Kenny Wayne Shepherd Back For More In 2015


Brilliant bluesman – hailed right here as the next crossover star – back for another tour next spring

Hot on the heels of rave reviews from his recent October 2014 UK tour dates, five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to the UK for a follow-up tour in April 2015, including a major headline concert at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 15th April.

A 48-hour ticket pre-sale starts on Planet Rock from Wednesday 12th November at 9am, followed by general on-sale date of Friday 14th November where tickets can be booked online at The Gig Cartel or from the 24 hour box office – 0844 478 0898.

Salisbury City Hall Friday April 10th
Holmfirth Picturedrome Saturday April 11th
Glasgow O2 ABC Sunday April 12th
Aberdeen Lemon Tree Monday April 13th
London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Wednesday April 15th

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is a veritable who’s who in rock and blues. The band features long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, plus drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (the latter is the former keyboardist for Willie Nelson).

The April 2015 tour follows Kenny’s highly successful 2014 European tour. MVM saw the band in Leamington last week and said: “The new Bonamassa? Nah, he’s too good to be in anyone’s shadow. How about in years to come, some young blues guitarist from a future generation is the new Kenny Wayne Shepherd.”

Kenny Wayne will perform songs from his current album, Goin’ Home, which is an exploration into the music of Shepherd’s biggest influences, and features Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. and the Rebirth Brass Band. The album includes songs originally recorded by some of Shepherd’s heroes including B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lee Dorsey, plus many other Blues icons.

Trust us, you won’t want to miss it.

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