Progressive rock music fans in India are in for a treat as Australian hard-rock band Karnivool began a three-city back to back tour, playing in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. They started their musical tour with the first Edition of Lockdown Festival in Gurgaon, on January 9, the band is set to perform at Saarang 2015, the cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Madras on January 10. The band will wrap up their whirlwind tour at The Festival in Kolkata on January 11.
Garnering appreciation from giant music magazines like Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, Kerrang! and Rocksound, Karnivool debuted with their acclaimed debut album Themata (2005), closely followed by ground breaking Sound Awake (2009). Their third album Asymmetry (2013), believed to be brazen and introspective belied expectation, establishing Karnivool as one of the most vital forces in progressive modern music.
This album went straight to number one in the Australian charts, winning an ARIA three months later and achieving gold status.
The band members- Ian Kenny on vocals, Drew Goddard and Mark Hosking on guitar, Jon Stockman on bass, and Steve Judd on drum have toured globally since the release and are very excited to be returning to India with their incredible, multiple award winning live show for a third time. The band has appeared at major festivals such as The Big Day Out (Australia), Sonisphere UK, France), Download (UK), SXSW (US) and Rock AM Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany). Karnivool had last toured India in 2012-13 as part of Oz Festival - the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India.
The tour, supported by the Australian Government was presented by Australia’s contemporary music export initiatives ‘Sounds Australia’ and ‘Stage Mothers’.