Renaissance to Tour U.S. to Support New DVD

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Renaissance in 2016, with Annie Haslam

Renaissance in 2016, with Annie Haslam

Renaissance, featuring singer Annie Haslam, will be performing in the U.S. in support of their latest DVD release, Live at the Union Chapel. Filmed at the venue in London on April 16, 2015, the DVD features Renaissance performing such classics as “Carpet of the Sun,” “Ocean Gypsy,” “Mother Russia,” “Ashes are Burning” and newer pieces “Symphony of Light” and “Grandine il Vento.” Also included are informative band interviews. The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks.

The current personnel of Renaissance includes Haslam ,lead vocals; Rave Tesar, keyboards; Tom Brislin, keyboards; Mark Lambert, acoustic guitars; Leo Traversa, bass, guitar; and Frank Pagano, drums. All except Haslam joined in the current century.

Track listing
1. Prologue
2. Carpet of the Sun
3. Ocean Gypsy
4. Running Hard
5. Grandine il Vento
6. Symphony of Light
7. Northern Lights
8. The Mystic and the Muse
9. Mother Russia
10. Ashes are Burning

Watch the recent Renaissance/Annie Haslam music video for “Cry to the World” (with Ian Anderson on flute)

Renaissance rose from the ashes of the seminal U.K. rock band the Yardbirds more than four decades ago, and is known for its blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences. Haslam has been with the band since 1971 (minus periods when they split up).

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Watch the Renaissance Live DVD trailer…

Renaissance Fall 2016 U.S. Tour Dates
Nov 3—Infinity Music Hall—Hartford, CT
Nov 4—Tupelo Music Hall—Londonderry, NH
Nov 9—Musikfest at ArtsQuest—Bethlehem, PA
Nov 10—Tralf Music Hall—Buffalo, NY
Nov 11—The Kent Stage—Kent, OH
Nov 12—Arcada Theatre—Saint Charles, IL
Nov 13—Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall—Milwaukee, WI

Renaissance has placed nine albums in Billboard, beginning in 1973 with Ashes Are Burning. Their best charting album was 1977s Novella (1977 and the most recent 1981’s Camera Camera.

Bonus Video: Watch Renaissance perform “Carpet of the Sun” in 1977

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