13 October 2012
touchstone the reasoning


Two of the UK's most rapidly rising progressive/melodic hard rock acts TOUCHSTONE and THE REASONING join forces for a co-headline tour of Europe to include The Tivoli.

The "Adventures in the City" Tour unites the two bands as The Reasoning prepare for their new studio album "Adventures in Neverland" and Touchstone cleebrate the release of their back catalogue and new album, "The City Sleeps", which entered the UK rock charts at no. 36 on its release at the end of 2011. It will also mark an important year for the bands, having both recently signed new record deals (Touchstone with German label PSV/Steamhammer and The Reasoning with Cherry Red's dynamic front-line label Esoteric Antenna).

Both Touchstone and The Reasoning have enjoyed a busy and successful 18 months after each being asked to open the inaugural High Voltage Festival in London's Victoria Park playing alongside legendary acts such as ELP, ZZTop and Black Label Society. This year alone, both bands' respective front women Kim Seviour and Rachel Cohen, have been awarded plaudits for being amongst the top ten female vocalists of 2011 by Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine and the Classic Rock Society readers and critics.

The two bands are exited to be heading out on the road together for what will be their biggest headline tour yet:
"It's been nearly half a decade since the last time we shared a stage with The Reasoning" explains Touchstone guitarist Adam Hodgson. "Getting to play out in Europe properly as well as in the UK with some great friends will be amazing".

The Reasoning's bassist Matt Cohen comments: "Touchstone and The Reasoning have developed so much as artists over the years so the versions you see today are lean, mean rocking machines with more fire and drive than ever before. We are going to bring you one hell of a gig experience - so come along - join the adventure!"



2 x 75 mins + 20 mins interval