The Blue Stones, the two-piece Alt Rock band, best known for their blistering live performances, have announced a return to the UK & Europe for Spring 2023. The Pretty Monster tour comes exactly one year after their wildly successful Hidden Gems UK + EU tour in March/April earlier this year, which included sell-out shows in Manchester, London, two nights in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Prague and more.The 2023 dates will see the band take their critically acclaimed new album, ‘Pretty Monster,’ featuring the riff driven singles ‘Don’t Miss’ & ‘What’s It Take To Be Happy?’ around the UK and Europe, stopping in Manchester, Nottingham & Camden’s prestigious Electric Ballroom + more (all dates listed below).
The Blue Stones vocalist/guitarist, Tarek Jafar, had this to say about the tour,“when we release new music, we immediately think about how it will be received in Europe and the UK. We feel such a connection to those places, and our fans there have been incredibly supportive. We wanted to provide an album that stays with them forever, and a show they’d never forget. No one should miss these shows, because it’s a side of us that you’ve never seen before.”
Tickets go on general sale Wednesday 7th December at 9am GMT at https://www.thebluestonesmusic.com/
The details are
29: Gerbaude 9, Cologne. DE
30: Trabendo, Paris, FR
31: Trix, Antwerp, BE
02: Melweg, Amsterdam, NL
03: Academy 2, Manchester, UK
04: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
05: Electric Ballroom, London, UK
08: Frannz, Berlin, DE
10: Strom, Munich, DE
11: Fluc, Vienna, AT
12: Rock Cafe, Prague, CZ
Earlier this year Tarek and Justin hit Zane Whitfield’s NOP Studios in Kingston, Ontario for 35 straight days writing and recording for the Pretty Monster project, working with a few select producers, including Kevin Hissink (grandson/Demi Lovato) and WZRD BLD (Highly Suspect, iDKHOW), along with multi-GRAMMY Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Strokes, Spoon), looking to stretch their sound further, while continuing to instill every track with equal parts unchecked passion and the joyfully adventurous spirit, that their live performances have become known for.
Discussing Pretty Monster, Tarek noted… “Our mission with this album is to give rock and roll a fresh coat of paint. Track after track features heavy hitting riffs over tight beats that are tough enough for the fighters, and sweet enough for the lovers. It’s an album dedicated to controlled chaos. An untamed beast contained within a beautiful exterior.