Edited by DONNA BALANCIA
Alan Hewitt & One Nation will hit the road to promote their second album 2021, which drops September 17 via Bob Frank Distribution.
Alan Hewitt & One Nation kick off their jaunt September 24 in Michigan, stopping in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania, before headlining the 2021 Progstock Festival in New Jersey, October 2-3.
Hewitt, the keyboardist for The Moody Blues, says he’s looking forward to having live audiences experience the sound of the “supergroup,” which blends rock, jazz and funk.
“I’m very excited to get back out on the road and perform great music with great musicians for all of the fans that have hung in there during this weird time in our lives,” said Hewitt. “It will be nice to see those smiles and feel the energy of playing live again.”
Hewitt, who has 10 solo albums under his belt, is accompanied in the band by award-winning guitarist Duffy King (John Lodge) drummer Billy Ashbaugh (The Moody Blues, Pat Benatar, NSync) and bassist David C. Johnson (The Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville Quintet).
With the music, Hewitt returns to his roots, in the days when he was inspired by Chick Corea’s Return to Forever, Weather Report and British prog groups.
The upcoming sophomore release ventures more into progressive rock with lush vocals and intense arrangements reminiscent of early Yes and Genesis but still retains their own hard driving fusion identity.
BFD distributes over 50 labels including EDEL Germany in North America, who have had recent chart success with Alice Cooper and Deep Purple. BFD is a Top 20 global partner for The Orchard.
The second album, 2021, follows up the Grammy-nominated debut album Evolution (2015; Sony Red). “2021” features the tracks “One Step Closer” and “We’re One Nation” out now.
Pre-Order “2021” here.
Alan Hewitt & One Nation Fall 2021 Tour:
September 24 | Petoskey Mich. | Walloon Lake Winery Pavilion | Tickets
September 25 | Traverse City, Mich. | Private event
September 26 | Detroit, Mich. | Billy’s Tip’n Inn | Tickets
September 27 | Lansing, Mich. | Urban Beat | Tickets
September 29 | Pittsburgh, P.A. | T.B.A.
September 30 | Sellersville, Pa. | Sellersville Theater | Tickets
October 1 | Albany, N.Y. | T.B.A.
October 2 | Rahway, N.J. | Progstock Festival | Tickets
October 3 | Rahway, N.J. | Progstock Festival | Tickets
October 4 | Annapolis, Md. | Rams Head On Stage | Tickets
October 7 | Virginia Beach, V.A. | T.B.A.
2021 Album Track Listing
- “One Step Closer”
- “Hard Rain”
- “We’re One Nation”
- “High Above”
- “The Enigma”
- “Madhatter’s Illusion”
- “Return to Orion”