Original Bang Tango Guitarist Embarking On Solo Tour
February 9, 2011
Former Bang Tango guitarist Mark Knight has announced that he is hitting the road with Gov’t Mule’s Matt Abts in support of his new solo album ‘Bone Rail Tight’. Knight’s first full length solo CD, featuring Matt Abts on drums and percussion, is now available for purchase at www.store.livenation.com.
Mark also tells Sleaze Roxx that Bang Tango Redux plan on rehearsing with former L.A. Guns singer Chris Van Dahl to “check out the vibe” between them. Bang Tango Redux features original BT members Mark Knight, Kyle Kyle, Tigg Ketler and Kyle Stevens. Last year the group played select live shows with long time friend and veteran vocalist Michael Demay.
Mark Knight is best known for his guitar work and as the major song writing force behind Bang Tango, who sold over one million records, had 2 Top Ten music videos on MTV, and several world tours.
After Bang Tango Mark formed ‘Worry Beads’, where he worked with Bernard Fowler developing his vocal skills. Mark has shared the stage with many great musicians such as Matt Abts, & Marc Ford. Mark has also worked with the late Nicky Hopkins, one of the most in-demand session guys in history, who contributed to studio work with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Jeff Beck, & the Kinks to name a few. In addition, Mark’s also put in time with producers Howard Benson and John Janson.
Mark Knight with Matt Abts and company tour dates:
3-09-11 Martins Downtown – Roanoke, Va
3-10-11 Rythymn and Brews – Chattanoga, Tenn
3-11-11 The Lexingtion Avenue Brewery Co. – Asheville, NC
3-12-11 Smith’s Ole Bar – Atlanta, Ga
3-15-11 The Summit City – Whitesburg, Kentucky
3-16-11 The Southern – Charollestville, VA
3-17-11 The Southgate House – Newport, Ky
3-18-11 The Pourhouse – Charleston, SC
3-19-11 The Double Door Inn – Charolette, NC