L.A. progressive rock triumvirate COSMOSQUAD featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE, ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT), drummer Shane Gaalaas (B’z, DIESEL MACHINE, TOQUE), and bassist Kevin Chown (TARJA, BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, DER ELEFANT) have announced a 3-city tour of Japan in support of their highly acclaimed new album, “The Morbid Tango”, the band’s first release in nearly a decade.
“We are extremely excited to finally get back to Japan with COSMOSQUAD – it’s been too long!”, enthuses Kollman. “Shane and I do lot of work in Japan with B’z and Eikichi Yazawa, and Kevin (Chown) and I have toured over there with the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS but this will be a first for the 3 of us together as COSMOSQUAD. Japan has been very supportive of this band from the get-go so we can’t wait to get over there and play the new stuff live! The timing couldn’t be better as we’ve recently teamed up with World Disque/Marquee who are now our official Japanese distributor which should make “The Morbid Tango” and our back catalog more readily available.”
Exact tour dates are as follows:
Aug. 18 – Shangri-La, Osaka
Aug. 20 – Club Upset, Nagoya-Ikeshita
Aug. 21 – Unit, Tokyo
More info is available in Japanese at this location: https://www.hipjpn.co.jp/archives/45249
Video of COSMOSQUAD performing the title track off their new album can be viewed on the Ultimate Studios, Inc YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLVkz2vsbj4 . Shane Gaalaas drum playthrough videos of “Recollection Epilogue” and “Morbid Tango” have been posted on the Pearl Drums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtPQ0n57tl8 and Vic Firth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-8a1jPxLcI YouTube channel, respectively.
COSMOSQUAD are scheduled to perform live this Tuesday, June 20 at The Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd West. Studio City, CA 91604; set times are 9.30pm and 11.00pm.