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Below is our complete Tiles news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Detroit prog quartet Tiles has confirmed several new live appearances in the weeks ahead, and in addition, the band has just issued a short video endorsement from Mike Portnoy.
In the clip below, Portnoy praises the new Tiles double album "Pretending 2 Run" backstage after the Winery Dogs show in Detroit. Portnoy and his son Max (Next To None) supply guest drums to the album - simultaneously, the first time the two have been recorded together - in addition to other luminaries including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell.
The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater). Catch Tiles live on these dates:
8/13/2016 Token Lounge - Detroit, MI w/ Mindmaze, Iris Divine, Mare Crisium
9/29/2016 Wilberts - Cleveland, OH @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius
9/30/2016 Token Lounge - Detroit, MI @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius More...
Laser's Edge prog outfit District 97 is preparing to embark on the next leg of an ongoing 2016 world tour, as a run of U.S. live dates with Tiles begins this week. Additionally, the band has released a live video of "Snow Country" filmed in Europe earlier this year.
Having completed the European leg of the intercontinental tour in support of third studio album "In Vaults" back in March and April, District 97 now brings these infectious songs to fans across the Northeastern U.S.
The new tour dates begin this Friday the 13th in the band's hometown of Chicago, followed by shows in Detroit, Baltimore, Dunellen, Kennett Square, New York, and Akron through May 20th.
Issues D97 this week, "We've been back from Europe for about a month, and we had a REALLY fantastic time. We're super excited to be bringing the show back stateside now and joining forces with our Laser's Edge labelmates Tiles, who've just released a fantastic new album, Pretending 2 Run. We're very proud to share a live video from the last show of our European tour, shot at the incredible De Boerderij venue in Holland. We feel the new lineup really gelled while we were on the road. Hopefully this video gets those attending the upcoming US shows excited!" More...
Laser's Edge today - April 15th - presents the massive 2xCD "Pretending 2 Run" album from Detroit prog kings Tiles.
Encompassing nearly one-hundred minutes of music produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning), and with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater), "Pretending 2 Run" features guest musicians from such acts as Miles Davis, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson Band, Porcupine Tree, and more, including Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Tiles guitarist Chris Herin offers: "Ian has been a Tiles fan since we released our third album, 'Presents Of Mind.' Over the years we floated the idea of him making a guest appearance and eventually the timing was right. We sent Ian a moody atmospheric tune (Midwinter) and he wove some cool melodies in between vocal phrases; then cuts loose with his trademark flute improvising during the song's long ride out solo. I think I listened to it twenty times to make sure it really happened - what a thrill for us and what a generous gesture from an icon of progressive rock!"
Listen to the hi-rez 24 bit version of "Pretending 2 Run" in the Bandcamp player below. You can also catch the band live:
5/13/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL w/ District 97
5/15/2016 Token Lounge - Detroit, MI w/ District 97
5/16/2016 Orion - Baltimore, MD w/ District 97
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke's - Dunellen, NJ w/ District 97
5/18/2016 TBA - Philadelphia, PA w/ Stratospheerius
5/19/2016 Drom - New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, District 97, 3RDegree
5/20/2016 Musica - Akron, OH w/ District 97
5/21/2016 TBA More...
Detroit-based progressive rock outfit Tiles has released the first single from Laser's Edge-bound "Pretending 2 Run" 2xCD.
Featuring Canadian icon Kim Mitchell on lead guitar, "Shelter in Place" is the first full song released from "Pretending 2 Run;" a vivid and richly crafted song cycle that spins the tale of a man blindsided and disillusioned by betrayal. This coming release was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and features artwork by Hugh Syme.
A roster of guest musicians is featuring across the album, including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), Joe Deninzon, and Max Portnoy (Next To None). More...
Detroit-based quartet Tiles has unveiled the first official trailer for massive upcoming sixth album, "Pretending 2 Run," including the first audio samples from the record, while the album has been locked down for an updated street date of April 15th worldwide.
With more than ninety-six minutes of relentlessly engaging progressive rock/metal with an endless bag of tricks and countless epic surprises, "Pretending 2 Run" was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and features artwork by Hugh Syme, known for delivering covers for Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater, and countless others.
The album also features a remarkable collection of guest musicians including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Mike Portnoy (Flying Colors, Winery Dogs, Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), Joe Deninzon, and Max Portnoy (Next To None). More...
American progressive label collective Laser's Edge Group has completed a deal with long-running Detroit progressive hard rock quartet Tiles for the upcoming release of the band's sixth studio full-length, the 2xCD "Pretending To Run."
New album "Pretending To Run" was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and features a remarkable collection of guest musicians including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Mike Portnoy (Flying Colors, Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), Joe Deninzon, Max Portnoy (Next To None) and many others.
Laser's Edge comments on the signing: "Tiles has long been one of the standard-bearers of American progressive rock. I first saw the band perform back in 1999 and they've been on my radar ever since. It's a pleasure to add them to our roster and I'm looking forward to our collaboration. When I first heard Pretending To Run it was clearly and unmistakably Tiles but infused with a more expansive sound. The contributions from the guest artists take TILES into new directions that will please their fans old and new." More...
Tiles has issued the following update about working on new material:
"We recently completed a few minor modifications to the site and added a video page with links to the variety of Tiles clips on YouTube. Also posted is an "easier to find" link to our sound check jam with Dream Theater from our European tour all those years ago.
"Paul & Chris recorded their recent 'command performance' of The Wading Pool which is now up on YouTube.
"We've officially begun working on ideas for what will hopefully materialize as our 6th recording. It's in the early stages so we're not sure what direction the music will take us. There are a lot of unusually heavy riffs (for us) but Chris also has a bunch of keyboard-based songs that might interest the other guys.
"In the meantime, we plan to continue playing around the Detroit area and branching out a bit in the Midwest if the opportunity arises."