Following on from last year’s performance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair, Grammy Award-winners The Kentucky Headhunters are set to return to the UK in October, for a handful of shows in support of twelfth album, ‘On Safari’. Released last November by Plowboy Records/Practice House Records, the southern rock LP tips the hat to family and the southern way of life in the USA.
Throughout their envious five decade career, the band have toured the USA extensively, but only ventured to Europe for the first time in 2016. The band credits Richard Young’s son, John Fred, and his Black Stone Cherry bandmates for pushing them out of their comfort zone to make the trek abroad, where many of the Headhunters’ rock influences call home.
Lauded by Billboard as a “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,” don’t miss this rare chance to catch The Kentucky Headhunters live, and witness their one of a kind sound that has given them the longevity in this industry that many acts only dream of.
Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:
Mon 2nd Oct – BILSTON Robin 2 (tickets)
Tue 3rd Oct – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (tickets)
Thu 5th Oct – SHEFFIELD Local Authority (tickets)
Fri 6th Oct – NORWICH Waterfront (tickets)
Sat 7th Oct – LONDON Boston Music Rooms (tickets)
Sun 8th Oct – MANCHESTER Club Academy (tickets)
Mon 9th Oct – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny (tickets)
Tue 10th Oct – GLASGOW O2 ABC2 (tickets)
About The Kentucky Headhunters:
Known as “Southern Rock Royalty” and the “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,” The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity most acts can only dream about. With a GRAMMY® Award, two Top 10 charting albums, four consecutive Top 40 hits and countless other honours, The “Heads” are credited for creating a unique blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to the toughest music critics and listeners of all kinds. Getting their start in 1968, brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney, from Edmonton, Kentucky, formed Itchy Brother, which later morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters after Kenney departed and Doug Phelps joined the band. Their first album, Pickin’ On Nashville, (1989), surprised the world when it became a major success, selling over two million copies. Their 2015 release Meet Me in Bluesland, included the last vocals ever recorded of the late, great pianist Johnnie Johnson — Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and legendary keyboardist for Chuck Berry. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut. It also garnered top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart. The band’s latest 2016 release On Safari is a soon-to-be-classic southern rock album. The Kentucky Headhunters still tour extensively, branching out into Europe for the first time last year.