It happened. Nektar, the original "core four" members (Roye Albrighton, Mo Moore, Taff Freeman and Ron Howden) plus Mick Brockett's light show reunited to headline one of the nights at the annualNEARfest prog-rock festival. The show was on June 29, 2002 at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ. Check out the NEARfest site and the Nektarpages ( official andunofficial) for more information. There are pictures from the rehearsals on this site's Nektar page.
There is talk of additional reunion shows in the not too distant future. We don't know where or when just yet, but as soon as there is any news, we'll post it here. In the meantime, check out the newly remastered Nektar CDs just being released.
The rumors are true. There was a Synergy live set concert on March 16, 2002 at the Alfa Centauri Electronic Music Festival #9 at Theatre 't Spant, Bussum, the Netherlands. (just outside of Amsterdam). We'll post more details if there are more details to report. In the meantime visitwww.alfacentauri.nl--that's where the real information about the show and the other performing acts can be found. It was a night of classic Synergy music from the last 25+ years performed live onstage through a great sound system with the Alfa Centauri stage lighting.
It only took a decade or so, but the core of the old Peter Gabriel Band (Tony, Jerry Marotta, and me, plus Todd Rundgren guitarist Jesse Gress) has reconstituted itself as the Tony Levin Band . We played on and toured in support of Tony's solo album "The Waters of Eden" (see below). We''ve finished touring across the US and into Eastern Canada from May through November of 2000, and Japan in the Spring of 2001, and several outdoor festival dates during the summer of 2001.
Rehearsing and recording the next album called "Pieces Of The Sun" took place during the Summer and early Fall of 2001. Release is scheduled onNarada/EMI Recordsfor mid February, 2002 with touring across the US and (possibly more) expected soon after that.
We're off the road for a while after touring during March, April and May, 2000. We recorded a live show at the Bearsville Theater (New York) which will be mixed and released as a live CD later this year. We'll post information about the release when we have a date for it. Any additional tour information will be found at www.tonylevinband.comWe'll post any new tour dates here as soon as they're announced.
Tony's so much better at keeping a tour diary than I am that I'm sending everybody over to his site to see the tour pictures and read Tony's write-ups about the different shows. I couldn't have done half as good a job at keeping this kind of journal. Go towww.tonylevin.comto see the tour pictures and then come back here.
To make it a little easier to see the band photo albums that Tony keeps, here are some direct links into his site archives:
TONY LEVIN RECORDED LIVE IN TORONTO OCTOBER 28, 2000
The band appeared live playing and with interviews onVin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" show.--one of his last on WNEW-FM in New York. (A streaming audio archive was available through Vin Scelsa's site--follow the links to see if it's still up).
This is what I spent a lot of time doing on the tour -- lots of time on the bus with my Powerbook (photo by Tony Levin)
People have been asking about my tour equipment. It's now listed on theproductions and studiopage. And yes, the rumors are true. There is a Synergy piece performed live in the set. There will probably be some minor equipment changes when we hit the road again in 2002. We'll post them as they happen.