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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2011

• A TIMELY RE-PRESS AS THE BAND COMMENCE AN EXTENSIVE UK & EUROPEAN TOUR IN APRIL & MAY 2020.

“A Grounding in Numbers” was the band’s 12th studio record

In April 2010 Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans met up for intensive tracking sessions in Cornwall, arranging, rehearsing and recording the album in a week. Some of the pieces were already fully-formed songs; others, even at this stage, remained more sketches than fully realised works. Over the next months the tracks were overdubbed, edited and adapted by the band in their own studios. By September the project was ready to be mixed. Legendary producer Hugh Padgham agreed to take on this part of the process – the first time anyone outside the band had been entrusted such responsibility. After three weeks in Hugh’s London studio, Sofasound (which shares its name with Peter’s original home set-up), “A Grounding in Numbers” was completed.

With a fantastic clarity and depth of sound and a helter-skelter stretch of tunes, “A Grounding…” sees VDGG pushing ever further forward into the twenty first century. Clearly, they know they’re a group with a certain history – but they are also an emphatically modern one.

TRACK LISTING

1. YOUR TIME STARTS NOW
2. MATHEMATICS
3. HIGHLY STRUNG
4. RED BARON
5. BUNSHO
6. SNAKE OIL
7. SPLINK
8. EMBARRASING KID
9. MEDUSA
10. Mr. SANDS
11. SMOKE
12. 5533
13. ALL OVER THE PLACE

EUROPE
28th March GREECE, ATHENS – Piraeus 117 Academy
5th April ITALY, GENOA – Politeama Genovese
7th April ITALY, ROME – Auditorium Parco Della Musica
8th April ITALY, BOLOGNA – Teatro Delle Celebrazioni
9th April ITALY, MILAN – Auditorium Largo Gustav Mahler
10th April ITALY, PADUA – Gran Teatro Geox
12th April GERMANY, FRANKFURT – Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
13th April GERMANY, REUTLINGEN – Kulturzentrum Franz.K
14th April GERMANY, DRESDEN – Tante Ju
16th April POLAND, CRACOW – Klub Studio
17th April POLAND, WARSZAWA – Teatr Palladium
18th April GERMANY, BERLIN – Columbia Theater
20th April CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE – Divadlo Archa
21st April GERMANY, NÜRNBERG – Hirsch
23rd April NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM – Paradiso
24th April FRANCE, PARIS – Le Trianon

UK
3rd May EDINBURGH – Queen’s Hall
5th May BIRMINGHAM – Symphony Hall
7th May BATH – The Forum
8th May LONDON – Palladium

EUROPE/ SCANDINAVIA
19th May GERMANY, KÖLN – Die Kantine
20th May GERMANY, HAMBURG – Fabrik
22nd May DENMARK, KØBENHAVN – Lille Vega
23rd May SWEDEN, GÖTHENBURG – Pustervik
24th May SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM – Cirkus
26th May FINLAND, HELSINKI – Savoy-Teatteri
27th May FINLAND, HELSINKI – Savoy-Teatteri

Weight 200 kg
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1. YOUR TIME STARTS NOW
2. MATHEMATICS
3. HIGHLY STRUNG
4. RED BARON
5. BUNSHO
6. SNAKE OIL
7. SPLINK
8. EMBARRASING KID
9. MEDUSA
10. Mr. SANDS
11. SMOKE
12. 5533
13. ALL OVER THE PLACE

EUROPE
28th March GREECE, ATHENS – Piraeus 117 Academy
5th April ITALY, GENOA – Politeama Genovese
7th April ITALY, ROME – Auditorium Parco Della Musica
8th April ITALY, BOLOGNA – Teatro Delle Celebrazioni
9th April ITALY, MILAN – Auditorium Largo Gustav Mahler
10th April ITALY, PADUA – Gran Teatro Geox
12th April GERMANY, FRANKFURT – Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
13th April GERMANY, REUTLINGEN – Kulturzentrum Franz.K
14th April GERMANY, DRESDEN – Tante Ju
16th April POLAND, CRACOW – Klub Studio
17th April POLAND, WARSZAWA – Teatr Palladium
18th April GERMANY, BERLIN – Columbia Theater
20th April CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE – Divadlo Archa
21st April GERMANY, NÜRNBERG – Hirsch
23rd April NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM – Paradiso
24th April FRANCE, PARIS – Le Trianon

UK
3rd May EDINBURGH – Queen’s Hall
5th May BIRMINGHAM – Symphony Hall
7th May BATH – The Forum
8th May LONDON – Palladium

EUROPE/ SCANDINAVIA
19th May GERMANY, KÖLN – Die Kantine
20th May GERMANY, HAMBURG – Fabrik
22nd May DENMARK, KØBENHAVN – Lille Vega
23rd May SWEDEN, GÖTHENBURG – Pustervik
24th May SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM – Cirkus
26th May FINLAND, HELSINKI – Savoy-Teatteri
27th May FINLAND, HELSINKI – Savoy-Teatteri
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