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31st July 2016

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New England have announced the following tour dates in support of last year's vinyl release 'I Know There`s Something Here' and upcoming album 'Live At The Regent Theater'.

The run of three US and two Japanese dates features all four original members - John Fannon (lead vocals and guitar), Hirsh Gardner (drums and vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards and vocals) and Gary Shea (bass).

November 4th; The Spire Center, Plymouth Ma.
November 5th: Bull Run, Shirley Ma.
November 12th: Grand Oak Live, Upland Ca.
November 18th: Club Citta, Tokyo, Japan
November 20th: Club Citta, Tokyo, Japan

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New England released their first new material in over thirty years on May 1st 2015. The single, 'I know There's Something Here', also featured an acoustic version of 'Conversation' which originally featured on their second album, 'Explorer Suite', from 1980.

The band were formed in the late 1970s in Boston, Massachusetts. They were managed by Bill Aucoin of Kiss fame and supported Kiss on their 1979 'Dynasty' Tour in the USA.

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Their debut album 'New England' was produced by Paul Stanley and Mike Stone (Queen, Asia) and spawned the hit single 'Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya' which reached the top 40 in the US Billboard charts in 1979.

In 1981 New England split up with various members going their separate ways. Waldo and Shea later went on to play in Graham Bonnet's post-Rainbow band Alcatrazz while Gardner is one of the drummers that was rumoured to be being considered for the Kiss gig when Peter Criss left the band (see our Kiss Drummer Auditions Feature here).

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The band occasionally reformed for one off charity shows during the intervening period but it now looks like a full time re-union in in full swing.

You can check out 'I know There's Something Here' right here.


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