Hillbilly Vegas Announce UK Summer Tour & 5-Track EP

Hillbilly Vegas Announce UK Summer Tour & 5-Track EP

9th July 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

The enigmatic and hard-working rock band Hillbilly Vegas from Oklahoma are set to return to the UK with their highly anticipated Long Way Back Tour, promoting their Long Way Back EP. This tour follows their successful debut UK tour earlier this year.

 

The Long Way Back EP, released on July 12 via Conquest Music, features five powerful tracks. This double-A side EP includes:

 

1               Long Way Back

2               Down The Honkytonk

3               Helluva Night

4               Oklahoma 3.2

5               Hey Y’All

 

Steve Harris of Hillbilly Vegas shares the heartfelt inspiration behind the title track “Long Way Back”:

 

“My grandfather and his younger brother joined the Navy on December 8, 1941. By 1944, he found himself on leave, sitting on a beach in North Africa, feeling an overwhelming sense of loneliness as he listened to Roy Acuff’s ‘Wreck on the Highway.’ He vowed that if he ever made it home, he’d never leave again. After a brief stop in New York, where he called a square dance at Madison Square Garden, he returned home and married his girl, Freda Maxine Smith. They built a life together, with a farm, kids, and finally a grandson who never forgot the stories of his first hero.”

 

“Down The Honkytonk” is Hillbilly Vegas’ take on Frankie Miller’s classic song from his Full House album. Steve Harris, a huge fan of Miller and Paul Rodgers, felt that this infectious boogie perfectly suited Hillbilly Vegas. After introducing it to their live set, the band decided to record it for their new release.

 

Joining Hillbilly Vegas on their July dates are dynamic 4-piece hard rockers, The Howling Tides. This USA/UK pairing promises to deliver an irresistible cocktail of great new rock music.

 

During their UK tour, Hillbilly Vegas will also be collaborating with Teenage Cancer Trust to help raise funds and awareness. In addition to fundraising at their concerts, the band will perform lunchtime acoustic street performances in some of the cities they visit, adding a unique twist to their tour.

 

Following the Long Way Back Tour, Hillbilly Vegas will return to the UK later this year to perform at Planet Rockstock and WinterStorm festivals as part of the tour for their forthcoming album.

 

Whether on stages big or small, Hillbilly Vegas have learned how to make every audience feel like an important part of the show. An accomplished frontman and keen raconteur, Steve Harris tells stories, reveals the inspiration about his songs, and where appropriate they throw in covers of material that played a part in developing the band’s sound.

 

Hillbilly Vegas have a reputation for winning over any audience they perform for – guaranteed.

Pre-order EP HERE

 

UK July 2024 Tour Dates

 

Wednesday, 17: Hull, The New Adelphi

Thursday, 18: Newcastle, Trillians

Friday, 19: Crumlin, The Patriot

Sunday, 21: Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill

Tuesday, 23: Southampton, The 1865

Wednesday, 24: London, 100 Club

Thursday, 25: Hastings, The Carlisle

Saturday, 27: Sittingbourne, The Appleyard

 

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