Duff McKagan Reveals a String of Summer Tour Dates For Europe
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan announced today that he will be heading across the pond this summer to play a string of tour dates in Europe to support his new solo record Tenderness, which releases May 31, 2019.
To mark the tour announcement, Duff has released closing track Don’t Look Behind You. Duff had the following to say about the closing track.
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“Don’t Look Behind You was truly inspired by a sense of peace that washed over me after a few months of turning off the TV and social media,” says Duff McKagan. “It was also inspired by the sense of real community I felt while traveling and talking to people around the world on tour during this somewhat tenuous time. This period of sturm und drang will indeed pass. The song seemed to be the final summation that rang loudly from the topics on Tenderness.”
“The recording sessions for this album also saw us re-assemble, for the first time since the Use Your Illusion recordings, The Suicide Horn Section, featuring my brother Matt McKagan on trombone, the great Chuck Findlay on trumpet, and the impossible Brian Scanlon on sax,” Duff continues.
“On the very last day of recording, they came down to the studio and laid down the amazing horn lines for Don’t Look Behind You. I’ll never forget the culmination of Matt and The Suicide Horns mixed with the Waters singing group sending this song and album out, as Shooter and I just watched it all with goosebumps.”
Speaking about the topics covered on the record Duff discussed the wide variety of emotions he experienced while on tour with Guns N’ Roses for the past two and a half years.
“We’re becoming divided at a time when we need each other most,” he says. “When huge industries get replaced because of modernization, it’s time to retrain and bolster up those who get swept aside. Homelessness and drug addiction are avoidable in this country if we come together and get private and public cogs turning together in a positive direction. We can at least try to tackle mental illness while we’re at it. But alas, we stump and lie, point fingers and divide. We’re way better than this.”
Duff’s European and UK tour dates are below
22: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
23: Astra, Berlin, Germany
24: Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26: Gloria, Cologne, Germany
27: Alte Feurwache, Mannheim, Germany
29: Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
31: Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin, Ireland
01: Manchester Academy 3, Manchester UK
03: Le Trabendo, Paris, France
04: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
06: Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
08: Santeria Club, Milan, Italy