Bad Touch UK Tour 2020
Following their signing with ITB, Norwich five-piece Bad Touch are currently recording their fourth album and are thrilled to announce a 12 date March/April 2020 UK tour. Special guests on the tour will be Cannock’s Piston.
An unassuming college in Norfolk was where it began for rock five-piece Bad Touch. When they started out in 2010, they were performing covers in local pubs but it wasn’t long before they started to compose and play original material.
Following in the footsteps of The Darkness, KT Tunstall and Arctic Monkeys, Bad Touch recorded their first EP at Leeders Farm Studio in 2012. This sparked a wave of new opportunities for the band, including the chance to perform in venues across the UK. Building a reputation as an outstanding live band, they soon earned themselves an Exposure Music Award, and received an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell.
The next two years saw Bad Touch reach new heights. Not only did they win the prestigious Marshall Ultimate Band Contest, but they also toured with a variety of hard rock artists including Bonafide, The Quireboys and Tyketto. They rocked the UK festival circuit with appearances at Download, Hard Rock Hell and Steelhouse.
Bad Touch’s eagerly awaited debut album came in April 2015. ‘Half Way Home’, which was recorded at Foel Studios, received rave reviews from the critics, including Classic Rock Magazine who said: “Straight-to-the-point classic hard rock – what’s not to like?” Capitalising on the success of their debut release, the band embarked on a full UK tour with Northern Irish rock band, The Answer.
Touring continued in 2016, with supports slots for Jared James Nichols, Kentucky Headhunters and Massive. The band rounded off their year on the road with the release of their second album ‘Truth Be Told’. The lead single, ‘99%’, was remixed for radio by legendary Rolling Stones producer, Chris Kimsey. Their critically acclaimed sound secured them a slot on the Planet Rock Roadstars tour as well as performances at Ramblin’ Man, Wildfire and Amplified. After a hectic festival season, Bad Touch headlined their first tour for ‘Planet Rock Presents’.
2018 is shaping up to be another defining year for Bad Touch, following their support tour with Skid Row in March and their recent worldwide album deal with Marshall Records.
In October 2018, the band released their third studio album “Shake A Leg” and embarked on a nationwide UK tour in October and November with special guests Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics and Daxx & Roxanne. They released the single “Lift Your Head Up” which was playlisted on various rock radio stations including Planet Rock.