JUNKYARD Bring Their ‘High Water’ Tour to the UK!

JUNKYARD Bring Their ‘High Water’ Tour to the UK!

L.A. Band Will Support Blackberry Smoke at 4 Shows, Play The Croydon Rocks Festival, and Headline 5 More Gigs With Support


JUNKYARD are delighted to announce that they’ll be touring the UK once more, bringing their latest material to the Old Country: a 10-show tour that kicks off in Newcastle on 2nd November 2018.

At 4 gigs, JUNKYARD will be supporting Blackberry Smoke (a great band with whom JUNKYARD have close ties, Blackberry Smoke’s own Charlie Starr having written ‘Till the Wheels Fall Off’ for JUNKYARD.”)

The band will also play the Croydon Rocks Festival on Saturday 3rd November, and headline 5 of their own gigs, with support from The Jokers.

JUNKYARD are currently taking their album ‘Hell of High Water’ out on the road. ‘Hell of High Water’ is an eclectic 11-track album that pulls together a raucous smorgasbord of punk, country rock, hard rock and blues-based songs, full of the band’s trademark big guitar and drums sound, fronted by David Roach’s impassioned vocals. The album and accompanying tour marks a jubilant and reinvigorated return for the band, with their first official album for 26 years!

JUNKYARD’s current line-up draws together the formidable talents of David Roach (lead vocals), Patrick Muzingo (drums), Todd Muscat (bass), Tim Mosher (guitar), and Jimmy James (guitar).

JUNKYARD hit MTV and radio hard back in 1989 with their self-titled Geffen Records debut and the singles “Hollywood” and “Simple Man”.  During their career, they’ve released 9 albums and various singles. A few years ago (as singer and founding member David Roach explained) JUNKYARD found themselves having a blast playing ‘reunion’ shows. This quickly turned into mini-tours through Spain and packed gigs across America. New songs began to ferment and JUNKYARD began writing once more, resulting in ‘Hell or High Water’.

Of the album, David Roach admits “I had no grand illusions of a magnum opus, or that we’d try and recreate what we were 25 years ago. This album is not a departure; it’s a rock ‘n’ roll record from JUNKYARD with songs about life, love, regret, addiction and memories.”

‘High Water’ brought new life in the form of a solid, cohesive and hard-rocking bundle of the band’s vision, style and direction. The band have toured the new material and are delighted to return to the UK, bringing the songs in vibrant live performance to these shores.

“It’s been just over a year since we last played the UK and we are thrilled to be back,” say the band, “It’s going to be great to see so many familiar faces and hopefully a lot of new ones. Plus the added bonus of getting to support Blackberry Smoke on a batch of gigs makes this part of the ‘High Water’ tour something special.”

Message from the band

High Water UK TOUR

2nd Nov: Newcastle, O2 Academy *

3rd Nov: Croydon Rocks Festival

4th Nov:  Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms **

5th Nov: Edinburgh, Bannermans **

6th Nov: York, Fibbers **

7th Nov: Pershore, The Iron Road **

8th Nov: Blackpool, The Waterloo **

9th Nov: Cardiff, Tramshed * (SOLD OUT)

10th Nov: Birmingham, O2 Academy *

11th Nov: Bristol, O2 Academy *

* Blackberry Smoke

** The Jokers

For more info about JUNKYARD’s tour, check out https://junkyardblooze.com/

Tickets https://bnds.us/qfo7bb

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!