Magnum’s Escape From The Shadow Garden detailed
Magnum have confirmed the release date of their 19th studio album, Escape From The Shadow Garden, as March 24 via Steamhammer/SPV.
And main songwriter Tony Clarkin says he’s never enjoyed working with the band so much.
He comments: “We used to be under permanent pressure from our record companies. They kept demanding hit singles and radio numbers – but that sort of thing doesn’t work on demand. Now it’s a totally different situation: SPV give us the necessary time and trust us to do the right thing.
“I told myself: ‘You’re a passable guitarist, so you should play the guitar.’ I have all the freedom I need to create exactly what I feel like creating. This band has certain unmistakable trademarks, among them are my feel for melodies and Bob Catley’s unique vocal style. I was really happy when my friend Jimmy Lea of Slade came to visit me at the studio again and said: ‘You’ve done it again!’”
The follow-up to 2012′s On The Thirteenth Day features artwork by long-time collaborator Rodney Matthews and it’s released ahead of a UK tour:
Apr 19: Southampton The Brook
Apr 20: Buckley Tivoli
Apr 22: Oxford O2
Apr 23: Bristol O2
Apr 24: Norwich Waterfront
Apr 25: Leamington Spa Assembly Halls
Apr 26: Manchester The Ritz
Apr 28: Nottingham Rock City
Apr 29: Glasgow Garage
Apr 30: Newcastle O2
May 02: Holmfirth Picturedome
May 03: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
May 04: London Islington Town Hall