The Quireboys Working On New Studio Album
March 20, 2013
The Quireboys are currently working on a brand new studio album which will be released in early June. The yet untitled new studio album will be produced and mixed by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy), who promises a modern sound with old school values.
The Quireboys were formed in 1984 in London, England. After two successful independent singles (including the Top 40 “7 O’Clock”) and supports to the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Sharon Osbourne was appointed as manager and The Quireboys were signed to EMI for the release of their debut album, ‘A Bit of What You Fancy’. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 2 and was compared favorably to British rock names such as Rod Stewart and The Faces. The album was produced by Stewart’s musical director and guitarist Jim Cregan.
In support of the debut, the Quireboys toured for the next year playing with the likes of L.A. Guns, Soundgarden, The Cramps, Iggy Pop and The Rolling Stones. The long touring schedule was finished off with a gig in Japan at the Tokyo Dome on New Years Eve in front of 50,000 people. A live album was released following this long touring, entitled ‘Recorded Around the World’. 1993 saw the band release the follow-up album, ‘Bitter Sweet & Twisted’ and run support to Guns N’ Roses on their ‘Use Your Illusion Tour’, before going hiatus only to reunite for a series of exclusive shows
The band have experienced various line-up changes along the way, but have still maintained a loyal following across the globe. A more permanent reformation came just after 2001 with front man Spike, guitarists Guy Griffin and Paul Guerin, and Keith Weir on keyboards that, to this date, remain the back bone of the band.. The band then released ‘This Is Rock’N’Roll’ in 2002, followed it with ‘Well Oiled’ in 2004 and 2008’s ‘Homewreckers & Heartbreakers’.
Fast forward to January 2013, The Quireboys appointed marketing and festival guru Jonni Davis as their new manager as well as signing a new worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. 2013 can be classed as the next generation for The Quireboys. With multiple festival appearances, The Monsters of Rock Cruise, a European Headline tour and three planned releases, things are ramping up in a manner that will put them back where they belong… on the global playing field.
The Quireboys are touring Europe across 2013. UK tour dates confirmed so far include:
April 18 Assembly – Leamington Spa w/ Saxon
April 19 Rock City – Nottingham w/ Saxon
April 20 ABC – Glasgow w/ Saxon
April 21 Ritz – Manchester w/ Saxon
April 23 Wulfrun – Wolverhampton w/ Saxon
April 24 Shepherds Bush Empire – London w/ Saxon
April 26 Academy – Leeds w/ Saxon
April 27 Shepherds Bush Empire – London w/ Saxon
April 28 Academy – Bristol w/ Saxon
May 4 Stortford Music Fest – Bishops Stortford Festival
May 5 Academy – Oxford w/ Saxon
May 6 Princess Pavillion – Falmouth w/ Saxon
May 15 HRH Road Trip – Ibiza (official album launch)
May 16 HRH Road Trip – Ibiza (bikers classics Set)
May 18 Bearded Theory Fest – Derby
June 2 Acoustic Festival, Uttoxeter Race – Derby
July 27 Maryport Festival
August 2 Rock Festival – Cambridge
August 3 Arts Centre -Bingley
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