Kiefer Sutherland swaps big screen for the blues

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Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland’s debut album will get a widespread release this summer.

And the actor with a passion for the blues has also confirmed a North American tour which kicks off next month.

There’s no firm release date for his folk-tinged album Down In A Hole, but the 11-track effort is expected in the coming months.

Sutherland says: “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music.

“As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”

The star of films including Stand By Me, The Lost Boys and Young Guns, as well as hit TV series 24, launched a record label called Ironworks with friend Jude Cole in 2002.

And last year he played Cole two songs he’d written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and it grew into an album.

Further details will be issued in due course.

KIEFER SUTHERLAND TOUR DATES 2016

Apr 14: Milwaukee Shank Hall, WI
Apr 15: Madison Majestic, WI
Apr 16: Grand Rapids The Pyramid Scheme, MI
Apr 18: Ann Arbor The Ark, MI
Apr 19: Cleveland Grog Shop, OH
Apr 20: Pittsburgh Hard Rock Cafe, PA
Apr 22: Huntington - V Club, WV
Apr 23: Cincinnati Ballroom at the Taft, OH
Apr 24: Indianapolis Vogue, IN
Apr 26: Columbus A&R Music Bar, OH
May 04: Charlotte Visulite Theatre, NC
May 06: Raleigh Lincoln Theatre, NC
May 08: Richmond Capital Ale House, VA
May 09: Annapolis Ram’s Head Tavern, MD
May 11: Wilmington World Cafe Live, DE
May 12: Teaneck Mexicali Live, NJ
May 14: Pawling Daryl’s House, NY
May 15: Ithaca The Dock, NY
May 16: Buffalo Iron Works, NY
May 19: Northampton Iron Horse, MA
May 20: Boston Brighton Music Hall, MA
May 21: Providence The Met, RI
May 24: Asbury Park Stone Pony, NJ
May 25: Long Island Founders Room, NY
May 26: Sellersville Theater, PA
May 28: Amagansett Stephen Talkhouse, NY