Grand Slam today release a new exclusive acoustic version of “Sisters Of Mercy” (a version of the electric track taken from the bands debut album “Hit the Ground”). The band also announce a full UK tour in December 2020.
Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott as Grand Slam. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day. Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine. And here it is — primed and ready.
YouTube link https://youtu.be/E-pJK1v9Y5U
The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Dave Boyce) honors the traditions of the band’s history whilst also looking to the future — classic tracks co-written by Lynott and Archer sit alongside a set of brand new songs that embody the same ethos of freedom, positivity and adrenalin that ran through Grand Slam in 1984. As such fans will get to hear Lynott co-writes alongside brand new material from a very special band steeped in rock history.
The debut album was released to widespread critical acclaim in November 2019. Following an acclaimed performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 and a UK headline tour in late 2019, Grand Slam are thrilled to announce a series of UK shows to support the album release, with many more to be announced in 2021…
Album link https://fanlink.to/grandslamhittheground
HIT THE GROUND TOUR 2020 with special guests Starseed (unless otherwise noted)
Thurs 3rdDecember Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, UK –
Fri 4thDecember MFN, Nottingham, UK
Sat 5thDecember Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
Sun 6thDecember Trillians, Newcastle, UK
Thurs 10thDecember Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
Fri 11thDecember Patriot, Newport, UK
Wed 16thDecember Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, UK
Thurs 17thDecember Nightrain, Bannerman, UK
Fri 18thDecember The Dome, London, UK
Sat 19thDecember Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Sun 20thDecember Eleven, Stoke, UK – with Heavy Pettin and The Big Dirty
Tickets and/or information is available here – https://grandslamrocks.com/live/
Marshall Records is known for artist development having opened its doors with signings like REWSand Press to Mecoamong others. But it also totally respects the legacy of many artists who have consistently been loyal to the Marshall brand while continuing to innovate and create quality music: musicians like Andy Cairns and Therapy? for example. Marshall Records are thrilled to welcome Grand Slamto their ever-growing roster.
“Hit The Ground” is available on CD, LP, digitally and also on Limited Edition Gold Vinyl. Order the album HERE