Yep, this is the kind of invasion we dig most: an alliance of heavy stoner and fuzz psych rockers, and specifically those belonging to Samavayo and The Grand Astoria! After heating up the engine during the short but successful compact Euro tour last late December-early January, The Grand Astoria are ready for giving gas and starting the bigger tour across Europe that had been announced some time ago.
Kamille Sharapodinov and his mates will be “comrades-at-arms” with the long-lived Berlin-based heavy kraut/stoner rock band Samavayo for a long tour in central/southern Europe.
As reported in the bands’ pages, the two bands will hit the road together on 27th of February 2015:
“2 bands, 4 countries and 22 gigs of hard rocking and dizzy stoner blitzkrieg”.
The tour will end on the 28th of March 2015. You can check the dates, locations in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria and any update (including local bands for support) in the tour poster as well as on the bands’ webpages.
There are always good “excuses” to cool bands for touring around and spreading their balming rock vibes. The Grand Astoria are a tireless forge of eclectic psych rock vibes (see HERE).
Samavayo have been crafting an attractive blend of heavy stoner, krautrock and warm retro hard rock vibes since year 2000 and in recent times they released three albums in a row, between 2010 and 2012: One Million Things, Cosmic Knockout and Soul Invictus. This time the “excuse” for the tour is the release of the split 10” LP of Samavayo and The Grand Astoria. The new, split LP is ready for purchase right now via the German label Setalight Records and will, of course, be available at the merch stalls of the bands during the tour. So you can get the stuff, this new LP and the other albums too, directly from the rockers’ hands.
Words: Marilena Moroni
Samavayo @ Bandcamp
The Grand Astoria @ Bandcamp
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