VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR: four dates to celebrate the progressive rock band's career

Seven years after their last tour, which also involved our country, the band returns for an important anniversary. Van Der Graaf Generator: the band progressive rock Englishman will in fact be in Italy to celebrate more than 50 years of his career with four dates in theatres, Sunday 5 April 2020 at Politeama Genovese by Genoa, Tuesday 7 April to theAuditorium Parco della Musica a Rome, Wednesday 8 April at Celebrazioni Theatre by Bologna e Thursday 9 April to theAuditorium by Milan. Tickets will be available on the following circuits Vivaticket e Ticketone starting from 10 am by Monday 14 October 2019.

It was in 1970 that they released what is considered to be their first album The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other whose anniversary will be celebrated next year with an international tour during which the three historic band members will bring the psychedelic atmospheres of their music back to their audiences.

The English band formed by Peter Hammill (voice, guitar and piano), Guy Evans (drums) and Hugh Banton (keyboards, electric bass, guitar) was born in 1967 in Manchester. At the end of the 60s they began to make their way with their own very particular musical vision, completely unclassifiable, with elements of jazz, electronic, classical, blues and soul music that they completely transformed, playing experimental music in the widest possible sense of the term. The band is a rock quartet, but without guitars, using instead instruments such as organ, flute, saxophone and piano, modified to produce sounds that are then enhanced with sophisticated overdubbing effects. Albums such as Pawn Hearts (Charisma Records, 1971) e Still Life (Charisma Records, 1976) best capture the essence of a band that nevertheless expresses itself best in the live dimension. Between 1969 and 1978 the VDGG In fact, they spent entire years on particularly demanding tours and found an adoring and vast audience in Italy. An incredible experience that in some years led the various members of the group to seek respite in solo experiences (in which, however, often collaborate also the other members of the group). VDGG). Peter Hammill is certainly the one who has achieved the greatest visibility over the years with an original and varied musical production, which in October 2004 also earned him an Tenco Lifetime Achievement Award. The present speaks of a Peter Hammill always in full activity both as a soloist and with the band: the VDGG They have not stopped performing and are preparing to conquer the hearts of Italian fans once again.


Sunday 5 April 2020

Genoa, Politeama Genovese - Via Nicolò Bacigalupo, 2


1st sector: € 42,00 + prev.

2nd sector: € 36,00 + prev.

Sector 3: € 29.00 + prev.


Tuesday 7 April 2020

Rome, Auditorium Parco Della Musica/Sala Sinopoli - Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30


Stalls: € 40,00 + prev.

Gallery: € 30,00 + prev.


Wednesday 8 April 2020

Bologna, Teatro Celebrazioni - Via Saragozza, 234


1st stalls: € 40,00 + prev.

2nd stalls: € 35,00 + prev.

Balcony and boxes: € 30,00 + prev.


Thursday 9 April 2020

Milan, Auditorium - Largo Gustav Mahler


Plateau A: € 42,00 + prev.

Plateau B: € 36,00 + prev.

Gallery and boxes: € 30,00 + prev.


Tickets available at Vivaticket e Ticketone (website and sales outlets). Be wary of unofficial sales channels!