GUNS N’ ROSES’ DUFF McKAGAN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2019

RELEASES NEW SONG “DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU”

SOLO ALBUM TENDERNESS COMING 31st MAY 2019

ALBUM PRODUCED BY AND FEATURING GRAMMY® WINNER SHOOTER JENNINGS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF 30TH MAY IN PHILADELPHIA

 EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS 22nd AUGUST IN POLAND

TOUR WILL SEE McKAGAN BACKED BY SHOOTER JENNINGS + BAND

McKAGAN TEAMS WITH NON-PROFITS FOR SOCIAL CAUSE CAMPAIGN 

Los Angeles, CA (23rd April 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 31st May 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 31st May 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 Mission320 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 30th May at TLA in Philadelphia. Announced today is a full European tour, below in red, that begins on the 22nd August in Poland. Tour dates are as follows:

DUFF McKAGAN

FEAT. SHOOTER JENNINGS

Thursday 30th May 2019 TLA, Philadelphia, PA USA

Friday 31st May 2019 City Winery, Washington, DC USA

Saturday 1st June 2019 City Winery, Boston, MA USA

Monday 3rd June 2019 Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Thursday 6th June 2019 Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL USA

Saturday 8th June 2019 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN USA

Monday 10th June 2019 Historic Scoot Inn, Austin, TX USA

Thursday 13th June 2019 El Rey, Los Angeles, CA USA

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

Saturday 15th June 2019 Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR USA

Sunday 16th June 2019 Showbox Presents, Seattle, WA USA

Thursday 22nd August 2019 Stodola, Warsaw POLAND

Friday 23rd August 2019 Astra, Berlin GERMANY

Saturday 24th August 2019 Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam HOLLAND

Monday 26th August 2019 Gloria, Cologne GERMANY

Tuesday 27th August 2019 Alte Feurwache, Mannheim GERMANY

Thursday 29th August 2019 Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

Saturday 31st August 2019 Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin EIRE

Sunday 1st September 2019 Manchester Academy3, Manchester UK

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 Le Trabendo, Paris FRANCE

Wednesday 4th September 2019 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BELGIUM

Friday 6th September 2019 Dynamo, Zurich SWITZERLAND

Sunday 8th September 2019 Santeria 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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