Metal Blade Records will re-issue Fates Warning’s classic album A Pleasant Shade of Gray this fall.
Officials with Metal Blade Records announced today that the label will re-issue Fates Warning’s 1997 album on Friday, October 2nd in a special four-disc set that includes three CDs and a live DVD featuring two complete live performances of the band’s classic concept album. The lead disc in the upcoming set will feature the band’s original album re-mastered. The second disc will feature a live performance of the album that was recorded during the band’s 1998 European tour, a soundcheck recording of ‘We Only Say Goodbye,’ and a studio recording of the band covering the classic Scorpions song ‘In Trance.’ The third of the set’s CDs features a handful of demos that were crafted in the early days of the album’s creation.
The DVD that is included in the upcoming re-issue features two complete live performances of A Pleasant Shade of Gray. The first of the performances is a fully restored and re-edited recording of the concert, which was originally presented on VHS in 1998. The second of the performances was recorded in 1999 at The Whisky in Hollywood, California. Pre-orders for the 3-CD/DVD set will begin next Thursday, August 6th.
Along with the announcement of its classic album’s upcoming re-issue, the band has also announced that it will tour this fall. The band will hit the road beginning Friday, October 9th in Hartford, Connecticut for an eighteen-date tour that will see it perform at venues in the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest and West Coast. The band’s complete list of tour dates is noted below.
FATES WARNING Live:
10/9: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
10/10 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/11: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/13: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
10/14: Amityville, NY @ Revolution
10/16: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
10/17: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
10/18: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
10/20: Altoona, PA @ McGarveys
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/25: San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kapone’s Live
10/27: Denver, CO @ The Roxy
10/29: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/30: Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar
10/31: San Jose, CA @ Rockbar
11/1: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/2: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Exclusive VIP packages for each show are available now and can be purchased online at http://184.108.40.206/rockeventsonline/TourMasterPage2.cfm?BandName=Fates%20Warning&TourName=FW-US_Fall_2015. There are two different VIP packages that fans can purchase. The first allows fans the chance to take in its soundcheck, do a meet-and-greet with the band, take photos with the band, and includes a VIP laminate. The second VIP package includes everything noted in the first package. Unlike the first package, the second also includes a signed copy of the upcoming re-issue of A Pleasant Shade of Gray.
More information on the band’s upcoming re-issue of A Pleasant Shade of Gray is available now along with all of the band’s latest news, tour updates, and more at:
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