All dates below. Hope to meet your beautiful hearts on the road.
Merchandise will include Vinyl, T-shirts & Masvidalien Amulets + more...
06 Mar - Glasgow UK, St Luke's Church
07 Mar - London UK, Palladium
08 Mar - Paris FR, Le Trianon
09 Mar - Rennes FR, Antipode
10 Mar - Bilbao ES, Santana27
11 Mar - Lisbon PT, Cineteatro Capitólio
13 Mar - Barcelona ES, Apolo
14 Mar - Madrid ES, But
16 Mar - Zurich CH, X-Tra
18 Mar - Budapest HU, Akvárium Klub
19 Mar - Vienna AT, Simm City
20 Mar - Hamburg DE, Gruenspan
21 Mar - Einhoven NL, Prognosis Festival
22 Mar - Cologne DE, Live Music Hall
23 Mar - Stuttgart DE, Longhorn
24 Mar - Berlin DE, Astra
25 Mar - Munich DE, Backstage
26 Mar - Karlshue DE, Stadmitte
27 Mar - Nijmegen NL, St Stephens Church
1 April - Athens, GR, ST. Paul’s Anglican Church
6-24 March w/ Anathema,
27 March w/ Anneka.
PAUL MASVIDAL began his film and TV scoring career as a session guitarist for Carsey Werner sitcoms 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN and THAT '70s SHOW. He composed the main title for the Emmy nominated NBC teen series Operation Junkyard and has scored series for H2, National Geographic, Bravo, ABC and PBS.
In 2014, Masvidal produced and played guitar on actor Jim Carrey's spiritually reflective children's book and accompanying soundtrack, How Roland Rolls. He recently co-wrote and produced the score for the forthcoming feature length film "The Tiger Hunter" (2016).
A renowned guitarist, songwriter, composer and international touring artist, Paul Masvidal is best known as co-founder and frontman of Cynic, the critically acclaimed progressive rock group with a fanatically devoted following.
Masvidal's professional career began in 1991 when he was recruited by Death's Chuck Schuldiner to record that band's landmark death-metal album, Human. Two years later saw the release of Cynic's self-assured debut – Focus. Heralded by critics and fans alike as a work of dizzying brilliance, Focus wove elements of metal, progressive rock and jazz fusion into a bold new sound that challenged listeners as it defied genre restrictions.
The group reunited in 2008 after a 13-year break to record Traced In Air, their comeback opus. In his review, New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff wrote that Cynic "should be understood not so much alongside any metal bands but along with the radical harmonic progressives in the last 45 years of pop and jazz: composers like Milton Nascimento, the Beach Boys or Pat Metheny."
During the band's hiatus, Masvidal founded Æon Spoke, whose ethereal indie rock was heralded as "beautiful, exquisite [and] destined for greatness" by Janice Long, BBC Radio. In 2004, the band received airplay on BBC Radio 2 and XFM for the single "Silence." The following year, the track "Emmanuel" appeared in the indie breakout film, What the Bleep Do We Know!?. Æon Spoke songs have also appeared on the Warner Bros. television series Smallville, One Tree Hill and in the motion picture Cry Wolf. Their self-titled debut LP came out in 2007 on SPV Records.
Masvidal has also written and performed music for television and motion pictures through Still Motion Music, the Hollywood-based composer collective he co-founded. Composing the main title for the Emmy nominated NBC teen series Operation Junkyard and has scored series for H2, National Geographic, Bravo, ABC and PBS, Paul also worked as a session guitarist for Carsey Werner sitcoms That '70s Show and 3rd Rock from the Sun. In 2014, Masvidal produced and played guitar on actor Jim Carrey's spiritually reflective children's book and accompanying soundtrack, How Roland Rolls.
Since Traced In Air, Cynic has released two conceptual records: Re-Traced (2010) and Carbon-Based Anatomy (2011). Rolling Stone music critic Hank Shteamer raved in his review of Carbon-Based Anatomy: "The title track is a perfectly paced stunner...Cynic sounds fully liberated, not just from their metal past but from any aesthetic concern other than assembling a great song." Cynic's third full-length album, Kindly Bent to Free Us, released in 2014, was hailed by PROG Magazine as "an album that transcends all the limitations of genre and era... There are few albums which can claim such a remarkable hold." The album rose to No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in Feb. 2014 and was No. 1 on CMJ's Loud Rock Chart the following month.
In 2015, Masvidal ventured into the performing-arts world with masked duo Onward with Love (OwL), a musical collaboration with acclaimed singer-songwriter Amy Correia. The pair's singular points of view make for an intriguing synthesis of Eastern-influenced philosophy, symbolist poetry, American blues, jazz and experimental rock. OwL has performed in concert venues, hospices and art galleries around greater Los Angeles.
Since the release of the album Kindly Bent to Free Us in 2014, Cynic released a single in 2018 called Humanoid from an upcoming new album, along with a remix of the album Traced In Air.
Over 2019, Masvidal began releasing Mythical Human Vessel a trilogy of acoustic, therapeutic, ambient records. Bram Teitelman of Billboard magazine described the work as "Masvidal at his most vulnerable, often with just a guitar and vocals, while experimenting with brain entrainment, a series of pulsing sounds that are said to lead to enhanced neural perception and memory.” The first collection, Mythical, dropped May 31, 2019, following with Human, October 4th 2019. The third album Vessel will drop March 6th, 2020, with global touring plans throughout 2020, 2021. Cynic will release their 4th full length, November 2020 via Season of Mist records.
Masvidal has also lent his name to a line of signature instruments produced by Sweden's award winning .strandberg* Guitars, has his own chorus pedal through Protone Pedals and an endorsement contract with EMG Pickups and Dunlop strings.