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Bloodshot Records artist Al Scorch will embark on a UK tour in September with Jess McIntosh on fiddle and vocals. The banjo-wielding singer-songwriter from Chicago is touring in support of his 'Circle Round The Signs' album. Scorch has been dubbed "The finest country-folk-punk-bluegrass banjo player in the country" by The Huffington Post so it should be a great show.
UK melodic rock / AOR act FM have put together a tour during which, at selected dates, they will play their classic Indiscreet album in full to mark the re-recording of the album which is released on October 28th.
Bad Company will return to the UK for the first time in four years for a run of shows in October, 2016. The band features original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke. Support on the dates is provided by RSO the collaboration between ex Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and Orianthi with Steve or Jasmine Rodgers as the opening act. Tickets go on sale June 3rd.
Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their 20th anniversary with a superb new album 'The Source' out April 29th 2016. The band recently played sold out shows at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and Islington Assembly Halls in North London to start what will be a very big 2016 for ACSS. The touring will continue with European festival shows and a major UK tour in October.
3 Doors Down will return to Europe later this year in support of their recent 'Us And The Night' album. The tour includes 4 UK shows in November. All dates feature support from Pop Evil with additional support from Fallen State on selected shows.
To promote the release of 'Fingers Crossed' Ian Hunter will be touring the UK in November, 2016. The ex Mott The Hoople frontman is something of a rock legend in the UK and titles such as 'All The Way To Memphis' and 'Cleveland Rocks' still stand up to this day as timeless anthems. His latest work includes the terrific David Bowie tribute 'Dandy'.
The Cadillac Three are bringing the 'Don't Forget Your Whiskey' tour to Europe later this year and the dates include a London show at Shepherd's Bush Empire. The band will be playing tracks from their new album 'Bury Me In My Boots' out August 5th on Big Machine Records.
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry will tour the UK in November in support of the upcoming album on Cooking Vinyl 'Shine A Light' which we featured recently at Red Guitar Music. The duo have a new video from the album available which is a terrific version of the Jean Ritchie tune 'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore'. For more about the album, the video and those dates please read on.
Best known as the lead singer and main arranger of Bellowhead, after 12 years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues and festival stages, Jon Boden announced in 2015 that he wanted to move on – and so Bellowhead performed an emotional but brilliant final show on 1st May 2016. Jon has announced a solo tour of the UK for November 2016.
Andy White will be touring the UK later this year with The Band Of Gold—his son Sebastian White on drums (who also designed the box set) and Kat Adés on bass—and will be joined by special guests on the road. The dates are in support of his latest album 'Imaginary Lovers' and the career retrospective box set 'Studio Albums 1986-2016'.
Experience Kentucky: An Evening With Black Stone Cherry brings the US rockers back to the UK later this year for an extensive tour of smaller venues after their recent arena shows. The band will be bringing a different type of show to our shores this time around and to mark the event a new video has been released for 'The Rambler' with Billy Ray Cyrus in the title role.
Country singer-songwriter Tucker Beathard will return to the UK for his second visit of the year in December with a short run of dates that includes The Borderline in London.
Houston, Texas alternative rock act Blue October have postponed their UK shows set for September and rescheduled for March 2017. The band are enjoying unprecedented chart success with the single 'Home' from their recently released album of the same name which has caused the postponement. For more info on the tour changes, Blue October in general and a message from frontman Justin Furstenfeld follows:
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
THE CADILLAC THREE have released the video for ‘Graffiti’, filmed live at the legendary Abbey Road studios. The track is the first in a series of videos to be released which includes ‘White Lightning’, ‘The South’, ‘Running Red Lights’ and ‘Peace, Love & Dixie’, all recorded at the historic North London studio.