South African blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky has announced a May 2023 UK Headline Tour, which will see him returning with a full band electric tour to the United Kingdom for eight dates. Dan selected to return to the intimate venues where he had previously felt the love of audiences.
“The blues is all about intimacy and intimate venues,” he says. “It’s where it was born and where it’s meant to be performed. I love nothing more than performing in a place where I feel the crowd’s energy and they can feel ours. It’s a give-and-energy swap that only exists in intimate venues.
“The venues and towns we’ve chosen this time around are pivotal to my career because it’s where it all began for me on the UK touring scene.”
For this tour, Dan is proudly supporting Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, which has a unique approach shaped by more than 60 years of practice. For this tour, Dan will be fundraising and increasing awareness of their vital work.
“We believe that music is a human right,” Sarah Goodman from Nordoff and Robbins says. “We have all felt its potency, how it unlocks feelings and memories and brings us together. It is a universal language, a mode of communication. Imagine if music alone gave you the power to communicate. Then imagine a life without music. For some of our clients, this is their reality. We work to ensure that everyone who could benefit from music therapy does.
“Our work can be transformative. We deliver music therapy to a range of clients across the UK. Our work can be transformative, from an adult with dementia to a child with special educational needs or someone who has sustained a brain injury.
“We meet the growing need for music therapy by training music therapists and ensuring that their skills are not only maintained but developed. We research the impacts of music therapy to inform how we support our clients.”
Dan will be performing tracks from his latest 2022 studio album, Shelter Of Bones, alongside brand-new never heard before tracks written for his next album release and fan favourites.
Having previously toured the UK in 2015 as a special guest to Joe Satriani on his Shockwave Tour, Dan soon got bitten by the UK live touring bug and subsequently returned in 2016 with British blues rockers King King for a run of dates as well as his own headline concerts at legendary venues such as The Borderline, London and Mr Kyps in Poole.
Before long, he would return to the UK in 2017, joining the phenomenal Joanne Shaw Taylor and then the infamous solo artist and guitarist Walter Trout for their UK appearances.
Tour tickets are available from https://danpatlansky.com. For more details about Nordoff and Robbins, visit https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.