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GUN, SCOTTISH ROCK ICONS, PLOT UK HEADLINE TOUR THIS WINTER
NEW ALBUM : ‘THE CALTON SONGS'
OUT NOW, VIA CHERRY RED RECORDS
"Kicks like an especially energised mule" - CLASSIC ROCK
"The best of GUN would stand up against that of any other band" 10/10 - POWERPLAY
"Classy, hooky melodic rock music. A very good album" 8/10 - ALL ABOUT THE ROCK
Glaswegian rockers - GUN - are back with brand new album, ‘The Calton Songs', and will be touring it around the UK this Autumn.
‘The Calton Songs' album is available on Cherry Red-coloured vinyl, CD, cassette and digital, and is a full-blooded celebration of the band's career so far with enthusiastic and brand new acoustic reinterpretations of the songs that made their name. These classics are bolstered by a new and fully electric track ‘Backstreet Brothers', that basks in the joys of both lives and good times shared, and brings the GUN story up to date.
As Jools Gizzi says: "When the pandemic hit we realised that it was the perfect time to try and counteract the bleakness that was all around. It felt like we couldn't write anything, or of course tour. Out of that darkness came a desire to completely rework these songs that we know the fans love, and bring a different, stripped down vibe".
Dante Gizzi added: "It's ironic that those feelings of negativity led to something so positive, a celebration of our career up to now".
‘The Calton Songs' takes its name from the area of Glasgow where the band grew up, and where they still write their music. These new versions of great songs are cut through with un-ironic nostalgia but this is a band with an eye on the horizon for what's to come. ‘Taking On The World' announced the band to a global audience in 1989, the follow up was ‘Gallus' which featured ‘Higher Ground'. ‘The Calton Songs' is the latest milestone and follows-up ‘Favourite Pleasures' from 2017 which made the top 15, making it their biggest album in almost a quarter of a century, since ‘Swagger' in 1994.
With ‘The Calton Songs' now ready, initial work on a potential new studio album started and a stretch of upcoming live dates, GUN are truly firing once more. One of hard rock's most legendary names, GUN have enjoyed an amazing career filled with top 20 albums and singles, an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover for their massive take on Cameo's ‘Word Up' and they remain in the Top 50 modern hard rock artists in the world (according to industry data specialists, Chartmetric). Performing shows with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Bon Jovi to Iron Maiden; this is a band with plenty to shout about and boundless optimism.
To celebrate the release of ‘The Calton Songs', GUN have a busy Winter of live shows ahead. Dropping-in at a number of HMV stores across Scotland for a stretch of special live & signing shows with fans, the band will then embark on The Calton Songs Tour 2022, a run of fully-fledged electric shows throughout November and December that will culminate in a massive hometown party at the Barrowlands Ballroom. All confirmed UK dates are listed as follows:
GUN - UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
- 30 - BRADFORD, Nightrain*
- 1 - LONDON, O2 Academy Islington*
- 2 - NUNEATON, Queens Hall*
- 3 - BARNOLDSWICK, Music & Arts Centre*
- 4 - BLACKPOOL, Waterloo*
- 5 - BATH, Komedia*
- 6 - SUNDERLAND, Firestation*
- 7 - GALASHIELS, Mac Arts*
- 10 - GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom*
- 11 - ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree*
- 31 - CRUMLIN, The Patriot
- 1 - NARBERTH, Queens Hall
- 2 - BUCKLEY, Tivoli