Sponge. Prior to the tour, the band will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Harp in Boston on November 20th. A complete schedule of the dates on sale now can be found at the end of this announcement. The band will perform their #1 hit, “In The Meantime”, other classic Spacehog tunes, music from the recently released album As It Is On Earth as well as the brand new track, “You Can’t Go Home Again”, which debuted as a duet between Royston Langdon and Liv Tyler in her live singing debut at the recent Spacehog benefit for the David Lynch Foundation First Responders Initiative with special guests Liv Tyler and Sean Lennon. The live intimate performance was beamed from a NYC rooftop to computers worldwide and was co-created by Royston and Marc Scrivo, who also directed, of STUDIO SCRIVO in Soho, New York. Continue to follow @Spacehog and @LynchFoundation for further collaborations.
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“There’s something about playing the great rock clubs around America and Canada and getting to see and feel the energy of the crowd. We’ve just returned from Europe where we had such a wonderful experience performing all of the music – introducing the new and exploring through the older stuff – it was a blast. We are all looking forward to seeing everyone out on the road,” says Royston Langdon, Spacehog’s lead vocalist, bass player and chief songwriter.
In 1994, SPACEHOG, with original band members, the Langdon brothers – Royston and Antony, Jonny Cragg & Richard Steel became quickly infamous for their legendary East Village gigs. Their sound was so very different from the neo- grunge movement of the early 90’s, that within a short time, they signed a cocktail napkin deal with the famed record exec, Seymour Stein and the Sire label.
On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album, Resident Alien, produced by Bryce Goggin. Resident Alien was widely received, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart, selling over a million copies, and spawning the hit single and video, the #1 mainstream rock hit, “In the Meantime”. Spacehog created their own genre of sound, challenging the moniker of glam-rock and creating a new identity, carrying forth the profound influences of T Rex, Iggy Pop, Queen, David Bowie & the Spiders, by colliding these legendary sounds with a wall of distorted guitars and the stupendous daring of Royston Langdon’s lead vocals. It was a musical statement that seemed to say, life is too serious to be taken seriously, and was a welcome reprise from the levity of late-90’s alt-rock.
The band’s second album, The Chinese Album, was released in March 1998. Spacehog signed with Danny Goldberg’s musically discriminating independent label, Artemis Records, and released its third album, The Hogyssey, produced by Paul Ebersol in Memphis, Tennessee in February 2001.
Spacehog set off on their own personal journeys of growth; the inevitable musical voyage has reignited for the band, which now brings their individual experiences and sounds to the reinvigorated Spacehog.
Recently, Timo Ellis joined the band on guitar as Antony Langdon continues his cinematic pursuits. In 2013, Spacehog created a new collection of tunes, once again produced by Bryce Goggin. As It Is On Earth is available now.
For the Fall 2013 tour, Spacehog is joined by Sponge and supported by Lionize, and Trapper Schoepp & The Shades and The Red Paintings on the first leg of their return to North America.
11/20 Boston, MA – The Harp Get Tickets
12/5 Long Island, NY – The Emporium † Get Tickets
12/6 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage †† Get Tickets
12/7 New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall † Get Tickets
12/8 Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music † Get Tickets
12/10 Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater Get Tickets
12/11 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace †† Get Tickets
12/12 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic†† Get Tickets
12/13 – Racine, WI – Rt. 20 †† Get Tickets
12/14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes †† Get Tickets
12/15 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop †† Get Tickets
† – w/ Sponge, Lionize, and Trapper Schoepp & The Shades
†† – w/ Sponge, Lionize, and The Red Paintings
Royston Langdon – bass and vocals
Jonny Cragg – drums
Richard Steel – lead guitar
Timo Ellis – guitar
Please Follow the band on Facebook and check out Spacehog.com often for updates on new music, videos, philanthropic projects and collaborations. Hang on, the ride is just beginning…
“At once rebellious and repentant, the sound transforms the emotive to the auditory, insistently driving the landscape of the listener as if to say ‘life is much too serious to be denied.’”
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Watch here to find out more about Roy & Spacehog’s recent work with special guests Liv Tyler and Sean Lennon for the David Lynch Foundation’s First Responders Initiative.
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