Chris Shiflett, guitarist with Foo Fighters, will return to the UK for a six-date headline tour in March 2023, supporting his new solo album Lost At Sea, due later this year. The tour opens in Dublin on 21 March and runs through to London on 28 March.
“I am so excited to announce my upcoming tour of the UK & Ireland,” Chris said. “The gigs I did over there in 2019 were some of the wildest, most rocking solo shows I’ve ever done, and I expect this one will be even better. We’ve got a bunch of new tunes to play, and we’re fired up. See ya soon!!!”
Shiflett, a member of Foo Fighters since 1999, will release his third solo album later this year. Lost At Sea builds a bridge between his native California and Nashville, where Shiflett has become a frequent visitor, performing on the Grand Ole Opry one minute and collaborating with Music City tastemakers like The Cadillac Three frontman Jaren Johnston and legendary producer Dave Cobb the next.
Shiflett recorded the majority of the album in Nashville, working with producer/collaborator Jaren Johnston and a small cast of Americana all-stars – the likes of fellow guitar-slingers Charlie Worsham, Tom Bukovac and Nathan Keeterle, all of whom laced the record with fiery fretwork.
We wrote a lot of these songs during the lockdown,” says Shiflett, who spent much of the Covid-19 pandemic at home in Southern California. “Then I began making trips to Nashville to work with Jaren. He and I have a lot of overlap in terms of the music we like.
“We made a guitar-centric record that encapsulates everything I’ve been listening to over the years, from the most country songs I’ve ever recorded to ’90s punk, rock ‘n’ roll, and even songs that sound like a California version of The Clash.”
Caught halfway between the honky-tonk saloon and the punk rock dive bar, Lost at Sea is both eclectic and electric, making room for alt-country crunch, guitar-driven grit and sharp songwriting.
Tickets go on sale Friday 27th January at 10AM GMT. The first single, Black Top White Lines, will be released on 15 February 2023.