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Die legendären UK Rocker ARENA widmen die Single "Poisoned" geliebten Menschen, welche man an schwere Krankheiten und insbesondere Krebs verloren hat.
Mit der social Media Kampagne unter dem #arenapoisoned wollen sie Aufmerksamkeit, Trost und Hoffnung verbreiten.

26.10. ARENA – "Poisoned" digital Single

Album "Double Vision" im Handel erhältlich via Verglas Music

Tuesday 9th April - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Wednesday 10th April - Backstage, Munich, Germany
Thursday 11th April - Das Rind, Rüsselsheim, Germany
Friday 12th April - Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
Sunday 14th April - Neuberinhaus, Reichenbach, Germany

"Bombast and big ideas from neo-proggers on top form…’Double Vision’ proves the importance of quality over quantity."
Prog Magazine

"Arena have released possibly the finest album of their career."
Prog Archives

"Fantastic and fantastical. [Of ] The six songs that form the majority of the album, “Poisoned” might be the best of them; somber, sad, lamenting, and teeming with angst."
Sonic Perspective

"The whole album is solid, and if you asked 7 different people what their favourite song is, you might get 7 different songs, which is the mark of a great album."


“I am not a hostage, there is hope in every breath”

Boasting an expansive, exploratory rock sound, British quintet Arena are releasing ‘Poisoned’, their first ever single in their 23-year career!

Lauded as one of the most popular songs from their recently-released album ‘Double Vision’ (2018, Vergals Music), ‘Poisoned’ was penned by Arena in homage of loved ones lost to illness and (more specifically) to cancer. Amid the release of the reworked single version of the track, the band are calling fans, followers and newcomers alike to join them in a social media movement commemorating anyone lost to them who has represented an important part of their lives.

Fans can join in with the #arenapoisoned campaign by posting on social media with a picture and name of someone important in their life who has passed on, using the hashtag #arenapoisoned. The band intend to collate the photographs and create a montage of the pictures in a forthcoming vinyl version of ‘Double Vision’ - something special for posterity that will immortalise the loved ones of Arena’s fanbase and extended community.

To take part in the #arenapoisoned movement, fans can post using the tags @ArenaVerglas for Twitter or @ArenaBandofficial for Facebook, and include the Hashtag #arenapoisoned. Photos can also be sent to the band’s email address Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Though Arena are not limiting the parameters of the #arenapoisoned solely to cancer victims, it represents a very real, very personal experience for keyboardist Clive Nolan:

'Poisoned was written at a particularly difficult time for me”, notes Clive. “While I was putting the songs together for the new Arena album, I was very aware that a good friend of mine was dying of cancer.”

“There was something so raw, present and inescapable about this that it seemed obvious to me that this had to be written about. When [singer] Paul Manzi brought in some musical material at the beginning of January, I knew we had the foundation of what was needed.”

“In that first week of January I told Ian that we were writing a song that reflected on him and others in similar situations, and he loved the idea. He said he really wanted to hear it, and I told him that should be fine, because we hoped to have a version ready by early February. Sadly he passed away before January was over.”

According to figures from Cancer Research UK, there were approximately 359,960 new cases of cancer reported in 2015, and no less than 163,444 cancer-related deaths in 2016. There is hope, however, as cancer survival rates have almost doubled in the UK over the last 40 years, with 50% of cancer patients now surviving for 10+ years with treatment.


Arena will be taking their awesome sound across Europe and the United Kingdom in early 2019…

Saturday 2nd March - Montgomery Hall, Wath, England
Saturday 30th March - Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif, Quebec City, Canada
Wednesday 3rd April - Academy 3, Manchester, England
Thursday 4th April - Robin 2, Bilston, England
Friday 5th April - Waterfront Studio, Norwich, England
Saturday 6th April - ULU, London, England
Tuesday 9th April - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Wednesday 10th April - Backstage, Munich, Germany
Thursday 11th April - Das Rind, Rüsselsheim, Germany
Friday 12th April - Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
Saturday 13th April - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Sunday 14th April - Neuberinhaus, Reichenbach, Germany


Nine studio releases, five live albums and four DVDs...Arena is a band that defines the well-trodden concept of “standing the test of time”.

Founded in 1995 by Clive Nolan (Pendragon) and Mick Pointer (Marillion), Arena’s early years were peppered with numerous changes to the line-up. Yet even in the face of ever-changing circumstances, the arrival of ‘The Visitor’ in 1998 serves as the first of many bookmarks in Arena’s history. A concept album at its core, ‘The Visitor’ is considered a classic by the band’s loyal fanbase, and Arena recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with the release of a remastered edition earlier this year.

Arena’s live performance has seen the band tour and perform with a number of noteworthy acts. Shared festival stages with the likes of Status Quo and Ygnwie Malmsteen, a live tour with 80s rock band Saga and numerous headline tours have brought Arena’s expansive sound to many stages across the world. This year, the band’s highlight performance took place at Night of the Prog Festival at Loreley, Germany.

2018 also bore the release of the band’s latest full-length, ‘Double Vision’, which was well-received by the press and their fanbase. Despite a lengthy career, however, the band has never released a single...until now!

Stay tuned for more on Arena!

Arena is:
Paul Manzi - Vocals
John Mitchell - Guitars
Kylan Amos - Bass
Clive Nolan - Keyboards
Mick Pointer - Drums

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