Warrior Soul Announce UK/Eire Tour
American hard rock band Warrior Soul return to the UK and Ireland in September just days after the release of their new album ‘Stiff Middle Finger’ which is out Sept 19th.
20/09/12 – Bannermans, Edinburgh
21/09/12 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
22/09/12 – Stiff Kitten, Belfast
23/09/12 – The Village, Dublin
24/09/12 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
26/09/12 – Scorpios, High Wycombe
27/09/12 – O2 Academy Islington, London
28/09/12 – Bogiez, Cardiff
29/09/12 – Sin City, Swansea
30/09/12 – The Fleece, Bristol
04/10/12 – The Hairy Dog, Derby
06/10/12 – Yardbirds, Grimsby
07/10/12 – Corporation, Sheffield
Who Are Warrior Soul?
The term ‘Acid Punk’ was coined by founder Kory Clarke to explain the hard driving trippy sound that was Warrior Soul, particularly the ‘Space Age Playboys’ album, mixed by Ben Gross. The style predicted what was going to break the American and International rock music scene with the success of Green Day and The Offspring
The critical acclaim that accompanied the band translated to record sales in Europe but there was not enough push or touring to break in the USA. Warrior Soul disbanded in 1995.
In 1996, ‘Odds & Ends’ was released as a posthumous collection of demos and left over material that was to be part of a major label record (Electra, Nancy Jeffries). Clarke took two years off after disbanding The Playboys and moved back to New York continuing to write. He released his spoken word solo album ‘Opium Hotel’ on Cargo Records in 2004.
Following the re-release of the band’s first five albums in 2006, Clarke reformed Warrior Soul for a UK tour in March 2007, using long time musician friends from England and Sweden. Soon after work began on a new Warrior Soul album.
The band released a limited edition studio album titled ‘Chinese Democracy’ in October 2008, just a month before the Guns ‘N Roses album of the same name was due for release. The band shortly re-named the album ‘Destroy the War Machine’.
In 2008, the band played the second incarnation of Hard Rock Hell in North Wales. Kerrang! magazine reviewed the show as KKKKK (5 Ks).
December 2008, also saw the band return to large indoor stages, with shows at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, and The Academy, Glasgow.
Don’t miss Warrior Soul on their ‘Stiff Middle Finger 2012 Tour’ this September which sees the band tour with UK rockers Zodiac N Black. We’ll be there at the Irish dates (Belfast, Dublin and for the band’s very first show in Cork) where Galway’s Twisted Wrath join the line-up as special guests.
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