NED SYLVAN: "Courting The Widow" Album Trailer Launched

Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents Of Mercy, is set to release his […]
October 13, 2015

Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents Of Mercy, is set to release his new solo album titled 'Courting The Widow' on 16th October 2015 in Europe and 30th October 2015 in the US. A trailer for the album has been put together featuring samples of the album.

Check out the trailer here:

The full title track was also recently launched which you can hear now here:

Nad had this to say on the track:

"This was the hardest song for me to complete. I began writing it right before my mother passed away, and it took a while to gather the strength to finish it off. The last sentence of the lyric is actually about her and me, so it was a soul cleansing experience. The idea of the widow emerged from the loss, as she becomes a symbol of death for the whole album".

The Full Track-Listing Is As Follows:

1. Carry Me Home
2. Courting The Widow
3. Echoes Of Ekwabet
4. To Turn The Other Side
5. Ship's Cat
6. The Killing Of The Calm
7. Where The Martyr Carved His Name
8. Long Slow Crash Landing

Nad had this to say about the album: "During these past years with Steve Hackett, I have developed a character known as the "Vampirate". I have here set him loose, and so he has invited you all on-board his great ship, to take you on a musical journey you have never been on before.
The main character - the widow herself, is a symbol of death - and is to be courted through every song, one way or another. It is indeed a dark album, but full of loving light"

Nad has most recently been seen performing alongside the legendary Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited show, continuing his stint into the latter part of this year. Nad adds: "In a little less than four years, I was snatched up by two iconic guitarists,
namely Roine Stolt and then Steve Hackett. That must mean something to the world, because it sure means an awful lot to me". Nad formed Agents of Mercy with Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) in 2009, and have released three albums to date.

Nad is currently on tour with Steve Hackett, and the full list of dates can be found below:

UK Dates 2015:

9 October - Derngate, Northampton, UK
10 October - St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK
11 October - O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
13 October - The Anvil, Basingstoke, UK
14 October - Barbican, York, UK
16 October - Music Hall, Aberdeen, UK
17 October - The Sage, Gateshead, UK
18 October - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
20 October - Town Hall, Leeds, UK
21 October - Venue Cymru, Llandudno, UK
23 October - Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
24 October - de Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
25 October - The Lowry, Salford, UK
27 October - Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK
28 October - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
30 October - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
31 October - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK

USA/Canada Dates 2015:

8 November - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach, NY, USA
10 November - Hart Theatre (The Egg), Albany, NY, USA
11 November - The Space at Westbury, Westbury, NY, USA
12 November - Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY, USA
13 November - Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC, USA
14 November - FM Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA, USA
15 November - The Newton Theatre, NJ, USA
18 November - Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE, USA
19 November - Lynn Auditorium, Lynn, MA, USA
20 November - Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA, USA
21 November - Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, USA
22 November - The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT, USA
23 November - Count Basie Theatre, NJ, USA
26 November - Academy Theatre, Lindsay, ON, CANADA
27 November - Academy Theatre, Lindsay, ON, CANADA
28 November - RBC Theatre Budweiser Gardens, London, ON, CANADA Monday 30 November - Oakville Centre, Oakville, ON, Canada
1 December - Oakville Centre, Oakville, ON, Canada
9 December - South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
10 December - Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL, USA
11 December - The Portage Theater, Chicago, IL, USA

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