Familiar Looking Strangers
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
World renowned space rock pioneers will soon embark on their first North American tour in nearly 20 years. At the helm of the group is leader and founding member Dave Brock, alongside long serving members Dead Fred, Tim Blake, Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs and Niall Hone. This is Hawkwind’s longest standing, most stable line up in the band’s history. The tour commemorates the anniversary and re-release of the band's landmark 1975 album, "Warrior on the Edge of Time". Hawkwind will perform the album in it's entirety along with classic tracks selected from their 40+ year history. The tour will include a full light show, cosmic space dancers and psychedelic projections and is sure to be a far out experience. Joining the group as support on all dates is the Boston based psychedelic/progressive rock group PERHAPS.
1969 – Hawkwind were formed by former London busker Dave Brock who remains at the helm today.
1970 – The band appeared outside the perimeter fence of the Isle of Wight Festival and the first Glastonbury Festival. Hawkwind’s first single, “Hurry on Sundown”, was also released followed by the self titled debut album, ‘HAWKWIND’
1972 – Band record and release their trademark single “Silver Machine”, featuring Lemmy on vocals, a huge hit that brings band to the attention of the wider public and has since been used in commercials for Mazda cars and Red Square vodka drink. Around the same time various contributors became involved in creative process, these included sci-fi author Michael Moorcock, poet and visionary Bob Calvert, designer ‘Barney Bubbles’and lighting engineer ‘Liquid Len. Band tour the USA the first time.
1975 – After a drugs bust in USA, Lemmy leaves the band and goes on to form ‘MOTORHEAD’.
1980 – Release 2 top 10 albums, Live 79 and Levitation, the latter sees former Cream member Ginger Baker on drumming duties.
1979 – 1985 the band’s singles and albums make regular inroads into the national, independent and heavy metal charts.
1985 – The band performed the ambitious ‘CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK SWORD’, as a spectacular live show inspired heavily by Michael Moorcock’s epic saga, ‘ELRIC’.
1986 – Headline the Reading Rock Festival, with guest appearance from Lemmy.
Late 80’s – Early 90’s – Band become more electronic in approach, especially in the studio and are a huge influence on the emerging dance and rave scene.
The 90’s – As ever the band performed on regular national and international tours releasing more new material along the way.
Early 00’s – Appear on the TV show Top 10 (prog rock edition) and tour Australia for first time. Iconic vocalist Arthur Brown makes various guest appearances at live shows. In 2002 Hawkwind hold the first “Hawkfest”, a family friendly event headlined by the band.
2005 – Release Take Me To Your Leader, first new studio album in 8 years
2006 – Release Take Me To Your Future on “dual disc” format (music one side, film the other)
2009 – Headline Beautiful days festival to huge acclaim, begin 40th anniversary celebrations with 2 sold out shows at London’s Porchester Hall, 40 years to the day of Hawkwind’s first ever gig.
2010 – Release new album – Blood Of the Earth
Throughout their career the band also have continued to perform at numerous free concerts, most famously the STONEHENGE festival, and have supported many and various charities, including SHELTER, GREENPEACE, TRAVELLERS AID TRUST, BRAINSCAN, FREE TIBET CAMPAIGN, SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES and SEA SHEPHERD.
Familiar Looking Strangers
The Familiar Looking Strangers have joined together to create a rootsy rock n’ roll band of raw power, feel and moving melody.