Americana blues band, JD & The Straight Shot have been announced as special guests on Don Henley's upcoming European tour. The acclaimed outfit who have recently released single ‘Better Find A Church’ - the video of which can be viewed below - will accompany the former Eagles percussionist, singer and songwriter on a string of dates across the U.K. and Ireland.
The pairing will play at Live At The Marquee, Cork on 29th June, as well as Dublin's 3Arena on 1st July, as well as several dates in the U.K. The full list of dates can be viewed below.
The shows come as JD & The Straight Shot – vocalist / guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist / vocalist Marc Copely, along with touring musicians guitarist JJ Appelton, percussionist Joe Magistro, and vocalist / guitarist Erin McCarley – follow up a recent U.K. and Ireland jaunt which saw the roots act perform at the Kilkenny's Roots Festival, as well as stopping off at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
While lead-singer, Jim Dolan started JD & The Straight Shot in 2000, he isn’t alone in his deep-rooted passion for music. He fronts an accomplished four person band, including guitarist Marc Copely (Rosanne Cash, McCrary Sisters, Billy Squier), guitarist Aidan Dolan, bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris), and violinist Erin Slaver (Rod Stewart, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride), all of whom also contribute to songwriting.
Produced by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert), latest album 'Ballyhoo!' is steeped in the quiet fire of blues and roots music. The eleven lush tracks were written by mainstays Dolan, Copely and House, along with Erin Slaver and Aidan Dolan, with additional contributions by Chris Carmack - 'Will Lexington' on TV’s 'Nashville' - and Adam Levy, known for his work with Norah Jones and Tracy Chapman.
Tickets for all shows are available now from ticketmaster, as well as usual outlets.
Don Henley 2016 Summer Tour Dates:
20 Jun - Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
22 Jun - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Heineken Music Hall
25 Jun - Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro
27 Jun - Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
29 Jun - Cork, Ireland, Live At The Marquee
1 Jul - Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena
3 Jul - London, UK, British Summer Time Hyde Park