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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.
Twin guitars, four-part harmonies and even a good old fashioned raspy sax Five Grand Stereo are ideal for all fans of Roxy Music, Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Jeff Lynne and power pop in general. The band released an EP late in 2015 entitled 'David Bowie' which is well worth checking out and they are embarking on a short run of UK dates this October.
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.
Texan songwriter Carrie Rodriguez will be touring the UK this November in support of her recent bilingual album 'Zola' the recipient of 4* reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine to name but two. The tour includes a London show at The Old Queens Head on November 9th promoted by Green Note. More about Carrie Rodriguez and those all important dates follow.
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.
Folk singer-songwriter Joe Purdy will embark on an extensive European tour in November 2016 and UK dates will include a show at The Borderline in London on November 15th. Purdy is touring to promote his latest release 'Who Will Be Next?'
Canadian country/folk songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten returns to the UK in November for a run of dates that commence with a show at The Harrison in London on November 11th. Sarah Jane Scouten will perform tracks from her recent 'Railtown Sessions Vol 1' EP and songs from her upcoming album due early next year. Please read on for much more about Sarah Jane Scouten and those tour dates.
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.
Gregory Alan Isakov is pleased to announce he will be playing a set of shows in Europe with Passenger that will include UK dates.To mark the announcement he has shared 'The Stable Song' from his recent album recorded with The Colorado Symphony.
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.
The White Buffalo will return to the UK in January 2017 for a set of UK dates. In other great news for White Buffalo fans his back catalogue is to be made widely available in Europe for the first time. For more info about the tour, the reissues and a message from The White Buffalo please read on.
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:
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds will be bringing their acoustic show to Europe in early 2017 with a run of dates that kick off with a two night stand at the Eventim Apollo in London. This is a rare opportunity to witness 'An Evening With Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds' as the duo play songs and tell stories. Tickets go on general sale 9am on 24th October with pre-sale to DMB Warehouse members available from today October 18th.
The rise of Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke continues with the release of their fifth album 'Like An Arrow' on October 14th via Earache. To mark the event the band have announces a set of UK dates for March / April 2017. Ticket links and more about Blackberry Smoke follows....