In a rare break from his day job with Status Quo, John 'Rhino’ Edwards is to hit the road for a run of five UK dates with his band Rhino’s Revenge. Promising a night of “straight ahead good time noisy rock and roll performed by an ace band”, the May dates come in support of second album 'Rhino’s Revenge II'.
The full list of dates stack up as follows, with tickets available by clicking the links attached;
May 5 - The Iron Road, Evesham.
May 12 - 100 Club, London.
May 13 - The Holbrook Club, Horsham. (Tickets via telephone only: 01473 751150).
May 18: Bootleggers, Kendal.
May 20 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow.
In support of the shows, Rhino’s Revenge is releasing a heavyweight double A-side single featuring a new edit of 'Take ‘em Down' ("about a town called Kobanî") and 'Famous', "about people who want something for nothing". The lyric video for the former can be viewed below.
Both songs are taken from the band’s second album, 'Rhino’s Revenge II', which has now been released as an extremely limited edition vinyl pressing of just 300 copies, each autographed and sequentially numbered by Rhino.
Describing his music as having; “a bit more of a punky bluesy style than Quo, and less subtle”, the self-deprecating Rhino goes onto say; “You wouldn't think that was possible, right? Well I'm here to tell you it is and that's a great thing to me. It's not easy to be simple, although I have been accused of that in the past.”
In addition to general admission tickets, VIP packages are also available from the Rhino’s Revenge Store:
The VIP package includes admission, a meet and greet with Rhino’s Revenge, a memento laminate and lanyard, a Rhino-branded gift and a voucher offering a 25% discount on anything – other than CDs and musical product – bought from the merchandise stand.
Originally put together in 2000, Rhino's Revenge now includes FM’s lead guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and Uriah Heep's drummer Russell Gilbrook, who join regulars Rhino and Matthew Starritt.
To order Rhino’s Revenge II go to www.rhinosrevenge.com