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Nik Turner’s Hawkwind Space Ritual touring this summer w/ Witch Mountain (dates)

by Ian Chainey

Nik Turner’s Space Ritual at Saint Vitus, 2013 (More by Greg Cristman)
Nik Turner

Ex-Hawkwind sax/flutist/vocalist Nik Turner, the Mighty Thunder Rider, will return to North America as Nik Turner’s Hawkwind Space Ritual in late August with stoner rockers Witch Mountain and modern Kosmische head-trip Hedersleben. Nik will again be backed by Hedersleben, who previously provided band support in 2013. The tour gets rolling August 26 in Oakland and ends in Portland, Oregon on September 28.The silver machine will descend on New York City’s Webster Hall (Marlin Room) on September 11 with local experimentalists Tonstartssbandht as an additional opener. Tickets are available now.

By the time the tour is in full swing, Witch Mountain should have their new album, Mobile of Angels, out in the world. The release is expecting to hit stores in September through Profound Lore Records. The Portland doomers are currently in France for Hellfest.

Hawkwind, Nik’s previous employer, postponed their proposed North American tour for the second time in February of this year over logistical/monetary issues. There’s been no word yet if they’ll make a third attempt to play the US. In the meantime, Nik Turner is your man if you’re in search of space.

All of the dates are listed, along with a 2013 Space Ritual live set and Witch Mountain and Hedersleben streams, below.

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind Space Ritual w/ Witch Mountain and Hedersleben – 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 26 – Oakland, CA @ Uptown
Aug 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
Aug 28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Aug 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
Aug 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Sep 01 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sep 02 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Sep 03 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Sep 04 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Sep 05 – Lafayette, GA @ Meltasia Fest
Sep 06 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest*
Sep 07 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Sep 08 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Sep 09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
Sep 10 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
Sep 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Tonstartssbandht
Sep 12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Sep 14 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Sep 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Sep 16 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Sep 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sep 18 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sep 19 – Rock Island, IL @ RIBCO
Sep 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
Sep 21 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sep 22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret*
Sep 23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
Sep 24 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
Sep 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue (early evening show)
Sep 27 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Sep 28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
* = no Hedersleben

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