Jason and the Scorchers, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin & The Kentucky Headhunters

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A unique triple headline tour with each band playing a full set

An impressive trio of southern inspired rock’n’roll and alt-country music legends will join forces this September for a tour of rollicking proportions.

Having never previously played on a bill together anywhere in the world, Jason and the Scorchers, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin and The Kentucky Headliners are hitting the road for the very first time as a unique triple header, with each band playing a full set. Dates include London’s prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Newcastle’s O2 Academy, Manchester’s O2 Ritz and more. Tickets went on sale Friday 01 February from *ticketmaster.co.uk and all usual outlets.

Thursday 05 September          Norwich, The Waterfront 
Friday 06 September             London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire* 
Saturday 07 September         Sheffield, O2 Academy at HRH, C.R.O.W.S* 
                                                 (Dan Baird and Homemade Sin not appearing)
Sunday 08 September            Bristol, O2 Academy*
Tuesday 10 September            Wrexham, William Aston Hall
Thursday 12 September        Newcastle, O2 Academy* 
Friday 13 September               Glasgow, The Garage 
Saturday 14 September         Manchester, O2 Ritz*

Dan Baird, former chieftain of the high-spirited Georgia Satellites and frontman of Homemade Sin, is firmly back in the rock’n’roll saddle with his long-time pals, guitarist Warner E. Hodges and original Georgia Satellites drummer, Mauro Magellan. “We are bringing our version of the rock’n’roll circus to possibly the very best audience (UK) in the world this fall. Come see the show that none of us want to have to close. The gauntlet of rockin’ is guaranteed to be flying all night. You’ll get your moneys-worth” says Baird. 

Hodges, the alt-country rock’n’roll veteran guitar force behind Jason and the Scorchers adds; “Fans should really be looking forward to this triple bill with Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Jason and the Scorchers. They’ll get one helluva kick-ass show for sure. Three bands, in rare form, trying to “one up” the next band. Should be a hootenanny of friendly competition. It’ll be a kinda Southern fried, family reunion for the bands! Let it rock y’all!”  Warner E. Hodges.

Nashville’s Jason and the Scorchers boast a fearsome live reputation 30 years into their career, with every rock’n’roll record they make every bit as dynamic and mind-blowing as their vintage work. “As the British would say, I am “chuffed to bits” to be doing the UK tour with The Kentucky Headhunters and Dan Baird. I am a fan and a colleague of both acts. Golly what a dream line up.  Wear your rocking shoes and your ear plugs!” Jason Ringenberg.

The Kentucky Headhunters have fond memories of Dan Baird and Homemade Sin and Jason and the Scorchers:

“In the early days of “The Heads”, we created our own live radio show called “The Chitlin’ Show” on the wonderful radio station in Munfordville, Kentucky” says Richard Young

“WLOC radio with Joey Berry and co. played everything from Zeppelin to Hank Williams. Then, we would come on live for two hours every Tuesday night. Folks driving down the I-65 would dial in and hear these crazy guys live on the radio and all the great new underground bands, sometimes getting off the exit to find the station. It always wound up being like a backyard cookout! It was a time when the College Radio, Roots Americana scene was in its infant stage. This is where we were turned on to Dan, The Satellites and Jason and the Scorchers.”

“There is no doubt that, had it not been for these two pioneering acts helping to open doors, The Kentucky Headhunters would not have had the opportunity to finally start releasing albums after 20 years of struggling to do so. “The Heads” have always held these fine folks in high esteem for their personalities, as well as their music. Oddly enough, the three bands have never played together, and it’s finally happening, for the first time, in the UK! We already know in our gut, this is gonna be a tour that will be off the chain. so, watch out UK…here comes a 50 Gallon Barrel of Kick Ass!”

Finally, we play together amigos. See you there.”

Feature image © Tony Mottram