June 25, 2008

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy (drums),John Petrucci (guitar) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards) alongside progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame is in the middle of a short U.S. tour which will conclude on June 28 at the Bay Area Rock Fest in San Francisco, California. An extensive tour diary with photos is available at this location.

Remaining LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT"10th Anniversary Reunion Tour" dates:

June 25 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
June 27 - Downey, CA - Downey Theater
June 28 - San Francisco, CA - Bay Area Rock Fest

Magna Carta Records released LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT's self-titled debut album on double LP gatefold 180-gram vinyl on June 10. There are only be 1,000 copies of this album released worldwide.

The details are as follows:

* Limited edition of 1,000
* Double vinyl pressing (first disc on green vinyl; second disc on purple vinyl)
* 180 gram colored vinyl
* Gatefold package with never-before-seen artwork and photos

In 1998 and 1999, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT released two instrumental albums that set the prog world on fire.

After the success of the two albums and the project's undeniable chemistry, Rudess was asked to join DREAM THEATER full-time and the project was put on the shelf for an indefinite hiatis.... until now!

Back together for a select number of U.S. dates, the quartet is reuniting to revisit the magical music they created 10 years ago and tap back into their chemistry for a whole new musical experiment!

Magna Carta last October released a new album from LIQUID TRIO EXPERIMENT (sic). Entitled "Spontaneous Combustion" (cover),the CD features previously unreleased "jams" recorded during the sessions for LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT's second full-length album, "Liquid Tension Experiment 2", in October 1998 at Millbrook Studios in upstate New York.

A description of the CD reads as follows: "In October 1998, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT reunited at Millbrook Studios in upstate New York to record their 2nd album. A few days into the sessions, John Petrucci's pregnant wife went into premature labor, leaving Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin stranded in an already set-up and booked recording studio. So like any creative and productive musicians would do, they decided to stay and JAM... and JAM they did!

"For some bizarre and still unexplained reason, the master tapes of these jams were misplaced during the mixing process. But, luckily, Portnoy records almost everything he ever does and as a result his live two-track stereo DAT mixes are the only remaining traces of this historic jam. So what you have here is as live and raw as it gets. No overdubs, no editing, no mixing. Just three guys, their instruments and their spontaneous imaginations feeding off of each other."

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT performing live at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on June 23, 2008:

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