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Angel Set To Tour USA, Europe and Japan

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The Press Release:
Hot on the heels of the release of their first new album in decades, RISEN, seminal rock band Angel is now set to tour the United States, Europe and Japan beginning next month. December finds Angel on select tour dates in the United States with a full Spring, 2020 tour to be announced. Angel will also be part of the Rock Legends Cruise in February alongside such heavyweights as Roger Daltrey, Sebastian Bach, Robby Krieger and more. In April, Angel returns to Japan for a series of shows. Please see below for the current itinerary with more tour dates (including Europe) to be announced.

Angel is an American rock band from Washington, D.C. Discovered by Gene Simmons of Kiss and then signed to Casablanca Records, Angel came to be known for their elaborate stage show and all-white costumes. For Casablanca, Angel released six albums and toured non-stop playing American arenas with such global superstars as Aerosmith, Rush, Journey, Styx, Ted Nugent and more. They even headlined two nights at Japan’s legendary Budokan. Angel appeared on the television shows American Bandstand, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, The Midnight Special, and in the film “Foxes”.

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Punky Meadows @ Knitting Factory

Guitarist Punky Meadows will be joined by singer Frank Dimino as they deliver a set of classic Angel. You don’t want to miss this show if you can help it. Support will come from Purple Pam and The Flesh Eaters and Wicked.

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Frank DiMino, The Voice of Angel @ Dingbatz

Frank DiMino is the original voice of Angel and tonight he will bring their classics to life with special guests.

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“On Earth As It Is In Heaven” (remaster) by Angel

Artist: Angel
Title: “On Earth As It Is In Heaven” (remaster)
Label: Lovember Records
Release Date: 8/18/2008
Genre: Hard Rock/Glam Rock
Rating: 4/5

The third album by Angel was originally released in 1977 and at that time in my life there was very little more than KISS, Judas Priest and Van Halen being spun on my record player so based on that I missed out on bands like this every once in awhile. That being said, I was happy to find out that the bands classic release “On Earth As It Is In Heaven” was being given a remastering treatment and seeing the light of day once again courtesy of Lovember Records. Looking back on the album some thirty plus years after its first release was very interesting based on how much the material has stood up and remained quite the tasty bit of Melodic Hard Rock even when compared to such material today. The band was definitely one of those “ahead of their time” groups and gave us the greatness of keyboardist Greg Giuffria and guitarist Punky Meadows, and yet despite their musical innovation and imagery somehow never managed to achieve the levels of success that was enjoyed by their peers of the day in KISS and Styx. Clearly they had the same powerful level of Arena Rock and when you play this album you will agree with me. “OEAIIIH” was also cited as being the most musically progressive of the bands catalog and since I was never the study of what they were doing I will have to take the expert opinions on that angle. I can attest that it is a very musical and appealing album which starts off quick with “Can You Feel It” and “She’s A Mover”; both of which found me detecting many touches of The Sweet in their composition. Of course they are another band who while great often got the shaft when it came to public awareness. “White Lightning” showcases the bands ability to Funk it up a little bit and hey this made sense since the Disco years still had some time in them and many of the Rock bands of the day were experimenting with these flavors. There really is a lot of good stuff to enjoy here and some of my own favorites fell to “Telephone Machine” and “On The Rocks”…..these two numbers had a great commercial appeal and its amazing to realize how they were all but ignored by the greater industry powers and instead became one of those legendary cult level status bands. Of course over the years that history would build they have remained at this inspirational state while many bands who actually toured in more popular circles are hardly remembered by today’s music listeners. Sometimes this business is criminal when it comes to fair treatment.
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