TOUR NEWS : GUN announce UK headline dates for December 2024

 

GUN ANNOUNCE 10-DATE UK HEADLINE TREK

IN DECEMBER 2024

TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 5TH AT 10AM

NEW ALBUM HOMBRES OUT APRIL 12TH VIA COOKING VINYL

PRE-ORDER NOW

Scottish rock legends and MTV EMA award winners GUN are are set to captivate audiences across the UK with their electrifying headline tour this December. The tour is in support of upcoming album Hombres, set for release on April 12th via Cooking Vinyl.

Known for their compelling blend of rock and a string of hits that have charted across Europe, GUN have consistently been a force in the music industry, boasting 3 UK top 20 albums, 8 UK top 40 singles, and extensive tours, including memorable performances with The Rolling Stones.

The current lineup, featuring original members Dante Gizzi (Vocals) and Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi (Guitar), along with Paul McManus (Drums), Andy Carr (Bass), and Ruaraidh “Roo” Macfarlane (Guitar), promises an unforgettable live experience that blends iconic tracks with fresh hits from Hombres.

Jools expresses his excitement about the tour, enthusing, “We are beyond excited to take ‘Hombres’ on the road and share it live with our fans. This album has been a labour of love, and the response so far has been incredible. We promise to bring a show full of energy, new music, and the classic hits everyone loves. See you in December!”

Join the band for their 10-date festive trek at:

Wed 4th Dec – LONDON Scala

Thu 5th Dec – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill

Fri 6th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy 2

Sat 7th Dec – BRISTOL SWX

Sun 8th Dec – SOUTHAMPTON Brook

Tue 10th Dec – LEEDS Brudenell

Wed 11th Dec – NEWCASTLE Wylam Brewery

Thu 12th Dec – ABERDEEN Lemon Tree

Fri 13th Dec – GALASHIELS Mac Arts

Sat 14th Dec – GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom

 

Special guests will be revealed in due course. Tickets and album bundles go on sale at 10am BST, Friday 5th April, via www.gunofficial.co.uk.

Most recently, the band dropped a new double single – boisterous rock banger “Lucky Guy” and the colossal earworm “Falling“, both included on Hombres. Those tracks are available now on all streaming platforms here.

Declared “some of their best songs since Gallus!” by Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris, Hombres is the first album of all new music from the group since 2017’s Favourite Pleasures, which entered the UK official album chart at #16.

The thirteen album tracks were recorded and produced by Simon Bloor (Trevor Horn) with mixing by Daryl Thorpe (Foo Fighters). The record boasts guest vocals from Beverley Skeete (Elton John, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash), Mary Pearce (Primal Scream, Lionel Ritchie, Chaka Khan) and Sarah-Jane Skeete (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Bill Wyman) of The Sisterhood on several tracks, as well as a guest performance on the drums from Joe Lazerus of Twin Atlantic.

The album is available in multiple formats as both standard and deluxe editions, including fully signed, on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digitally. Pre-order now here. For an exclusive, limited Blood Records vinyl variant, click here. Bundle orders from the band’s official webstore will include a bonus Live At The Barrowlands CD while stocks last.

Hombres track list

Standard edition

  1. All Fired Up
  2. Boys Don’t Cry
  3. Take Me Back Home
  4. Fake Life
  5. Falling
  6. You Are What I Need
  7. Never Enough
  8. Don’t Hide Your Fears Tonight
  9. Lucky Guy
  10. A Shift In Time

Deluxe edition

  1. Coming Back To You
  2. Wrong To Be Right
  3. Pride

GUN soon embark on a string of UK instore events, where fans can meet Dante & Jools from the band, get their new copy of Hombres signed, and watch a special, stripped back performance.

 

Don’t miss the following events:

Fri 12th Apr – GLASGOW Assai – 6pm

Sat 13th Apr – DUNDEE Assai – 5pm

Sun 14th Apr – EDINBURGH Assai – 4pm

Mon 15th Apr – INVERNESS HMV – 5pm

Tue 16th Apr – ABERDEEN HMV – 5pm

Wed 17th Apr – LIVINGSTON HMV – 12pm

Wed 17th Apr – AYR HMV – 4pm

Thu 18th Apr – STIRLING HMV – 4pm

Fri 19th Apr – BURY Wax & Beans – 4pm

Eager fans have been getting an early sneak peek of some new songs live, with the band undertaking a number of intimate gigs to preview Hombres through February and March. There are also some select Scottish dates with both teatime and evening performances once the album’s out in April. Tickets are on sale now for all events via https://gun.tmstor.es/.

 

Catch the band at the remaining following locations:

Fri 29th Mar – CRUMLIN (Wales), The Patriot (sold out)

Thu 25th Apr – MONTROSE Town Hall

Fri 26th Apr – GLASGOW St Lukes (matinee*)

Fri 26th Apr – GLASGOW St Lukes (evening* – sold out)

Sat 27th Apr – DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys (matinee*)

Sat 27th Apr – DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys (evening* – sold out)

 

* doors will open at 5pm for the matinee performance and 8pm for the evening, with the band expected onstage approximately an hour later for an hour-long set.

 

GUN also hit the festival circuit this summer, with Maid Of Stone and Firevolt festivals already announced.

 

ABOUT GUN

Formed in Scotland by guitarist Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi, GUN have achieved 3 UK Top 20 albums and 8 UK Top 40 singles over their lauded career. GUN has toured extensively over the years, criss-crossing the globe with The Rolling Stones, Black Star Riders, The Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, and more, not to mention a slew of memorable festival sets at everything from Steelhouse to Download to Wacken. 2024 looks set to rack up even more miles in fine fashion.

The rock ruffians latest release was 2022’s collection of acoustic reworkings, The Calton Songs, which delighted fans and brought further chart success, clocking in at #2 on the Scottish album chart, #6 on the UK indie chart, and #13 on the UK physical albums chart. GUN also received two awards in November 2022; the band was honoured with the Rock Legend award at Hard Rock Hell in Great Yarmouth and the Hard Rock Café Legends award at the Scottish Music Awards, the flagship event for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity.

Besides the release of new record Hombres on April 12th, 2024 also marks the 30th anniversary of GUN’s silver-certified, third album Swagger, which stormed into the official UK album chart at #5 and spawned 4 UK Top 40 singles including smash-hit cover “Word Up” (#8), “Don’t Say It’s Over” (#19), “The Only One” (#29), and “Something Worthwhile” (#39). Their boisterous version of Cameo’s “Word Up” also earnt the group their first MTV Europe Music Award.

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