The Quireboys – Announce “Twisted Love Tour” In 2017

The Quireboys Are Coming – Fully Plugged And Fully Loaded
Twisted Love Tour To Electrify Fans In 2017

Reborn rock and roll reprobates The Quireboys will be plugging in and partying hard after revealing plans to roll out the critically acclaimed Twisted Love tour beyond 2016.

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A 10-date run of UK acoustic shows this December brings down the curtain on another landmark year for the supercharged six-piece.

But there’s no rest for the wicked where Spike and co. are concerned and the boys are back in town from March.

Lauded as their loudest and proudest album for 25 years, Twisted Love screams heartache, passion, tears and tension. And it’s time for the record’s most powerful themes to be unleashed.

“We made this record with a full-on rock and roll show in mind,” said guitarist Guy Griffin. “The songs are some of the strongest we’ve ever written and that comes across best when all six of us are on stage and the volume is turned up.”

Not since the band’s early 90s heyday have The Quireboys sounded so compelling and so relevant. The bittersweet title track, bullish Breaking Rocks and terrific Ghost Train reveal a band going back to the future and back to what they always did best.

And if The Quireboys have proved themselves masters of an intimate and intriguing unplugged experience, then rocking out remains their traditional calling card.

“We played a handful of fully plugged shows in the UK earlier this year and the response to the new songs was tremendous,” added Griffin. “Those gigs gave us the confidence to dig deep into Twisted Love on the next tour and we can’t wait.”

Twisted Love is The Quireboys’ 10th studio album and the sound of a band enjoying a creative rebirth and a rich vein of songwriting form. More than 30 years after bursting onto the UK’s rock and roll scene their incendiary live shows continue to set the standard for the next generation of homegrown heroes.

The Quireboys are: Spike (vocals) – Guy Griffin (guitar) – Paul Guerin (guitar) – Keith Weir (keyboards) – Nick Mailing (bass) – Dave McCluskey (drums)

2017 Fully Plugged Tour Dates
Thu 9th     HRH AOR, Hafan Y Mor (UK)
Fri 10th     Tivoli, Buckley (UK)
Sat 11th  Academy 3, Manchester (UK)
Sun 12th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (UK)

Fri 7th        Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Sun 8th      Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Thu 13th  Fibbers, York (UK)
Fri 14th      Picturedome, Holmfirth (UK)
Sat 15th    Diamond Live, Doncaster (UK)
Thu 20th  Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK)
Fri 21st      Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
Sat 22nd    Riverside, Newcastle (UK)
Sun 23rd  Academy, Islington (UK)
Thu 27th  Thekla, Bristol (UK)
Fri 28th      The Asylum, Birmingham (UK)
Sun 30th  Yardbirds, Grimsby (UK)

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!