Friday, 4 December 2015

BLAZE BAYLEY THE FIRST TOUR DATES FOR THE 'ALBUM 8' UK & EUROPEAN TOUR 2016


Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley has announced the first 50 tour dates for 2016 which will form the basis of the promotion of his 8th solo album (working title 'album 8') which is set for release in February on his own label Blaze Bayley Recording.

This will be Blaze's first full album of new material in approximately 4 years and British metal band Absolva provide the recording musicians, whilst there will also be a number of guests. Further album details will be provided soon.

More dates are to be added but at this stage the 50 shows announced are extensive. The first leg of the 'album 8' tour takes place between 1st March and 29th May.

The touring band is the band Blaze has been consistently using for the majority of his European shows over the past 2 years....

BLAZE BAYLEY (ex-Iron Maiden / Wolfsbane) : lead vocals
CHRIS APPLETON (Absolva / Fury UK) : lead guitar and backing vocals
MARTIN MCNEE (Absolva / Fury UK) : drums
KARL SCHRAMM (Absolva) : bass and backing vocals

The schedule for confirmed shows so far is as follows....
March
1st : UK : Newcastle, Trillians
2nd : UK : Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
3rd : UK : Kendal, Bootleggers
4th : UK : Grimsby, Yardbirds
5th : UK : Manchester, Sound Control
6th : UK : Wakefield, Snooty Fox
16th : UK : Cardiff, Fuel
17th : UK : Hastings, The Carlisle
18th : Belgium : Verviers, Spirit of 66
19th : Belgium : Lotenhulle, Wizzfest
20th : Belgium : Deinze, Cafe Elpee (acoustic)
24th : Netherlands : Erica, The Spot
25th : Netherlands : Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
26th : Germany : Grossefehn, Schlappohr Rockkneipe
27th : Netherlands : Geleen, De Meister
31st : France : Arras, Blue Devils Bar

April
1st : France : Fismes, La Spirale
2nd : France : Notre Dame De Gravenchon, L'Arcade
3rd : Belgium : Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest
8th : France : Grenoble, L'Amperage
9th : France : Luynes, Le Korigan
10th : Spain : Barcelona (venue to be confirmed)
14th : Switzerland : Versoix, Le Caves De Bon-Sejour
15th : Switzerland : St-Maurice, Manoir Pub
16th : France : Pagney-Derriere-Barine, Chez Paulette
17th : Germany : Renchen, Come Inn
21st : Germany : Hamburg, Bambi Galore
22nd : Germany : Herdorf, Rattenloch
23rd : Germany : Balingen, Sonnenkeller
24th : Germany : Konstanz, Rockbar
28th : Poland : Tychy, Underground
29th : Poland : Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club
30th : Poland : Olsztyn, Andergrant

May
4th : Finland : Helsinki, PRKL Club
5th : Finland : Kuopio, Henry's Pub
6th : Finland : Lappeenranta, Totem
7th : Finland : Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (full metal)
8th : Finland : Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
11th : Sweden : Sandviken, Folkets Hus
12th : Sweden : Stockholm, Harry B James
13th : Norway : Fosser, Oak Metal Bar
14th : Sweden : Falkenberg, Downtown Rockbar
15th : Germany : Flensburg, Roxy Concerts
19th : Czech Republic : Brno, Melodka
20th : Czech Republic : Dolni Cermna, Under Dark Moon Festival
21st : Czech Republic : Klatovy, Music Club U Kosile
26th : UK : Merthyr Tydfil, New Crown Inn
27th : UK : Winchester, The Railway
28th : UK : London, Underworld
29th : UK : Bromsgrove, Breaking Bands Festival

The tour schedule is listed on Blaze's facebook page at www.facebook.com/officialblazebayley whilst Blaze's website at www.blazebayley.net will be updated shortly.