Watch the Gavin Harrison Asia Clinic Tour Promotional Video
British Drummer Gavin Harrison is set to embark on an extensive Zildjian Asia Clinic tour this October 2012.
Voted “Progressive Rock Drummer of the Year” for four consecutive years in the Modern Drummer readers' poll and “Best Progressive Drummer" in DRUM! Magazine, Gavin has played with a number of the world’s greatest artists and bands, including Incognito, Level 42, and punk icon Iggy Pop. Best known for his work with the progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, which he joined in 2002, Gavin also occupies the drum seat with the legendary band King Crimson.
A talented author, Gavin has released two instructional drum books entitled Rhythmic Illusions and Rhythmic Perspectives and produced his own instructional DVDs, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons. In 2012, Rhythmic Designs was released, a book of transcriptions by Terry Branam and a three-hour DVD containing explanations and demonstrations by Gavin. Rhythmic Designs won 'Best in Show' at the summer NAMM show.
In addition to performances on his acoustic kit and Zildjian cymbals, Gavin will incorporate a demonstration on the Gen16 award winning AE Cymbal System as part of his clinic. The Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal System represents a major departure from current electronic cymbal technology that employs MIDI trigger pads and sampled sounds. Zildjian‘s revolutionary new cymbal system includes low-volume, acoustic metal cymbals; a pickup that utilizes a patent-pending, dual-head mini microphone design; and a Digital Cymbal Processor designed to produce customizable cymbal sounds. Furthermore, the Gen16 AE Cymbal System retains many of the desirable qualities of acoustic cymbals in terms of its overall feel and responsiveness, providing musicians with an authentic drumming experience.
According to Bob Wiczling, Zildjian‘s International Marketing Manager, “We are extremely proud to have Gavin represent Zildjian on the upcoming Asia tour. He continues to be one of the world’s most sought after clinicians, having conducted clinics extensively across Europe and the USA. Now Asian drummers will have a unique opportunity to see Gavin in person and benefit from his clinics.”
CONFIRMED CLINIC DATES AND CITIES:
October-14 - TOKYO - JAPAN The Drum Magazine Festival
Venue: Differ Ariake, 1-3-25 Ariake, Koto-Ku Tokyo
Contact: Kydo Tokyo, T: +81-(0)570-0640708
October-15 - TAIPEI – TAIWAN
Venue: KHS Hall, 2F,NO.162,Zhongshan 2nd Rd.,Luzhou Dist., New Taipei City 24756, Taiwan
Contact: Miss Chanel, T: 886-2-2282-5151* 3036
October-16 - HONG KONG - HONG KONG
Venue: Academy Hall, Tom Lee Music, 12/F Megabox, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +852-2737-7602
Ocobert-18 - BANGKOK - THAILAND
Venue: Thailand Cultural Centre - Smaill Hall
14 Thiamruammitr Road, Huay Khwang, Bangkok 10310
October-19 - MANILA - PHILIPPINES
Venue: Area 05 Superclub/Concert Hall/Events Venue
3rd floor, Bellagio Square, Tomas Morato cor. Scout Fuentebella Streets, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact: JB Music & Sports inc., Tel : (632) 638-4732
October-21 - KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA
Venue: 4th Floor Bentley Music Auditorium
3, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: E: email@example.com, T: +603-7727-3333
October-22 - SINGAPORE - SINGAPORE
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum ( Ngee Ann Auditorium)
October-25 - BEIJING – CHINA
Venue: Mao Live House
No.111 Gulou East Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Contact: T. 010-67124640-826
October-26 - CHENGDU - CHINA
Venue: MINILIVE House
"MINILIVE House" No.23 Zhongyang Avnue, East Zone Music Park, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Contact:: T. 010-67124640-826
Stay tuned here for more details on venues and clinic times, as well as some exciting news on the “Gavin Harrison Asia Tour Prize Competition”.