Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen announce 2022 tour

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen will play their debut UK shows in February and March 2022, including an appearance at Planet Rocks Winters End. The pair released their debut album in March 2021, with their recent EP release Better Days supporting the International Record Day Black Friday event.

“It’s always been our intention to take these songs on the road and give them a good kicking about,” Adrian told MetalTalk. “We’re delighted that we’ve been able to set up this tour around a very hectic 2022 schedule and we both can’t wait to finally get out there and play live.”

“We’re excited that we can take Smith/Kotzen to the next level and bring our music to the stage,” Richie said. “We’re still figuring out which musicians we’ll be bringing with us to deliver the songs in the way we’ve always envisaged to give fans a dynamic live experience. We’re really looking forward to this tour and we’re planning to have a lot of fun.”

Support is from The Dust Coda and tickets are on sale Thursday 16 December at 10am.


27feb7:00 pm10:00 amSmith / Kotzen, ManchesterAcademy

28feb7:00 pm10:00 amSmith / Kotzen, LeedsBrudenell Social Club


02mar7:00 pm10:00 amSmith / Kotzen, GlasgowGarage

03mar7:00 pm10:00 amSmith / Kotzen, WolverhamptonK.K.'s Steel Mill

07mar7:00 pm10:00 amSmith / Kotzen, BristolFleece

08mar7:00 pm10:00 amSmith / Kotzen, LondonIslington Assembly Hall

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