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Renaissance starring Annie Haslam announces ‘In Gratitude’ farewell tour for fall 2024

Renaissance starring Annie Haslam announces ‘In Gratitude’ farewell tour for fall 2024

Renaissance starring Annie Haslam announces ‘In Gratitude’ farewell tour for fall 2024

Renaissance, the legendary symphonic rock band featuring Annie Haslam, is back in the U.S., playing select dates October 17 through October 31, marking 54 years since the band’s inception and their 16th consecutive year of touring since their 2009 revival.

Renaissance leader and vocalist Annie Haslam noted that “We are very proud but sad to announce our ‘In Gratitude’ Farewell Tour. Where has the time gone? Looking back over the past few years, I believe we have made history in the world of Progressive and Symphonic Rock.”

Upcoming shows will feature stunning arrangements of “Ocean Gypsy,” “Northern Lights,” “Forever Changing,” “Mother Russia,” “Carpet of the Sun,” “Ashes are Burning” and other classic favorites. Ms. Haslam will be joined on stage by her longtime musical partner Rave Tesar on piano, along with Mark Lambert on guitar/vocals, Geoffrey Langley on keyboards/vocals, Frank Pagano on drums, percussion/vocals and John Galgano on bass.

Annie Haslam commented that “Performing with Renaissance since 1971 has been my life. I still love singing these unique, surreal, dramatic and romantic songs and working with some of the best orchestras in the world. All this was born from the music of Michael Dunford, John Tout, Terry Sullivan and Jon Camp, combined with the emotional and poetic words of Betty Thatcher. Our music has filled the hearts and minds of many thousands of fans all over the world. For me it started with a childhood dream that ended in this miracle called Renaissance! Rave Tesar is an extraordinary man and musician with whom I have worked in my solo band since 1989 and with Renaissance since 2009. He has also been a great help in keeping the band ‘alive’! Some very talented musicians have joined our band and their dedication and hard work have contributed to the tour life and personality of the band.”

Renaissance are a band with a rich history unique to themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the influential British rock band The Yardbirds. Praised for their unique blend of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band’s career has spanned over fifty years, led by the 5-octave vocals of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford, John Tout, Jon Camp and Terry Sullivan. They are widely regarded as the band who most successfully and routinely utilised the sound of a full orchestra on their recordings.

The band toured the world, performing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Chorale Society. Renaissance had a top 10 hit in the UK with their song “Northern Lights” which continues to receive airplay to this day.

Renaissance: In Gratitude Farewell Tour 2024

Thursday, October 17, 2024 – NEW YORK CITY
The Town Hall
123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
https://www.ticketmaster.com/renaissance-in-gratitude-afscheidstournee-new-york-new-york-10-17-2024/event/0300607CE1222D50

Friday, October 18, 2024 – ALBANY, NY
Lewis A. Swyer Theater at the Egg
Agency Building 1, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203
https://www.theegg.org/events/event/renaissance-in-gratitude-farewell-tour/

Saturday, October 19, 2024 – Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877
https://tickets.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/orderticketsvenue.asp?p=4511

Sunday October 20, 2024 – Boston MA
Boston City Winery
80 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
https://citywinery.com/boston/events/renaissance-in-gratitude-afscheidstournee-0b1xyf

Wednesday, October 23, 2024 – Rochester, NY
The Theater on the Innovation Square
131 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604
https://www.theaterais.com/boxoffice

Thursday, October 24, 2024 – Homer, NY
Homer’s Arts Center
72 S Main St, Homer, NY 13077
https://tixr.com/af/bandsintown/99870

Friday, October 25, 2024 – Newton, NJ
The Newton Theatre
234 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860
https://skypac.org/renaissance/

Saturday, October 26, 2024 – Lansdowne, PA
Lansdowne Theatre
31 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050
https://thelansdownetheater.com/event/renaissance/lansdowne-theater/lansdowne-pennsylvania/

Tuesday, October 29, 2024 – Edwardsville, IL
Wildey Theatre
252 N. Main Street Edwardsville IL 62025
https://ci.ovationtix.com/36241/production/1206094

Wednesday, October 30, 2024 – Edwardsville, IL
Wildey Theatre
252 N. Main Street Edwardsville IL 62025
https://ci.ovationtix.com/36241/production/1206095