2020 will be a big year for the neo-prog rockers Arena. The band around Mick Pointer and Clive Nolan is celebrating this year.
ANNIVERSARY FOR THE PROG-ROCK MASTERS
2020 will be a big year for the neo-prog rockers Arena. The band around Mick Pointer and Clive Nolan will not only celebrate their 25th birthday this year, but will also release a new studio album to go with it. The "25th Anniversary Tour 2020" not only offers a musical look back at the previous highlights from a quarter of a century of Arena, but at the same time gives an insight into the current creative phase of the musicians. So after 2018 and 2019, the band will also return to Z7 in 2020 to celebrate with their fans.
Arena stand since the start in 1995 for progressive rock of the extra class. Founded by ex-Marillion drummer Mick Pointer and Pendragon keyboardist Clive Nolan, the band initially played again and again in changing lineups. Only the two founding members can be heard on all albums. In their early days Arena reminded a lot of the old Marillion, but with time the sound developed more in the direction of metal, like their colleagues from Threshold. However, the band has always kept the pronounced atmospheric elements to the delight of old fans. And in 2018, a real "back to the roots" feeling sets in. For the 20th anniversary of their classic album "The Visitor", the band released a remastered edition of the masterpiece. Only a few months later, the five musicians followed up with "Double Vision", a brand new longplayer. The link between the two albums is immediately obvious to fans. After all, one song from "The Visitor" has the same name as the 2018 album. But not only in terms of name, it goes back to the beginnings of the band, because "Double Vision" also increasingly picks up the epic, somewhat heavier flair of the past, offers more solo parts and always brings back memories of the early Arena works. 2020 will already follow the next album. We are of course curious whether the return to old values will find a continuation, or whether the band around Pointer and Nolan with their comrades-in-arms John Mitchell (guitar), Paul Manzi (vocals) and Kylan Amos (bass) will develop again in a new direction. One thing is for sure: The 25th anniversary concert with a rich selection of band classics and brand new material will be a must-see for every fan.
Door opening: 19:00 Start: 20:00 End: There is no information from the organizer.
Age limit: From 10 years. Under 16s only when accompanied by an adult.
Wheelchair places: Wheelchair users need a normal ticket, the accompanying person is free.