Currently putting the finishing touches to a brand new single scheduled to coincide with their late summer tour supporting Big Big Train, Oslo-based art rock/pop band Dim Gray have today issued a live video for the song ‘Avalon | The Tide’, the studio version of which can be found on their acclaimed ‘Firmament’ album released in September 2022.
The clip was filmed at the Boerderij venue in the western Dutch city of Zoetermeer, which by coincidence will host Dim Gray again for the first date of the upcoming tour. Drummer Tom Ian Klungland recalls that “we had an absolute blast performing for the amazing audience at Boerderij last year. The energy was great and we can't wait to return on 26th August!”
The band have previously stated that ‘Avalon | The Tide’ was an important song as they progressed musically following their 2020 debut, ‘Flown’, and that it "became a blueprint for ‘Firmament'. The expansiveness in its lydian harmonies and modulations, the prevalence of piano and strings, as well as the lyrical themes, all came to influence the rest of the songs.”
The upcoming tour with Big Big Train will see the return of regular Dim Gray live personnel Milad Amouzegar (guitars and keyboards) and Kristian Kvaksrud (bass). As well as performing fourteen dates together, the schedule sees Dim Gray make a brief mid-tour diversion into northern Italy to play at the 2Days Prog +1 festival in Revislate on 2nd September. The tour will conclude with three UK shows.