The Kris Barras Band will be hitting the road this week for his September UK headline tour.
He has also announced an October UK Tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor as well as joining GUN for 3 dates in November and with Beth Hart in France for 8 dates.
Barras is having a whirlwind start to the year. He released the stunning new album ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in March, when he played a headline tour selling out shows across the country and supported Beth Hart on her April-May UK Tour. He joined Supersonic Blues Machine as singer/guitarist alongside the legendary Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP) for their July European Tour – including their debut headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, as well as playing to the largest crowd on the second stage of the weekend at Ramblin’ Man Fair.
Talking about the tour he says; “I’m really excited to be heading out on my headline UK tour in September. We have really tried to reach some areas that we haven’t played in before, as well as returning to some of the cities that we did acoustically on the Beth Hart Tour. It will be great to go back to those with the full, electric set! We’ve finally got some Scottish dates in there too, which I’m really looking forward to.”
Kris Barras isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As a former Mixed Martial Artist, the Devon born singer and guitarist has fought in front of 8000 people, lived it up in Las Vegas, dealt with bankruptcy, suffered deep and personal loss, unleashed blues fury on stages across Europe and been voted one of the best 13 Blues Guitarists in the World Right Now by Music Radar.
He picked up the guitar and took up martial arts as a child. After playing in bands throughout his teens he became disillusioned. He had toured the east coast of the USA twice and recorded an album in Philadelphia, but struggled to get to the next level. By his early 20s, offers for fights were coming thick and fast. Music took a backseat as he travelled the world to compete in tournaments, winning 14 out of 17 fights and even settling to live in Las Vegas and Thailand. He retired from the cage in 2014, feeling like he had achieved everything that he was going to achieve. It had consumed his life for so long, making so many sacrifices that he felt that it was time to move on. Music, his real love was too strong for him to ignore.
Armed with this kind of passion and dedication, The Kris Barras Band are coming out swinging. Stand back – rock has a new hero.
Full Tour Dates
Tickets available from www.krisbarrasband.com
07 Sep Phoenix, Exeter
09 Sep Ekletica Festival, Isle of Wight
11 Sep Talking Heads, Southampton
12 Sep Engine Room, Lincoln
13 Sep Asylum 2, Birmingham
14 Sep Patriot Crumlin, South Wales
15 Sep Corporation, Sheffield
16 Sep The Tunnels, Bristol
18 Sep Trillians, Newcastle
19 Sep Club Rock, Carlisle
20 Sep King Tuts, Glasgow
21 Sep The Church, Dundee
22 Sep Night & Day, Manchester
23 Sep Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
24 Sep 100 Club, London
25 Sep Brickmakers, Norwich
27 Sep Flowerpot, Derby
29 Sep The Kent Blues Collective Festival, Gillingham
01 Oct Playhouse, Whitey Bay w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
02 Oct Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
03 Oct Apex, Bury St Edmunds w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
05 Oct ARC, Stockton w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
06 Oct Live Room, Chester w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
07 Oct Robin, Bilston w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
09 Oct O2 Academy, Oxford w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
12 Oct Concorde, Brighton w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
13 Oct Roadmenders, Northampton w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
14 Oct Public Halls, Harpenden w/JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
01 Nov Guild Hall, Preston w/GUN
02 Nov Tivoli, Buckley w/GUN
03 Nov Queens Hall, Nuneaton w/GUN
11 Nov Palais de la Musique et des Congres, Strasbourg, FRANCE w/BETH AHRT
13 Nov Theatre Sebastopol, Lille, FRANCE w/BETH HART
15 Nov Theatre Alexandre Dumas, St-Germain-En-Laye, FRANCE w/BETH HART
17 Nov Le Vinci, Tours, FRANCE w/BETH HART
19 Nov Cite Des Congres, Nantes, FRANCE w/BETH HART
21 Nov Theatre Femina, Bordeux, FRANCE w/BETH HART
23 Nov Bourse du Travail, Lyon, FRANCE w/BETH HART
25 Nov Les Espaces Culturels du Silo d’Arenc, Marseille, FRANCE w/BETH HART
01 Dec Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, WALES