Award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky has announced a 10-date UK tour in March and April 2022 to support the release of his forthcoming 10th studio album. Special guest on all shows (except Manchester) is American singer songwriter and Brian May guitar protege Arielle.
This is the first tour Patlansky will undertake since his Perfection Kills UK tour back in 2018. Since the release of thatb album, he has been constantly writing new songs for his forthcoming album released in early 2022.
“I recorded the new record mid 2019 in my hometown of Pretoria, South Africa,” said Patlansky. “I was unhappy with the result and recorded most of the album end of 2019. Covid 19 put the brakes on any touring and release options for 2020. This gave me the opportunity to really refine the album, with a rewrite of a few songs, and rerecord of a few tracks in early 2021”.
Continuing, he noted: “I’ve spent the last year building up a following on my Patreon page, which is a subscription-based platform where I release weekly guitar tuition material and content.”
The massive break from normal touring life gave Patlansky the rare opportunity to work on many aspects of his music and craft, that before lockdown he would normally not have time to look at.
“I feel have really made big strides in my playing and singing style,” he said “As well as writing, arranging, and production that will be evident on the release of the new record in early 2022.”
He played only one guitar on the album, a Masterbuilt Jason Smith Fender Strat. “It’s a replica of my three Strats I’ve played for years,” said Patlansky. “The neck of the 62, the body of the 64, and the colour of partocaster. It’s the best sounding guitar I’ve ever owned. I’m looking forward to playing it when I tour the UK in April 2022.”
Patlansky’s 2018 album Perfection Kills was the follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed Introvertigo album that was voted #1 Blues Rock Album 2016 by Blues Rock Review. The previous year he was nominated as one of Classic Rock Magazine’s hotly tipped new artists. He’s also been voted Most Promising Male Blues Artist by Blues & Soul Magazine and was nominated as Best International Solo Artist at the Planet Rock Radio Rocks Awards.
Special guest Arielle is a 21st century classic rock artist, having opened for Joe Bonamassa, Vince Gill, Eric Johnson, and Greg Allman. She released her own signature guitar with Brian May Guitars in March this year and her ninth studio album, Analog Girl in a Digital World is out now.