Contact Us

Hawkwind Founder Nik Turner Announces New Album and Tour

Subscribe to 103.7 The Hawk on

Nik Turner — whose flute, saxophone, vocals and compositions helped define Hawkwind‘s early success — is hitting the road with a brand new solo LP.

Titled ‘Space Gypsy,’ the new album finds Turner working with a diverse array of musicians, including fellow Hawkwind vet Simon House on violin, Gong guitarist Steve Hillage and Jurgen Engler of German industrial band Die Krupps. The LP is preceded by the first single ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L,’ which was inspired by the Challenger space shuttle disaster and which Turner describes as “the epitome of epiphanic, orgasmic, cathartic embodiment of my space dreams [becoming] one man’s reality, exploding into space.”

The new album, out now, comes in a variety of configurations, including a gatefold vinyl package that includes a special seven-inch single and a limited-edition box housing a bonus CD of non-album material.

Turner has also announced a series of North American tour dates, starting Oct. 9 and running through mid-November. Have a look at the complete list below, and check out the video for ‘Fallen Angel STS-51-L’ above.

Next: Top 10 Gatefold Album Sleeves

Nik Turner 2013 North American Tour Dates
10/09 – Eureka, Calif.
10/10 – Portland, Ore.
10/12 – Seattle, Wash.
10/16 – Salt Lake City, Utah
10/19 – St Paul, Minn.
10/20 – Milwaukee, Wis.
10/21 – Chicago, Ill.
10/24 – Pittsburgh, Pa.
10/25 – Toronto, Ontario
10/29 – Boston, Mass.
10/30 – New Haven, Ct.
10/31 – Easthampton, Mass.
11/02 – Philadelphia, Pa.
11/03 – Brooklyn, N.Y.
11/05 – Charlotte, N.C.
11/07 – Atlanta, Ga.
11/10 – Austin, Texas
11/14 – Phoenix, Ariz.
11/15 – San Diego, Calif.
11/17 – Oakland, Calif.

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.