THREE’S A CHARM FOR TORMÉ!
Irish punk/rock guitar legend BERNIE TORMÉ has announced a new album and tour for the Spring.
Following on from the success of 2014’s Flowers & Dirt and last year’s double Blackheart, he’s revealed that Dublin Cowboy will be a triple album – comprising an electric studio album, an acoustic disc and a live recording. And like those two albums, it’ll be crowdfunded all the way.
Speaking of the project, Tormé says, “I’m so psyched to be doing my third crowd-funded album on Pledgemusic, and in celebration of number three it’s also a triple album. Triple offender! Titled Dublin Cowboy – because that’s what I am, its going to be a studio album, acoustic album, and a live album altogether in a dinky little slip-box. It’s a totally new experience for me, and that’s the best thing about it! It’ll be released in March 2017, and we’ll be rocking it live throughout the UK in April 2017. Can’t wait!”
Prospective pledgers can go to Tormé’s Pledgemusic page, where a variety of exclusive rewards are on offer, including a guitar masterclass and a chance to play onstage with the man himself.
The album will be followed by a series of U.K. dates in April, kicking off in South Shields and taking in a London show at the Borderline. Full dates are….
1st April SOUTH SHIELDS The Unionist Club
2nd April GLASGOW Nice n Sleazy
3rd April EDINBURGH Bannermans
4th April GRIMSBY Yardbirds
5th April MANCHESTER FAC251
6th April WOLVERHAMPTON The Robin 2
7th April LONDON The Borderline
8th April BRIGHTON The Prince Albert
Arriving on the London scene at the advent of punk, and featuring on the iconic document Live At The Vortex, Bernie Tormé came to prominence playing with rock legends IAN GILLAN and OZZY OSBOURNE. Throughout his career, though, he’s been equally at home with punk and rock, working with members of GENERATION X, BETHNAL, SHAM 69, TWISTED SISTER and ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE along the way.
Photo by Trudi Knight