Fresh on the heels of the release of their tenth anniversary retrospective “The Gentle Art of Music”, German Prog Rockers RPWL have confirmed that they will be returning to the United States. Their performance will take place at The CalProg Festival on October 2, 2010 which is being held in Whittier, California at the Center Stage Theater. RPWL will be appearing alongside: Ambrosia, District 97 and Mirthkon. For more info and to purchase tickets be sure to visit www.calprog.com
RPWL guitarist and founding member Kalle Wallner had the following to say about the bands return to the United States:
“Almost three years have passed since our last gig in the U.S. Playing at the Rites Of Spring Festival in 2007 was a gorgeous experience. The people there have been traveling to Philadelphia from all over the States and were having a great party. So, we’re of course looking forward to coming back and meeting some of our old friends, and hope that we’ll be able to make a lot of new friends in Los Angeles at the CalProg Festival.”
“The Gentle Art of Music” is RPWL’S first release on their own label also called “The Gentle Art of Music” and it is being distributed in North America via Dismanic/AFM Records/ADA.
Ten years of RPWL marks the perfect occasion to celebrate the band’s anniversary extensively with all of their friends and fans with many concerts all across Europe. But apart from indulging in memories and partying, RPWL are proud to present their brand new Double CD featuring all of their hits from the last ten years as well as new interpretations of classic RPWL tracks with all new acoustic arrangements.
Their unique mix of epic pop, art rock and progressive rock captured audiences right from the start. Thousands of people fell under the spell of Rissetto, Post, Wallner and Lang (RPWL) and followed them to wherever their eight albums took them, including the over 250 shows in more than 15 countries. RPWL quickly became an integral part of the international progressive rock scene. In particular their catchy riffs and socially critical lyrics were met by a great response amongst fans and journalists.
Over the course of their ten years RPWL have accomplished many crowning achievements including: the filming of an episode of the German cult music program “Rockpalast”, their collaboration with Ex-Genesis and Ex-Stiltskin singer Ray Wilson for their hit-single “Roses” and a chorus of praise from the German magazine “Eclipsed” for their masterpiece “World Through My Eyes”.
RPWL have teamed up with AOL Radio to offer a free MP3 download of their track “Trying to Kiss the Sun”. The title track of their 2002 album Trying to Kiss the Sun is a perfect and pure representation of what the RPWL sound is all about. This song also appears on their forthcoming release The Gentle Art of Music a two-disc retrospective celebrating the band’s tenth anniversary. You can access the free download at the following link: http://www.aolradioblog.com/2010/06/03/rpwl-trying-to-kiss-the-sun/
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