BIGELF, will be kicking off their North American tour with two headlining shows in Lincoln, NE June 16th, and Kansas City, MO June 17th. From there, BIGELF will join forces with HURT, starting June 18th @ The Rock in Minneapolis.
Bigelf’s latest release, Cheat The Gallows, has been described as an epic blend of Beatles, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath – 30 years behind and 5 years ahead of what’s happening in music today. Bigelf don’t just write music, they create orchestrations; progressive in the sense that they take hard rock into the future – embracing the past and reinterpreting it with a slant for the new millennium.
This fall, Bigelf will join Dream Theater and Opeth throughout Europe on the Progressive Nation tour. Bigelf front man/keyboardist Damon Fox says, “Being added to the Prog Nation tour feels like the planets have aligned for us and the elves have finally come home to Rivendell. The mentality of Dream Theater and Progressive Nation reminds me of a quote from the great Willy Wonka, “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be…”
“You must see them at your earliest convenience. Even if it’s not convenient, and you have to get time off work and a babysitter or donate plasma to afford a ticket, just do it. Easily one of the best things Blurt had the pleasure of seeing at SXSW 2009.” BLURT ONLINE (on Bigelf)
6/16 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
6/17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock (w/HURT)
6/19 Cedar Rapids, IA @ First Ave Live (w/HURT
6/21 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (w/HURT)
6/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep (w/HURT)
6/24 Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory (w/HURT)
6/25 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy (w/HURT)
6/26 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile (w/HURT)
6/27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (w/HURT)
6/29 Last Day saloon Santa Rosa, CA (w/ HURT)
6/30 Sparks Cantina Sparks, NV (w/ Hurt)
Check out Big Elf’s video, “Pain Killers” and HURT’s video, “Ten Ton Brick” below!