Anathema have steadily built a loyal following worldwide, and their career trajectory is unlike that of any other band in the last quarter century, and will be reflected and celebrated in reverse chronological order at a series of special 'Resonance' anniversary shows.
Starting with the anthemic progressive rock of their recent work, the performance will gradually move back in time through the more gothic-oriented material of 1998’s Alternative 4 and 1996’s Eternity, all the way back to the pioneering work of 1995’s The Silent Enigma and the 1993 debut Serenades, with Patterson and White joining the band onstage for an historic reunion. Three shows have been announced already:
Sunday 12th April 2015 - Roadburn Festival, Tilburg - Tickets
Thursday 16th April 2015 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London - Tickets
Friday 17th April 2015 - The Academy, Dublin - Tickets
Guitarist Danny Cavanagh mentioned - "The Anathema 'Resonance' Tour will be a celebration of the band's entire history, and to be joined by our old friends and comrades Duncan Patterson and Darren White for these exclusive shows will be a very special, potent and positive event for all of us. We hope you can join in this once in a lifetime celebration".
Anathema is blessed to have such a fantastic audience in the UK. If anything in our recent history might stir a sense of pride and gratitude, it would be how brilliantly the UK fans have taken the music to their hearts.
The recent UK tour, including several sold out shows, has been the most fulfilling experience. It was great to meet people personally, to share some of the good feeling that is behind what we do as a band, and what fans give through their hearts.
The recent show at Gloucester Cathedral opened up a new chapter for us. It gave us the opportunity to set the music in an ornate, beautiful environment - and it has been an unforgettable experience for us.
With this in mind, Anathema is proud to announce a series of cathedral concerts that will shed a whole new light on the music and live experience of the band. 'The experience of Gloucester' shall be enhanced - culminating in a very special finale in our home town - The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
These shows promise to expand the acoustic side of Anathema outside the boundaries ever set before.
In new light.
Expect the unexpected.
- Danny Cavanagh.
21st – Glasgow, o2 ABC2
22nd – o2 Academy Newcastle 2
23rd – Manchester Academy 3
25th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
26th – London, Koko
27th – Bristol, Thekla
28th – Southampton, Talking Heads
Released this week 'distant satellites', was recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg and additional mixing by Grammy Nominated Steven Wilson, ANATHEMA also brought in the legendary services of Dave Stewart (Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson) to create the new album’s extraordinary orchestral arrangements.
To date it’s the band’s most widely acclaimed record with the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Drowned in Sound and Prog heaping praise on the album so far.
'distant satellites' is available to order at Omerch: