Monday 28 January 2013

Jim Lockey & the Solemn - New single and Dropkick Murphys support tour

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun start 2013 by announcing details of their new single as well as a phenomenal tour of North America supporting the punk rock behemoths Dropkick Murphys.

On 7th March 2013 the Cheltenham-based four-piece will release their stunning track ‘New Natives’ a euphoric anthem-in-the-making that has become a live favourite with crowds all over the country. ‘New Natives’ is taken from their critically applauded album ‘Death’ released last year through Xtra Mile Recordings.

The single release coincides with the band’s own headline tour of the UK before they go Stateside to join the Dropkick Murphys on their enormous tour of America including the band’s legendary St. Patrick’s Day gig in Boston on 17th March 2013.Full dates are:

30 Milton Keynes, TheCraufurd Arms
31 Cambridge, The Portland Arms

01 Oxford, The Jericho
02 Reading, South Street Arts Centre
03 Brighton, The Prince Albert
04 Southampton, Joiners
06 Bath, Moles
07 Plymouth, White Rabbit
08 Truro, B-Side @ Bunters
09 Exeter, The Cavern
10 Bristol, Louisiana
11 Cardiff, ClwbIfor Bach
12 Manchester, Castle Hotel
13 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
15 Newcastle, The Cluny
16 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
17 Glasgow, King Tut’s

21 Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues)
22 Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
23 Carlton, MN (Black Bear Casino)
24 Minneapolis, MN (Myth)
26 Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)
27 Austin, TX (Stubb's)
28 Houston, TX (House Of Blues)

02 Orlando, FL (House Of Blues)
03 St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Live)
04 Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
05 Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
06 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
08 Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
11 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
13 New York, NY (Terminal 5)
17 Boston, MA (House of Blues)

02 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
03 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
04 Wrexham, Central Station
05 Nottingham, Bodega
06 Carlisle, The Brickyard
07 Sheffield, Corporation
09 Hull, Adelphi
10 Guildford, The Boileroom
11 Norwich, Waterfront (Upstairs)
13 Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle

Ticket link for the UK tour is:
All tickets for rescheduled dates remain valid.

2012 was a great year for Jim Lockey &The Solemn Sun. Following a phenomenal summer that saw themplay a storming set at the 2000trees Festival packing out the tent; they received glorious praise from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for their single ‘England’s Dead’ which was his ‘Next Hype Record’; toured the full length of the UK with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on their sold out tour and performed live alongside Frank at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an estimated audience of 25 million people.

“Acoustic-led songs that bristle with an energyredolent of a punk rock record collection and live concerts in hot rooms. A blast.”4/5 Kerrang!
“Death is a triumph!”5/5 Big Cheese
“A Mumfords-like blend of folk, country and punk” NME