Kris Barras Band Are Back Touring Early 2019

Kris Barras Band Are Back Touring Early 2019

Following a triumphant 2018, The Kris Barras Band will be hitting the road in February-March 2019 for their biggest UK headline tour to date.

Talking about the tour Barras says; “2018 has been an amazing year for me and it looks like 2019 is going to be even better. I’m really excited to be heading out on a UK tour in February/March. We are taking a step up in venue size and I will be getting to perform in some great places that I’ve always wanted to play in, like The Garage in London.”

The Devon born Barras, has had a whirlwind year. The band have become one of the hottest rising stars over the past 6 months. They released the mesmerising ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in March, supported Beth Hart in April and Joanne Shaw Taylor in October on their UK tours. Barras became the front-man and guitarist for Supersonic Blues Machine with ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons and toured Europe through July including playing the prestigious Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London. They played a rapturous set at Ramblin’ Man Fair in the summer to the biggest crowd of the second stage all weekend and toured the country to sold-out headline shows in March and September with an upcoming 3 date tour with GUN still to come.

They went from being a completely unplayed artist to being the most played artist for 5 weeks at Planet Rock Radio for their A-List single ‘Lovers or Losers’, they performed an acoustic session on BBC Radio 2 to an audience of 2 million people and have picked up praise from across the UK press throughout the year.

Kris Barras isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.  As a former Mixed Martial Artist, the Devon-born singer and guitarist has fought in front of 8000 people, dealt with bankruptcy, suffered deep and personal loss, unleashed blues fury on stages across Europe and been voted one of the best 13 Blues Guitarists in the World Right Now by Music Radar. He picked up the guitar and took up martial arts as a child. After playing in bands throughout his teens he became disillusioned. By his early 20s, offers for fights were coming thick and fast. Music took a backseat as he travelled the world to compete in tournaments, winning 14 out of 17 fights and even settling to live in Las Vegas and Thailand. He retired from the cage in 2014, feeling like he had achieved everything that he was going to achieve. It had consumed his life for so long, making so many sacrifices that he felt that it was time to move on. Music, his real love was too strong for him to ignore.

Armed with this kind of passion and dedication, The Kris Barras Band are coming out swinging. Stand back – rock has a new hero.

Kris Barras Band Are Back Touring Early 2019

2018 Tour Dates
Tickets available from

12 Oct – Concorde, Brighton w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
13 Oct – Roadmenders, Northampton w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
14 Oct – Public Halls, Harpenden w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
01 Nov – Guild Hall, Preston w/GUN
02 Nov – Tivoli, Buckley w/GUN
03 Nov – Queens Hall, Nuneaton w/GUN
01 Dec – Planet Rockstock, Porthcawl, WALES

Announces February-March 2019 Headline Tour

2019 Tour Dates

Weds 6 Feb – The Globe, Cardiff – TICKETS
Thurs 7 Feb – Deaf Institute, Manchester – TICKETS
Fri 8 Feb – The Cluny, Newcastle – TICKETS
Sat 9 Feb – The Welly Club, Hull – TICKETS
Tues 12 Feb – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – TICKETS
Weds 13 Feb – The Portland Arms, Cambridge – TICKETS
Thurs 14 Feb – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – TICKETS
Fri 15 Feb – The Tivoli, Buckley – TICKETS
Sat 16 Feb – Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek – TICKETS
Thurs 21 Feb – Thekla, Bristol – TICKETS
Fri 22 Feb – The Harlington, Fleet – TICKETS
Sat 23 Feb – The Garage, London – TICKETS
Tues 26 Feb – The Haunt, Brighton – TICKETS
Weds 27 Feb – The Bullingdon, Oxford – TICKETS
Fri 1 Mar – The Old Bakery, Truro – TICKETS
Fri 8 Mar – Cheese & Grain, Frome – TICKETS
Sat 9 Mar – The Wharf, Tavistock – TICKETS
Sun 10 Mar – Planet Rock’s Winter’s End Festival, Poole – TICKETS
Fri 15 Mar – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – TICKETS

“That is one of the reasons I love doing this show. That was amazing” Richard Madeley, BBC Radio 2
“The very best of British Blues Rock” Paul Anthony, Planet Rock Radio
“Whisky Soaked Blues” Clash
“An artist with a growing live performance reputation thrillingly captured here on record.” – Daily Express – 4 / 5
“Hard-edged” Sunday Express
“Thumping rock” Classic Rock 8/10
“It’s hard hitting, down ‘n’ dirty, oil stained blues rock – and we love it” Guitarist 9/10


Bluesdoodles Reviews – Live in BristolThe Divine &  DirtyLucky 13

Bluesdoodles Interview – read what Kris talked about when he chatted with Wes O’Neill HERE

Kris Barras Band Are Back Touring Early 2019

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