Nektar announce new album and tour!

Nektar have long been a favorite band of mine and when frontman Roye Albrighton passed away in 2016, I assumed that would be the last of the band. However, three original members reconvened and enlisted two other former members plus a new member to begin a new chapter for Nektar! Here’s the press release with info on the new album and tour to support it!



NEKTAR The Legendary Rock Band is touring the world in 2020. NEKTAR have released first single ‘SkyWriter’ this Fall from their forthcoming new album ‘The Other Side’ which is officially coming in January 2020. Under the guidance of Leonardo Pavkovic from MoonJune Music and the original band member and bassist Derek Moore (now also the band’s manager), NEKTAR is celebrating 5 decades of rock-n-nektar-n-roll in the best way possible – going on the road! The band features three original members, two former members and one new member, and will commemorate the sadly missed Roye Albrighton, the original guitar player and vocalist, who passed in 2016. The regenerated band show their full power at the recent ProgStock Festival in Rahway, NJ on October 13 this year, and confirmed and announced 2020 shows are:
JANUARY 8 – Sellersville, PA (Sellersville Theater)
JANUARY 9 – Kennett Square, PA (Kennett Flash)
JANUARY 10 – Dunellen, NJ (NJ ProgHouse @ Roxy & Dukes)
JANUARY 11 – Baltimore, MD (Orion Studio)
JANUARY 12 – Baltimore, MD (Orion Studio)
JANUARY 14 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
JANUARY 15 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
JANUARY 16 – New York, NY (The Iridium, 2 shows)
FEBRUARY 8 – Manchester, NH (The Rex Theater)
FEBRUARY 9 – South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
FEBRUARY 10 – Boston, MA (The Middle East Upstairs)
FEBRUARY 11 – Northampton, MA (The Iron Horse)
FEBRUARY 12 – Pawling, NY (Daryl’s House)
FEBRUARY 20 – Albany, NY (Linda WAMC Arts Center)
FEBRUARY 21 – Auburn, NY (Auburn Public Theater)
FEBRUARY 22 – Hamburg, NY (Hamburg Palace Theater)
FEBRUARY 23 – Toronto, ON (Garrison)
FEBRUARY 25 – Westland, Detroit, MI (The Token Lounge)
FEBRUARY 26 – Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
FEBRUARY 28 – Cincinnati, OH (The Ludlow Garage)
FEBRUARY 29 – Indianapolis, IN (Irving Theater)
MARCH 01 – Chicago, IL (Reggie’s)
MARCH 02 – Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
MARCH 03 – Minneapolis, MN (Granada Theater)
MARCH 04 – Kansas City, MO (recordBar)
MARCH 05 – Edwardsville, IL (Wildey Theater) SOLD OUT!!
MARCH 07- Edwardsville, IL (Wildey Theater, 2 shows) SOLD OUT!!
MARCH 08 – Fayettsville, AR (George’s Majestic Lounge)
Derek “Mo” Moore – bass, vocals
Ron Howden – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Ryche Chlanda – guitars, lead vocals
Randy Dembo – bass, bass pedals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Kendall Scott – keyboards
Mick Brockett – special effects, lights and lyrics
Maryann Castello – back vocals
Maureen McIntyre – back vocals

About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music!
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