|Acclaimed vocalist/guitarist MYLES KENNEDY (Alter Bridge, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators) is pleased to announce his return to the UK, with an eight-date, full band, headline tour planned for December 2021.|
Myles comments, “I’ve spent the last year dreaming of the day I would have the opportunity to return to the UK. That dream is soon to be a reality. I hope you can join the band and I as we return this December to play songs from ‘The Ides Of March’ and more. We’ll be making up for lost time by making this tour a very special one. Hope to see you there!”
The tour kicks off in Bristol on 3rd December, concluding in Bournemouth on 14th December. Tickets go on sale on Friday 20th August at 10 am here, with pre-sales via O2 from Wednesday 18th August at 10 am and Live Nation from Thursday 19th August at 10 am.
Dates run as follows:
Fri 3rd Dec – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 4th Dec – LEEDS O2 Academy
Mon 6th Dec – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Wed 8th Dec – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 9th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 11th Dec – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Mon 13th Dec – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 14th Dec – BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
|Kennedy‘s second solo album, ‘The Ides Of March’, was released in May via Napalm Records.|
During his time at home due to all touring being cancelled, Myles created the framework for the song ideas that would make up ‘The Ides Of March’. He then called up his cohorts from his ‘Year Of The Tiger’ debut — Zia Uddin and Tim Tournier — and the three musicians drove to Florida to record the album with longtime producer Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette.
From the slide guitar riffs of ‘Get Along‘ to the pensive blues of closer ‘Worried Mind’ by way of hit single ‘In Stride‘, it is clear that Myles has crafted a formidable follow up to his debut solo collection. While ‘Year Of The Tiger’ was more of an acoustic exploration through Myles‘s mind, ‘The Ides Of March’ finds him strapping on his electric guitar and challenging himself as a guitarist and songwriter. Tracks like ‘A Thousand Words’, ‘Wake Me When It’s Over’ and ‘Moonshot’ showcase the diverse musical arrangements that have garnered Myles fans globally across all of his projects. The epic title track ‘The Ides Of March‘ clocks in at over seven minutes, and resoundingly displays the extraordinary musical chops of all involved.
|“Merging lyrical nonchalance with the instrumental buoyancy of country and the emotional rawness of blues makes for a powerhouse of sanguine musicality. Keep a ladder handy so that you can retrieve your socks from a nearby telegraph wire when you’re done.” – Classic Rock|
“One of the most technically proficient vocalists in modern rock… as soon as Myles’s honey-coated, burnt-oak tenor massages itself into your ears, your head will be nodding along.” – Metal Hammer
“There’s only one word to describe this album and that is ‘sublime’.” – Powerplay
|About MYLES KENNEDY: |
At this point, MYLES KENNEDY’s voice precedes him. Certainly, it courses through six chart-topping albums from gold-selling rock juggernaut Alter Bridge, three records with Slash and The Conspirators, two albums from The Mayfield Four, his 2018 solo debut Year of the Tiger, and guest appearances for everyone from Disturbed and Halestorm to Gov’t Mule, Sevendust, Mark Morton, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.
For as much as he remains renowned for his skyscraping timbre and earth-quaking bluesy wail, his musicianship also encompasses eloquent songcraft, thoughtful cinematic arrangements, and, of course, dynamic guitar fireworks as explosive as his astounding vocal range. MYLES KENNEDY burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn’t until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when The Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that MYLES KENNEDY would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles’ calling card to the world. In 2008, the legacy of MYLES KENNEDY was circling the music industry and eventually found its way to members of Led Zeppelin.
A now legendary story, Myles was asked to jam with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. In 2009, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on two songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. This relationship would also lead to MYLES KENNEDY singing for the iconic Guns N’ Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend.
Through Myles’ various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Conan; has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few; and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 marked a new chapter in Myles’ career when he released his long-awaited debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger, to critical and commercial success. With his new solo album, The Ides Of March, MYLES KENNEDY showcases the talent that has made him one of the premiere frontmen of modern music today.
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