added: 18 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Legendary singer and songwriter Greg Lake tours the UK and Europe in Songs of a Lifetime, a shared musical journey and performance experience, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike in North America. The tour begins this November 2012 in the UK.
Hailed as an 'artistic triumph' and 'the experience of a lifetime", Songs of a Lifetime gives new insight into Greg Lake and his influences, while showcasing the influence his writing and voice have had not only for rock and roll, but contemporary music of all types.
Greg Lake has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. Many simply refer to him as 'The Voice.' Visionary and creative, Songs of a Lifetime provides an evocative, emotional ride into the life and music of one of the world's most popular songwriters in a unique format which relies on audience involvement as well as the artistry of the performer.
The tour gives theatre goers the opportunity to hear songs written by Lake and others from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, the Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, Elvis, and more reimagined and reinterpreted for the stage. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and share musical memories. The customized design allows for a different and personal experience for the audience and artist every night, featuring stories of Lake's encounters with other musical greats who influenced him as well as shared memories created from what Greg calls 'the shared journey' he has with the audience which allows the gift of music to 'move from soul to soul and spirit to spirit.'
The show's appeal has moved beyond fans of Greg Lake's music, which helped fuel generations of rock and roll, to those who simply love music. Both those intimately familiar with Greg's music and those who come to the show with roots in classical, blues, and succeeding generations of rock and roll find themselves enchanted and entranced.
The tour coincides with the upcoming release of Greg Lake's autobiography, Lucky Man, and was inspired by it, but the two are not the same.
The autobiography is NOT an audio recording of the show, but a narrative of Lake's experiences from childhood to the present, including never before revealed details, funny and poignant moments, and colorful facts of his amazing career as one of the world's leading and influential musicians, songwriters, vocalists and poets. The autobiography will be released in three audio book volumes, read by the author. The first volume will be available at the show; the complete print edition is anticipated at the end of the year.
New editions of Greg Lake's solo albums and DVDs are also expected to be made exclusively available to those fans in attendance.
Special VIP packages, which include sound check attendance, post-show interaction and photo opportunities, post-show receptions with the singer and signed merchandise, are available at www.greglake.com.
Greg Lake is managed by Stewart Young and the UK and European Dates are booked by World Concert Artists. firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at www.greglake.com .
Check out the following montage by Tony Ortiz of the show:
Greg Lake Songs of a Lifetime TOUR DATES ' United Kingdom
November 12 & 13: Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, England
November 15: The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
November 17: Lomond Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland
November 18: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, England
November 19: Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, England
November 20: Philharmonic, Liverpool, England
November 22: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
November 23: G Live, Guildford, England
November 24: Guildhall, Southampton, England
November 25:, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England
More European dates are being added and will follow shortly.