Glasgow’s ATLAS : EMPIRE released their debut album “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” this past December. Weaving their way between the multitudes of different genres that influence them, the trio visits the worlds of heavy progressive rock and expansive ambient shoegaze. Crossing the Atlantic to North America, the proggers will be visiting Canada for their third time since their performances in Ontario in 2017, which included showcasing at Indie Week in Toronto.
Bassist Robert Hasebe comments:
“We are unbelievably excited to cross the Atlantic for our third tour of Canada. This is an important tour for us as we will be touring our brand new album ‘The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet’. We worked really hard on this record and are elated to share live versions of these songs with our Canadian fans. Touring here is by far one of the most enjoyable things about Atlas : Empire. The unique challenges and rewards of touring this part of the world are what makes Canadian artists and performers truly great. They are not only so wonderful to work with but also so friendly and exceptional at their craft. Canada produces so many good bands and such talented musicians that we are so fortunate and so grateful to be able to tour here regularly. Also, poutine.”
April 10 – Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub April 11 – Waterloo, ON – Harmony April 12 – Chatham, ON – The Elephant’s Nest April 13 – Barrie, ON – The Foxx Lounge April 14 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT April 17 – Windsor, ON – The Phog Lounge April 18 – Toronto, ON – Bovine April 19 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien April 20 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed
ATLAS : EMPIRE’s latest album “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” is available for stream and download on Bandcamp,iTunes, and Spotify.
To date the band has released 3 EPs, “To The Astronaut…” (2012); “Somnus” (2013) and “For the Satellites” (2015) with “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” as their 2018 debut full length.
Bassist Robert Hasebe adds:
“‘The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet’ is a concept album that explores what would happen to humanity if we became entirely reliant on technology/automation in every aspect of our lives – and more importantly, what happens when that system fails? Across its 10 tracks, we delve into different aspects of that very-possible future, with each song takes place before, during or after a mass technological collapse, from the perspective of a different ‘character’.”