Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Planet Rock’s Rocktober Returns

Planet Rock, the UK’s number one rock station is bringing Kenny Wayne Shepherd to the UK, alongside King King and When Rivers Meet later this year for three special concerts.

These will take place at Bristol O2 Academy on Saturday 15th October, London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Tuesday 18th October, and Sheffield O2 Academy on Saturday 22 October.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is one of blues rock’s trailblazers. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early ’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft on hit albums like Ledbetter Heights and Trouble Is…  In his place is the post-millennium Grammy award- artist of such recent albums as The Traveller, alongside performing with Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg in The Rides.

Shepherds path was set from childhood after a life-changing meeting with Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his own stage debut, aged 13, was the foundation to becoming the multi-platinum selling artists he is today.

At 44 years old, a musician in constant motion, the five-time Grammy nominated Shepherd headlined 2017’s  O2 Arena’s BluesFest and more recently 2019’s Outlaw Stage at the  Ramblin’ Man Fair where the band blazed through their incredible back catalogue.

That same year, metal titans Five Finger Death Punch covered Shepherd’s hit ‘Blue on Black’ featuring Queen’s Brian May and Shepherd himself. The video has already reached nearly 100m streams.  

Currently on their own headline tour, multiple UK Blues Award winners King King go from strength to strength, and the husband and wife duo that front When Rivers Meet look to follow suit.

Tickets are available from Planet Rock, The Gig Cartel and the 24 hour-box office on 0844 478 0898.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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