Bijna een jaar na het plotselinge overlijden van gitarist Piotr Grudzinski staat Riverside aan de vooravond van het eerste speciale optreden van de band in een jaar. Dit optreden was zo snel uitverkocht dat een tweede show werd ingelast. De optredens zullen in het teken staan van Pjotr en zijn daarmee een eerbetoon aan de gitarist en (mede)oprichter van de band.

De progrockmasters hebben nu ook aangekondigd in april en mei 2017 de beide optredens te laten volgen voor een Europese tour.

The band checked in with the following comment: “2017 must be a better year. And we have to come back to life. But we won’t, unless we come back to the stage… so it is our great pleasure to inform you that Riverside will go back to playing live this year. After two very special evenings in February, which, for obvious reasons, are going to be unique and one of a kind, we have planned two legs of a special “Towards the Blue Horizon Tour”. The first one will begin in April and May. The second one will start in the autumn and we’ll visit more European countries.

During “Towards the Blue Horizon Tour” we will play in a new live line-up with a guest guitarist who will make our music sound the way it should, not only because he’s a great musician but, most of all, because he’s got the kind of modesty and humility about him which has always been very important to us on stage. Additionally, we’re going to present a lot of compositions which we have not played live before. Our concerts will also be filled with emotions we haven’t felt before. Together with you, we want to dive into this and make each composition sound more mighty than ever.

We’re becoming a different band, more mature, more serious, more experienced. Piotr is gone, but he will always be with us and we are still a live band. Which we’re going to prove soon during our “Towards the Blue Horizon Tour”. Remember, “This is not the end, this is not the time.”

Here is a list of all upcoming tourdates for RIVERSIDE announced so far:

RIVERSIDE – Live 2017:

25.02. Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja (Sold out!)
26.02. Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja (Sold out!)

RIVERSIDE – “Towards The Blue Horizon” Tour 2017:

20.04. Olsztyn (Poland) – Nowy Andegrant
21.04. Gdańsk (Poland) – Stary Maneż
22.04. Poznań (Poland) – B17
23.04. Wrocław (Poland) – A2
26.04. Wałbrzych (Poland) – Stara Kopalnia
27.04. Katowice (Poland) – Mega Club
28.04. Bielsko Biała (Poland) – Rude Boy
29.04. Bydgoszcz (Poland) – MCK
05.05. Berlin (Germany) – Columbia Theater
06.05. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall
07.05. Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
09.05. Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
10.05. Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
12.05. Lyon (France) – MJC Ô Totem
13.05. Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
14.05. Madrid (Spain) – Teatro Barcelo
16.05. Bordeaux (France) – Krakatoa
17.05. Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
19.05. Edinburgh (UK) – Liquid Room
22.05. London (UK) – Islington Assembly Hall
24.05. Maastricht, (The Netherlands) – Muziekgieterij
25.05. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij
26.05. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
27.05. Uden (The Netherlands) – De Pul
28.05. Cologne (Germany) – Die Kantine
30.05. Kraków (Poland) – Łaźnia
More info and further dates coming soon!