“Central District” is the first single by Italian progressive legends PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM). The song has been released simultaneously in its English and Italian version (“Quartiere Generale”), and marks the first brand new track after 14 years. It comes from the new album “Emotional Tattoos”, which will be released worldwide viaInsideOutMusic on October 27, 2017 as English and Italian version.(more…)
We‘rethrilledtoannouncethatlegendaryItalianprogressiverockbandPremiataForneriaMarconi,alsoknownasPFM,havebeensignedforthe 2018 editionoftheRitesofSpringfestival. Theyareobviouslysignedasheadlinersandwill be thebandthatconcludesthefestivalonSunday,May 6th.
PFMwasformedin 1970 andtheyreleasedseveralalbumsinthatdecadethatareconsideredclassicsandcornerstonesofsymphonicprogressiverock in Italian and English.Whilelateralbumsweremetwithlessofauniversalacclaim,thestudioalbumstheyhavereleasedinrecentyearshavebyandlargebeenmetwithpositivereactionsfromfansandreviewersalike. Whathasbeenwellmaintainedallalongare thequalitiestheyhaveasaliveband: AconcertwithPFMhasalwaysbeenanengagingandrewardingexperienceandmanyoftheirlivealbumsareashighlyregardedastheirmostpopularstudioproductions.(more…)
We are excited to officially announce that Italian progressive rock band, Barock Project, has been signed to ROSfest 2018 and will appear as the third band on Saturday, May 5th. The band was formed by keyboardist Luca Zabbini and developed as a unit in the first half of the 2000’s. Their breakthrough came in 2012 with the release of their third album, “Coffee In Neukölln”. Since then, interest in the band has soared worldwide strengthened by the quality of their most recent albums “Skyline” (2015) and “Detachment” (2017).(more…)
We are pleased to announce that local progressive rock band Shadow Merchant has been signed as the After Party band for ROSfest 2018. They played for us last in 2014, then as the Friday night after party band.Their set back then was described as “kickin’ ass”.
When Shadow Merchant returns in 2018, they will be a differentband with new members. Their current line-up consists of veteran members Sean Reiter (guitars) and Howard Whitman (vocals, bass), while Michael LaBuono (keyboards), David Lee (drums), and Yvonne Blackwell (vocals, percussion) are new additions to the band. Also new since their last ROSfest appearance is that Shadow Merchant will perform at both the Friday night and the Saturday night after parties.(more…)
We are pleased to announce that US band Perfect Beings have been signed to the 2018 edition of ROSfest, and have been scheduled as the second band to play on Saturday May 5th.
As many in our audience will remember, Perfect Beings were scheduled to play for us in 2016, but had to cancel just prior to the festival due to their bassist and drummer suddenly and unexpectedly leaving the band. Perfect Beings have since regrouped, have a firm new line-up in place and a new album set to be released through noted progressive rock label InsideOut in early 2018. The current incarnation of the band consists of Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitars), Jesse Nason (keyboards), Pete Griffin (bass) and Sean Reinert (drums, percussion). (more…)
Our latest featured item for our Indiegogo ad campaign. A Yamaha apx600 acoustic-electric guitar custom signed to the attention of the purchaser by all the artists playing at RoSfest 2019. The APX600 offers great sound, and an eye-catching style. These acoustic-electric features a built-in tuner and a System 65A preamp piezo pickup system with natural acoustic sound that people will love. This guitar will also be played by several musicians at the RoSfest stage.
Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday that it is adding nonstop service ... Philadelphia and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport starting Dec. 10 for only $49.00 each way. Check it out for your commute to RoSfest in May!
Hello Everyone! It’s George Roldan and Beth Wilson, the people who bring you the Rites of Spring Festival, otherwise known as RoSfest, (North America’s premier art rock festival). As we approach RoSfest 2019 in May, we are asking for your support to help us expand our reach into the Florida market with critical ad and radio campaigns. We love Progressive Rock and would like to guarantee that RoSfest succeeds by reaching a larger audience.
Congratulations to Circuline guitarist Alek Darson, who is now also a member of the awesome progressive-metal-jazz-fusion band, SPECIAL PROVIDENCE! Circuline band members first saw Alek onstage at RoSfest 2014, performing with Fright Pig. You may have seen Circuline perform at RoSfest 2016. Special Providence just performed this past May at RoSfest 2017, where they met Alek. Can't wait to see what comes next!
SPECIAL PROVIDENCE Ladies & Gentlemen! Please give a warm welcome to our NEW guitarist ALEK DARSON 🤘🎸🤘🎸🤘🎸 "Alek has a unique approach and sound. His music and guitar playing are incredible." - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) We are super glad and stoked to have Alek Darson on board and we are sure that his musicality and approach will give tons of extra for the Special Providence vibe! 💓 Check out the new line-up on the upcoming tour! ... See MoreSee Less