Over the past 20 years, Polish masters RIVERSIDE have built an excellent reputation. With many tours, more than 700 live shows all over the world, seven full-length albums, two mini albums, and two live albums, the band has become one of the bands at the forefront of modern progressive rock.
In the autumn of 2018 the band released Wasteland which became their biggest success so far. The album was high in many end-of-year album lists, and for some, it was even at the very top (like in the German Eclipsed Magazine). They also won a gold record award in their home country where the album was number 1 on the rock charts.
After playing a string of big shows in 2018/2019, they went on one last tour leg in Europe, in early 2020, before planning to go back into the studio to begin work on a new album. While being on the road for just three days, Covid hit, and during the following weeks, several countries were starting to close down. The majority of the shows took place but after two weeks, they had to hurry to get back home before borders were closed. Having this happen at the highest point of their popularity didn’t break them.
After a period of downtime, the band returned to the road in 2022. Touring in North America, South America, and Europe, they also worked hard on a new album which the band have just completed.
Now, with fresh energy and confidence, the band looks forward to a busy 2023.
They have released the new album ID.Entity on January 20th, 2023, followed by touring in the US, as well as shows planned in the UK/Scandinavia/Poland in the Spring.
With further touring planned throughout 2023, the future looks bright for these trailblazers of contemporary progressive rock music. The chart entries of the new album were amazing, i.e. #4 in Germany!
RIVERSIDE performed at Night Of The Prog in 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2018. They will return for the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 and they will be performing on Friday, 19 July 2023 in one of the two headliner spots!
Tickets for the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 are available in the WiV Ticket Shop.