UK folk duo Megson, fresh from a run of festival shows, will return to the road in September for the 'Pushing On' tour. Debs and Stu will be playing some of their favourite venues and a few new ones throughout the UK. Dubbed "The most original duo on the British folk scene" by The Guardian this looks like a good night out. More about the duo and the dates follow:
Hard to believe that Mr. Big released their debut album nearly thirty years ago but the band are still going strong with the release of their latest record 'Defying Gravity' earlier this year on the Frontiers label. The quartet rejoined with original producer Kevin Elson for the sessions and the album was completed in just six days. Mr. Big will bring the 'Defying Gravity' tour to the UK in November with Irish rock act The Answer and sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat along for the ride. Full dates and an extensive look at Mr. Big follows:
For fans of Toto 2018 looks to be a banner year as the band celebrate their 40th Anniversary. To start the ball rolling European dates have been announced for early in 2018 and to coincide Sony Legacy will release a remastered hits set, that will include newly recorded material. The band are rumoured to have extensive plans in place to mark the anniversary, with talk of deluxe remastered editions of their classic albums and a box set in the works. I'm hopeful, as a big fan, that all these things will come to fruition, especially with the news that the band are fully involved in the upcoming releases. Please read on for much more about Toto and those all important tour dates with tickets on sale from June 20th:
In these days of fleeting one-hit wonders and reality TV, when the average attention span is measured in seconds, the fact that a band can announce a 50th anniversary tour is to be applauded. Jethro Tull are up there with the likes of The Rolling Stones, who they appeared with in 1968 at the ill-fated Rock and Roll Circus event, in the longevity stakes. Ian Anderson has led his troops through the decades rarely making a musical mistake and the result is a very impressive body of work which will be celebrated early next year. The latest line-up of the band with Anderson at the helm will perform a run of shows in the UK in April 2018. Tour dates and ticket details follow:
Country superstar and Grammy nominee Thomas Rhett will return to the UK in November 2017 as his Home Team tour comes to Europe with Old Dominion as special guests on the dates. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday 3rd February at 9am. Full details and much more about Thomas Rhett follows:
Charlie Worsham is back in the UK this November for a run of shows with Lucie Silvas. Charlie will be touring with a backing band for the first time in the UK and promoting his recent 'Beginning of Things' release. To coincide with the tour the album will be available at the dates as a limited edition clear vinyl pressing which sounds pretty cool. More about Charlie Worsham and those dates follows:
Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner collectively known as Harrow Fair return to the UK for a run of shows commencing October 31st at Stables 2 in Milton Keynes. The duo released their debut full-length 'Call To Arms' album recently to widespread acclaim including a 9/10 review from Americana UK. The full tour dates and more about Harrow Fair follows:
On-the-rise UK country duo Holloway Road are back on the road this winter with a run of dates that include a Buck' N Bull show at Islington Metal Works on November 3rd. To coincide a new single / video 'Under Cover' takes you behind the scenes of their recent shows. Please read on for more about Holloway Road, the video for 'Under Cover' and ticket info for the tour dates:
Marillion will perform at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time on October 13th 2017. After nearly 40 years in the game the UK prog rockers seem to be on an upward curve at the moment due to the success of their recent 'F.EA.R' album and a headline slot at the 2015 Ramblin' Man Festival shows that still have a huge following. Tickets go on sale at 12 noon on December 5th 2016. More details about Marillion and the show follow:
John Craigie will visit the UK in October 2017 for an extensive run of dates. The Portland based songwriter will be touring in support of his recently released 'No Rain, No Rose' album. Craigie spends most of his time on the road spreading the word with fine songs and intimate storytelling that will be perfectly suited to such venues as Green Note in London. Please read on for those tour dates and more about John Craigie:
Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Brooks aka Good Lovelies return to the UK this October for a run of dates. The Juno Award-winning trio will be performing material from their wonderfully eclectic 2015 'Burn The Plan' release, fan favourites from throughout their career and material from a new album set for release in 2018. Tour dates and more about Good Lovelies follows:
Dylan LeBlanc has announced a run of UK dates for September 2017 in support of his fantastic Single Lock album release 'Cautionary Tale' from last year. These are his first UK dates in almost five years. A little more about Dylan and those all important tour dates follow
70's inspired classic rock act Cats In Space will be touring the UK in September 2017 and the dates will include three shows at The Borderline in London (this is kinda cool as acts rarely play a residency these days). The tour will support the Cats upcoming album 'Scarecrow' which is due in August. So if you were impressed by the band on the recent Thunder tour, or just love great tunes with loads of harmonies, tickets for the shows are onsale from 10 AM on Friday, June 2nd. Those Cats In Space tour dates and a press release with obligatory Cat puns a plenty follows:
Nashville singer-songwriter Kenny Foster will visit the UK and Ireland later this month (August 2017) for a run of shows. It'll be the first visit this side of the pond for Foster and the dates include a London show at The Bedford. The tour dubbed 'Ain't From Around Here' also includes a spot at the 'Under The Apple Tree' festival hosted and curated by industry legend Bob Harris. Much more about Kenny Foster follows including 'Stand' the single from his recently released 'Deep Cuts' album.
Yola Carter fresh from her UK Artist Of The Year Award at the recent AMA UK ceremony has announced a string of festival shows in the UK and Europe. 2016 was a banner year for the singer-songwriter with extensive touring and the release of the 'Orphan Offering' EP. Expect new music soon but in the meantime those festival shows and much more about Yola Carter follows
Indigo Girls will return to the UK for their first UK dates in nearly a decade. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will visit the UK in July with a prestigious headline show at Cambridge Folk Festival amongst the dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday March 17th at 9AM. More about the duo and those tour dates follow:
UK Country-pop duo Holloway Road are hitting the road in July 2017 for a run of headline dates. The lads are intent on building on the success of recent single 'If She Falls' (10K streams and counting) and a well received set at C2C in London. Tickets are on sale from Friday 26th May @ 10am via SeeTickets. More about Holloway Road and those dates follows:
Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Terra Lightfoot returns to the UK in June for a run of shows that include sets at Maverick Festival and a free show in London if you sign up which seems like a no-brainer. Her recent album 'Every Time My Mind Runs Wild' got great reviews including here at RGM. More about Terra Lightfoot and the complete tour dates follow:
Cheap Trick will return to the UK for a short run of dates in June of 2017. The quartet formed in 1973 but are showing no signs of slowing down after the success of their acclaimed 17th studio album 'Bang,Zoom,Crazy...Hello' released last year. Those dates and a little more about Cheap Trick follows:
Sierra Hull will return to the UK later this month for a run of shows. The bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolin virtuoso will be supporting her recent 'Weighted Mind' album which garnered great reviews. The dates include a London show at Bush Hall and a slot at the Maverick Festival. Sierra will be joined by duo partner Ethan Jodziewicz on these dates. Much more about Sierra Hull including the video for 'Black River' follows:
It might be the love of warm beer or the unique pleasure of a late-night kebab, but whatever the reason Indie-folk quartet Darlingside will return to our shores for the third time in twelve months this June. The guys are superb live so don't miss the chance to catch them on their summer tour. Please read on for more about Darlingside and those essential dates:
Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles are back in the UK for a run of shows, performing in a trio, that will culminate in a slot at the prestigious Maverick Festival on June 30th. The dates also include a show at Green Note in London. Erin has a single 'Like The First Time' available now which is the title track from her eagerly awaited new album. Much more about Erin Rae including the new single and those tour dates follows:
Ian Hunter has announced a run of UK dates for June/July 2017 as the ex Mott The Hoople mainman continues to support his very fine 2016 album 'Fingers Crossed' (our rave review of the album is here). A single from the album 'Ghosts' will be released June 9th to coincide with the tour. We were lucky enough to catch Ian Hunter at his London show last year and he played a blinder so I'd urge readers to get along to a show if they can. More about Ian Hunter, the tour dates and the single follows:
Acclaimed North Carolina Americana / Folk trio Underhill Rose will return to the UK and Ireland in June 2017. The dates are in support of 'Live' a new album due June 30th which features songs from their previous albums in a new light. The trio even finds time to throw in a few unusual cover choices including 'Bette Davis Eyes' so we'll be looking forward to that. More info on Underhill Rose and those tour dates follow:
Brent Cobb returns to the UK in May for a run of headline shows and festival slots. If you were lucky enough to catch Brent on his recent UK visit you'll be at the head of the queue for these shows as he really was superb. More about Brent, the tour and the new video for 'Black Crow' follows:
Hunter & The Bear will release their debut album 'Paper Heart' on May 12th. The quartet already had a string of tour dates set but have now added more headline shows to coincide with the release including a show at London's Borderline. Those tour dates and more about Hunter & The Bear follows:
Updated April 6th with additional tour dates. Country-pop singer Catherine McGrath may only be 19 but she is doing things the old fashioned way by getting out there and playing shows. The singer has an extensive touring schedule in place which runs through until August and includes dates opening for The Saturdays' Una Healy and a pair of rising Nashville stars Cam and Canaan Smith + slots at the Country 2 Country and The Great Escape festivals. Much more about Catherine McGrath including those tour dates follows:
Canadian singer-songwriter Tia McGraff will return to the UK in May 2017 for a fifteen date tour. McGraff will be accompanied by her partner in life and music Tommy Parham. 'Crazy Beautiful' her most recent album from 2015 garnered great reviews and 'Nineteen' from the album is now out as a single. Newcomers can check out 'Nineteen' after the break along with much more about Tia McGraff including those tour dates:
Steve Hackett has announced UK tour dates for April / May 2017. The former Genesis guitarist will be promoting a new album and also marking the 40th anniversary of the Genesis album 'Wind And Wuthering'. So fans can expect to hear a few classic Genesis tracks for the first time in many years. Tickets are on sale from Friday 7th October.
Swedish melodic hard rock act Eclipse will visit the UK in April for a short tour. The band will be joined by Finnish newcomers One Desire for a night of essential melodic rock. Both acts have new albums set for release on 24th March via Frontiers. More about both acts, those tour dates and a video or two follows:
Western Centuries will visit the UK for the first time starting April 19th 2017 for a tour that stretches into May. The US act will be supporting their acclaimed 'Weight of the World' album which was praised by Jim Lauderdale amongst others. Please read on for those tour dates, a video for the excellent title track and much more about Western Centuries.
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....
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.
Rackhouse Pilfer the Irish Americana / bluegrass sextet recently completed work on their third album due for release later this year. While we wait for the album to drop the band are taking to the road for an extensive run of UK shows that includes the Country 2 Country festival at the O2 in London. More about the band and those tour dates follows: