Latest Tiles News
July 29, 2017
We'll venture to the mid-Michigan area Saturday, August 12th for a 3pm outdoor show at the Gladwin City Park
Amphitheater. After a series of (very cool) opening spots and shared billings it will be nice to expand our set to a full 90-minutes and play some extra tunes...
If it rains the show will be held inside at the Gladwin High School Auditorium – so don’t let gloomy skies keep you away!
Visit our Tour Dates page for all the details and check out the flyer here.
June 25, 2017
It's been quite a while, but finally we return to the Buffalo, NY area Saturday, July 15th for Sonic Buffalo –
An Evening of Progressive Rock presented by Gazing Rabbit Productions at the Evening Star Concert Hall.
Hosted by Turning Virtue (as they promote their excellent new album A Temporary Human Experience), we will also be joined by our friends Fire
Garden from Chicago (who are also supporting their excellent latest release Far and Near). Get
all the info here...
June 10, 2017
It's time to get our upcoming shows on everyone's radar – and we've got some fun stuff on the horizon!
Friday, June 23rd join us at the Token Lounge in Westland, MI for a stellar evening progressive metal featuring the legendary
Fates Warning. Joining them on tour are our fellow Laser's Edge label
mates Infinite Spectrum plus our buds Imminent Sonic
Destruction. Doors open at 6pm so arrive early to stake your claim.
On Friday, July 7th, join us at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI for the welcome return of the renowned King's X. We've had the good fortune to open for KX on several occasions and they always deliver great deep-cut set lists and expend every last
bit of energy. Do not miss this show at one of the coolest theaters in metro-Detroit! Doors open at 8pm so arrive early to stake your claim. (T I L E S) is the only opening act).
Visit our Tour Dates for more details...
May 3, 2017
We are pleased to announce the release of our first major conceptual video for the song The Disappearing Floor. Several months in the making, the team at Chromatin Productions (along with band liaison Jeff Whittle) worked long hours to render the storyline and coordinate the
logistics of multiple on-location shoots. One of our favorite tracks on Pretending 2 Run, The Disappearing Floor finds our central
character delivering a soliloquy on his post-traumatic struggle to cope with and make something of his new normal. The music is jagged and off-kilter, the vocals angry and distorted,
and Mike Stern’s remarkable guitar solo a wordless narrative of catharsis – all suitably captured in the dark and unsettling
The video was primarily shot in a historic industrial park in downtown Detroit and features a cameo appearance by legendary six-time-Grammy-nominated fusion guitarist Mike Stern as he recorded his incendiary solo at the renowned United Sound
Studio where so many musical icons, including his former boss Miles Davis, recorded. Chris Herin states on collaborating with
Stern, "What a remarkable experience! Mike was so easygoing and dedicated to delivering his best. It was very late and he had just flown in from Montana, but he was totally up for the
session. We already had a great solo completed, but Mike said, "Do you mind if I do one more pass, just for fun?" And he nailed what you hear (and see). It's hard to believe he
surpassed what we already had! It was such a thrill to experience that level of musicianship and artistry up close."
March 11, 2017