Midlands based hard rock band, The Bad Flowers and Stockport-based blues rockers 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 meteoric rise to fame kicked off when the band released their critically acclaimed debut album Starting Gun in February 2018. The album spawned to radio tracks on Planet Rock Thunder Child and Hurricane. The band embarked on a UK tour supporting Stone Broken and Jared James Nichols the same month.
This summer, The Bad Flowers play several music festivals including Steelhouse, Stone Free, Hard Rock Hell, followed by Planet Rockstock in December. Their recently released debut album Starting Gun is the follow up to 2016’s self-titled EP and shows the great progression of song writing and musicianship of The Bad Flowers over the past two years.
The band were named as one of Planet Rock Radio’s "Ones To Watch". Thunder Child, the first single taken from the Starting Gun, gained heavy airplay and was described by the station as "pure, dynamic, riff-heavy rock ‘n’ roll delivered with passion and prowess."
The single "Who Needs A Soul" is released on Friday 14th September to coincide with their upcoming Planet Rock Presents co-headline tour with Federal Charm.
The band have received rave reviews and press coverage in the rock press including Powerplay, Planet Rock Magazine, Rock Society, Fireworks and HRH Magazine. The band features Tom Leighton (vocals, guitar), Dale Bollard Tonks (bass) and Karl Selickis (drums).
After a very successful Planet Rock Roadstars tour with SIMO and Aaron Keylock in December 2016, the Federal Charm worked on some new songs and recorded some demos in an away-from-it-all cottage in Wales. The demos ultimately led to a line-up change a few months later. Founding members Paul Bowe (guitar) and L.D. Morawski (bass) recruited 23 year old Southampton vocalist, Tom Guyer, and top Manchester drummer, Josh Zahler.
Explosions ensued the minute they hit the studio for rehearsals and song-writing. With a new energy, the revitalized team of Bowe, Morawski, Guyer, Zahler set to work, over the following months, bonding, writing and recording, and opening the shows for UFO, Y&T and for Thin Lizzy’s legendary Brian Downey and his band Alive And Dangerous.
FC recently road-tested some of the new songs and the new line-up via four sold-out shows in Bristol, Norwich, Manchester and Newcastle and received the thumbs up from fans and critics alike.
The band’s co-headline UK tour with the Bad Flowers is timely, as the band will preview material from their new album “Passenger” which will be released in autumn 2018.
Fans who pre-order the album will get the first single “Choke” as a digital free instant grat track. The album can be pre-ordered via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The CD will be available on the merch desk when Federal Charm tour with The Bad Flowers from Wednesday 19th September.
Those Damn Crows are a hard-hitting five piece rock band from Bridgend, South Wales. Performing at festivals such as Camden Rocks, Steelhouse, HRH, Giants Of Rock, Planet Rock’s Winters End, and Ramblin Man to name a few. TDC hit the scene when their single “Fear The Broken” premiered through Kerrang.com, and have recently signed a world-wide record deal with Earache Records. Their mission is simple - to write great songs, play as many shows as possible and become another successful Welsh export.Those Damn Crows are Shane Greenhall (vocals), Ian 'Shiner' Thomas (guitar), Ronnie Huxford (drums), Lloyd Wood (bass) and David Winchurch (guitar).
Wednesday 19th September 2018
Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
Thursday 20th September 2018
The Bodega, Nottingham
Friday 21st September 2018
Classic Grand, Glasgow
Saturday 22nd September 2018
The Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 23rd September 2018
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Monday 24th September 2018
The Parish, Huddersfield
Wednesday 26th September 2018
Think Tank, Newcastle
Thursday 27th September2018
Friday 28th September 2018
O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
Saturday 29th September 2018
Sunday 30th September 2018
Stone Free Festival
Sunday 17th June 2018
Saturday 28th July 2018
Hard Rock Hell
Saturday 10th November 2018
Friday 30th November 2018
Trecco Bay Holiday Park,
Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, CF36 5PW
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