The Quireboys are set to storm 2013 with a series of UK dates on a brand new studio album which will be released early June.
The Quireboys were formed in 1984 in London, England. After two successful independent singles (including the Top 40 "7 O'Clock") and supports to the likes of Guns N Roses, Sharon Osbourne was appointed as manager and The Quireboys were signed to EMI for the release of their debut album, A Bit of What You Fancy. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 2 and was compared favorably to British rock names such as Rod Stewart and The Faces. The album was produced by Stewart's musical director and guitarist Jim Cregan.
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In support of the debut, the Quireboys toured for the next year playing with the likes of L.A. Guns, Soundgarden, The Cramps, Iggy Pop and The Rolling Stones. The long touring schedule was finished off with a gig in Japan at the Tokyo Dome on New Years Eve in front of 50,000 people. A live album was released following this long touring, entitled Recorded Around the World. 1993 saw the band release the follow up album, Bitter Sweet & Twisted and run support to Guns N Roses on their 'Use Your Illusion Tour', before going into hiatus only to reunite for a series of exclusive shows.
The band have experienced various line up changes along the way, but have still maintained a loyal following across the globe. A more permanent reformation came just after 2001 with front man Spike, guitarists Guy Griffin and Paul Guerin, and Keith Weir on keyboards forming what remains the back bone of the band. The band then released 'This Is Rock'N'Roll' in 2002 and followed it with 'Well Oiled' in 2004 'Homewreckers & Heartbreakers' and 2008. The yet untitled new studio album will be produced and mixed by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy), who promises a modern sound with old school values.
Fast forward to January 2013, The Quireboys appointed marketing and festival guru Jonni Davis as their new manager as well as signing a new worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. 2013 can be classed as the next generation for The Quireboys. With multiple festival appearances, The Monsters of Rock Cruise, a European Headline tour and three planned releases, things are ramping up in a manner that will put them back where they belong on the Global playing field.
The Quireboys are touring Europe across 2013 (Official Album Launch at the HRH Ibiza Road Trip in front of a few hundred bikers). UK tour dates confirmed so far include:
Thursday 18th Apr – Assembly, Leamington Spa w/ Saxon
Friday 19th Apr – Rock City, Nottingham w/ Saxon
Saturday 20th Apr – ABC, Glasgow w/ Saxon
Sunday 21st Apr – Ritz, Manchester w/ Saxon
Tuesday 23rd Apr – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton w/ Saxon
Wednesday 24th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London w/ Saxon
Friday 26th Apr – Academy, Leeds w/ Saxon
Saturday 27th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London w/ Saxon
Sunday 28th Apr – Academy, Bristol w/ Saxon
Saturday 4th May – Stortford Music Fest, Bishops Stortford festival
Sunday 5th May – Academy, Oxford w/ Saxon
Monday 6th May – Princess Pavillion, Falmouth w/ Saxon
Wednesday 15th May – HRH Road Trip, Ibiza ( Official Album launch)
Thursday 16th May – HRH Road Trip, Ibiza ( Bikers Classics Set)
Saturday 18th May – Bearded Theory Fest, Derby
Sunday 2nd Jun – Acoustic Festival, Uttoxeter Race, Derby
Saturday 27th Jul – Maryport Festival
Friday 2nd Aug – Rock Festival, Cambridge
Saturday 3rd Aug – Arts Centre, Bingley
Tickets are available from all the usual outlets
The Quireboys will release a new studio album in June 2013
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