The Kris Barras Band will be hitting the road in September for a UK headline tour. To celebrate this they have revealed the new video for ‘Stitch Me Up’ which captures moments of the band on the road throughout their incredible March tour, earlier this year.
Talking about the video he says “this is a track that I love to play live and it was great to use footage from our ‘Divine and Dirty’ tour to make the video. Although it’s different when it comes to my music, I actually don’t take myself too seriously. There’s plenty of backstage moments captured in this vid where I’m pi**ing about! We had great fun on the tour and I think this video sums it up well.”
Devon born Barras is having a whirlwind start to the year. He released the stunning new album ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in March, when he played a headline tour selling out shows across the country and supported Beth Hart on her April-May UK Tour. He joins Supersonic Blues Machine as singer/guitarist alongside the legendary Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP) for their upcoming July European Tour - including their debut headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, plus he has announced his own headline show at The Borderline, London on 20 June, as well as festival appearances at Ramblin’ Man Fair as well as Italy, Poland, Sitzerland and Netherlands this summer.
Talking about the tour he says; “I’m really excited to be heading out on my headline UK tour in September. We have really tried to reach some areas that we haven’t played in before, as well as returning to some of the cities that we did acoustically on the Beth Hart Tour. It will be great to go back to those with the full, electric set! We’ve finally got a Scottish date in there too, which I’m really looking forward to."
Kris Barras isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As a former Mixed Martial Artist, the Devon born singer and guitarist has fought in front of 8000 people, lived it up in Las Vegas, dealt with bankruptcy, suffered deep and personal loss, unleashed blues fury on stages across Europe and been voted one of the best 13 Blues Guitarists in the World Right Now by Music Radar.
He picked up the guitar and took up martial arts as a child. After playing in bands throughout his teens he became disillusioned. He had toured the east coast of the USA twice and recorded an album in Philadelphia, but struggled to get to the next level. By his early 20s, offers for fights were coming thick and fast. Music took a backseat as he travelled the world to compete in tournaments, winning 14 out of 17 fights and even settling to live in Las Vegas and Thailand. He retired from the cage in 2014, feeling like he had achieved everything that he was going to achieve. It had consumed his life for so long, making so many sacrifices that he felt that it was time to move on. Music, his real love was too strong for him to ignore.
Armed with this kind of passion and dedication, The Kris Barras Band are coming out swinging. Stand back – rock has a new hero.
Full Tour Dates
Tickets available from www.krisbarrasband.com
29 Jun Maidstone Leisure Center, Maidstone
01 Jul Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maistone
04 Jul Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
06 Jul Sierre Blues Festival, SWITZERLAND w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
07 Jul Suwalki Blues Festival, POLAND w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
09 Jul TrivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
15 Jul Pistoria Blues Festival, ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
16 Jul Carroponte Spazio Mil, Milan, ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
18 Jul Piazza Europa Narcaol, Narcao (CI) ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
20 Jul Blues in Villa, Brugnera (PN) ITALY w/SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ft BILLY F. GIBBONS
22 Jul Upton Blues Festival, Worcester
28 Jul The Rock And Blues Custom Show, Pentrich
04 Aug Calstock Bike Show, Calstock
18 Aug Motor City Festival, Ljunljana, SLOVENIA
07 Sep Phoenix, Exeter
09 Sep Ekletica Festival, Isle of Wight
11 Sep Talking Heads, Southampton
12 Sep Engine Room, Lincoln
13 Sep Asylum 2, Birmingham
14 Sep Patriot Crumlin, South Wales
15 Sep Corporation, Sheffield
16 Sep The Tunnels, Bristol
18 Sep Trillians, Newcastle
19 Sep Club Rock, Carlisle
20 Sep King Tuts, Glasgow
21 Sep Warehouse, Harrogagte
22 Sep Night & Day, Manchester
23 Sep Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
25 Sep Brickmakers, Norwich
27 Sep Flowerpot, Derby
29 Sep The Kent Blues Collective Festival, Gillingham