ANNOUNCE “HIT THE GROUND TOUR 2020”
“Sisters Of Mercy” (Acoustic) Also Released
Critically Acclaimed Debut Studio Album “Hit The Ground” Out Now on Marshall Records
“Grand Slam are a band for the present and the future…. One of the years best debuts” – 8/10 Classic Rock Magazine review of “Hit The Ground” album
“”Hit The Ground” reclaims Archers part in the Lynott story whilst also paying heartfelt respects to Phil’ 4/5 Planet Rock magazine review of “Hit The Ground” album
“It’s a slam dunk!” 9/10 – Powerplay Review of “Hit the Ground” album
Single “19” playlisted by Planet Rock Radio and The Johnnie Walker Rock Show on BBC Radio 2
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.
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/
HIT THE GROUND TOUR 2020 with special guests Starseed (unless otherwise noted)
Tickets and/or information is available here – https://grandslamrocks.com/
Marshall Records is known for artist development having opened its doors with signings like REWS and Press to Meco among 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 Slam to their ever-growing roster.
“Hit The Ground” is available on CD, LP, digitally and also on Limited Edition Gold Vinyl. Order the album HERE