A Message From Nik Turner; Hawkwind co-founder to Tour US


Burying the hatchet as well.

 From Nik Turner, co-founder of seminal spacerock band Hawkwind:

 Dear Friends, Helpers Enthusiasts, Supporters, Inter-Dimensional Travelers, Intergalactic Aliens and All Sentient Beings, 

 I’m very sad to hear of rumours of Dave Brock’s ill health, and wish him a quick recovery from whatever ails him.  I’m greatly looking forward to seeing Hawkwind live in the USA, being aware as I am that they happen to be touring at the same time as my band.  I wish them every success, and it would be nice if Dave and I could actually play together on a stage somewhere on our tours, just like the old days, bury the hatchet, work together.  We have been very good friends in the past.  I thought about Dave and me inviting Lemmy to join us, get a band together with us (sounds like The Blues Brothers) and do a world tour.  Sounds like it could be fun too.  Life is too short to worry about all the trivial, irrelevant bullshite.  So let’s all be friends, love one another.  We’re all different; let’s enjoy our differences.

 If you come to one of my shows, come say hello.  Let’s all work together in the spirit of what Hawkwind was all about: alternative culture, alternative values, peace and love, brothers and sisters, One Source, One Tribe, One World, One Mind, One Cosmos, One Love, Love to you all.



 Turner will be hitting the road this week in support of his new CD titled ‘Space Gypsy’.  Starting in early October, the tour features nearly 30 stops in the US as well as a handful of additional shows in Canada, making it Turner’s most extensive tour of North America in decades. Turner will be joined on stage by the same musicians who brought ‘Space Gypsy’ to life: Nicky Garratt of famed punk band UK Subs, Jurgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps, Jeff Piccinini of ’70s punk icons Chelsea, and explosive drummer Jason Willer.

 Nik Turner of course was a member of Hawkwind during what has been considered their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed period for the band from 1970 to 1976. In subsequent years, however, had had a significant falling out with fellow member Dave Brock, who continued to tour as Hawkwind, leading Turner to mount his own version of the band and, naturally, trading barbs in the press a la Roger Waters and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

NIK TURNER’S SPACE RITUAL – US Fall 2013 Tour w/Hedersleben


Wed 10.9 Eureka, CA at The Shanty w/White Manna

Thu 10.10 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios – Fall Into Darkness VII Fest w/White Manna, Billions & Billions

Fri 10.11 Bellingham, WA at Shakedown

Sat 10.12 Seattle, WA at Chop Suey w/Master Musicians of Bukkake

Sun 10.13 drive

Mon 10.14 Calgary, AB at Palomino

Tue 10.15 drive

Wed 10.16 Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge w/Secret Chiefs 3*

Thu 10.17 Denver, CO at Lion’s Lair

Fri 10.18 drive

Sat 10.19 St Paul, MN at Turf Club w/Thunderbolt Pagoda

Sun 10.20 Milwaukee, WI at Cactus Club w/Moss Folk

Mon 10.21 Chicago, IL at Reggie’s w/Killer Moon*

Tue 10.22 Detroit, MI at PJ’s Lager House

Wed. 10.23 Cleveland, OH at Now That’s Class

Thu 10.24 Pittsburgh, PA at Brillo Box w/The Sicks

Fri 10.25 Toronto, ON at Mod Club w/Sons of Otis

Sat 10.26 Montreal, QC at Il Motore

Sun 10.27 Portland, ME at Geno’s*

Mon 10.28 off

Tue 10.29 Boston, MA at Middle East Upstairs w/Ghost Box Orchestra

Wed 10.30 New Haven, CT at BAR (free show) w/Nightbitch

Thu 10.31 Easthampton, MA at Flywheel 

Fri 11.1 Providence, RI at Dusk w/Lady Osiris, Black Oil Incinerator

Sat 11.2 Philadelphia, PA at Philamoca w/St James & the Apostles

Sun 11.3 Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar w/NAAM

Mon 11.4 Raleigh, NC at King’s Barcade w/Birds of Avalon

Tue 11.5 Charlotte, NC at Tremont Music Hall w/Spindrift, Little Bull Lee*

Wed 11.6 Asheville, NC at Mothlight

Thu 11.7 Atlanta, GA at The Earl 

Fri 11.8 Memphis, TN at HiTone Cafe w/Pallbearer

Sat 11.9 Little Rock, AR at Rev Room w/Pallbearer*

Sun 11.10 Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Nites*

Mon 11.11 San Antonio, TX at Ten Eleven

Thu 11.14 Phoenix, AZ at Rhythm Room

Fri 11.15 San Diego, CA at The Casbah w/Astra, Joy*

Sat 11.16 Los Angeles, CA at Satellite w/Wizard Rifle

Sun 11.17 Oakland, CA at The Uptown w/Carlton Melton


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