As their acclaimed original guitarist Alex Dickson is welcomed back into the frame, GUN are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road for a series of UK headline dates this October with a souped-up live band in force.
In honor of the tour announcement, the Hard Rockers will be releasing an exclusive live video of the band firing on all cylinders with their current line-up – which will be revealed at 5pm tonight (7th June).
Providing fans with a tantalizing taster of what to expect on the upcoming run of shows, the video will feature a glorious live rendition of their chart conquering ‘Word Up’.
The track, originally by Cameo, was startlingly re-invented by GUN for their classic 1994 album ‘Swagger’ and subsequently witnessed the band scoop the gong for Best Cover Version at the inaugural MTV EMAs the same year.
Recorded at the O2 ABC in Glasgow, you can watch and share the exclusive video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmpNibSwmhw
The news follows the recent announcement of Dickson joining the band on stage at Glasgow’s Stag & Dagger Festival, which the Scottish Sun called “Effortless class”, while the Sunday Mail called the show “breath-taking” and “a real highlight”.
Dickson is famed for his playing on the GUN’s acclaimed long-players ‘Gallus ‘(1992) and ‘Swagger’ (1994). The highly in-demand axe-man has since lent his unique services to an array of touring bands of the highest order, including the likes of Calvin Harris and Robbie Williams.
GUN’s Jools Gizzi says: “Alex was an integral part of the band during the ‘Gallus’ era and featured on GUN’s biggest hit ‘Word Up’, which appeared on the ‘Swagger’ album. His phenomenal guitar playing always made a massive impact at live shows and we really can’t wait for you all to see him play live again. We’ve been working away in the studio, writing for the next GUN album. We can’t wait for the fans to hear the new material.”
With a busy summer schedule that has already seen GUN play with The Cribs and Death Havana, the band are booked-up for shows at Camden Rocks in London and Party at the Palace in August, before heading out on their own run of shows in the Autumn.
GUN are: Dante Gizzi: (Lead Vocals), Giulliano Gizzi (Guitar), Paul McManus (Drums), Alex Dickson (Guitar), Andy Carr (Bass)
Catch GUN live in 2016:
5th, Belladrum Tartan Heart, Inverness
13th, Party At The Palace, Linlithgow
6th, Buskers, Dundee
7th, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
8th, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
9th, Riverside, Newcastle
11th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
12th Academy 3, Manchester
13th The Live Rooms, Chester
17th Robin 2, Wolverhampton
18th The Globe, Cardiff
19th The Scene, Swansea
20th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
21st Thekla, Bristol
22nd Underworld, London
Tickets available here