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18th August 2017


Californian powerhorse Metallers Leatherwolf will return to the UK this month for a five-date club tour following their appearance at the Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull.

Famed for their pioneering use of a triple axe attack, Leatherwolf last toured the UK in 1989 on the 'Street Ready' tour as special guests of Japanese rockers Vow Wow.

Originally formed in 1981, they split up in 1990 after releasing three powerful albums, 'Endangered Species' from 1985, the eponymous debut of 87 and 'Street Ready' which was released by the major Island label in 1989.

The band reunited in 1999 and released the live album 'Wide Open'. The current line-up is made up of long standing members Michael Olivieri (vocals/guitars) and drummer Dean Roberts, along with bassist Patrick Guyton and guitarist Rob Math plus new member Luke Man.

Though the band continues to perform live, they have not released any studio material since their 2007 album 'New World Asylum'.

Michael Olivieri spoke about how new guitarist Luke Man emerged as a band member:

"Unfortunately we've had to part ways with Joey Tafolla because he decided to join Graham Bonnet for a tour which collides with our preparations for these upcoming UK shows.

"Luckily, we found Luke who is not only an excellent player but happens to live close by and was eager to step in and step up.


"He's been busting his balls learning the songs and is sounding great! Actually, I went to see him with his band, Railgun, when they played the VIP Lounge at the Iron Maiden show out in San Bernardino and we jammed a couple of Leatherwolf songs.

"Luke nailed it so I know he'll do great with us. We look forward to unveiling the new line-up live and finally getting back over to Britain for the first time in almost thirty years!"

Tour dates are:

August 28th: Bannerman's, Edinburgh
August 29th: Snooty Fox, Wakefield
August 31st: The Iron Road, Evesham
September 1st: The Pier, Bognor Regis
September 2nd: The Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London

Joining Leatherwolf on all five dates will be UK rockers The Darker My Horizon.


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