(with kind permission of Andrew McNeice of melodicrock.com)
Time for an update on the activities of the legendary Harem Scarem and their Mood Swings Anniversary come back. Harem Scarem's Harry Hess commented earlier about the band's plans to first re-record the classic Mood Swings album. He stated: "A few people have asked me why we would re-record Mood Swings. We don't own the masters to those recordings, we don't own anything that we recorded while we were with Warner, the only way for us to have ownership and control over those songs is to re-record them. That being said, we also feel that the new recordings will sonically be much better than the originals side by side. Also to add value to the release we are recording 3 new bonus tracks as well as a DVD with recording footage and interactive audio... This is a package (and tour) to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the release not just another version of what is already available." Harry added that the new tracks would be "...in the spirit of that time..."
An all new studio album is planned for 2014.
I'm pleased to announce more tour dates for the band. already announced is their appearance at Firefest in October and their first USA show in 20 years (and only their second ever!) at MelodicRockFest 3 (Chicago, September 27-29 / www.melodicrockfest.com).
Of the MRF3 appearance, guitarist Pete Lesperance has this to say earlier today: "I can't tell you how excited we are to be back and playing at Melodic Rock Fest 3 in Sept! Seems like to perfect gig to start the 2013 Mood swings reunion tour! This time I promise we'll make sure our Visas are in order and actually show up. Oops!"
Other tour dates are (with Japan dates to come):
18-10-2013 United Kingdom Nottingham Rockcity Firefest
20-10-2013 Holland Kerkrade Rock Tempel
23-10-2013 Germany Munchen Garage Deluxe
24-10-2013 Switzerland Pratteln Gallery
25-10-2013 Portugal Lisboa Musicbox
26-10-2013 Spain Madrid Sala Penelope
27-10-2013 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob
28-10-2013 Belgium Oostende Bada Bing
1-11-2013 Sweden Upsaland Sala Rockland
3-11-2013 Germany Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik H.E.A.T. festival