||EXCLUSIVE: KOSSOFF... THE BAND PLAYS ON: 2017 TOUR DATES ARE HERE
13th December 2016
Kossoff... The Band Plays On, Terry Slesser's Tribute To Koss featuring songs from Free and Back Street Crawler, have announced more shows for 2017 after their highly successful run of late 2016.
Forty years after the tragic death of legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff, best known for his incredibly influential time with classic rock legends Free, his last songwriting partner and singer Terry Slesser has assembled a top flight crew, including John Buckton, the guitarist that Free drummer Simon Kirke declared his first choice for the gig if there were to ever be a Free reunion, to celebrate the life and music of one of England's finest blues rock guitarists.
Also included in the line-up is drummer Clive Edwards (UFO, Wild Horses, Uli Jon Roth, Pat Travers) and highly respected keyboardist Mark Taylor (Elton John, Simple Minds, The Alarm). Guesting on several dates will be vocalist Jimmy Kunes (Cactus, Savoy Brown, Jimmy Kunes Band and currently Flood The Engine).
This marks the first time since the seventies that Slesser has taken the Backstreet Crawler catalogue (and some choice Free tracks) on the road, and it's been playing so well that the bookings have been sailing in, and there is also talk of taking the show to the US in the spring of 2017.
2017 Tour dates:
Friday 17th February: Riverside Lodge, Northumberland
Saturday 18th February: Websters Theatre, Glasgow
Sunday 19th February: Bannermans, Edinburgh
Wednesday 22nd February: The Musician, Leicester
Thursday 23rd February: Half Moon Putney, London
Saturday 25th February: Leos Red Lion, Kent
Thursday 6th April: Customs House, South Shields