Garage rock heroes The Supersuckers have lined up a U.K. and Ireland tour, in the wake of rave reviews of their highly acclaimed new country – tinged studio album ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, released on Steamhammer / SPV at the end of January 2016. Taking in dates all across England, the Arizona natives will also play Dublin's Grand Social on 15th July, and Killarney's Inec Acoustic Club on 16th July.
The band are also due to take a spot at this years' Ramblin' Man Fair festival, which takes place in Maidstone, Kent from 23-24 July at Mote Park. The latest addition to the festival calendar, the event is also set to feature appearances by Whitesnake, Europe, Thin Lizzy, Black Stone Cherry and more.
The Supersuckers’ trademark balance of take-no-prisoners swagger and hard-headed introspection is reflected throughout ‘Holdin’ The Bag’. The album’s eleven songs find them in typically rocking form, while tapping deeply into the band’s long standing affinity for country music, which has grown increasingly prominent in their output since 1997’s landmark ‘Must’ve Been High’ album. The title track can be viewed below.
Reviewed by Classic Rock Magazine, Ken Mcintyre called ‘Holdin’ The Bag’: “A country record made by the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the world". Going on to prrer high praise indeed, he went on; "We’re talking Hank Williams and Johnny Cash here, not Taylor Swift. You know, the real stuff, vintage and dusty and lonesome on the trail. Head sucker Eddie Spaghetti is clearly in his element here, his gravelly delivery and aw-shucks persona the perfect foil for twangy, tears-in-your-beer numbers like ‘That’s How It Gets Done’ and ‘All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down.’ It’s not all drawls and pedal steel though. The Suckers kick up a decent amount of dust on rowdy rug-cutters like ‘Jibber-Jabber’ and ‘Let’s Bounce’. There is also a great, affecting duet with country-punk superstar Lydia Loveless.”
Tickets for Supersuckers U.K. and Ireland tour are on sale now from usual outlets. Tickets for Ramblin' Man Fair meanwhile are available from this link.
Supersuckers U.K. and Ireland 2016 Dates:
17 Jun - London, Islington 02 Academy
15 Jul - Dublin, The Grand Social
16 Jul - Killarney, The Inec Acoustic Club
17 Jul - Bristol, The Fleece
21 Jul - Manchester, Club Academy
22 Jul - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
23 Jul - Maidstone, Ramblin’ Man Fair