Tommy Emmanuel announces March 2019 UK Tour15th October 2018
Following the release of 2018s ‘Accomplice One’, a hugely successful UK tour and his first ever European Guitar Camp in Scotland, esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and guitar virtuoso TOMMY EMMANUEL will be returning to the UK for a March 2019 Tour.
His UK Tour dates will be calling through Perth, Coventry, Shrewsbury, Salisbury, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Cambridge and features special guest J.D. Simo who will be performing a solo set on all shows. J.D. Simo appeared on ‘Accomplice One’, watch their performance of ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’
Accomplice One’, is a 16-track collaborative album and was released in January 2018 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group. Produced by Emmanuel – whom is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP)— the album features guests including, Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman and J.D. Simo amongst others.
Upon its release the album was met with rave reviews, MOJO magazine gave it 4/5 whilst Acoustic magazine went further with 5/5 proclaiming “Phenomenal is the only word” for the record, Guitarist magazine gave it 9/10 calling him a “Superhero acoustic virtuoso”, whereas The Guitar magazine said he was “One of the finest acoustic players on the planet…you certainly won’t be disappointed” as well as incredible reviews from Guitar Techniques, Maverick, Rock Society, Blues Matters, fRoots, Country Music magazine and more.
Following a successful US Tour, Tommy will be joined by the captivating J.D. Simo. As singer-guitarist of SIMO, his recent albums ‘Rise & Shine’ (2017) and ‘Let Love Show The Way’ (2016) were met with huge praise, as was his scintillating live performances across Europe for his blend of blues, rock, psychedelia, funk, jazz and jam sounds. Classic Rock hailed ‘Shine’ as one of their tracks of 2017, saying ““It’s futuristic, it’s psychedelic and almost a classic”, The Sun newspaper said ‘Rise & Shine’ was “Gnarly, Seventies-style rock n roll”, Planet Rock Magazine called the album “SIMO’s awakening” whilst Louder Than War said it was “an essential listen.”
Emmanuel is a breathtaking live artist as much as he is on record and his performances are ones of irresistible showmanship, exhilarating finger picking and outstanding musicianship – these will be performances not to be missed.
Full UK & European Tour Dates
07 Mar Perth, Concert Hall, UK
09 Mar Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre, UK
10 Mar Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn, UK
11 Mar Salisbury, City Hall, UK
13 Mar Groningen-Oosterpoort, NETHERLANDS
14 Mar Utrecht-TivoliVredenburg, NETHERLANDS
15 Mar Heerlen-Parkstad, NETHERLANDS
16 Mar Tilburg-013, NETHERLANDS
17 Mar Nijmegen-Stadsschouwburg, NETHERLANDS
19 Mar Rotterdam-Nieuwe Luxor, NETHERLANDS
20 Mar London, Royal Festival Hall, UK
21 Mar Sheffield, City Hall Ballroom, UK
22 Mar Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall, UK
24 Mar Cambridge, Corn Exchange, UK