It’s that time again, going state side and this time we are out on our own with the brilliant Beans on Toast and Will Varley in tow. We’re starting in Florida and taking in Flogging Molly’s Salty dog cruise to the Bahamas, which sounds like a crazy drunken boat trip with Rancid, Frank Turner, Fishbone and many others! Also we are hitting up Toronto in Canada and some of the usual hot spots for us in Chicago, Pittsburgh & Cambridge on this 3 week tour.
It’s been 2 weeks now on tour in the U.S. with Skinny Lister. We spent our first week mainly doing our own headline shows and also taking in an awesome slot at Riot Fest in Chicago. Now we have joined up with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and will be supporting them around the USA for the next 5 weeks. We also have Beans on Toast on the bill every night, so its a full English breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Americans! Here are my 1st two weeks as a photo diary:
I have just arrived back from a 3 week intensive touring schedule (24 shows in 25 days) where I was lucky enough to attend South by South West or SXSW in Austin Texas. It’s the largest music industry festival event in the world, and is a bit like Glastonbury festival being dumped right in the middle of a huge city. What a fantastic festival with a wealth of fantastic bands from around the globe the only trouble is the musician is an after thought with record labels, management and anyone else important taking the limelight. However I had a brilliant time and my Skinny Lister schedule is below:
It was then straight onto a European tour after SXSW supporting Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie. Beginning in Scotland we travelled all over Europe; UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. What a wonderful group of guys and a pleasure to support them around Europe!
Just completed my first ever tour of Japan last week and I had an absolute blast! 4 Shows over a week with Skinny Lister, taking in 3 Club Quattro’s in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya and finishing it with a bang at Asigiri Jam Festival beneath the slopes of Mount Fuji. Huge thanks to Uncle Owen for putting the record out and all the guys there for their help and hospitality.
I am very pleased to announce that Skinny Lister have signed to Xtra Mile Recordings in preparation for a new album release in Spring 2015. We have a bunch of UK dates in October where the new album will be played in full, along with a slot at the legendary Reeperbahn Festival this week. UK dates are below, full story here:
June has been an incredible month, completed my first ever tour of the USA and played at Glastonbury festival, both in my top 3 musical career achievements!
The tour was predominately on the east coast of the US, and took in 15 shows over 3 weeks.
Then straight home to the UK and directly to Glastonbury, where I played my biggest show to date on the Avalon stage!
Next up is more European festivals over the Summer, visiting Germany, Spain & Scotland plus many more. Keep up to date with all Skinny Lister news here: http://skinnylister.com
June is an exciting & busy month as I will be heading off on my first US tour with new band Skinny Lister. Its a headline tour taking in Chicago, New York, Boston & Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester to name just a few, full list of dates are below.
Then to top it all off we’re straight off to Glastonbury to play the Avalon stage on Sat 28th June.
Tomorrow I travel to Caen in France and then onto Paris on Saturday with Mechanical Bride to play Festival Les Inrocks. This French festival takes place across the country in multiple venues, and we will have the pleasure of supporting Friendly Fires at Cargo in Caen (Nov 3rd), and Yuck at Le Boule Noir in Paris (Nov 5th).
More info here:
KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
Wednesday 19th October, Brighton
01273 606 312 / Komedia
OLD QUEENS HEAD
Thursday 20th October, London
Old Queens Head
Friday 21st October, Oxford
SWN FESTIVAL – TBC
Sunday 23rd October, Cardiff
Monday 24th October, Bath
Tuesday 25th October, Cambridge
FROG & FIDDLE
Wednesday 26th October, Cheltenham