HW: Press Release Extract

Rik Rx hw at CY-B.ORG
Fri Oct 22 09:44:13 EDT 2004


Hawkwind can confirm that they will be joined by narrator Matthew Wright on
December's 'Take Me To Your Leader' tour. Matthew will also sing and recite
poetry when he accompanies the band onstage at their shows in Cambridge,
Exeter and London. And depending on his TV commitments with Channel 5's 'The
Wright Stuff', he is also hoping to confirm appearances in Newcastle,
Manchester and Birkenhead.

As previously announced, there will be preview shows at Cheltenham Town Hall
on October 23, with Dumpy as 'Spacenutz' supporting, and Bournemouth BIC on
October 28, with support from The VS (pronounced “Vees”), an all-girl rock

The Astoria gig - scene of Hawkwind's traditional Yule Ritual – features a
fancy dress competition with fans invited to come as an android, a robot, a
mad scientist or clones for the chance to win a place on tour  with the
band. There will also be fire-eating courtesy of Kris Tait and all sorts of
"weird and special things" going on.

The tour will showcase new material such as 'To Love A Machine' from the
group's long-awaited 'Take Me To Your Leader', which will be released as
soon as Hawkwind have finalised their label deal. In keeping with the themes
of the album, the live gigs, complete with dancers, will be set in a space
laboratory carrying out experiments in cloning - a place where people fall
in love with clones and machinery is king.

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