THE GIG CARTEL AND PLANET ROCK PRESENTS
THE BEST IN BREAKING BLUES AND ROCK
‘HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN STONES’ AND ‘GORILLA RIOT’
OCTOBER 2019 UK TOUR
Two of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock will tour together for the very first time throughout October 2019. Touring under the moniker of “ROADSTARS” – this hi-octane live extravaganza promises to be one of the hottest double bill concert tours to hit the UK in 2019.
The tour includes American blues rock guitarist Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones, who Joe Bonamassa describes as “a kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals,” plus Manchester rock band Gorilla Riot. Every night each band will alternative as headliners, giving them equal share of the limelight.
Tickets, PRICED £14, are on sale from 10am on Tuesday 2nd April and can be booked from www.thegigcartel.com and from the 24-Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898.
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born, Nashville-based artist who formed the band as an eight-year-old, has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of guitar skills and makes it clear that the future is hers for the taking. Hannah has performed over 2,000 shows including festival appearances. Here, she digs in deep, hits hard, and crushes it. Her latest albumis an aural kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals, that establishes Wicklund as a triple-threat player, singer and writer in the same vein as Susan Tedeschi and the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde. The album’s producer, Sadler Vaden, who’s also guitarist with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, says, “Once we started writing some songs, I saw that she had a real, raw talent and had a love of classic rock music and blues. I wanted to honour that in making this album, but also add a little modern edge to it.”
Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England. They play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy rock show.
Created by frontman, Arjun Bhishma, he’s surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester, creating a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part harmonies. Featuring Arjun on lead vocals and guitar, Liam Henry (guitars, vocals), Charly T. (guitars, vocals), and James “Deggy” Degnen (bass).
The band began song writing and soon entered the studio to record their debut self-titled album. This set them on their path to deliver their blues-drenched dirty sound that evolved into the acclaimed EP, Six Shots Down in 2017.
ROADSTARS – OCTOBER 2019 UK DATES
TICKETS: www.thegigcartel.com & 24-Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898.
Chester, Live RoomsThursday 3 October
Manchester, RebellionFriday 4 October
Birmingham, FlapperSaturday 5 October
Norwich, Waterfront StudioSunday 6 October
Newcastle, The ClunyTuesday 8 October
Leeds, Lending RoomWednesday 9 October
Bristol, ExchangeThursday 10 October
London, O2 Islington Academy 2Friday 11 October