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Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’

WARWICK JOHNSON
ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE ACOUSTIC TOUR IN AUTUMN 2018
RICKY WARWICK 

(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / The Almighty)
DAMON JOHNSON 
(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / Alice Cooper)
Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” in Autumn 2018. Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK and Europe. 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.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.

About the tour, Ricky says: “Two hours plus of acoustic carnage and mayhem with brother Johnson? Who’d have thought bits of wood with wires could be so sonically invigorating??? … Well you’re about to find out!!!”

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

Tickets are available form all usual outlets.

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!
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