VMS Live and Neil O’Brien Entertainment present
Guitars Hottest Supergroup
SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE & Friends
Featuring very special guest BILLY F. GIBBONS
Debut Headline UK Show
Wednesday 4th July 2018 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Pre-sale: 9am GMT – Friday 6th April – Ticket link
General sale: 9am GMT – Monday 9th April
NEW ALBUM: CALIFORNISOUL out now ft. Billy F. Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales, Robben Ford and Walter Trout
“Guitar’s hottest supergroup” Guitarist
“Supersonic Blues Machine are a revelation” Classic Rock
“A sleek, stretched Cadillac of a Blues band” Fireworks
“Exceptional grooves digging deep… blues… weaving a new road” Bluesdoodles
Supersonic Blues Machine & Friends with very special guest Billy F. Gibbons will be coming to the UK for their debut headline show at London’s prestigious, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday 4thJuly.
The pre-sale tickets go on sale on Friday 6th April at 9am GMT and can be ordered from here. Tickets go on general sale on Monday 9th April at 9am GMT. There will be 25 VIP packages available, this will include entrance to the show, an album, t-shirt plus meet and greet/signing.
Following the release of two acclaimed albums ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco’ (2016), ‘Californisoul’ (2017) and a triumphant performance on the main stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair last summer where Classic Rock Magazine declared them a “revelation” the band are embarking on their first ever European tour and it will be one not to be missed
Latest album ‘Californisoul’ was released on Provogue/Mascot Label Group late 2017 and features guests Billy F. Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales, Robben Ford and Walter Trout.
“CALIFORNISOUL! That’s exactly what it is. It’s the missing soundtrack to a summertime drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1971!” ~ Fabrizio Grossi
They started touring life with a huge bang, playing to thousands of fans in Norway for their debut show and spent much of 2017 sharing the extravaganza with audiences from Texas, Holland, India, Russia, UK and now it’s time to bring the show for its first major headline tour.
For this tour, they welcome rising star Kris Barras on all dates with former guitarist Lance Lopez concentrating on his recent solo release and touring in support of it. Kris has exploded to the front of the British Blues Rock pack with his new album ‘The Divine And Dirty’ released last month and will be joining the line-up following his own April-May UK tour with Beth Hart. Together with its guests and Kris Barras, the band is also bringing along keyboard wiz Alex Alessandroni Jr (Stevie Wonder, Pink, Paul Stanley, Whitney Houston and many more), the backing vocals Supersonnets (credits spanning from Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Jon Anderson, Shakira) and Fabrizio’s co-writer partner for the majority of SBM catalogue Serge Simic on second guitar and vocals.
Making the London show even more special and exciting they will also be joined by blues-rocker Davy Knowles who counts Bernie Marsden and Joe Satriani amongst his admirers, the latter declaring that he is his “favourite modern bluesman.”
Supersonic Blues Machine isn’t just a band; it’s a mood, a comradeship, a melting pot of ideas with like-minded people bringing their own unique talents to create something with feeling that is very organic. “I was thinking of all the people we know and thought, how about putting together something like The Who or The Rolling Stones used to do in the early 70s” he adds, “they would put together a record and bring all of their friends on board, I thought that would be cool. Bring back the spirit of camaraderie between musicians” says Fabrizio.
Full European Dates
4 July – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK – TICKETS
6 July – Sierre Blues Festival, SWITZERLAND – TICKETS
7 July – Suwalkim POLAND
15 July – Pistoria Blues Festival, ITALY – TICKETS
18 July – Narcao Blues Festival, ITALY – TICKETS
20 July – Blues in Villa, ITALY – TICKETS