Joanne Shaw Taylor has announced a March 2019 tour in support of her new studio album ‘Reckless Heart’.
The blues virtuoso will play a total of eight headline shows taking in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, London, Portsmouth, Cambridge and Newcastle next spring.
We’ve secured a 48-hour ticket presale to the tour that kicks off at Planet Rock Tickets at 9am on Wednesday 3rd October. General sale follows on Friday.
The gigs follow the Friday 9th February release of Joanne’s sixth studio album ‘Reckless Heart’ via her new label home of Silvertone Records / Sony.
Boasting 11 new compositions, the album was produced by Al Sutton (Greta Van Fleet/Kid Rock) and recorded over the summer at Rust Belt Studios in Michigan.
You can pre-order it right here on CD, double LP and digital formats including a number of signed packages.
Joanne says of the record: "I decided for this album I wanted to go further back to my roots. A large part of that was my decision to work with Al Sutton. Al’s been a good friend of mine since I moved to Detroit in 2008 and I’ve always been a big fan of his work with the Detroit Cobras, Thornetta Davis and most recently Greta Van Fleet.
“Working together was something we’d always discussed and in particular that he’d like to hear me do something more raw and live. Therefore, I wrote with that in mind: 15 or so original tracks as well as one song I’d written in Nashville with James House whom I wrote most of Wild with.
“I tried to keep the subject matter as honest as possible. I just wrote about things I’ve been through in the last two years since we recorded Wild, as I always think I perform the best when it’s something I really feel. Then we cut them all live.
“The other main reason for recording in Detroit was the calibre of musicians in that town, and we were lucky enough to score some of the best in Ron Otis, James Simonson, Phil Hale and Chris Codish.
“I couldn’t be happier with it; we managed to incorporate my love of soul, blues and rock into the album and I think it’s probably my most honest work to date. I just hope my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Ahead of the 2019 shows, Joanne also plays a series of previously announced headline shows this month, a number of which are completely sold out.
See Joanne Shaw Taylor at the following shows:
Liverpool O2 Academy – Fri 15th
Birmingham O2 Institute – Sat 16th
Manchester O2 Ritz – Sun 17th
Cardiff Tramshed – Tue 19th
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – Wed 20th
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre – Thu 21st
Cambridge Junction – Sat 23rd
Newcastle Boiler Shop – Sun 24th