15th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Following the successful release of his third solo album Lighthouse in October 2023Duff McKagan is thrilled to announce a forthcoming headline UK and European tour in October 2024.  Kicking off from Dublin, the series of shows will see the iconic musician play in fifteen cities in eleven countries bringing Lighthousto life with his legendary live performances.

Duff McKagan says, At last! At last! See you all soon. #Lighthouse. Let’s go!


UK & Europe Tour Dates
Mon 30th Sep             Dublin, Academy, EIRE
Wed 2nd Oct              Glasgow, Oran Mor, UK
Thur 3rd Oct               Manchester, Academy 2, UK
Sat 5th Oct                 London, Islington Assembly Hall, UK
Mon 7th Oct               Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg, 
Tue 8th Oct                 Cologne, Kantine, GERMANY
Wed 9th Oct               Munich, Freiheitshalle, GERMANY
Fri 11th Oct                 Brno, Sono Centrum, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sun 13th Oct               Warsaw, Stodola, POLAND
Mon 14th Oct             Berlin, Heimathafen, GERMANY
Wed 16th Oct             Milan, Magazzini Generali, ITALY
Thur 17th Oct             Solothurn, Kofmeh, SWITZERLAND
Sat 19th Oct                Liege, OM, BELGIUM
Sun 20th Oct               Paris, Trianon, FRANCE
Tue 22nd Oct             Stockholm, Nalen, SWEDEN

Tickets go onsale at 10am GMT on Friday 19th April 2024. For further ticket info please see www.duffonline.com 

There will be a series of VIP packages available HERE

For UK dates – Glasgow, Manchester and London – there will be a presale through Planet Rock at 10am GMT on Thursday 18th April 2024 at this link planetrock.com/tickets


The recently released Lighthouse (Expanded Edition) includes eight additional tracks along with three exclusive live performance videos filmed last December at Easy Street Records in McKagan’s hometown of Seattle, WA. Included in the additional tracks is a stripped-down acoustic rendition of the album standout, “I JUST DON’T KNOW,” transformed from its powerful original version into a soaring, reflective ballad that showcases the vulnerability of the lyrics and McKagan’s vocal performance. The album can be streamed HERE

As a companion, Duff also released his first live full-band performance of Lighthouse material. Shot at Easy Street Records in Seattle USA, the performance is available to view HERE


About Duff McKagan:

For more than 40 years, Duff McKagan has been an unstoppable creative force, spanning a multitude of bands, tours, collaborations, and writings. LIGHTHOUSE marks the first full-length collection born in McKagan’s studio. Songs like HOPE (featuring veteran Paul McCartney drummer Abe Laboriel Jr and melodic lead guitar from Slash) and the philosophical I JUST DON’T KNOW (featuring contributions from McKagan’s longtime friend, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains) see McKagan baring more of his artistic spirit than ever before, fusing acoustic elements with hard-edged rock ‘n’ roll to land at the sweet spot between soul-searching reflection and pure energy. The 11-song collection is further highlighted by an additional take on the title track, LIGHTHOUSE (REPRISE), joined by the one and only Iggy Pop

Starting at just 15, McKagan has been a part of such diverse and influential bands as The Vains (1979), The Fastbacks (1980), The Living (1982), The Fartz (1982), 10 Minute Warning (1983), and Loaded (1998), along, of course, with his historic role as founding member of both Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. Produced by 3x GRAMMY® Award-winner Shooter Jennings, McKagan’s 2019 second solo album, TENDERNESS, marked a powerful new chapter for the ever-evolving artist, taking on societal ills and his transgressions against a rich sonic backdrop of Americana-fueled arrangements. Named by Loudwire as one of that year’s “50 Best Rock Albums” and hailed by Rolling Stone in a three-and-a-half (out of four)-starred rave as “an album full of beauty and heartIts music of conscience, heavy songs with a light touch,” the album includes the volatile rocker, “Chip Away,” which earned extraordinary praise from the Maestro himself, Bob Dylan, who recently declared the song a personal favorite. 

Theres a Duff McKagan song called Chip Away’ that has profound meaning for me,” Dylan told The Wall Street Journal. Its a graphic song. Chip away, chip away, like Michelangelo, breaking up solid marble stone to discover the form of King David inside. He didnt build him from the ground up, he chipped away the stone until he discovered the king. Its like my own songwriting, I overwrite something, then I chip away lines and phrases until I get to the real thing.



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