Watch Long Lost Sailor From Von Hertzen Brothers Before Download Festival 2018

Watch Long Lost Sailor From Von Hertzen Brothers Before Download Festival 2018

Award-winning cinematic Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers are back with a brand new video for their exceptional track Long Lost Sailor, taken from their brand new album War Is Over which is out now on Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group.

The band have also been confirmed to play this year’s Download Festival at Donington Park. They will also be performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2018 in Kent.

Watch Long Lost Sailor From Von Hertzen Brothers Before Download Festival 2018

The chart-topping band with three #1 albums (Stars Aligned, New Day Rising, Love Remains the Same) and another two Top 5 albums (Nine Lives, Approach) in their homeland. This has led to them scooping an Emma Award (The Finnish Grammy) and a Progressive Music ‘Anthem of the Year’ Award as well as nominations and plaudits along the way due to their ability to blend complex arrangements, expansive musical landscapes and surging tension all entwined with gloriously uplifting melodies.

It is this sonic exploration that has seen them blaze a trail across Europe since 2006, leading them to play with artists from Foo Fighters, 30 Seconds to Mars, Neil Young, Biffy Clyro, The Wildhearts and ZZ Top to Anathema and Opeth.

War Is Over follows on from 2015’s acclaimed New Day Rising and saw the band take a new approach to their songwriting technique. Brothers Mikko, Kie and Jonne von Hertzen took time to write separately. “Our family has a summer cottage outside Helsinki”, explains Kie. “All three of us would take turns to withdraw and head up there to write music. It’s a beautiful place in the inner Archipelago of the Eastern Sea. It’s where we used to spend our childhood summer’s, so all of us have a deep and personal connection to the place. The main part of composing happens there in total peace and quiet.”

While seeking to build on the bands long-standing domestic success, the band has looked to assemble a new team around them globally to help them replicate this internationally. The recent appointments include of both new management & booking agents while also most recently signing a new worldwide deal with Mascot Label Group, home to Joe Bonamassa, Black Stone Cherry, Black Country Communion, Monster Truck, Ayreon & Beth Hart to name but a few.

Following New Day Rising the trio wanted to invert themselves, strip everything back and except for drums, play all of the instruments and produce the record themselves. “We wanted to re-invent the inspiration and energy in our doing. We had a discussion between us about if we still have it in us, and whether we are still up for this?” Kie ponders. “We wanted to break everything we’ve built into pieces and start again afresh. After doing this for years, we had to ask ourselves whether we still have the passion and music within us? After the last tour, we planned on having an open-ended break before starting to dig deep in writing new music. To our relief songs started to sprout” he reveals. After getting inspired by each other’s new songs, we realized that we are on a VHB mission, we’re not going to bend and break.”

Mikko wrote most of his lyrics whilst on a one month break in India during January 2017. A connection worth mentioning considering his long association with the country. Back in the day, he spent seven years living in an Ashram with the spiritual guru and leader Amma, also known as ‘The Hugging Saint’. During his twenty years long association with the country and it’s music, one can hear the influences seeped into the VHB songs. As an example, one of the songs of the new album called To The End of the World brings in these were written in an Indian scale.

The album was produced by all three brothers between Helsinki and Porvoo. Each one of the brothers produced their ‘own’ songs; Mikko wore the producer’s hat on songs To The End of the World, The Arsonist, Frozen Butterflies and Beyond Horizon. Jonne on Blindsight and Kie on War Is Over, Who Are You?, Long Lost Sailor, Wanderlust and Jerusalem – which also features Janne ‘Burton’ Puurtinen of Finnish rockers HIM on keys.

For the new and fresh War is Over the band drafted in an old friend and welcomed back drummer Sami Kuoppamäki; one of Finlands finest drummers, who played on the 2006 Emma Award-winning Approach album. Known as the drummer for the acclaimed Finnish cult band Kingston Wall, his talents have been used also for the Finnish metal giants Apocalyptica and Stratovarius.

They are also pleased to announce that Sami and their Swedish friend and amazing keyboard player, Robert Engstrand, will be joining them for both of our upcoming tours. Robert is best known for his work with Turisas and the Swedish prog band The Flower Kings.

War Is Over isn’t a concept album, but the War theme does run through key songs. “There is this underlying texture throughout the album, which I see as a huge question mark: ‘what are we as humans doing to preserve a loving and kind world? Why are we fighting every day and blaming others for our problems?’” Mikko remarks before adding there is “anxiety and the constant struggle, so, come and join this movement, let’s not succumb to fear.”

Reflecting the nature and tone of the record, the artwork soon followed. A cover was needed to be as plain and simple as possible. “We wanted a Dove of Peace” Kie adds. “Our own Dove of Peace, a VHB Dove of Peace.” So they enlisted the help of Tero Ahonen, an enthusiastic graphic designer and photographer from Helsinki to take over the concept. Listening to the album and its atmosphere, he came up with the mosaic idea and spent a week painstakingly putting together the mosaic design piece by piece to create the wonderful cover.

 

Watch Long Lost Sailor From Von Hertzen Brothers Before Download Festival 2018

Bad Touch Single Baby Get It On featuring Mollie Marriott

Bad Touch Single Baby Get It On featuring Mollie Marriott
Photo credit Rob Blackham

Bad Touch Single Baby Get It On featuring Mollie Marriott

 

 

 

Bad Touch out on a headline tour with Mollie Marriott, opening in Sheffield 9th November and culminating at Planet Rock SOLD OUT Rockstock in December.  To celebrate Bad Touch’s headline tour a new single “Baby Get It On” featuring guest vocals from Mollie Marriott.  The single is a cover of Tina Turner’s 1975 classic.

 

 

The new Bad Touch single featuring Mollie Marriott will be released on Monday 23rdOctober as a free MP3 download.

Bluesdoodles    Already excited about seeing Bad Touch on Stage again in November the single confirms why we all should be putting the date in the diary. The music fizzes with excitement and Mollie Marriott’s vocals harmonise with Stevie’s adding texture tone. The reinterpretation of the Tina Turner number.  Baby Get It on first appeared on Tina Turner’s second solo album “Acid Queen” that was originally released in 1975. Although it was a Tina Turner solo album, the first single “Baby Get It On” was a duet with Ike Turner (who wrote the song for Tina). The tradition has been replicated here as Mollie Marriot join Bad Touch keeping the heart and soul of the original adding touch of 21st-century badness.

Bad Touch Single Baby Get It On featuring Mollie Marriott

 

Bad Touch headline tour in November with special guest Mollie Marriott. The tour is extensive as the visit all points on the compass, North & South plus West & East.

“We’re excited to be taking to the road in November with Mollie,” says Bad Touch’s lead singer, Stevie Westwood. “Not only is she only a great vocalist in her own right, but she’s also the daughter of the legendary guitarist and singer Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie). She’s part of rock royalty. It will be great to have Mollie touring with us. She’s got a killer voice. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

BAD TOUCH – NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST MOLLIE MARRIOTT

TICKETS: www.thegigcartel.com

Sheffield, Corporation                                    Thursday 9 November
Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre                                        Friday 10 November
Hard Rock Hell Festival *Bad Touch Only                   Saturday 11 November
Bristol, Tunnels                                                                 Thursday 16 November

Manchester, Ruby Lounge                                                         Friday 17 November
Newcastle, Cluny                                                                        Saturday 18 November

Nottingham, Bodega                                                                        Sunday 19 November
Glasgow, Stereo                                                                             Thursday 23 November
Leeds, Brudenell                                                                           Friday 24 November
Coventry, Empire                                                                Saturday 25 November
London, Islington Academy                                           Sunday 26 November
Norwich, Waterfront Studio                                        Friday 1 December
Southampton, Talking Heads                              Saturday 2 December
Planet Rockstock                                               Sunday 3 December 

 

Bad Touch Single Baby Get It On featuring Mollie Marriott

Sneaky Preview and Video Thea Gilmore The Counterweight

Sneaky Preview and Video Thea Gilmore The Counterweight Sneaky Preview and Video
Thea Gilmore The Counterweight

 

 

 

Thea Gilmore who is back with her brand new album The Counterweight, which will be released on June 2nd through Cooking Vinyl.

Check out the brand new single ‘Sounds Good To Me’ here and would love to know your thoughts and if Thea is someone you would consider for some coverage around the release.

 

“I like to think of it as a bit of an anarchist’s polka…” says Thea of the single. “Calling the dispossessed, the downtrodden, the weary to arms. Lighting a fire… remembering there’s more than one way to live and who wants to walk when you can dance!”

It’s been 13 years and eight albums since Thea released Avalanche, her critically acclaimed fifth release and the album deemed to be her breakthrough record. The then 23-year-old was writing with a fire inside her post 9/11 about global anxiety and the increasingly vacuous celebrity culture.

Calling upon the spirit of this predecessor, Thea is back with the album she feels follows it. Having never entirely lost her voice of protest, on subsequent albums Thea was looking inward more, singing songs about the depression she had been diagnosed with, love songs in uncertain times and songs about parenthood.

Now though, she is back with The Counterweight, an album full of passion and fire inside to protest, and an album that echoes the rapid change in our social and political landscape that 2016 brought with it.

When finishing the album in September, Thea was forced to look back at the spring and summer recording period and the tumultuous times that happened throughout the year including working on ‘Reconcile’ as Britain voted to leave the EU, and recording ‘Johnny Gets A Gun’ three days after the Orlando shooting.

That day was also most harrowingly of all, the day when the world was watching the tragedy of Jo Cox’s murder unfold and at the very eleventh hour became the inspiration for the final track ‘The War’, with the first and last verses directly referencing her.

Thea quotes “I was throwing a cautionary message in a bottle into the shifting tide, but also singing a reminder that acts of kindness and humanity are never in vain: ‘You can cut that stem, but wild flowers grow again, all you can do is just tend to them and know that you tried’”

“I’d finished the album pretty much. All the shit that had gone down in 2016, the world changing moments… everything had shifted and this song fell out of me on one of the last mix days. The first and last verses directly reference Jo Cox and in between. I like to think it shines a light on these dark days, but also offers hope.”

The track is also possibly the mission statement of the album, going to war on the negativity and bleakness of the current world mesmerized by fake news and futility.

The Counterweight tries to be exactly that. A redressing of the balance, a tool of pressure, an exertion of opposite force and as such, a flag of hope.

Thea Gilmore will be heading out on a UK headline tour to support the album, with full details to be announced soon.

“The best British singer-songwriter of the last ten years – and then some” Uncut          “The best wordsmith of her generation” The Independent

 

Sneaky Preview and Video Thea Gilmore The Counterweight

 

Thea Gilmore – The Counterweight, released on June 2nd through Cooking Vinyl.

Inglorious – Rock with new video and tour

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Inglorious – Rock with new video and tour

British classic hard rock band INGLORIOUS have launched the official music video for their forthcoming single Until I Die.  The single is taken from the eponymous debut album released by Frontiers Music SRL on Friday 19 February 2016.

 

Watch the video here:

Fans can pre-order the album from either iTunes or Amazon, and get a free track of the song Breakaway, plus the new single Until I Die.  Pre-order the album on iTunes: HERE Pre-order the album on Amazon: HERE

 

INGLORIOUS are being championed by Queen’s Brian May who recently told the band, “You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant – very Classic! “The musicianship is stunning. Good luck with it all – I’m sure you will do great. Amazing vocals, by the way!”

 

INGLORIOUS will support their debut album by supporting The Winery Dogs on their European tour from 29 January until 17 February, followed by their official album launch concert a London’s Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday 21st February.

photo credit - Nedim Nazerali
photo credit – Nedim Nazerali

INGLORIOUS are being hailed as one of the UK’s heaviest new hard rock bands to emerge from the British underground scene.  Originally formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.  Inspired by musical giants such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the band’s song Breakaway has already found its way on to UK rock radio.    the other members of Inglorious are Wil Taylor (rhythm guitarist),Andreas Eriksson (lead guitarist), Colin Parkinson (bass) and Phil Beaver (drums).

 

INGLORIOIUS special guests on

THE WINERY DOGS’  European Tour 2016

Esseigfabrik – Cologne, Germany                             Jan 29

Kulturfabrik – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg      Jan 30

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK            Jan 31

O2 Academy – Bristol, UK                                             Feb 2

O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK                                             Feb 4

O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK                                   Feb 5

Trabendo – Paris, France                                               Feb 6

Kate Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain                                     Feb 8

Joe Eslava – Madrid, Spain                                           Feb 9

Apolo – Barcelona, Spain                                              Feb 10

Crossroads – Rome, Italy                                               Feb 12

Z7 – Prattelin, Switzerland                                           Feb 13

Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany                       Feb 15

Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia            Feb 16

Barba Negra – Budapest, Hungary                            Feb 17

 

INGLORIOIUS Official Album Launch Concert

Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK                      Feb 21

CHANTEL McGREGOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “TAKE THE POWER”

CHANTEL McGREGOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “TAKE THE POWER”
TAKEN FROM THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “LOSE CONTROL” (RELEASED FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER)

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her new album, “Lose Control”, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music – her first studio album since her critically acclaimed 2011 debut, “Like No Other”. The first single, “Take The Power”, is released on Monday September 28th, and is accompanied by a promo video filmed on location in Edinburgh, produced by Sine Wave Media and directed by Richard Weston.

Chantel returns with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Livingstone Brown’s studio in Brixton. Livingstone Brown, (Ed Sheeran, Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower), played the majority of the bass on the album, with Chantel playing small parts, with Keith McPartling on drums.

“I’m keen on Southern Gothic literature, artwork and media,” says Chantel. “I wanted to create an album that reflected the imagery and themes of that genre. I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood and studied the literary works of Tennessee Williams, Carson McMullers and Mark Twain. “I also surrounded myself with imagery from artists and photographers such as Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin, all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of depravation, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of the disturbed flawed characters.”

Bluesdoodles said this “Chantel explores what she is capable of, with her sparkling talent as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Lose Control – never lets Rock on and relish listening to the talent that is Chantel McGregor.

Thursday 1st October 2015 – Birmingham: The Institute, The Temple
Friday 2nd October 2015 – Ruislip: The Tropic
Friday 9th October 2015 – Halifax: Playhouse
Saturday 10th October 2015 – Southport: The Atkinson Blues Festival
Friday 16th October 2015 – Doncaster: The Dome
Saturday 17th October 2015 – Retford: The Elms – Box Office: 07737 130534
Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Sheffield: Greystones
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – Edinburgh: The Caves – Box Office: 01472 349222
Friday 23rd October 2015 – Glasgow: Nice N Sleazy
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Carlisle: The Venue
Monday 26th October 2015 – Salisbury: Arts Centre
Tuesday 27th October 2015 – Exeter: Phoenix
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Bridport: Arts Centre
Thursday 29th October 2015 – Brighton, Komedia
Saturday 31st October 2015 – Lincoln: Engine Shed
Saturday 12th December 2015 – Ripley, Town Hall
Sunday 13th December 2015 – Newcastle, The Cluny
Monday 14th December 2015 – Morecambe, The Platform
Tuesday 15th December 2015 – Leeds, The Brudenell
Wednesday 16th December 2015 – Bristol, The Tunnels
Thursday 17th December 2015 – Derby, The Flowerpot

Read what Bluesdoodles thought about her new album Lose Control HERE – release date 9th October

 

Frankie Lee: Debut Single ~ ‘Where Do We Belong’

96260Frankie Lee’s debut single  Where Do We Belong  is out 4th September 2015 via Loose Music

Frankie Lee will release his debut single ‘Where Do We Belong’ through Loose Music on 4th September. Available on 7” vinyl and featuring the AA-side ‘Buffalo’, the single was recorded at Real Phonic Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Born on the banks of the Mississippi river, Lee’s family later moved to Minneapolis. Following the death of his father in a motorcycle accident when he was 12, Frankie immersed himself in the city’s music scene, appearing onstage with local heroes Slim Dunlap (The Replacements) and Curtiss A at the impressionable age of 14. After inheriting records and instruments from his father’s collection, Lee was – as he sees it – “taught to play guitar by a ghost”. He continues, “I was raised on stage. These guys would bring me into the clubs, sit me behind the soundboard and give me all the coca cola I could drink until they’d call me up for a song or two at the end of the night.”

View the video and take a music ride with Frankie Lee!

Bluesdoodles enjoyed listening to the country fused fast driving melodic Where Do We Belong asking the question that so many of us ponder. The music easily attributed to Americana, but it is more that there is a driving rhythm combined with questioning lyrics that takes the music back to roots music and given a popular riff to make the song catchy. The harmonising of the vocalists adds a depth of tone and fits the guitar tone so that this is a complete single a true teaser and taster of what is too come. With his colourful background and eventful life he has a lot of personal material to draw on his forthcoming debut album. It definitely makes you want to hear the debut album American Dreamer due out on the 2nd October on Loose Records.

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Preview: Israel Nash’s ~ New Album : Silver Season

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Israel Nash and his band return from the Texas Hill Country with the new album Israel Nash’s Silver Season to be released October 9th, 2015 via Loose/Thirty Tigers.
Following his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain Plans, Israel Nash’s Silver Season was written and recorded on Nash’s 15-acre ranch in Dripping Springs, near Austin TX, where he and his band built Plum Creek Sound, a 1,400 square-foot Quenset studio. Recorded to tape with Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Rolling Stones) back behind the boards, Israel Nash makes a bold return with Israel Nash’s Silver Season.
 
Influenced by the peaceful Texas hillside, the 9-song album ventures farther down the acid-soaked trail blazed by Rain Plans, arriving in lush and expansive territory. Here, Nash sounds more assured than ever, supported by his highly capable band and production inspired by psychedelic greats.
The band has now released a video for the album’s first track ‘Strangers’:

WATCH ‘STRANGERS’ VIDEO:

In support of the new record, Nash and his band are heading out on the road to play multiple US festivals this summer and headline dates in the autumn. News of UK and European dates to follow soon.
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Israel Nash
Eric Swanson
Joey McClellan
Aaron McClellan
Josh Fleischman
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1.     Willow
2.     Parlour Song
3.     The Fire & The Flood
4.     LA Lately
5.     Lavendula
6.     Strangers
7.     A Coat Of Many Colors
8.     Mariner’s Ode
9.     The Rag & Bone Man
 
What the critics said about Israel Nash’s previous album – Rain Plans…

“A thing of real beauty” ★★★★ UNCUT

“Israel Nash surely deserves wider exposure. If ‘Rain Plans’ doesn’t convince you, nothing will” 

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“Gripka has created a Wall of Sounds that could best be described as the CSN&Y album that Neil Young should have produced but never did.”

NO DEPRESSION

“A neo-psychedelic monument, the most phenomenal Americana record of the year”

★★★★½  ROLLING STONE GERMANY

King King New Video & Tour Dates

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“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Multi award-winning, blues rock band King King have just released a lyric video for a new song “Waking Up” taken from the new album Reaching For The Light

photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy
photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy

Bluesdoodles said in their review King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions

Bluesdoodles- Review of Reaching For The Light  and Interview with Alan

 

 

Reaching For The Light TOUR ~ Autumn 2015

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE
– Wednesday 21st October 2015

Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online HERE
Book Online: www.brewhouse.co.uk

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE

LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY – Wednesday 11th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

Read Bluesdoodles Interview with Alan Nimmo HERE

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Whitesnake : "Soldier Of Fortune – new promo is set free

The latest video teaser from the forthcoming The Purple Album, due for release by Frontiers Music SRL on making Monday 18th May, Rock. Soldier of Fortune is the latest song to have a video release from the band.

 

WHITESNAKE 2015 U.K. TOUR DATES

December 6th Dublin, IE *3 Arena
December 7th Belfast, UK *Odyssey
December 9th Newcastle, UK *Metro Radio Arena
December 10th Glasgow, UK *The SSE Hydro
December 12th Birmingham, UK *Genting Arena
December 13th Nottingham, UK *Capital FM Arena
December 15th Manchester, UK *Arena
December 16th Cardiff, UK *Motorpoint Arena
December 18th London, UK *The SSE Arena Wembley
December 19th Sheffield, UK *Motorpoint Arena

 

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This their 12th studio album “The Purple Album” will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL“The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon: a standard edition, or a deluxe edition featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn” to album closer “Stormbringer“, Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer“, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

Here is a previous track released – Lay Down Stay Down (Official Audio) (The Purple Album / New Studio Album / 2015)

 

The Purple Album – Track Listing:
1)            Burn
2)            You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
3)            Love Child
4)            Sail Away
5)            The Gypsy
6)            Lady Double Dealer
7)            Mistreated
8)            Holy Man
9)            Might Just Take Your Life
10)          You Keep On Moving
11)          Soldier Of Fortune
12)          Lay Down Stay Down
13)          Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
14)          Lady Luck
15)          Comin’ Home

DVD Content:
Lady Double Dealer – Music Video
Sail Away – Mix Music Video
Stormbringer – Music Video
Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video
Purple Album Behind The Scenes
Purple Album EPK

WHITESNAKE 2015 U.K. TOUR DATES

December 6th Dublin, IE *3 Arena
December 7th Belfast, UK *Odyssey
December 9th Newcastle, UK *Metro Radio Arena
December 10th Glasgow, UK *The SSE Hydro
December 12th Birmingham, UK *Genting Arena
December 13th Nottingham, UK *Capital FM Arena
December 15th Manchester, UK *Arena
December 16th Cardiff, UK *Motorpoint Arena
December 18th London, UK *The SSE Arena Wembley
December 19th Sheffield, UK *Motorpoint Arena