Progressive Metal legends FATES WARNING will be releasing 3 CD/DVD expanded edition of their critically acclaimed 1997 release “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” October 2nd on Metal Blade Records. “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia. Pre-orders for the album have been launched, along with a live cut from the DVD. Watch the video for “A Pleasant Shade of Gray – Part III” pulled from the DVD and pre-order your copy now at this location.
This all encompassing and expansive collection features the original album on the first CD. The second CD features a live version of the album recorded during the band’s 1998 European tour as well as a sound check recording of “We Only Say Goodbye” and a studio cover version of the SCORPIONS “In Trance”. The third CD in the package consists of demos from the pre-production and writing sessions for “A Pleasant Shade of Gray“. Finally, the DVD portion of the set consists of two complete live performances of “A Pleasant Shade Of Gray“. The first is a restored and re-edited version of the band’s 1997 VHS release and the second was filmed at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA in 1998.
FATES WARNING will be touring North America this fall. The tour begins October 9th in Hartford, CT and runs through November 2nd in Ramona, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below. Exclusive VIP Packages are available for all shows and can be purchased here. There are two different VIP Packages, the first includes a chance to watch the band’s sound check, meet the band, take photos with the band and a VIP laminate. The second package includes everything from the first package and in addition a SIGNED copy of the deluxe reissue of “A Pleasant Shade of Gray“.
10/09 Hartford, CT The Webster
10/10 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/11 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/13 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
10/14 Amityville, NY Revolution Bar & Music Hall
10/16 Detroit, MI The Token Lounge
10/17 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
10/18 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
10/23 Dallas, TX Trees
10/24 Houston, TX Scout Bar
10/25 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapones
10/27 Denver, CO The Roxy
10/29 Mesa, AZ Club Red
10/31 San Jose, CA Rockbar Theater
11/01 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
11/02 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Special guests Imminent Sonic Destruction 10/09-10/21, Vangough 10/23-11/02