GUNS N’ ROSES’ DUFF McKAGAN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2019

 

RELEASES NEW SONG “DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU”


SOLO ALBUM TENDERNESS COMING 31stMAY 2019

 

ALBUM PRODUCED BY AND FEATURING GRAMMY® WINNER SHOOTER JENNINGS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF 30THMAY IN PHILADELPHIA

 EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS 22ndAUGUST IN POLAND

 

TOUR WILL SEE McKAGAN BACKED BY SHOOTER JENNINGS + BAND

 

McKAGAN TEAMS WITH NON-PROFITS FOR SOCIAL CAUSE CAMPAIGN 

PHOTO + ALBUM ART HERE 

Los Angeles, CA (23rdApril 2019) – “People are going to herald this as one of the best albums of the year.” That’s what SiriusXM radio host Larry Flick said about TENDERNESS, the upcoming solo album from Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan. “This is Americana-Duff McKagan,” says Flick. “It’s not what you expect.”

Produced by (and featuring) recent Grammy winner Shooter Jennings, TENDERNESS (UME) is released on the 31stMay 2019. McKagan is giving fans another sneak peek at the much-anticipated record with the release of its closing track, “Don’t Look Behind You” – click HERE to listen.

“’Don’t Look Behind You’ was truly inspired by a sense of peace that washed over me after a few months of turning off the TV and social media,” says McKagan. “It was also inspired by the sense of real community I felt while traveling and talking to people around the world on tour during this somewhat tenuous time. This period of sturm und drang will indeed pass. The song seemed to be the final summation that rang loudly from the topics on Tenderness.”

“The recording sessions for this album also saw us re-assemble, for the first time since the Use Your Illusion recordings, The Suicide Horn Section, featuring my brother Matt McKagan on trombone, the great Chuck Findlay on trumpet, and the impossible Brian Scanlon on sax,” he adds. “On the very last day of recording, they came down to the studio and laid down the amazing horn lines for ‘Don’t Look Behind You.’ I’ll never forget the culmination of Matt and The Suicide Horns mixed with the Waters singing group sending this song and album out, as Shooter and I just watched it all with goosebumps.”

“Don’t Look Behind You” follows previously released songs “Chip Away” and title track “Tenderness” and all three are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order TENDERNESS ahead of its 31stMay release.

TENDERNESS sees McKagan reflecting on his experiences traveling the globe over two and a half years on Guns N’ Roses’  Not In This Lifetime tour.  Encountering heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide on his travels during this tumultuous time in our world history, McKagan channeled a collective hurt into songs of monolithic power.

“We’re becoming divided at a time when we need each other most,” says McKagan. “When huge industries get replaced because of modernization, it’s time to retrain and bolster up those who get swept aside. Homelessness and drug addiction are avoidable in this country if we come together and get private and public cogs turning together in a positive direction. We can at least try to tackle mental illness while we’re at it. But alas, we stump and lie, point fingers and divide. We’re way better than this.”

With that in mind, McKagan has created a campaign that puts the album’s themes into action and he’s inviting fans to join him in an effort to give support to organizations doing great work.Those include Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, 320 Changes Direction, and To Write Love on Her Arms, among others. For more information, please visit propeller.la/duff.

McKagan, backed by Shooter Jennings and his band, will be taking these songs on the road for a North American tour that kicks off on 30thMay at TLA in Philadelphia. Announced today is a full European tour, below in red, that begins on the 22ndAugust in Poland. Tour dates are as follows:

DUFF McKAGAN

FEAT. SHOOTER JENNINGS

 

Thursday 30thMay 2019TLA, Philadelphia, PA USA

Friday 31stMay 2019City Winery, Washington, DC USA

Saturday 1stJune 2019City Winery, Boston, MA USA

Monday 3rdJune 2019Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Thursday 6thJune 2019Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL USA

Saturday 8thJune 2019Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN USA

Monday 10thJune 2019Historic Scoot Inn, Austin, TX USA

Thursday 13thJune 2019El Rey, Los Angeles, CA USA

Friday 14thJune 2019Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA USA

Saturday 15thJune 2019Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR USA

Sunday 16thJune 2019Showbox Presents, Seattle, WA USA

Thursday 22ndAugust 2019Stodola, Warsaw POLAND

Friday 23rdAugust 2019Astra, Berlin GERMANY

Saturday 24thAugust 2019Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam HOLLAND

Monday 26thAugust 2019Gloria, Cologne GERMANY

Tuesday 27thAugust 2019Alte Feurwache, Mannheim GERMANY

Thursday 29thAugust 2019Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

Saturday 31stAugust 2019Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin EIRE

Sunday 1stSeptember 2019Academy, Manchester UK

Tuesday 3rdSeptember 2019Le Trabendo, Paris FRANCE

Wednesday 4thSeptember 2019Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BELGIUM

Friday 6thSeptember 2019Dynamo, Zurich SWITZERLAND

Sunday 8thSeptember 2019Santeria Club, Milan ITALY

European headline dates go onsale at 9am GMT Friday 26thApril 2019.

For tickets please see www.livenation.co.uk

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