Former Black Sabbath frontman, Tony Martin, will join Kingdom Of Madness, the band that features former Magnum members Mark Stanway, Micky Barker, Richard Bailey and Mo Birch, for their 2020 UK shows.
Kingdom Of Madness with Tony Martin will perform classic Magnum from the celebrated 1978-94 era.
Tony toured the world several times over with Black Sabbath during 1987-97 and recorded five highly acclaimed studio albums plus one live album/video, as well as maintaining an active solo career and collaborating with numerous artists including M3 Classic Whitesnake which also featured Magnum’s Mark Stanway and Jimmy Copley alongside the Whitesnake trio of Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody and Neil Murray.
His connection with Magnum goes back further still to his earlier band the Alliance supporting Magnum on its Nov/Dec 1985 UK tour.
Mark Stanway tells us:
“We feel incredibly honoured to have our good friend Tony Martin on board for these dates. We are confident our audiences will enjoy hearing Tony’s distinctive vocal style within the context of an evening of classic Magnum songs and from rehearsals to date it has become clear that this promises to be a highly exciting collaboration.
“Since the inception of Kingdom Of Madness in 2018 we have been blessed to have had several top drawer musicians join the nucleus of Micky, Richard, Mo and myself. Working with musicians of such a high calibre requires a certain amount of flexibility, of course, since players of this quality are very much in demand for other projects and so changes are somewhat inevitable from time to time.
However, I consider myself truly fortunate to have such a rich pool of talent to draw from, established through friendships forged and maintained over the past five decades in music. While no one can predict the future, what we can assure our audiences of is an ongoing commitment to quality.”
Tony Martin adds: “Thank you for the warm welcome. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with a bunch of loonies in a kingdom of madness!… Just kidding… Great to be able to help friends out and give another life to some well loved songs. See you all out there.”
Kingdom Of Madness with Tony Martin tour dates:
17th September: Newcastle, The Cluny
18th September: Glasgow, Hard Rock Cafe
19th September: Kinross, Green Hotel
25th September: London, Under the Bridge
26th September: Havant, The Spring
27th September: Milton Keynes, Stables
2nd October: Stoke, Eleven
3rd October: Buckley, Tivoli
4th October: Sheffield Corporation
10th October: Swindon, Level III
30th October: Colchester, Arts Centre
31st October: Maidenhead, Norden Farm Centre
3rd December: Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre
4th December: Bradford, Nightrain