Moshville Times will be covering this tour when it rolls through Glasgow. Make sure you get your ticket for when Kenny hits somewhere near you!
Hot on the heels of rave reviews from his recent October 2014 UK tour dates, five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to the UK for a follow-up tour in April 2015, including a major headline concert at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 15th April.
Special guest is Ben Poole, whose Live at the Albert Hall album went to No.4 in the official Amazon UK blues chart. Poole has been described as Britain’s brightest blues-rock guitar talent.
Dates include Salisbury City Hall (Friday 10 April), Holmfirth Picturedrome (Saturday 11 April), Glasgow o2 ABC (Sunday 12 April), Aberdeen Lemon Tree (Monday 13 April) and London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 15 April).
VIP Tickets for Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be available for £50.00. This entitles all VIPs entry to soundcheck for a private meet and greet with Kenny along with photos and signing opportunity. Each VIP will also receive a commemorative tour laminate and tour poster.
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is a veritable who’s who in rock and blues. The band features long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, plus drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (the latter is the former keyboardist for Willie Nelson).
The April 2015 tour follows Kenny’s highly successful 2014 European tour, Classic Rock Magazine said Kenny was “…a figurehead for the next generation and no longer needs to prove himself to the fiercely protective old guard.” While Metal Express said “Seeing these guys in full flow is what music is all about, passion, energy, emotion and is an absolute joy to watch.”
Kenny Wayne’s most recent studio album Goin’ Home follows his collaboration with the blues-rock supergroup The Rides, which features Shepherd alongside Stephen Stills (CSN / CSN&Y / Buffalo Springfield) and Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag). Their 2013 album Can’t Get Enough was critically acclaimed the world over and appeared in countless “Best Of 2013” album polls.
Goin’ Home is an exploration into the music of Shepherd’s biggest influences, and features guest performances by some of his closest friends including Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. and the Rebirth Brass Band.
The album features songs originally recorded by some of Shepherd’s heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lee Dorsey and many other icons of the Blues. Kenny Wayne reached deep into their catalogues and chose songs that inspired him when he was learning to play the guitar.
Says Kenny Wayne:
The end result is a great recording that I believe pays homage to the spirit of the original music,” says Shepherd, “At the same time, it shows our appreciation for the musicians and genre that have inspired us to make music for decades.
- April 10 – Salisbury City Hall
- April 11 – Holmfirth Picturedrome
- April 12 – Glasgow O2 ABC
- April 13 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
- April 15 – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tickets can be picked up via Gig Cartel (or 0844 478 0898) or through your usual supplier for the venue you’re interested in.