NYC trio Consider The Source have announced an exciting new series of tour dates for January 2017, sharing the bill with New Jersey progressive rock outfit Thank You Scientist whose latest album “Stranger Heads Prevail” made it into the Billboard Top 200. The tour will bring both bands’ progressive experimental fusion to audiences in California, Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Alabama, Missouri and Oklahoma. See the complete list of tour dates below.
Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
Thank You Scientist are a New Jersey septet and have been described as “a monster experimental band at home with progressive rock, jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic, and pop, and unafraid to blend and mix all of them.” [Steve Leggett, All Music]. For my review on “Stranger Heads Prevail,” click here.
Consider the Source commented: “We’re really excited to bring our NYC bred instrumental sci-fi middle eastern fusion to prog fans all the way across the country with our friends in Thank You Scientist. We’re looking forward to touring with them and bringing such an eclectic mix of music to a new territory.”
01/12/2017 Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO
01/13/2017 Opolis, Norman, OK
01/14/2017 Curtain Club, Dallas, TX
01/15/2017 Sidewinder, Austin, TX
01/17/2017 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
01/18/2017 The Casbah, San Diego, CA
01/19/2017 EchoPlex, Los Angeles, CA
01/20/2017 Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
01/21/2017 The New Parish, Oakland, CA
01/22/2017 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
01/24/2017 161 Toole, Tucson, AZ
01/25/2017 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
01/26/2017 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX
01/27/2017 Raven Tower, Houston, TX
01/28/2017 Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
01/29/2017 WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham, AL