Joe Nichols announces debut UK Dates for September 2019
Sep
23
to Sep 27

Joe Nichols announces debut UK Dates for September 2019

US Country star Joe Nichols will visit the UK for the first time in September 2019 for a short run of intimate acoustic shows. The singer, best known for hits such as ‘Brokenheartsville’ and ‘Tequila makes her clothes fall off’, has nine albums under his belt in a career that dates back to the early 90s. Nichols’ most recent album ‘Never Gets Old’ and the following ‘Never Gets Old' - Traditional Country Series’ highlight his love of old-school country as he covers Don Williams and Merle Haggard etc. Tickets for the UK tour are on sale April 5th at 10 am. More about Joe Nichols and the tour including ticket links follow:

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Murray A. Lightburn Sep/Oct 2019 UK/RoI dates
Sep
26
to Oct 10

Murray A. Lightburn Sep/Oct 2019 UK/RoI dates

Canadian singer/songwriter Murray A. Lightburn recently announced a run of UK/RoI dates for late 2019. The tour is in support of his ‘Hear Me Out’ album which received positive reviews from the likes of Record Collector and Rolling Stone. ‘Hear Me Out’ is a lovely record of fragile pop/soul with a lush orchestrated sound heavily influnced by 60’s girl groups, Muscle Shoals and Motown. The dates include shows with fellow Canadian Dan Mangan and a Manchester date with another Canadian act Stars. Full tour details and a little more about Murray A. Lightburn follows:

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Brad Paisley announces October 12th 2019 date at London's O2
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brad Paisley announces October 12th 2019 date at London's O2

Country superstar Brad Paisley will make a welcome return to the UK and the O2 in London on Saturday October 12th 2019. Support comes from Chris Lane. Tickets are on general sale from Friday February 8th with Fan Club pre-sales etc starting on Wednesday 6th February. Full ticket details and much more about Brad Paisley and Chris Lane follows:

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Chase Rice announces UK/European headline show for January 2020
Jan
11
to Jan 27

Chase Rice announces UK/European headline show for January 2020

No stranger to the UK, Chase Rice will be back this side of the pond for a run of headline dates in January 2020. The UK dates will feature a full band show while Chase will also visit Germany and the Netherlands for the first time to play acoustic sets. Chase was in the UK earlier this year at C2C and performed two sold-out acoustic tours of the UK in 2017 and 2018. A full list of tour dates and much more about Chase Rice follows including the UK Version of the video for ‘On Tonight’:

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Don Gallardo announces Summer 2019 UK tour dates
Jul
5
to Jul 20

Don Gallardo announces Summer 2019 UK tour dates

Don Gallardo returns to the UK in July for a run of shows commencing at the Maverick Festival in Suffolk. Further dates include Derby, London, Bristol and the tour concludes at The Tingestock Festival. To coincide with the dates a new EP ‘In The Name Of Good Intentions’ featuring Lilly Winwood is released July 5th and the first single ‘Shine A Light On Me’ is due June 14th. A full list of dates and a little more about ‘In The Name Of Good Intentions’ follows:

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Eagles return to Europe for 2019 World Tour dates
Jun
23
to Jul 5

Eagles return to Europe for 2019 World Tour dates

Eagles have announced a run of European dates as part of their 2019 world tour with the first show on May 26th in Antwerp and UK dates commencing June 23rd in London (Sheryl Crow will be special guest for the London date). Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will be joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey for the tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 5th 2018 at 9am. More info on the band including ticket links and the full list of UK dates follows:

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Her Crooked Heart UK tour dates commence June 20th 2019
Jun
20
to Jul 8

Her Crooked Heart UK tour dates commence June 20th 2019

Minneapolis based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Ries aka Her Crooked Heart is about to embark on a UK tour in support of her recently released ‘To Love To Leave To Live’ album. To perform the music in a live setting Rachel has enlisted Siri Undlin (Humbird), Adelyn Strei (Adro) and Hilary James (We Are The Willows, Bathtub Cig) to fully capture the melancholy nature of the record via four-part harmonies and a wide mix of instrumentation both synthetic and acoustic. The dates include a show at Green Note in Camden which should prove the perfect environment for Rachel and her music. More about Her Crooked Heart including the full list of tour dates follow after the break:

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Nell Bryden UK tour dates June/July 2019
Jun
20
to Jul 12

Nell Bryden UK tour dates June/July 2019

New York born, London based singer-songwriter Nell Bryden has announced a run of dates for June/July 2019. Nell has been very busy this year with the release of the ‘Living Room Sessions’ album and an EP ‘Soundtrack To Little Wing (Part 1) which featured the Radio 2 playlisted single ‘Smoke In My Heart’. The EP forms part of the soundtrack to Nell’s upcoming novel which will be accompanied by a full album. Did I mention she’d been busy? Tour dates and more about Nell Bryden follows:

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50 years with ZZ Top European Tour announced for 2019
Jun
19
to Jul 12

50 years with ZZ Top European Tour announced for 2019

ZZ Top formed back in 1969 and to mark the event the Texas blues legends have announced a run of European dates for 2019 to mark their 50th anniversary as a band. The dates include a show at the SSE Arena, Wembley on 12th July 2019 with special guest Jimmy Barnes. Tickets for the Wembley show are on sale from 10am on Friday November 16th. Links to tickets and more about ZZ Top follows:

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UK AMA Award Winner 2019 Dean Owens @ Hope & Anchor London June 15th 2019
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

UK AMA Award Winner 2019 Dean Owens @ Hope & Anchor London June 15th 2019

Fresh from a run of dates in the USA Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens is about to hit the road in the UK. The tour will include a London date at The Hope & Anchor in London on June 15th. Dean will be joined by Jim Maving and Tom Collinson. Dean won UK Song of the Year at the recent UK AMA Awards for ‘Southern Wind’ co-written with Will Kimbrough. More about Dean Owens including the video for ‘Southern Wind’ follows:

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Kip Moore announces UK dates for September 2019
May
26
to Sep 5

Kip Moore announces UK dates for September 2019

Regular visits to our shores, top reviews (RGM review from 2017) and good old fashioned hard work is paying off for Kip Moore. A run of May acoustic shows that form part of his ‘Room To Spare’ tour are Sold Out but he’ll be back in September for full band electric shows including The Roundhouse in London. Much more about Kip Moore including those tour dates follows:

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Chris Young announces May 2019 UK dates
May
5
to May 9

Chris Young announces May 2019 UK dates

US country star Chris Young will return to the UK in May 2019 when he brings his ‘Losing Sleep’ tour to our shores with Stoney Creek Records’ Lindsay Ell joining the tour as special guest. Sony Music recording artist Young has enjoyed multi-platinum success in recent years and his UK dates are always highly anticipated. Tickets are on general sale from 9am Friday 23rd November (Pre-sales from Wednesday 21 November). More about Chris Young and those tour dates follow:

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Danny Schmidt announces May 2019 UK tour
May
1
to May 15

Danny Schmidt announces May 2019 UK tour

Folk-Americana singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has announced a May 2019 UK tour in support of his widely acclaimed ‘Standard Deviation’ album. The hectic tour includes dates as far afield as Bristol, Edinburgh and Whitstable so he should be coming to a town near you. ‘Standard Deviation’ is Danny’s tenth studio album (ninth as a solo artist) and builds on the success of his 2015 release ‘Owls’. Much more about Danny Schmidt including those tour dates follows:

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Bob Harris announces 2019 Under The Apple Tree tour
Apr
25
to May 7

Bob Harris announces 2019 Under The Apple Tree tour

Bob Harris OBE will be taking his Under The Apple Tree Sessions on the road in April/May 2019 for a UK tour. The tour will be headlined by Wildwood Kin who RGM recently enjoyed opening for Darlingside (review). In keeping with the UTAT philosophy Bob has handpicked local support acts for each date of the tour with the likes of Loud Mountains (Oxford) and Worry Dolls (London) among the impressive additions. Tickets are on sale from Friday 14th December and more about Bob, Under The Apple Tree and the tour dates follow:

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Jerry Leger and The Situation April UK Tour Dates
Apr
13
to Apr 27

Jerry Leger and The Situation April UK Tour Dates

Jerry Leger returns to the UK in April for a run of shows as part of a European tour. Jerry will be joined by Dan Mock and Kyle Sullivan on bass and drums respectively. The dates commence with three shows in one day on April 13th 2019 for Record Store Day with appearances in Bexhill, Lewes and at the Ramblin’ Roots Revue Festival in High Wycombe. Jerry and his bandmates will be keeping busy it seems. A full list of tour dates and details of ‘Too Broke To Die’ - a Limited Edition retrospective release only available on this tour - follows:

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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage 'Hidden Things' single + April 2019 UK tour dates
Apr
4
to Apr 19

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage 'Hidden Things' single + April 2019 UK tour dates

Acoustic duo Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage will be bringing their single-microphone show to intimate UK venues starting April 4th in Sheffield. The run of dates coincide with the release of ‘Hidden Things’ the first in a trilogy of singles planned for 2019. A full list of dates and the video for ‘Hidden Things’ follows:

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Nicole Atkins April 2019 UK tour dates
Apr
4
to Apr 30

Nicole Atkins April 2019 UK tour dates

Nicole Atkins returns to the UK this month for a run of headline shows which include a date at The Lexington in London on April 30th (her fifth London show in eighteen months). The Nashville singer toured the UK in 2018 with Mercury Rev and also performed with friend and collaborator Jim Sclavunos of The Bad Seeds. The incredibly busy Atkins also found the time to record a new album at Muscle Shoals with members of Spoon, The Bad Seeds, The Swampers and The Dap Kings. More news about the album will be released soon but in the meantime check out those dates and a terrific take on ‘November Rain’ the Guns N’ Roses classic performed with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees fame:

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Tommy Emmanuel CGP announces March 2019 UK tour dates
Mar
7
to Mar 24

Tommy Emmanuel CGP announces March 2019 UK tour dates

Acclaimed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will return to the UK in March 2019 for a run of dates. Well known for his hugely entertaining live shows, these latest dates follow the release of his Accomplice One album in early 2018. The tour will also feature leading blues guitarist JD Simo, who appears on Accomplice One and with whom Tommy has toured in the USA. Tommy’s thoughts on the upcoming tour and those all important dates follow:

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Keith Urban announces O2 Forum Kentish Town show March 6th 2019
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Keith Urban announces O2 Forum Kentish Town show March 6th 2019

In an unexpected but very welcome move Keith Urban has added a show to his UK tour at London’s O2 Forum in Kentish Town on March 6th, 2019. This is a rare chance to get up close and personal with the country music superstar. I was lucky enough to catch Keith on previous UK tours at The Scala and Shepherd’s Bush Empire and I can tell you he’s one of the very best around in a live setting. Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday 8th February and the dates coincide with the UK release of his latest album ‘GRAFFITI U’ on March 8th. More about Keith Urban including a ticket link follows:

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Blue Oyster Cult announced February 2019 UK Tour
Feb
21
to Mar 1

Blue Oyster Cult announced February 2019 UK Tour

Blue Oyster Cult have announced a run of UK dates for February 2019 with special guests The Temperance Movement. The eight date tour starts in Norwich and includes a London show at Eventim Apollo which, coincidentally, was the venue when I first caught the band live on their 'Revolution By Night' tour in 1984. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 27th July. A little more about BOC and those tour dates follows:

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The Sheepdogs announce 2019 UK dates with Rival Sons
Jan
31
to Feb 6

The Sheepdogs announce 2019 UK dates with Rival Sons

The Sheepdogs are fast becoming a favourite here at RGM towers. Their recent ‘Changing Colours’ album is a must listen for classic rock fans who enjoy the likes of The Allman Brothers and The Band. The thing that really cemented our interest in the band was a stunning show at the Borderline last year (review). The guys are fantastic live so it’s great to share the news that the band will be touring the UK with Rival Sons in Jan/Feb 2019. Please read on for the tour dates, the video for the infectious ‘Saturday Night’ and more about The Sheepdogs:

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Ashley Monroe announces European dates for January 2019
Jan
23
to Jan 30

Ashley Monroe announces European dates for January 2019

Nashville based singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe will return to the UK/Europe in January 2019 for a run of dates set to include an appearance at Celtic Connections and a show at Bush Hall in London. Ashley is touring in support of her terrific Dave Cobb produced ‘Sparrow’ album from earlier this year. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 26th at 9.00 am UK time. More about Ashley Monroe follows:

Update November 24th: Ashley’s tour is looking to be one of the early must see shows of 2019. The Bush Hall show sold out and an additional night has been added at the venue while the Glasgow show has been upgraded to a larger venue. Full details can be found below:

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The Once announce January 2019 UK Tour
Jan
18
to Feb 3

The Once announce January 2019 UK Tour

The Once will be bringing their trademark harmonies to the UK in early 2019 for a welcome string of UK dates. The Newfoundland based trio are touring in support of their recent ‘Time Enough’ album. The dates include The Islington in London and a show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. More about The Once, those tour dates and a recent video for ‘Any Other Way’ from ‘Time Enough’ follows:

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Devin Dawson returns to UK in January 2019
Jan
17
to Jan 24

Devin Dawson returns to UK in January 2019

I hope Devin Dawson has signed up to an air miles programme as the singer-songwriter has announced plans to return to the UK in January 2019. Dawson will be opening for Dan + Shay on their UK tour which marks his fifth visit to the UK in a mere eighteen months. Dawson continues to promote his acclaimed, Jay Joyce produced, debut album ‘Dark Horse’. A limited number of tickets for the tour are still available, but some dates are already sold out. More about Devin Dawson, those dates and ticket details follow:

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Aaron Lee Tasjan announces Oct/Nov 2018 UK dates
Oct
31
to Nov 7

Aaron Lee Tasjan announces Oct/Nov 2018 UK dates

US Singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan will visit the UK this week for a string of UK shows in support of his widely acclaimed ‘Karma for Cheap’ album. The Nashville based artist is building a strong following in the UK with an award nomination at the UK Americana Awards earlier this year. More about Aaron and those all important tour dates follow:

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The Sheepdogs bring 'Changing Colours' to the UK Oct/Nov 2018
Oct
29
to Nov 24

The Sheepdogs bring 'Changing Colours' to the UK Oct/Nov 2018

Canadian act The Sheepdogs will be visiting the UK in late October for a run of dates before that hit the European mainland. The rescheduled dates are in support of their recent ‘Changing Colours’ release and include London’s Borderline on November 5th. The quadruple Juno Award winning act have been compared to The Band, The Allman Brothers Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, which gives you a good idea of where they’re at musically and ‘Changing Colours’ lives up to those comparisons. A full list of the tour dates and more about The Sheepdogs follows:

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Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart latest additions to impressive BluesFest 2018 Line-Up
Oct
25
to Oct 28

Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart latest additions to impressive BluesFest 2018 Line-Up

BluesFest 2018 at The O2 this October was already looking pretty impressive with the likes of John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant, Robert Cray and Van Morrison already on the bill. The promoters have now added more impressive names with the always excellent Zac Brown Band bringing their individual brand of Southern/Country/Jam rock to the O2 with special guest Beth Hart. The festival takes place October 25-27th with artists performing in the main arena and at the Indigo venue of the O2. More about the acts, the festival and ticket details follow:

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Duane Eddy announces rare UK 80th birthday shows for October 2018
Oct
23
to Oct 30

Duane Eddy announces rare UK 80th birthday shows for October 2018

A true guitar legend, Duane Eddy will make a rare visit to the UK in October 2018 as he celebrates his 80th birthday year with shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester. Tickets for the shows are available from 9am on Friday June 8th. Duane Eddy's twangy guitar sound is one of the most recognisable and influential sounds in the history of rock music. More details about the shows including ticket links and a little more about Duane Eddy follows:

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Carpenter Brut announces 'Leather Patrol' UK tour dates
Oct
22
to Oct 24

Carpenter Brut announces 'Leather Patrol' UK tour dates

French synthwave icon Carpenter Brut will be returning to the UK in October with his 'Leather Patrol' tour. Earlier this year Carpenter Brut released the 'Leather Teeth' album the soundtrack to the imaginary 80's horror film that told the story of Bret Halford (you see what he did there) aka Leather Teeth leader of Leather Patrol. If you have a love of 80's movie soundtracks and so bad they're great movies such as 'Trick Or Treat', 'Hard Rock Zombies' or 'Black Roses' then the new single 'Beware The Beast' from the album is an essential watch. So please read on for more about Carpenter Brut and the 'Leather Patrol' tour:

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First Aid Kit announce UK 'Rebel Heart' tour dates
Oct
22
to Nov 8

First Aid Kit announce UK 'Rebel Heart' tour dates

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have announced a UK headline tour for October 2018. Klara and Johanna Söderberg aka First Aid Kit will be joined by Watford's finest The Staves on the dates which are in support of their most recent album 'Ruins' which was released earlier this year to widespread acclaim and a top three UK chart position. Full tour dates and more about First Aid Kit follows:

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Russell Dickerson returns to UK for October 2018 dates.
Oct
21
to Oct 28

Russell Dickerson returns to UK for October 2018 dates.

Russell Dickerson returns to the UK in October for his biggest tour yet. With ‘Blue Tacoma’ from his recent ‘Yours’ album a top 5 single at country radio in the USA — an album that also made the top 5 of the Billboard album chart — things are looking very good indeed for Dickerson. The October dates include a London headline show at The Borderline as part of Country Music Week and a run of shows opening for Darius Rucker. More about Russell Dickerson, those tour dates and the video for ‘Blue Tacoma’ follows:

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Ferris & Sylvester release 'Burning River' single and hit the road
Oct
19
to Nov 16

Ferris & Sylvester release 'Burning River' single and hit the road

London duo Ferris & Sylvester are currently on tour with Lucy Spraggan and to coincide they’ve released their latest single ‘Burning River’. You can catch Ferris & Sylvester on tour in November as they’ll be playing headline shows with BBC Introducing in the South West of the UK and prestigious London support slots with Trampled by Turtles, Welshly Arms and Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton. More about the duo and a stream of ‘Burning River’ follows:

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John Oates announces a rare set of UK dates
Oct
15
to Oct 19

John Oates announces a rare set of UK dates

John Oates will visit the UK in October 2018 for a rare run of UK/Eire shows. The dates are in support of his recently released 'Arkansas' album which showed a different side of John Oates the singer and songwriter. John will be touring with members of The Good Road Band and these dates are a very rare opportunity to see John perform live outside of Hall & Oates especially here in the UK. More about John Oates and the tour follows:

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