Warwick-Johnson – Announce UK Acoustic Tour In Autumn 2018

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Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a ”Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” in Autumn 2018.

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Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK.

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.

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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.

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

Tickets are available form all usual outlets.


Oran O’Beirne

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