After playing its 20th-anniversary celebration concert on April 1 at W2 in Den Bosch, Holland, the “Always…”-era (1992) lineup of the Dutch rock outfit THE GATHERING has announced several club shows in The Netherlands this September.
Commented the band: “Yes! Because we have so much fun playing together, and because we rehearsed so damn hard (would be a shame only doing four shows), THE GATHERING 1992 (aka TG92) will do a short club tour in The Netherlands this September.”
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 15 – Simplon – Groningen, The Netherlands
Sep. 16 – Tivoli de Helling – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sep. 22 – Gigant – Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Sep. 23 – Patronaat (Kleine Zaal) – Haarlem, The Netherlands
Support on the trek will come from THE 11th HOUR, the band led by former GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby.
The “Always…”-era lineup of THE GATHERING will also perform at the following festivals this summer:
Jun. 30 – Dokk’em Open Air 2012 – Dokkum, The Netherlands
Aug. 4-8 – Nirwana Tuinfeest – Lierop, The Netherlands
Fan-filmed video footage of THE GATHERING‘s April 1 performance at W2 in Den Bosch, Holland can be seen below.
Regarding their decision to recurrect the “Always…” lineup of THE GATHERING, the group previously said, “After years we (THE GATHERING) came in contact again, thanks to Facebook, with the nice people from ACROSTICHON (Corinne and Richard). Of course, we talked a lot about the good old days, especially the ones we had at the Willem II concert hall in Den Bosch. There was a matinee gig every month (I think it was every last Sunday), and we saw some great bands such as CANDLEMASS, MORBID ANGEL, DEATH, and, of course, we played there as well. Those days were so much fun. We had a great nostalgic trip talking about those days. Soon we came to the conclusion we would love to do this again!:
THE GATHERING‘s latest album, “The West Pole”, was released in North America on June 2, 2009 via Season of Mist. The CD was issued in most of Europe on May 4, 2009 via the group’s own label, Psychonaut Records.
“The West Pole” marks the recording debut of new THE GATHERING singer Silje Wergeland, who was previously in the Norwegian band OCTAVIA SPERATI. It also includes two very talented guest vocalists, Anne van den Hoogen and Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION), along with other guest musicians.