LIVE PREVIEW: Caligula's Horse Launch New Video Ahead of Nov 5th Manchester Show
Caligula’s Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia’s progressive rock scene right now, are set to begin their European ‘Aussie-Invasion’ tour imminently, and to celebrate they have launched a video for The Hands are the Hardest.
Jim Grey (vocalist) comments: “The Hands are the Hardest is one of my favourite tunes from In Contact - it was the first we completed for that album and for that reason it holds a special place in my heart. The story of struggle within this song resonates with me personally, so it only felt right to make this tune a focus for our first headline tour in Europe, the biggest tour we’ve ever embarked upon.
“We’re taking a 27-show journey across Europe, and night after night we’ll be sharing this song’s story with all of our people - it’s going to be something truly special.”
Manchester Rocks were first introduced to the band in November 2015 when they supported Shining (NOR) at the now demolished Sound Countrol basement. Of that show, our greatly impressed scribe Phil Weller wrote:
“Injecting grace, charisma and charm instantaneously, mainly through their delightful frontman, Jim Grey, Brisbane’s Caligula’s Horse bring the sunshine of their homeland to dissipate Manchester’s darkened skyline and raise our spirits tonight. With the strong flavourings of Karnivool, Opeth and Haken characterising their modern prog rock banquet…A band to keep your eye out for, especially considering how confidently Jim Grey conducts the audience.”
Joining them on their EU tour will be fellow countrymen & progressive metal powerhouse Circles on their momentous return to Europe as main support, and instrumental guitar prodigy I Built The Sky (for their first European appearances). The run will also see Caligula’s Horse make appearances at several festivals including Euroblast, ProgPower, Very Prog Festival, Damnation Festival and AMFest.
You can find the full list of UK dates below:
Thursday November 1 - Boston Music Room, London, UK
Friday November 2 - Audio, Glasgow, UK
Saturday November 3 - Damnation Festival, Leeds, UK**
Sunday November 4 - Mama Roux, Birmingham, UK
Monday November 5 - Star And Garter, Manchester, UK
Tuesday November 6 - The Lanes, Bristol, UK
**Circles & I Built The Sky Not Appearing