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Psychedelic rockers Ozric Tentacles on tour
12:40pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
TO celebrate their 30th anniversary psychedelic rockers Ozric Tentacles will finally be granting the wishes of many fans, by re-mastering and re-releasing a series of classics, previously been out of print for nearly 20 years.
The instrumental rock band from Somerset are also coming to an end of a special anniversary tour which saw them play a run of festivals as well as shows up and down the country.
Last year saw a tumultuous upheaval for the group, which has sold more than a million albums worldwide.
Upon arriving home from an extensive tour through North America and Europe, the group was immediately evacuated from their USA home and studio.
It was located directly in the path of the most destructive forest fire in Colorado history.
The band had only moments to grab their most important possessions, before they were escorted out by police and national guard.
Fans watched the fire’s progress as the band continued to their last concert, a festival near Philadelphia, unaware of what would happen, but fairly certain it wasn’t looking good.
That evening, as the band took the stage, the fire destroyed their home and studio, taking with it all of the bands past archives and masters.
Those who knew the circumstances described the performance as a real life tribute to the phrase: the show must go on.
Ozric Tentacles will be playing at The Hare and Hounds in Birmingham on October 31.
For more information, visit ozrics.com.
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