June 5, 2023
HAKEN are:
Ross Jennings
Richard Henshall
Charlie Griffiths
Pete Jones
Conner Green
Ray Hearne

Progressive rockers HAKEN are in the midst of a North American tour in support of their much acclaimed recent album ‘Fauna’. In March & April, the band performed live in Europe alongside Between The Buried & Me, and today they are excited to launch a video for the track ‘Lovebite’, filmed live at their show in Paris at Alhambra on the 17th March. Watch the video now here: https://youtu.be/f5zU4aovRrA

The band commented of the current North American run: “We’ve been having an incredible time out on our North American Fauna Expedition, playing a brand new setlist, visiting cities old and new for us, and meeting fans every night at the VIP experience. It’s been a busy year of touring so far but it doesn’t end here – with festivals in Europe over the summer and our Latin American Fauna Expedition later in the year there are still many opportunities to see us live!”

They have the following dates still to play, before returning to Europe for Summer festivals including Download, Loudfest, Graspop, Tuska, Arctangent, as well as some select headline shows. Find the full list of dates here: https://hakenmusic.com/tour/ 

25th May – August Hall, San Francisco, CA

26th May – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR

27th May – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA

28th May – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC

30th May – The Commonwealth Room, Salt Lake City, UT

31st May – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO

1st June – Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS

2nd June – Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN

3rd June – Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL 

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Order or stream the new album Fauna here: https://haken.lnk.to/Fauna

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Watch the previously released videos below.

 ‘Taurus’:

‘The Alphabet of Me’:

‘Nightingale’:

The tracklisting is as follows:

1.     Taurus 04:49

2.     Nightingale 07:24

3.     The Alphabet of Me 05:33

4.     Sempiternal Beings 08:23

5.     Beneath The White Rainbow 06:45

6.     Island In The Clouds 05:45

7.     Lovebite 03:49

8.     Elephants Never Forget 11:07

9.     Eyes Of Ebony 08:32 

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‘Fauna’ will be available on several formats, including Ltd 2CD (incl. instrumentals), Standard CD, Gatefold 2LP & as Digital Album. The albums stunningly detailed artwork was created by Dan Goldsworthy (Charlie Griffiths, Sylosis)

‘Fauna’ sees the band exploring new ideas conceptually as Ross continues. “The premise of the album when we started writing it was that every song would have an animal assigned to it. They all have something related to the animal kingdom that we could write about, but they also connect to the human world. Each track has layers, and some of them are more obvious than others.”

“It reminds me of The Mountain,” adds guitarist and fellow founder Richard Henshall. “There, we had the idea of not really a narrative-based album, but more the concept of climbing a mountain and overcoming the obstacles along the way. Then we took that and thought about how it could relate to our everyday lives. All of Fauna’s animals relate to us, personally.” 

‘Fauna’ also marks the return of keyboard player Peter Jones, whose sounds can be heard permeating the entire album. “What Pete’s brought sonically to the band has played a massive role in why we do have a lot of new sounds on this record,” says Ross. “It’s always a new dynamic when there’s a change in personnel, and this is a fresh and reviving one. It’s certainly helped proximity-wise, with Pete being in the country: Pete and Ray [Hearne, Haken’s drummer] would be at Rich’s place and they’d just start jamming. That’s really key to how the songs start.”

The band have announced tour dates for North America and Europe.

Find the full list of tour dates here: https://hakenmusic.com/tour/