The Bad Flowers

The Bad Flowers
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The Bad Flowers & Federal Charm Co-headline UK Tour

The Bad Flowers and Federal Charm will co-headline a Planet Rock Presents tour in the UK starting at the Thekla Bristol on Wednesday 19th September finishing up on Sunday 30th September at London’s Borderline. Special guests are Those Damn Crows.


The Bad Flowers "Starting Gun" Album & UK Tour Dates

Midlands based hard rock band, The Bad Flowers, are set to release their debut studio album "Starting Gun" on Friday 16th of February 2018, with UK tour dates throughout the year.


The Bad Flowers formed from the depths of the Black Country in 2014 comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist, Tom Leighton, whose signature riffs, fuzz emotive guitar and pure vocals have distinctive sound unlike anybody else. Bassist Dale Tonks provides a deep heavy groove and tasty bass runs that underpins Karl Selickis' chest pumping drums and impeccable rhythmic feel.

The combination of these three formidable players makes The Bad Flowers a force to be reckoned with, forging a sound steeped in the raw, passionate energy of the Black country's 70's heroes, but, at the same time, keeping the vibe very much in tune with the 21st century rock sensibilities.

The Flowers sheer raw power, passion and nostalgia has given them a unique sound that can only be described as “thunderous rock and roll”. Every time the power trio hit the stage, their audience will be subjected to rollercoaster guitar riffs, solid grooves and choruses that will have them singing all the way home. The Bad Flowers have a knack for ensuring that you won’t be forgetting them in a hurry.

In the formative years of 2014/15 the Bad Flowers gained a reputation for their energetic live shows in local pubs, clubs and venues cutting their teeth with the local older and more experienced musicians and soaking up as much stagecraft as possible. During this productive time of wild abandon, the Flowers released the Vicious Lullabies EP and Killing Time EP's.

2016 saw a self-titled EP that included the songs City Lights and Big County. Both songs were written whilst the band were on the road in Europe for their first continental shows in Austria and France. The EP also included Can you Feel It? and Run, Run, Run - both high tempo modern-day tales of frustration and reckless rock and roll.

That same year was a breakthrough in terms of live shows. The Flowers left the local venues in a wake of blood, sweat and ringing ears when they opened for Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs in Birmingham, then onward to extensive tours up and down the UK to packed venues with Crobot, Jared James Nichols and Scorpion Child, plus an appearance at Hard Rock Hell Festival.

2017 has since seen The Bad Flowers continue their relentless live schedule by supporting the likes of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown including a crazy night of raw blues and heavy riffs in a sold out Camden Assembly. Then on to shows with Dan Baird and The Homemade Sin, Toseland, a festival appearance at Wildfire in Scotland and crossing the channel for European shows in Germany at Wild at Heart, Berlin and Austria's Vienna U4 where such legends as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and even Prince have played. Between tours and live shows, the Flowers recorded their forthcoming debut album ‘Starting Gun’ at Vigo Studios, produced by Adam Beddow (Diamond Head).

In February 2018 the band released their highly anticipated album Starting Gun. They supported Stone Broken on their February/March UK Tour alongside Jared James Nichols.

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