Check it out - Nik returns to North America this autumn. Here are the confirmed dates so far:
27 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Opera House
28 - Arcata, CA - Richard's Goat Tavern
29 - Portland, OR - The High Water Mark
30 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
31 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
3 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
4 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
5 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
6 - Chicago,IL - Reggies
7 - Milwaukee,WI - Shank Hall
8 - Indianapolis,IN - 5th Quarter Lounge
10 - Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups
12 - Detroit,MI - Echo Fest at Magic Stick
13 - Cleveland,OH - The Grog Shop
14 -Rochester,NY -Bug Jar
15 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
16 - Philadelphia,PA - Kung Fu Necktie
17 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
18 - Knoxville, TN - TBA
19 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
20 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
21 - Houston Texas - White Oak Music Hall
22 - Austin, TX - Grizzly Hall
23 - Jack's Bar, San Antonio 24 - El Paso - TBA
26 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
27 - Los Angeles, CA - Complex
28 - San Francisco , CA - The Elbo Room
Updated 26th November
See news story for dates
Nik Turner's Brand New Space Ritual
Neil's Jazz and Blues
Thanks to everyone who came to the Inner City Unit and Krankschaft UK tour. Here's a live recording of Bones of Elvis from the London gig at the Water Rats.
Nik played two dates in Tokyo and one date in Osaka with Brand New Space Ritual in October.
Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner is an experimental jazz fusion album featuring Nik Turner (sax and flute), Dennis Rea (guitar), Paul 'PK' Kemmish (acoustic bass) and Jack Gold-Molina (drums), available on Purple Pyramid via Cleopatra Records. The album was produced by Jack Gold-Molina and features original tracks from a single recording session.
Nik Turner and Flame Tree performed at Sonic Rock Solstice on June 19th. Nik, Jack and Dennis were joined by Nazar from ICU on bass.
"The space rock luminary and former member of Hawkwind, Sphynx and Inner City Unit guides Sean Kitching through 13 instructive and inspirational jazz, rock and soul records that have shaped him and his music."
Spirit of Hawkwind 1969-76 - The Definitive Account Of The Life Of Legendary Space Rock Band Hawkwind
As Seen Through The Eyes Of Co-Founder Nik Turner and Told To Music Historian Dave Thompson
Rare & Never-Before Seen Photos
Comprehensive Discography & Gigography
Plus Nik’s 1975 US Tour Diary
Nik performed with Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Heart and Youth at the launch of the new Jah Wobble album Everything Is No Thing at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London, on 14th July.
I WISH TO STATE HOW SAD I AM AT THE PASSING OF MY VERY DEAR FRIEND IAN 'LEMMY' KILMISTER, WE HAD A GOOD TIME TOGETHER, LONG MAY YOU BE REMEMBERED, AND MAY YOU SPEEDILY FULFILL THE FURTHERANCE OF YOUR DESTINY AND BE RE-INCARNATED INTO YOUR NEXT EVOLUTION, LEM WE LOVE YOU, REST IN PEACE, NIK, XXX
"Ex-Hawkman excels on jazz-fusion record" - Classic Rock (8/10 review)
Nik's solo album Space Fusion Odyssey is available on Purple Pyramid via Cleopatra Records. The album includes Robby Krieger (The Doors) on Guitar, Chris Poland (Megadeath / OHM) on Guitar, Billy Cobham on drums, Chris Lietz on Mellotron, Jurgen Engler on Moog, Robert Pagliari on Bass, David Eagle on Drums and Gilli Smyth on Space Whisper.
They say that a smart man knows when he is being conned. They say that you can't kid a kidder. And if the patter sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So it's best to just keep your distance and stay clear of trouble.
Story and photos by Roger Neville-Neil
Nik is featured in a short documentary by Kevin Pickering called Victory for the People.