GUN: ‘The Calton Songs’ UK Tour; 30 Nov – 11 Dec 2022
‘The Calton Songs’ UK Tour runs 30 Nov – 11 Dec 2022
‘The Calton Songs’ Tour 2022
Weds 30 Nightrain, BRADFORD
Thurs 1 O2 Academy Islington, LONDON
Fri 2 Queen’s Hall, NUNEATON
Sat 3 BARNOLDSWICK*
Sun 4 The Waterloo, BLACKPOOL
Mon 5 Komedia, BATH
Tues 6 Fire Station, SUNDERLAND
Weds 7 Mac Arts, GALASHIELS
Sat 10 Barrowlands Ballroom, GLASGOW
Sun 11 The Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN
* Full Band Acoustic Show
Glaswegian rockers GUN are back on tour following the October release of their album, ‘The Calton Songs’.
The band hit the road for The Calton Songs Tour 2022 which takes in nine full electric gigs from to 30 Nov to 11 Dec, including a massive hometown party at the Barrowlands Ballroom. All dates at gunofficial.co.uk/tour.
GUN are truly firing once more. They remain in the Top 50 modern hard rock artists in the world according to industry data specialists, Chartmetric, with top 20 albums and singles. They have toured with The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Iron Maiden; this is a band with plenty to shout about. GUN in 2022 features Dante Gizzi [lead vocals], Giuliano ‘Jools’ Gizzi [guitar], Paul McManus [drums], Andy Carr [bass] and Tommy Gentry [guitar].
From Glasgow to the world was always the mentality, and their desire to entertain remains undimmed and on ‘The Calton Songs Tour’; these ‘Backstreet Brothers’ remain serious contenders.
From the band:
Welcome to The Calton. The Calton District in Glasgow’s East End has always been home to Jools and Dante from GUN. In their parents spare bedroom just a stone’s throw from Glasgows famous Barrowland Ballroom, the boys fashioned their songwriting skills alongside former GUN lead singer Mark Rankin.
Barring ‘Word Up’, the other fifteen songs were inspired by the sights and sounds of The Calton. This new take on GUN’s classic hits and favourites are semi-acoustic versions of what appeared through the years as full on rock tracks. The songs feature all the current band’s lineup plus some amazing backing singing from Beverley Skeete and The Sisterhood, giving a gospel slant and an original spin to these rock classics.
Recorded initially by Dante in the spare bedroom, the songs were completed after the lockdown situation ended in January 2022 in Glasgow’s Morsecode studios. We hope you all enjoy this departure from our guitar amps being up at full blast, we wanted to do something different for our fans. We’ll be touring this with the full band and doing some acoustic shows, so we hope we’ll see you out on the road somewhere along the line.