Native Construct Debuts New Video, Announces New Tour Dates

Native Construct has released a very special new video for its fans.

The prog-metal band has released a video featuring front man Robert Edens performing a rendition of the song ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.’ For those that might not be familiar with the song, it is taken from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s beloved musical adaptation of author Victor Hugo’s book Les Miserables. The song in question is performed after Marius’ friends are killed during the revolution staged at the barricade. Its musical content reprises the song performed during an earlier scene in which the Bishop of Digne allows Jean Valjean to escape arrest. Audiences can check out the video online now via YouTube at

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The band’s guitarist Myles Yang discussed the influence behind the performance, noting that much of the band’s sound is influenced by musical theater thus making this song a natural fit. “I’m sure you can hear the musical theatre influence in the music of Native Construct,” he said. He added in his discussion that Les Miserables is one of the band members’ favorite musicals, saying We’re big fans of it, and this is a tune from an old favorite of ours, Les Misérables. Yang also offered a thorough history on how Eden’s performance here came to be. The following is Yang’s explanation of how the current presentation goes all the way back to the band members’ days in college and didn’t fully come to be realized until now. I did this arrangement for Rob to sing on back in our freshman year of college, just for fun,” he said. “We did a little recording of it in a dorm room, and that was that.” From there, Yang went on to explain how everything progressed up to the point of the performance presented in the band’s new video. Yang’s explanation is as follows:

“Fast forward to a few weeks ago — our guitarist, Poh Hock, was competing in the .strandberg* Guitar Competition. A portion of the competition was decided by popular vote, and we called on our fans for assistance. Turns out we have a great little community going here; we received an outstanding amount of support, and Poh Hock ended up taking first place in the competition. So, as a token of our appreciation, we decided to dust off this old arrangement and make a new and improved version of it for everyone to enjoy.”

“We recorded all new vocals from Rob, and he also did a fresh mix and master of the whole thing. And Max Harchik (bass) directed, shot, and edited a video of it all, for your viewing pleasure. Thanks again, guys; hope you like it!”

Along with the premiere of its new video, Native Construct also announced this week that it will head back out on the road this fall alongside Enslaved and its label mate Between The Buried and Me. The twenty-four-date tour kicks off Wednesday, November 18th in Cincinnati, Ohio and runs through Thursday, December 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band’s upcoming tour is in support of its debut album Quiet World, which is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online direct via the band’s page at Metal Blade Records’ website at The complete schedule for the upcoming tour is listed below.

Native Construct tour dates
w/ Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, Intronaut

Nov. 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov. 19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov. 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Nov. 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Nov. 24 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
Nov. 25 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Nov. 27 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Nov. 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
Dec. 1 – Scottsdale, AZ – Livewire
Dec. 2 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Dec. 3 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Dec. 4 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
Dec. 5 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Dec. 6 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Dec. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Dec. 10 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Dec. 11 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
Dec. 12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Dec. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Dec. 15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Dec. 16 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Dec. 17 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

More information on Native Construct’s upcoming tour and album is available online along with Edens’ performance of ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ and all of the band’s latest news at:



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