Following their hugely successful UK summer tour and the release of their brand new album ‘The Traveler’, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band have announced they will be coming back to the UK for five shows in October 2020.
They will be calling through Bexhill-On-Sea, Salisbury, Edinburgh, Gateshead and Warrington. They have also just revealed the official video for ‘Tailwind,’ which you can watch here
The 5 x Grammy Nominated Shepherd returns hot on the heels of their triumphant run of shows that included them packing out the iconic O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and blow away the crowd at the bands’ headline performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair in the summer, proving to be one of the highlights of the weekend.
Their most recent album ‘The Traveler’, released in May see’s them at their most powerful yet which saw Shepherd play live to an audience of 3 million pepole on the BBC Radio 2 ‘Michael Ball Show,’ appearances on the BBC Radio 2 ‘Blues Show’ and ‘Rock Show’ as well as A-List singles at Planet Rock Radio. You can listen to the new album in full over at Spotify HERE
Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The 41-year-old he’s become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret. As a grown man and a father, there are different thoughts and feelings that have come into focus. Shepherd’s song ‘Blue on Black’ (From ‘Trouble Is…’) was recently covered by Five Finger Death Punch and Brian May with all proceeds going to the Gary Sinise Foundation. The video has already had over 25m views, you can watch it HERE
The opening chapters of Shepherd’s journey started with the epiphany of meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan, the stage debut at 13 and the record deal at 16, with 1995’s million-selling debut album Ledbetter Heights laying down his calling-cards of soul-fingered fretwork and searingly honest songwriting. Even as early singles like Déjà Voodoo and Blue On Black infiltrated the US Top 10, and hysteria duly erupted around him, Shepherd’s artistic vision remained admirably mature on turn-of-the-millennium million-sellers like Trouble Is… (1997), Live On (1999) and The Place You’re In (2004). He has supported The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan and the Eagles amongst others, performs as part of the Experience Hendrix tour and is one third of supergroup The Rides with Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg.
Tickets will be on sale Monday 16th December at 10.00am GMT
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UK Tour Dates:
18th October – De La War Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea
19th October – City Hall, Salisbury
21st October – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
22nd October – Sage, Gateshead
23rd October – Parr Hall, Warrington
Watch the Official video for ‘Tailwind’ here:
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band are a full force of nature live and these will be shows not to be missed.
“Louisiana’s blues baron” Mojo
“Shepherd delivers a relentless stream of strong, sinewy riffs and blistering solos…a master stroke” Classic Rock
“Simply brilliant” Powerplay 10/10
“The Traveler has that sort of earworm quality that sticks in the brain hours after listening.” Guitarist 8/10
You can listen to the new album ‘The Traveler’ via Spotify HERE