William Shatner Announces New Album and Mini-Tour
William Shatner wants you to know that his new record “Ponder the Mystery” is ready and it launches on Tuesday, October 8th.
You can Pre-Order the Album from Amazon here.
In addition Shatner has announced that there will be three performances in the Southern California area after the launch of the album. Performance dates and locations are as follows:
· – Wednesday, October 23, 2013: Saint Rocke, 142 E Pacific Coast Hwy Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310-372-0035)
· – Thursday, October 24, 2013: The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura, CA 91301 (818-879-5016)
· – Friday, October 25, 2013: The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (949-496-8930)
Here’s information about the performances to help you understand what the show experience will be:
William Shatner & Circa;
(featuring Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye formerly of YES)
William Shatner will be performing his new record Ponder the Mystery in its entirety along with the prog band Circa; featuring Billy Sherwood (who produced and co-wrote Ponder the Mystery with Shatner) and Tony Kaye both former members of the legendary prog rock band YES.
William Shatner is a film and tv icon with an intense passion for music which has yielded several solo records including the critically acclaimed Seeking Major Tom. This most recent solo record, Ponder the Mystery (including guest artists from the prog and fusion genres: Rick Wakeman, Al DiMeola, Steve Vai, Robbie Krieger, Vince Gill, and Dave Koz to name a few). Expands Shatner’s musical horizons due to the fact that all of the songs on the new record are original and written by Shatner and his musical partner in the project Billy Sherwood.
This partnership of Shatner and Sherwood has created a vast and expansive artistic landscape for Shatner’s amazing gift of poetry while Sherwood composed the musical backdrop. The record is conceptual in nature: following a man in despair through the setting sun, twilight and finally darkness, and in the process, regains his joy of life.
Both Bills had a vision of taking the record to the stage and performing it live. When it came time to form the band for this event, Circa; Sherwood and Kaye had a long running musical relationship playing on stage together with YES and forming Circa; together in 2006. Circa continues to release music (Circa; Live From Here There and Everywhere is their recent release).