Band Of Friends for British Isles tour

Band of Friends
Band of Friends

Rory Gallagher offshoot Band Of Friends, featuring the late Irish icon’s former bandmates Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna, will tour the UK in May.

They’re continuing to support the launch of live album Live’n’Kickin, while continuing work on their second studio album of original material.

The award-winning trio, featuring frontman Marcel Scherpenzeel, will complete their British Isles appearances by performing at the annual Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon, Donegal, before continuing across Europe.

Band Of Friends British Isles dates

May 12: Cardiff Globe
May 13: London Borderline
May 14: Leicester Musician
May 15: Broughton-in-Furness Victory Hall
May 19: Glasgow Cathouse
May 20: Hartlepool Belle Vue Blues Club
May 21: Stowmarket John Peel Centre
May 22: Windmill Hill Square And Compass
Jun 03: Galway Monroe’s
Jun 05: Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival, Ballyshannon

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