Following their signing with ITB, Bad Touch are thrilled to announce their March/April 2020 UK tour. Tickets are available now from www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours.
The 12-date tour includes their hometown Norwich (Mar 30), Manchester (Apr 3), London (Apr 6), Cardiff (Apr 7) and Glasgow (Apr 16). Special guests will be Cannock’s PISTON, who recently released their video for “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” featuring appearances by Bad Touch and others.
The Norwich five-piece are currently in the studio to record their fourth album. This will be the follow-up to “Shake A Leg”, which was released in October 2018 via Marshall Records and received rave reviews and was followed by a UK Tour. The album, which featured the rock radio single “Lift Your Head Up”, was recorded in their home county of Norfolk at Orange Tree Studios and followed their critically acclaimed 2016 album “Truth Be Told” which featured the rock radio hit “99%”.
An unassuming college in Norfolk in 2010 was where it all began for this five-piece band, performing covers in local pubs. It wasn’t long before they started to compose and play original material, and they recorded their first EP at Leeders Farm Studio in 2012 (following in the footsteps of The Darkness, KT Tunstall and Arctic Monkeys). This sparked a wave of new opportunities for the band, including the chance to perform in venues across the UK. Building a reputation as an outstanding live band, they soon earned themselves an Exposure Music Award, and received an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell. The next two years saw Bad Touch reach new heights. Not only did they win the prestigious Marshall Ultimate Band Contest, but they also toured with a variety of hard rock artists including Bonafide, The Quireboys and Tyketto.
Bad Touch became known on the UK festival circuit with appearances at Download, Hard Rock Hell and Steelhouse before releasing their eagerly awaited debut album in April 2015. ‘Half Way Home’, which was recorded at Foel Studios and received rave reviews from the critics, including Classic Rock Magazine who said: “Straight-to-the-point classic hard rock – what’s not to like?”. Capitalising on the success of their debut release, the band embarked on a full UK tour with Northern Irish rock band The Answer and continued touring into 2016 with support slots for Jared James Nichols, Kentucky Headhunters and Massive. The band rounded off their year on the road with the release of their second album ‘Truth Be Told’. The lead single, ‘99%’, was remixed for radio by legendary Rolling Stones producer, Chris Kimsey. Their critically acclaimed sound secured them a slot on the Planet Rock Roadstars tour as well as performances at Ramblin’ Man, Wildfire and Amplified. After a hectic festival season, Bad Touch headlined their first tour for ‘Planet Rock Presents’.
2018 proved to be another defining year for Bad Touch, following their support tour with Skid Row in March and their recent worldwide album deal with Marshall Records leading to the release of their third studio album “Shake A Leg”. 2019 was a year of touring and honing their craft. Known by fans and critics alike for having a reputation as a busy and hard-working band, Bad Touch continue to tour far and wide and are looking forward to touring the UK again in 2020.