SD Entertainment is delighted to announce that the ‘Chris Holmes Mean Man’ 65 Tour will visit seven venues across the UK in June 2023. The tour goes on sale Friday 10 February 2023 at 9am, tickets direct from the venue box offices. This tour marks not only Chris’ anticipated return to the UK but also celebrates his 65th birthday – with very special VIP tickets available for an exclusive pre-show birthday party available for the show in Northampton on 25 June! Support will come from Kaine on all dates.
Chris’ guitar work is synonymous with W.A.S.P.‘s first four studio albums including ‘W.A.S.P.’, ‘The Last Command’, ‘Inside The Electric Circus’ and ‘The Headless Children’. He left W.A.S.P. in 1991 before rejoining, once again as lead guitarist, in 1995 remaining until 2001. In this time he played on two studio albums including ‘Kill F£@% Die’ and ‘Helldorado’. He can also be heard on 1987’s ‘Live . . . In The Raw’.
Since 2019, he has recruited new members for his band. Taking lead on the original W.A.S.P. material is Oliver Tindall, with Lex Gifford on bass [both coming from the band Wicked Jackals]. Stephen Jackson on drums [from Heart Break Remedy] has been Chris’ partner in crime for almost four years.
Chris will be performing a mix of W.A.S.P. classics along with his own original material including tracks from his latest album ‘Unbearable Influence’ which was released in September 2021.
Chris said of the forthcoming UK tour, “Man, I’d such a great time in UK last November and the fans are amazing. They love me and I love them so I wanna celebrate my birthday by giving back to them and celebrating with them. See you on the road!”
Chris Holmes is an enduring talent who has carved his own niche in rock ‘n’ roll history – don’t miss these very special celebratory dates.
UK TOUR DATES
Friday 16 June 2023 – The Patriot, Newport
Saturday 17 June 2023 – Tivoli Venue, Buckley
Sunday 18 June – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
Thursday 22 June – Trillian’s, Newcastle
Friday 23 June – The Black Prince, Northampton – **Chris’ Birthday show***
Saturday 24 June – Boston Music Room, London
Sunday 25 June – The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool