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Haken Announces 10th Anniversary Tour + Reissues of Aquarius & Visions

London-based Prog Metal favorites Haken announced a European 10th anniversary tour.  The band also announced re-releases of their landmark albums Aquarius and Visions.

The tour will take Haken throughout Europe during March and April 2017.  Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00am GMT. VIP upgrades will become available for selected shows.  Confirmed dates are as follows:

22nd March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
23rd March – O2 ABC2, Glasgow, UK
24th March – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
25th March – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
26th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
28th March – Le Splendid, Lille, France
29th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
30th March – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
31st March – KIFF, Aarau, Switzerland
1st April – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
3rd April – Zona Roveri, Bologna, Italy
4th April – Szene, Vienna, Austria
5th April – Dürer-Kert, Budapest, Hungary
6th April – Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic
7th April – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
9th April – Chez Heinz, Hannover, Germany
10th April – Kesselhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany
11th April – Turock, Essen, Germany
12th April – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
13th April – Melkweg OZ, Amsterdam, Holland
15th April – Bascula Club, Tel Aviv, Israel


The band posted the following statement regarding the tour on their official website:

We are delighted to announce our ‘Haken X’ European tour in celebration of our 10th anniversary. We’ll be returning to some of our favourite cities and also paying a visit to several new countries including Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. In honour of the ten years Haken has existed, we’ll be revisiting material from our entire back catalogue with a special focus on our first two albums ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Visions’, which are to be re-released in advance of the tour. We sincerely hope you join us for this special run of shows and we’d be overjoyed to see each of y’all there!

Additionally, in anticipation of the 10th anniversary tour, Haken will reissue their critically acclaimed albums Aquarius and Visions through InsideOutMusic on February 3, 2017.  The reissues will be 2-CD remastered editions, as well as, for the first time, on vinyl.

The band stated: We can’t wait for people to hear these albums in their brilliant new and remastered form. Both ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Visions’ hold a special place in our hearts as well as the fans’ and we wanted to make sure we brought them back in a fresh and exciting way. Listeners will be able to enjoy the nuances in our instrumental arrangements and also embrace the complete audio experience of vinyl. We’re looking forward to revisiting much of this music on stage for our fans around Europe in our upcoming 10th anniversary tour.

Stay tuned as World Prog-Nation will make any updates as they happen.


Haken’s  Latest album ‘Affinity’ was released in April this year, and received great reactions from press:

“Affinity proves what a unique and spellbinding band Haken are” – Metal Hammer 8/10

“inescapable melodic hooks and absorbing textures” – Total Guitar 4/5

“Affinity will be hailed as one of the landmarks of 2016 and beyond” – Powerplay 9/10

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