Postponed: Van der Graaf Generator

Address ul. Złota 9, Warszawa
Original date 12/9/2020
Tags Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock
Entry PLN 159–249
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The long-awaited Ero solo concert. The event will promote the new album of the artist Elwis Picasso. Ero is a veteran of Polish rap and support legenVan der Graaf Generator is one of the greatest rock legends of all time. Darker and crazier than many of their contemporaries, VdGG were famous for their momentum, dense and complex songs that appeared on six albums recorded for the Charisma label in 1969-1976. The group’s unique sound was based on the organ, saxophone, dynamic drums and recited texts. The musicians constantly toured and they achieved their greatest success in Italy thanks to the album Pawn Hearts from 1971. In 1976, the band’s composition shrank to the violin / bass / guitar trio, and in 1978 the paths of VdGG members finally split.

After nearly thirty years in 2005, there was a reunion when a “classical” four-member band performed at a triumphant concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall and presented the new album Present. Throughout the year, the musicians delighted audiences in Europe with energetic concerts. In 2006, the saxophonist David Jackson left the group. The other three first appeared in a series of concerts, and then recorded the albums Trisector (2008) and A Grounding in Numbers (2010). In 2012, Alt was released, a collection of musical experiments and improvisations. Do Not Disturb's latest studio album premiered in 2015.

Both on stage and in the studio, the musicians definitely prefer to look forward rather than look back, which is why their concert program – next to the classics from the repertoire – includes many new songs. They also set themselves a point of honor to always surprise the audience with a song somewhat forgotten and rarely performed – from the VdGG catalog and the solo output of Peter Hammill. Regardless of the origin, this “dusted” item always sounds very fresh and is firmly embedded in the format of a modern trio.

For the tour, which took place in June 2013, the musicians chose two long compositions - A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers from the album Pawn Hearts and Flight from the solo album Hammilla A Black Box. Although both gave equal pleasure to the musicians and the audience, they will not appear in the program of new concerts, because this time the band members will focus on shorter songs. As always, they will not try to recreate the sound and style of the original, but reach deeply into its “soul” and tell it again. It is known that the Van Der Graaf Generator is a group with a long and beautiful history, but it is also thoroughly modern and can surprise many people.

Performing artists

United Kingdom
Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock


Van der Graaf Generator  H to He, Who Am the Only One (full album)  Van der Graaf Generator – H to He, Who Am the Only One (full album) 47:06 194 ×
Van der Graaf Generator  Refugees  Van der Graaf Generator - Refugees 6:26 101 ×
Van Der Graaf Generator  Pawn Hearts (full album)  Van Der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts (full album) 45:21 25 ×
Van Der Graaf Generator  Killer  Van Der Graaf Generator – Killer 8:23 18 ×
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