The Quireboys Are Coming - Fully Plugged And Fully Loaded Twisted Love Tour To Electrify Fans In 2017
Reborn rock and roll reprobates The Quireboys will be plugging in and partying hard after revealing plans to roll out the critically acclaimed Twisted Love tour beyond 2016.
A 10-date run of UK acoustic shows this December brings down the curtain on another landmark year for the supercharged six-piece. But there’s no rest for the wicked where Spike and co. are concerned and the boys are back in town from March. Lauded as their loudest and proudest album for 25 years, Twisted Love screams heartache, passion, tears and tension. And it’s time for the record’s most powerful themes to be unleashed. “We made this record with a full-on rock and roll show in mind,” said guitarist Guy Griffin. “The songs are some of the strongest we’ve ever written and that comes across best when all six of us are on stage and the volume is turned up.” Not since the band’s early 90s heyday have The Quireboys sounded so compelling and so relevant. The bittersweet title track, bullish Breaking Rocks and terrific Ghost Train reveal a band going back to the future and back to what they always did best. And if The Quireboys have proved themselves masters of an intimate and intriguing unplugged experience, then rocking out remains their traditional calling card. “We played a handful of fully plugged shows in the UK earlier this year and the response to the new songs was tremendous,” added Griffin. “Those gigs gave us the confidence to dig deep into Twisted Love on the next tour and we can’t wait.” Twisted Love is The Quireboys’ 10th studio album and the sound of a band enjoying a creative rebirth and a rich vein of songwriting form. More than 30 years after bursting onto the UK’s rock and roll scene their incendiary live shows continue to set the standard for the next generation of homegrown heroes. The Quireboys are: Spike (vocals) - Guy Griffin (guitar) - Paul Guerin (guitar) - Keith Weir (keyboards) - Nick Mailing (bass) - Dave McCluskey (drums) 2017 Fully Plugged Tour Dates March Thu 9th HRH AOR, Hafan Y Mor (UK) Fri 10th Tivoli, Buckley (UK) Sat 11th Academy 3, Manchester (UK) Sun 12th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (UK) April Fri 7th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland) Sun 8th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland) Thu 13th Fibbers, York (UK) Fri 14th Picturedome, Holmfirth (UK) Sat 15th Diamond Live, Doncaster (UK) Thu 20th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK) Fri 21st Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK) Sat 22nd Riverside, Newcastle (UK) Sun 23rd Academy, Islington (UK) Thu 27th Thekla, Bristol (UK) Fri 28th The Asylum, Birmingham (UK) Sun 30th Yardbirds, Grimsby (UK)