Tuesday, 22 April 2014

John Mayall to launch first studio album in 5 years

John Mayall has confirmed the release of A Special Life, his first studio album in five years, which will appear in May via Forty Below Records.

It’s to be supported by a UK tour in October and November, following an extensive run of dates across Europe and North America. The large-scale return to action is designed to celebrate the icon’s 80th birthday, which took place last year.

Producer by Mayall, and also featuring his own artwork, A Special Life is described as “one of his most finest and most personal albums to date.”

It includes contributions from special guest CJ Chenier and backing band Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums).

In addition to his UK tour, Mayall also appears at Ronnie Scott’s in London on April 19.

UK tour dates
17 Oct: Guildford G Live
18 Oct: Ipswich Regent
19 Oct: St Albans Alban Arena
21 Oct: Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
22 Oct: Cardiff St David’s Hall
23 Oct: Salisbury City Hall
24 Oct: Torquay Princess Theatre
25 Oct: Basingstoke Anvil
26 Oct: Bristol Colston Hall
28 Oct: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
29 Oct: York Barbican
30 Oct: Buxton Opera House
31 Oct: Llandudno Venue Cymru
04 Nov: Sheffield City Hall
05 Nov: Birmingham Symphony Hall
06 Nov: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
07 Nov: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
19 Nov: Crawley Hawth Theatre
21 Nov: Leicester De Montfort Hall
22 Nov: High Wycombe Swan Theatre
23 Nov: Dartford Orchard
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