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Solar Corona Embark On European Tour

April 11, 2023
Photo credit: Sara Sofia de Melo

SOLAR CORONA

European tour starts this week!

Following the release of their entrancing new album ‘PACE’ late last year via Lovers & Lollypops, Porto-based space-rock band Solar Corona set off on tour across Europe this week, taking their mesmerising live show to cities across Spain, France, UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany.

Over the next few weeks, the band will play the following shows:

Apr 13 Radar Estudios – Vigo, ES
Apr 14 Pub Babylon – Leon, ES
Apr 15 Barcelona Psych Fest – Barcelona, ES
Apr 17 Raymond Bar – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Apr 19 Brin de Zinc – Barberaz, FR 
Apr 20 AKK – Karlsruhe, DE
Apr 21 SAS – Delemont, CH
Apr 22 Live Club – Bamberg, DE
Apr 23 KunstBauerKino – Großhennersdorf, DE
Apr 25 Giraf – Ghent, BE
Apr 26 Super Fourchette – Brussels, BE
Apr 27 Cafe OTO – London, UK* 
Apr 30 Astral Fest Bristol – Bristol, UK
May 01 Sebright Arms – London, UK

May 02 Le Sample – Paris, FR
May 03 La Scéne Michelet – Nantes, FR
May 04 Le Circus – Capbreton, FR
May 05 Gorila – Zaragoza, ES
May 06 Dabadaba – San Sebastian, EH
* supporting Shit & Shine

For the last 9 years, Solar Corona have been carving their name in the psychedelic rock scene of Southern Europe. Now, they turn their minimal rock into an expansive, ever-churning psychedelic voyage with their newest offering, PACE’.

The band’s fifth release, ‘PACE’, shifts gears with Lorr No (Nuno Loureiro) hitching a ride as a dubmechanic, pulling in the sound of Solar Corona’s core trio—Rodrigo Carvalho (Guitar/synths), Peter Carvalho (drums) and José Roberto Gomes (bass)—into an off-road expanse. The stripped-back songwriting reaches a new directness and power through its simplicity.

The raw ideas of each track were jammed out in Alpendurada, a town deep in the Douro Valley. After a two-year distillation process the riffs and sonic materials have reached a concentration not unlike the alchemical moonshine native to Solar Corona’s Portuguese North. Simple principles and steadfast mechanics become channeled into perennial journeys where speed & pace remain distinct.

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