April 26 — Haken premiered its latest single and video this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Nightingale‘ and its companion lyric video Tuesday. The new single is the first new music from Haken since the release of its album, Virus in 2020. It also marks the band’s first new music with returned keyboardist Pete Jones.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Nightingale’ is a unique composition whose instrumentation at times lends itself to comparison to works from Dream Theater and at others from Leprous. At others still, there is also an audible comparison to works from TesseracT and Devin Townsend.
The lyrical theme featured in Haken’s new single delivers a positive, uplifting message, which the band addressed in a prepared message.
Lyrically, the song reflects on the creative process itself; with a message that although it may be difficult of late, we must remember to be thankful for the positives in life; be they big or small,” the statement reads.
The lyric video for ‘Nightingale’ features the song’s lyrics over the visual backdrop of a nightingale in a cage. The song plays over the visualization.
In other news, Haken is scheduled to launch a North American tour alongside Symphony X Monday in Port Canaveral, FL, as it will take part in the “Cruise To The Edge” floating concert event. Once the rock cruise is done, the band will hit the road, starting May 10 in New York, NY.
The tour is scheduled to run through June 12 in Montclair, NJ and features stops in Carrboro, NC; Portland, OR and Denver, CO. The tour’s schedule is noted below.
2nd – 7th May – Port Caneveral, FL – Cruise to the Edge
10th May – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11th May – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
12th May – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
13th May – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
14th May – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
15th May – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
17th May – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
18th May – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
19th May – Chicago, IL – Park West
20th May – St Louis, MO – Red Flag
21st May – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
23rd May – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
24th May – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
26th May – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
27th May – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
28th May – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
29th May – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
31st May – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
1st June – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
2nd June – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
4th June – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
5th June – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
7th June – Atlanta, GA – Heaven at the Masquerade
8th June – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
10th June – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11th June – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
12th June – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
More information on Haken’s new single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: