THE KRIS BARRAS BAND Announces Joanne Shaw Taylor October Support Tour 12/06/2018 5 THE KRIS BARRAS BAND Announces Joanne Shaw Taylor October Support Tour + Joins SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE with BILLY F. GIBBONS (ZZ TOP) + RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR Watch the Official video for ‘Stitch Me Up’ here: NEW ALBUM: THE DIVINE AND DIRTY OUT NOW “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 “The songs will have you ready to fight, cry, drink and dance” Powerplay 8/10 “The Kris Barras Band are on fire and this album is pure gold” Fireworks “I promise you, you will not be disappointed” Blues in Britain Watch the videos for: Lovers or Losers Hail Mary | Propane | Album Trailer Following their UK Headline Tour in September, The Kris Barras Band will be supporting the fantastic Joanne Shaw Taylor on her October tour for 10 dates. The Devon born, Barras is having a whirlwind start to the year. He released the stunning new album ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in March, when he played a headline tour selling out shows across the country and supported Beth Hart on her April-May UK Tour. He joins Supersonic Blues Machine as singer/guitarist alongside the legendary Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP) for their upcoming July European Tour – including their debut headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, plus he has announced his own headline show at The Borderline, London on 20 June, as well as festival appearances at Ramblin’ Man Fair as well as Italy, Poland, Sitzerland and Netherlands this summer. Talking about the tours he says; “I’ve been a big fan of Joanne for many years, so to head out on the road with her and her band…it’s awesome. We’ll be doing an acoustic trio set, similar to what we did on tour with Beth Hart. It’ll be stripped back versions of tracks from both of my albums and although they’re acoustic, we will make sure that it’s still got plenty of ooommff!” 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, lived it up in Las Vegas, 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. He had toured the east coast of the USA twice and recorded an album in Philadelphia, but struggled to get to the next level. 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. Full Tour Dates Tickets available from www.krisbarrasband.com 15 Jun LoveRocks Festival, Ferndown 20 Jun The Borderline, London 21 Jun Rock City, Nottingham 22 Jun Marsh Blues Club, Huddersfield 23 Jun Durham Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival, Tyne & Wear 29 Jun Maidstone Leisure Center, Maidstone 01 Jul Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maistone 04 Jul Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 06 Jul Sierre Blues Festival, SWITZERLAND w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 07 Jul Suwalki Blues Festival, POLAND w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 09 Jul TrivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 15 Jul Pistoria Blues Festival, ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 16 Jul Carroponte Spazio Mil, Milan, ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 18 Jul Piazza Europa Narcaol, Narcao (CI) ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 20 Jul Blues in Villa, Brugnera (PN) ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS 22 Jul Upton Blues Festival, Worcester 28 Jul The Rock And Blues Custom Show, Pentrich 04 Aug Calstock Bike Show, Calstock 18 Aug Motor City Festival, Ljunljana, SLOVENIA 07 Sep Phoenix, Exeter 09 Sep Ekletica Festival, Isle of Wight 11 Sep Talking Heads, Southampton 12 Sep Engine Room, Lincoln 13 Sep Asylum 2, Birmingham 14 Sep Patriot Crumlin, South Wales 15 Sep Corporation, Sheffield 16 Sep The Tunnels, Bristol 18 Sep Trillians, Newcastle 19 Sep Club Rock, Carlisle 20 Sep King Tuts, Glasgow 21 Sep Warehouse, Harrogagte 22 Sep Night & Day, Manchester 23 Sep Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool 25 Sep Brickmakers, Norwich 27 Sep Flowerpot, Derby 29 Sep The Kent Blues Collective Festival, Gillingham 01 Oct Playhouse, Whitey Bay w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 02 Oct Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 03 Oct Apex, Bury St Edmunds w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 05 Oct ARC, Stockton w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 06 Oct Live Room, Chester w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 07 Oct Robin, Bilston w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 09 Oct O2 Academy, Oxford w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR 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 www.mascotlabelgroup.com facebook.com/mascotlabelgroup twitter.com/MLG_Rocks youtube.com/mascotlabelgroup Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 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