Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons announce special UK Motörhead set tour

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have announced a run of UK tour dates which will see them strictly playing Motörhead songs.

Originally, the band – headed by former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell – had intended to perform Motörhead sets to major festivals across Europe, but due to the pandemic, the shows could not go forward. 

Now, to rekindle the spirit of the legendary rock band, they're to set out for 11 dates across the UK, kicking off on May 7 in at Redhouse Cymru in Merthyr Tydfil. Then, they'll continue on to Blackpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, Stoke, Derby, Manchester, London and Oxford, before wrapping up in Bradford on May 21.

Performing in place of Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister – who passed away on  December 28, 2015 – will be the newly recruited "honorary bastard" lead vocalist Joel Peters.

Of the run, Phil Campbell says, “Looking forward to slamming out some Motörhead classics to make your ears bleed one more time.”

Tickets will go on-sale this Friday at 10am UK time.

May 07: Merthyr Tydfil Redhouse Cymru
May 08: Blackpool Waterloo Music Bar
May 10: Newcastle Cluny
May 11: Edinburgh La Belle Angele
May 12: Leeds Key Club
May 13: Stoke Sugarmill
May 16: Derby Hairy Dog
May 17: Manchester Club Academy
May 18: London 02 Academy Islington
May 20: Oxford 02 Academy 2
May 21: Bradford Nightrain

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