Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends UK Tour
David Bowie’s long-time collaborator Reeves Gabrels is heading to the UK with his Imaginary Friends this October for a 12 date tour following the release of the band’s new self-titled album. The tour will take place in smaller club venues, so will be a tremendous opportunity to see the man who Bowie himself has credited with revitalising his creative energy back in the ’90s, up close and personal.
Guitar legend Gabrels joined David Bowie when he formed Tin Machine in 1987 and recorded two albums before the band split 5 years later. Tin Machine divided opinion at the time, receiving some harsh reviews. But with the benefit of hindsight this was probably due to the fact that in true Bowie fashion, Tin Machine’s music was ahead of it’s time and they were exploring Grunge and Alternative Rock before the genres even existed.
Today, Gabrels is based in Nashville and when he’s not playing with his Imaginary Friends, you’ll find him playing lead guitar with The Cure.
Tour set highlights from the new album include the biting ‘Drown You Out’ and the spooky ‘House of Usher,’ which draws its title from an Edgar Allan Poe story published in 1840. Unusual interpretations of Bo Diddley’s early rocker ‘Who Do You Love’ and Jimmy Reed’s blues ‘Bright Lights, Big City will also feature. Fans of earlier Reeves Gabrels albums will be pleased too, as the trio plays songs from Sacred Squall of Now (1995), Ulysses (1999) and Rockonica (2005) plus co-writes with some of Reeves’ more famous friends, such as Tin Machine’s ‘Bus Stop,’ written by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels, and ‘Yesterday’s Gone,’ written by Reeves Gabrels & Robert Smith of The Cure.
Tickets are on sale now and the dates are as follows:
Thursday 1st Oct Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Friday 2nd Oct The Boileroom, Guilford
Saturday 3rd Oct Studio2 Parr Street, Liverpool
Monday 5th Oct Fibbers, York
Wednesday 7th Oct The Horn, St Albans
Thursday 8th Oct The Black Heart, London
Friday 9th Oct Café IndiePendent, Scunthorpe
Saturday 10th Oct The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
Sunday 11th Oct The Cluny, Newcastle
Tuesday 13th Oct The Cookie, Leicester
Wednesday 14th Oct Night & Day, Manchester
Thursday 15th Oct The Forum, Tunbridge Wells