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.

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