Nad Sylvan: Courting The Widow - Gatefold black 2LP+CD available

Renowned for his collaborations with Steve Hackett and Roine Stolt, Nad Sylvan now releases “Courting The Widow”, his first solo album since 2003, which marks his debut for InsideOut Music. Rooted in classic progressive rock and sporting a thought-out concept, Sylvan considers the new record “very much a symphonic album. However, there are funky touches in there as well. You will hear hints of classic Motown. Because I like to mix things up. As far as I'm concerned that's what you should be doing if you want to be progressive, surprising people and doing the unexpected.” Sylvan achieved exactly that and “Courting The Widow” also features an impressive cast of guests including Steve Hackett (ex Genesis), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings), Nick D'Virgilio (ex Spock's Beard), Gary O'Toole (Steve Hackett band), Doane Perry, Annbjørg Lien, Lars Drugge, Rob Townsend, Jade Ell & Skrut the cat. Sylvan concludes: “I feel that I have delivered an album that's true to myself and my values in life. It's heartfelt, passionate, emotional and full of dramatic passages. I'm proud of what I've done here, artistically and musically.” To witness Nad Sylvan live, do not miss the extensive Steve Hackett world tour running until December 2015.

Titel Courting the Widow (Gatefold black 2LP+CD)
Artist Nad Sylvan
Format 2 LP
Label InsideOut Music
Release Date 16.10.2015
Packaging Group II
Item number 0IO01485
Pre-orders will be shipped during the week before 16.10.2015 with the intention of street date arrival (which is in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Fridays, in any other country the following Monday) , but this is not guaranteed. Any items added to the pre-ordered products will be held until this item is ready for dispatch.
Nad had this to say about the album: "During these past years with Steve Hackett, I have developed a character known as the "Vampirate". I have here set him loose, and so he has invited you all on-board his great ship, to take you on a musical journey
you have never been on before.
The main character - the widow herself, is a symbol of death - and is to be courted through every song, one way or another. It is indeed a dark album, but full of loving light"

Nad has most recently been seen performing alongside the legendary Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited show, continuing his stint into the latter part of this year. Nad adds: "In a little less than four years, I was snatched up by two iconic guitarists,
namely Roine Stolt and then Steve Hackett. That must mean something to the world, because it sure means an awful lot to me". Nad formed Agents of Mercy with Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) in 2009, and have released three albums to date.

Nad is currently on tour with Steve Hackett, and the full list of dates can be found below:
October 2- Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
October 3- Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

October 6- GLive, Guildford, UK
October 7- O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
October 9- Derngate, Northampton, UK
October 10- St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK
October 11- O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
October 13- The Anvil, Basingstoke, UK
October 14- Barbican, York, UK
October 16- Music Hall, Aberdeen, UK
October 17- The Sage, Gateshead, UK
October 18- Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
October 20- Town Hall, Leeds, UK
October 21- Venue Cymru, Llandudno, UK
October 23- Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
October 24- de Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
October 25- The Lowry, Salford, UK
October 27- Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK
October 28- Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
October 30- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
October 31- Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK

Nov 8- Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach, NY, USA
November 10- Hart Theatre (The Egg), Albany, NY, USA
November 11- The Space at Westbury, Westbury, NY, USA
November 12- Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY, USA
November 13- Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC, USA
November 14- FM Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA, USA
November 15- The Newton Theatre, NJ, USA
November 18- Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE, USA
November 19- Lynn Auditorium, Lynn, MA, USA
November 20- Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA, USA
November 21- Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, USA
November 22- The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT, USA
November 23- Count Basie Theatre, NJ, USA
November 26- Academy Theatre, Lindsay, ON, CANADA
November 27- Academy Theatre, Lindsay, ON, CANADA
November 28- RBC Theatre Budweiser Gardens, London, ON, CANADA
November 30- Oakville Centre, Oakville, ON, Canada
December 1- Oakville Centre, Oakville, ON, Canada
December 9- South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
December 10- Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL, USA
December 11- The Portage Theater, Chicago, IL, USA