[UPDATED 1/10/15 – see altered Oct 3 date and added Oct 10 date]
Critically acclaimed Finnish blues guitarist and vocalist Erja Lyytinen is pleased to announce the UK release of her new live album Live In London, via Tuohi Records on June 8th. Live in London is the follow up to her 2014 album, The Sky is Falling, which is a tribute to the legendary blues artist Elmore James.
On October 7th 2014, Erja Lyytinen rolled into London’s iconic venue the 100 Club for an evening of live music. At her side, Erja was accompanied by a crack band featuring long-time musical partner Davide Floreno, bassist Roger Inniss and drummer Miri Miettinen. Live In London mixes high-spirited, technically brilliant covers and an impressive block of original material. Since first stepping foot in a recording studio nearly 15 years ago, Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene, earning the title “the Finnish slide goddess” from UK’s The Blues Magazine.
To dovetail the release of the new album, Erja will embark on a 12-date UK tour this October along with a string of UK festival appearances.
2015 UK Tour Dates
- DARLINGTON, DARLINGTON BLUES CLUB FRIDAY OCTOBER 2
- * LUTON, THE BEAR CLUB SATURDAY OCTOBER 3
- WOLVERHAMPTON, ROBIN 2 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7
- EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS THURSDAY OCTOBER 8
- KEIGHLEY, KEIGHLEY BLUES CLUB FRIDAY OCTOBER 9
- * BLAKENEY, THE HARBOUR ROOM SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
- OXFORD, HAVEN MUSIC CLUB MONDAY OCTOBER 12
- EVESHAM, IRON DOOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14
- CHISLEHURST, BEAVERWOOD CLUB THURSDAY OCTOBER 15
- SUTTON, BOOM BOOM CLUB FRIDAY OCTOBER 16
- CHESTER, CHESTER BLUES FESTIVAL SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
- FROME, FROME BLUES FESTIVAL SUNDAY OCTOBER 18