RESCHEDULED MARCH/APRIL 2022 UK TOUR
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST “DANNY BRYANT”
TICKETS ON SALE VIA www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Eric-Gales.htm
ALBUM ‘THE BOOKENDS’ OUT NOW VIA PROVOGUE
Eric Gales has rescheduled his February 2022 UK Tour to March 2022. The tour follows the release of his album ‘The Bookends‘ via Provogue/Mascot Label Group earlier in 2019. The album features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart.
Tickets for all dates are on sale via www.thegigcartel.com. Previously bought tickets for all shows are still valid. Customers unable to attend the rescheduled date should contact their original point of purchase for a refund.
Special guest on all shows is the critically acclaimed British Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant. Hailed as “A National Blues Treasure,” Bryant recently released his 11th studio album ‘Means of Escape‘ via Jazzhaus Records to great fanfare.
The challenge for making The Bookends’was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted to push himself as a musician, but also as a vocalist, to build up his vocal discography. “What spearheaded that was the artists that I have on the record,” he says.
Written over a nine month period, the album was recorded at Recorded at Studio Delux, Van Nuys, California, The Dog House, Woodland Hills, California, Blakeslee Recording, North Hollywood and the day before he was due to fly to LA for pre-production the original producer David Bianco tragically died. It was Bianco’s management who then suggested Matt Wallace. “I heard his work and the kind of people he has produced such as Maroon 5, Faith No More and all these cats. When we met up together it was just perfect. I just trusted the guy and it ended up being great, I love Matt Wallace,” says Gales.
Three-time Grammy-nominated and Emmy Award winning vocalist B. Slade appears on two songs, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ and bonus track ‘Pedal to the Metal.’ “When he came in during pre-production and we were writing, it was so intense. At first, I was a little afraid to sing in front of this guy, because this is what this dude does, he’s a phenomenal person and he just brought it out of me,” he says before continuing. “I don’t know if he was really aware of who I was before we met, but the day that he walked in and he heard the songs, his mind was blown. That was before he even saw me playing guitar, so when he saw me playing, he said ‘in my life I ain’t never seen nobody that can play like this.’”
“One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world.” – Joe Bonamassa
“He is absolutely incredible.” – Carlos Santana
“How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery.” – Dave Navarro
“This guy could be the best player on Earth.” – Mark Tremonti
ERIC GALES MARCH/APRIL 2022 UK TOURWITH SPECIAL GUEST “DANNY BRYANT”
TICKETS VIA www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Eric-Gales.htm
Brighton, Concorde 2 – Wednesday 23 March 2022
Dover, The Booking Hall – Thursday 24 March 2022
London, O2 Academy Islington – Friday 25 March 2022
Southampton, 1865 – Saturday 26 March 2022
Bristol, Fleece – Sunday 27 March 2022
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – Tuesday 29 March 2022
Bilston, The Robin – Wednesday 30 March 2022
Manchester, Academy – Thursday 31 March 2022
Glasgow, Oran Mor – Friday 1 April 2022
Whitley Bay, Playhouse – Saturday 2 April 2022
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – Sunday 3 April 2022