FEEL THE BERNIE!
Legendary Irish punk/rock guitarist BERNIE TORMÉ has a new album out next month, along with a ten-date UK tour.
Blackheart was recorded by Tormé with bassist Chris Heilmann and drummer Ian Harris at the guitarist’s Barnroom Studio in Kent and is released through Retrowrek Records on 2 October. It follows on from the successful double-album Flowers & Dirt released last year.
You can pre-order Blackheart here.
Tour dates are as follows….
Thu 22 Oct Keighley, The Octagon
Fri 23 Oct Troon, Ayrshire, South Beach Hotel
Sat 24 Oct Edinburgh, Bannermans
Wed 28 Oct Frome, Cheese & Grain
Fri 30 Oct Birmingham, Institute
Sat 31 Oct London, Borderline
Sat 7 Nov Oxford, The Wheatsheaf
Wed 11 Nov Newcastle, The Cluny
Thu 12 Nov Liverpool, Arts Club
Sat 14 Nov Brighton, The Prince Albert
Get your tickets here.
Probably best known for stints with GILLAN and OZZY OSBOURNE, Torme previously released a single and EP on Jet Records fronting his own punk band, touring with GENERATION X, BOOMTOWN RATS and much missed new-wavers BETHNAL and appearing on the Live At The Vortex compilation. After leaving Gillan, plans to form a band with Derwood and Mark Laff from Generation X and Everton Williams from Bethnal were abandoned when he was hurriedly recruited by Osbourne following the death of Randy Rhoads. Teaming up with Williams once more in ELECTRIC GYPSIES, he subsequently played with members of SHAM 69, LA GUNS and TWISTED SISTER before resuming his solo career.