MUSIC NEWS - Legendary prog rockers, 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 will begin this November 2012 in the UK.
Greg Lake has long been a 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 attendees 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 concept of performing an intimate and autobiographical show presents a huge challenge,” Lake said recently . “The evolution of the experience is so invigorating it still gives me a thrill every time I think about it. The task is to develop an event that is memorable and unique, unexpected and impactful. I want to defy expectations and defy what people expect when they hear the words ‘one man show’. I am pleased to say that we have been successful in stepping up to that challenge to create an experiential show
that is as much an event as it is a performance.”
“This is not a boring show, with me just strumming folk songs,” Greg promised. "It is a highly produced show with lots of drama and pathos,” he continues. “Everyone feels part of something indescribable, remarkable and enlightening, as well as having been entertained
by shared memories of our musical journeys together.”
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. More @ GregLake.com
Greg Lake Songs of a Lifetime Itinerary-
12 & 13: Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, England
15: The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
17: Lomond Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland
18: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, England
19: Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, England
20: Philharmonic, Liverpool, England
22: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
23: G Live, Guildford, England
24: Guildhall, Southampton, England
25:, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England
More European dates are being added and will be announced shortly !