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Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’


(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / The Almighty)
(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / Alice Cooper)
Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” in Autumn 2018. Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK and Europe. With over two hours of performance, the evenings will be featuring career-spanning classics from Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, alongside anecdotes and stories taken from the artists’ life on the road.Both Warwick and Johnson are members of the critically acclaimed Black Star Riders. The band’s latest album “Heavy Fire” gained worldwide success reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 UK in the National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the Rock chart.

Ricky Warwick is one of the UK’s most iconic rock front-men. Starting his professional music journey in The Almighty, with whom he released 7 albums in the 90’s, Ricky went on to record several solo albums before becoming the vocalist with Thin Lizzy and now with Black Star Riders.

About the tour, Ricky says: “Two hours plus of acoustic carnage and mayhem with brother Johnson? Who’d have thought bits of wood with wires could be so sonically invigorating??? … Well you’re about to find out!!!”

American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Damon Johnson, began his career in the 90’s, when he co-founded Brother Cane. Johnson went on to collaborate with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent and Queensrÿche, before joining Alice Cooper’s band as lead guitarist. Since 2011, Damon is lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders.

When referring to the shows, Damon says: “Ricky has inspired my musical efforts in so many ways and we have become best mates. These Warwick Johnson performances always showcase our respect for each other and our love of music. And it’s a great night out!”

“Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25th Sep            Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26th Sep           Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27th Sep            Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28th Sep              Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29th Sep             Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30th Sep            Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1st Oct             Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2nd Oct              London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rd Oct             Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4th Oct               Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Fri 5th Oct                 Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7th Oct               Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9th Oct               Manchester, Night People
Wed 10th Oct            Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thurs 11th Oct          Belfast, The Limelight 2
Fri 12th Oct               Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13th Oct              Dundee, Church
Sun 14th Oct            Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar

Tickets are available form all usual outlets.

Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’ was originally published on PlanetMosh

Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album

Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and Brother Cane) guitarist

Damon Johnson
Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album
“Memoirs Of An Uprising”

Album Release in Late 2018

Warwick Johnson Tour Dates Announced For The UK In Sept/Oct 2018

Damon Johnson
Photo Credit Stephen Jensen
Damon Johnson has announced a Pledge Campaign for his forthcoming new solo album “Memoirs Of An Uprising”. The album will receive a full release later in 2018.

Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper and currently Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. The forthcoming album features ten brand new songs from Damon – and he is currently finishing the mixing, mastering and packaging around the album.

The album will be available on both CD and vinyl and the Pledge site features a whole host of very special options including signed CDs, merch, mystery bundles, guitar lessons, signed guitars, acoustic house performances and even a round of golf with Damon amongst others..

For full details here


Damon says, “The fact that I’m getting to make this album at all is purely down to the support and love you all have shown for my music over the past three decades. And as I discussed this fact with PledgeMusic, they have encouraged me to “un-earth” and make available one-of-a-kind items during this campaign…things like bundles of exclusive photos and memorabilia from all my various band endeavors; my small Peavy practice amp that I’ve written songs on ever since Brother Cane’s ‘Seeds’ album; a “still-in-the-shrink-wrap” copy of my long time out-of-print ‘Dust’ CD; even autographed guitars…and much more.

Again, this is the first time for me to work with PledgeMusic as a solo artist. And the catalyst is absolutely this new music I’ve created. The songs are inspired and my band (Tony, Jarred & Tony) played and sound amazing as always. And I feel these songs deserve as much exposure as possible, even in this day and age where the business of making and distributing music has change dramatically.

I’m asking for your help. I need your help! I’m at LEAST asking you to check it out what we’re offering through this PledgeMusic campaign.”

The album will then receive a full UK release later in 2018.

Damon will be touring the UK and Europe in 2018 with band mate Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty). The two will be playing acoustic numbers throughout their two illustrious careers as well as speaking about their experiences in music. The “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25th Sep  Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26th Sep Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27th Sep  Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28th Sep    Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29th Sep   Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30th Sep  Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1st Oct    Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2nd Oct     London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rd Oct    Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4th Oct     Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Fri 5th Oct       Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7th Oct     Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9th Oct     Manchester, Night People
Wed 10th Oct  Newcastle, Cluny 2
Fri 12th Oct     Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13th Oct    Dundee, Church
Sun 14th Oct   Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar
Mon 15th Oct  Belfast, The Limelight 2

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

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THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS Debut Music Video for “Warchief”

THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS debut music video for “Warchief”

New album ’Grazie Governo‘ out August 24, 2018

Bar Stool Preachers

THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS have released the music video for “Warchief,” the first in a trilogy of videos, which are all from their upcoming album Grazie Governo.

The album will be available digitally on August 3rd and in stores in August 24th. With a digital pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp, fans get 4 tracks instantly!

Watch “Warchief” on YouTube:


Full Image

With the upcoming release of Grazie Governo, there will be seven different vinyl versions available, each including two BIG spraypaint stencils and a digital download In addition; three picture flexis were made to accompany the music video trilogy. They‘re in all colored vinyl copies of the records, and also available at local shops, in mailorder, and at various festivals/gigs.

The next video in the trilogy, “Grazie Governo,” will be released on July 17th and then “Choose My Friends (feat. Aimee Interrupter)” will be released on July 24th.

Grazie Governo (“Thank You Government”) is the album that everyone angry and frustrated with the current political situation has been waiting for. The intelligent and passionate lyrics are backed by the unique, catchy, and creative songwriting that this band is becoming known for. It truly exemplifies the band‘s incredible talents and uniqueness, and the energy and commitment that these UK upstarts are turning so many heads with.

With the success of their 2016 debut album Blatant Propaganda, this very motivated group of friends got some unreal touring opportunities, and have traveled a LOT of miles sharing their tunes and energy with thousands and thousands of people—and they‘re not letting up anytime soon. They’ve played big shows to stadiums filled with Germans, and legendary club shows filled to the brim with sweaty punks, rude boys & girls and fans of all ages—and it doesn’t matter who they are playing with, or who they are playing to, they impress everyone—and have a great time doing it! For the full experience, make the effort to see THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS live and better understand why so many people are hailing them as one of the best new bands around! This album, and their previous full-length speak volumes, but seeing this full package in the flesh truly proves that they are the real deal.

1. Grazie Governo
2. 8.6 Days (All the Broken Hearts)
3. Warchief
4. Choose My Friends
6. 2:22
7. Drink
8. Drive
9. Cry Wolf
10. Raced Through Berlin
11. Since You
12. Force Fed
13. High Horse (Bonus CD track)

7/13/2018 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter
7/20/2018 – Tolpuddle, UK – Tolpuddle Festival
7/21/2018 – Taunton, UK – Taunton Live
7/22/2018 – Bristol, UK – Skankfest @ The Fleece
7/28/2018 – Tufnell Park Dome, UK – Wonkfest
8/2/2018 – Blackpool, UK – Rebellion Festival
8/5/2018 – Somerset, UK – Outcider Festival
8/9/2018 – Winchester, UK – Boomtown Fair
9/13/2018 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
9/14/2018 – Prague, CZ – 007
9/15/2018 – Munich, DE – Backstage


THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS Debut Music Video for “Warchief” was originally published on PlanetMosh

Walking Papers Announce 7 Date September UK Tour

Walking Papers are proud to announce a 7 date September UK Tour, for what promises to be one of the essential tours of 2018.

Starting in Nottingham at The Bodega on Wednesday 12th September, the UK  tour culminates with a show at The Borderline in London on Friday 18th October.

When writing a song, I try to capture a moment. When performing live, I let the moment capture me.” Says Jeff Angell of Walking Papers. “The energy and enthusiasm of the fans in Europe and the UK make that easy to do. Many of the songs on WP2 were written while touring there and I’m excited to bring them back to people and places that inspired them.”

Walking Papers upped the sonic ante with their aptly dubbed second album WP2, released earlier this year from Loud & Proud Records. Once again deploying the in-sync production handiwork of mixmasters Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney) and Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age), and Justin Smith (War Paint, Eagles of Death Metal, The Ravonettes, Queens of the Stone Age) WP2 builds on the promising template of the band’s self-titled 2013 debut, which Classic Rock Magazine called “a masterpiece of mood and tension,” and Rolling Stone Magazine echoed “dark, alternately sensual and sinister.” WP2 brings the band into their wholly ascendant second phase with aurally galvanizing statements like the savage, swaggering backbeat of “Death on the Lips,” the anthemic buildup of “Red & White,” and the delicate yet forceful declarative shuffle of “Don’t Owe Me Nothin’.”

Walking Papers elevates Angell’s signature character studies in songs like the explosive “Somebody Else” where he croons: “Outside the city’s waiting / for a chance to prove me wrong / She’s trying to talk me into doing something stupid and doesn’t seem to take her very long.” “I live vicariously through the characters in our songs.” Angell explains “It’s healthier for both society and myself that way.”

“A song can say in three verses what takes a novel 300 pages to say by what it leaves to the listener’s imagination,” Angell concludes, With WP2, Walking Papers have inked an indelible sonic contract that guarantees your ears will gladly come back for more.

Watch the Walking Papers – Death On The Lips (Garage Sessions) here:

Listen to WP2 here : https://open.spotify.com/album/2vrZjvdJnCYfG4txWRLn6T

Walking Papers UK tour dates


12th The Bodega  Nottingham
13th The Corporation Sheffield
14th Rebellion  Manchester
15th Newcastle Think Tank
16th G2 Glasgow
17th The Asylum Venue 2 Birmingham

18th The Borderline  London

Walking Papers European tour dates


19th O13  Tliburg  Netherlands
20th Petit Bain Paris  France
21stRazzmatazz 3Barcelona Spain
22th Chango Madrid Spain
24th De Vedas St Jean France
26th Dynamo  Zurich  Switzerland

29th Nachtleben Frankfurt  Germany


1st A38 Budapest  Hungary
2nd Cafe V Lese  Prague  Czech Republic
5th Berlin Bi Nuu Germany
7th John Dee Oslo  Norway

8th Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark

Tickets available from : https://www.songkick.com/artists/5875959-walking-papers

Jefferson Angel
Jefferson Angel

Walking Papers Announce 7 Date September UK Tour was originally published on PlanetMosh