As one of the UK’s breakout artist over the last 12 months, the Kris Barras Band have had a whirlwind rise which has seen them announce that they will be playing the biggest venues they have ever headlined this October. Joining them on the headline tour, on selected dates, will be Wille & The Bandits and Elles Bailey.
The rise? Well, from the release of last years The Divine And Dirty’, there have been the; A-list radio singles, a string of sold out shows on every headline tour, playing to an audience of 2m on BBC Radio 2, touring Europe as a frontman with the legendary Billy Gibbons and Supersonic Blues Machine and the riotous festival performances. Those festival shows have included seeing them as the only band to play 3 years in a row at Ramblin’ Man Fair, rocketing from the new band stage (2017), to the Blues Stage (2018) and now to Main Stage (2019). They are also the only artist ever to have an unprecedented one in-one out performance at 2018s Planet Rockstock Festival, which has also seen them added to 2019s Main Stage.
The Devon born Barras and his band have barely had the time to catch their breath, having a non-stop year that has also seen them zigzag the country supporting; Beth Hart, The Magpie Salute, Joanne Shaw Taylor, King King, GUN and Therapy? They capped off this with a flood of critical praise and an ever-growing fervent fan base which contributed to them winning Planet Rock Radio’s prestigious ‘2019 Best New Band’ Award.
They will be joining US Arena rockers Black Stone Cherry as main support on their upcoming July UK tour including the sold out Caerphilly Castle as well as 2019 shows with John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, Walter Trout and Jonny Lang.
“We’ve had a crazy year,” says Barras. “We went from playing to 75 people a show in early 2018, up to selling out 500 cap venues just 12 months later. This October will see us head out on our biggest UK tour to date and will coincide with the release of a brand new album. Every tour that we do, we try to raise the bar and improve as a band….I can guarantee that this one will be another step up.”
Full UK Tour Dates – Tickets available from www.krisbarrasband.com
Tues 7 May – Portland Arms, Cambridge – TICKETS
Weds 8 May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – TICKETS
Sat 11 May – KKS Steel Mill, Wolverhampton w/King King – TICKETS
Tues 4 Jun – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London w/Jonny Lang & Walter Trout – TICKETS
Sat 13 Jul – Caerphilly Castle, Wales w/Black Stone Cherry – SOLD OUT
Sun 14 Jul – Music Hall, Aberdeen w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Tues 16 Jul – Barrowland, Glasgow w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Weds 17 Jul – The Academy, Dublin w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Thurs 18 Jul – Ulster Hall, Belfast w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Fri 19 Jul – Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone w/The Darkness – TICKETS
Fri 26 Jul – Rock And Blues Custom Show, Pentrich – TICKETS
Sat 5 Oct – OPEN, Norwich w/Walter Trout – TICKETS
Thurs 10 Oct – Live Rooms, Chester – TICKETS
Fri 11 Oct – Arlington Arts, Newbury – TICKETS
Sat 12 Oct – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield w/Walter Trout – TICKETS
Sun 13 Oct – Fleece, Bristol – TICKETS
Tues 15 Oct – Robin, Bilston – TICKETS
Weds 16 Oct – 1865, Southampton – TICKETS
Thurs 17 Oct – Exeter Phoenix – TICKETS
Fri 18 Oct – O2 Academy Islington, London – TICKETS
Weds 23 Oct – Oran-Mor, Glasgow – TICKETS
Thurs 24 Oct – Arc, Stockton – TICKETS
Fri 25 Oct – Academy, Manchester – TICKETS
Sun 27 Oct – Fibbers, York – TICKETS