BLAZE BAYLEY To Release New Album In March; World Tour Announced

January 4, 2017, 7 years ago

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Release New Album In March; World Tour Announced

Blaze Bayley, singer with Iron Maiden 1994-1999, announces his World Tour schedule to promote a brand new album, the ninth studio record of his solo career.

In home-city Birmingham, England, often celebrated as the birthplace of metal, Blaze Bayley has completed the recording of his ninth studio album, aptly titled Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II). The record is an exciting and enthralling sequel to his 2016 release, Infinite Entanglement,  which was the first of a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi concept and storyline.

Endure And Survive is set for release on March 3rd via Blaze Bayley Recording and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows. The European leg of the tour takes place principally between February and June 2017. After a small number of summer shows, Blaze will then go to the United States and Canada during August-September. It’s also planned to take the tour to Latin America in 2018.

Throughout this world tour, Blaze will be backed by his main recording and touring musicians, picked from British metal band Absolva and including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).

In addition to the established band members as above from Absolva, Endure And Survive also contains a talented array of collaborators; Luke Appleton (Iced Earth / Absolva) - backing vocals, Michelle Sciarrotta - nylon acoustic, backing vocals, voice actor, Jo Robinson - backing vocals, Mel Adams - backing vocals, Liz Owen - backing vocals, Thomas Zwijsen - nylon acoustic, Anne Bakker - violin, backing vocals, Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth) - accordion, Aine Brewer - voice actor, Rob Toogood - voice actor, backing vocals.

The album artwork has been completed by Andreas Sandberg, with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also working on a Blaze Bayley video game.

The album was recorded between October and December 2016 at Robannas Studios, Birmingham, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton, mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Tank, Phil Campbell). As with the previous record the song-writing has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.

Endure And Survive tracklisting:

“Endure And Survive”
“Escape Velocity”
“Blood”
“Eating Lies”
“Destroyer”
“Dawn Of The Dead Son”
“Remember”
“Fight Back”
“The World Is Turning The Wrong Way”
“Together We Can Move The Sun”

The first single from the new album will be available early in February, together with a music video. Pre-orders for the new album are available now at blazebayley.net/webshop.

2014-2015 was a period of building momentum for Blaze, partly created by the highly popular release of the 15th anniversary edition of his debut solo record Silicon Messiah as well as his Soundtracks Of My Life 30 year compilation celebrating his career since he began singing with his first band Wolfsbane, before catapulting to worldwide fame with Iron Maiden.

2016 saw a significant renaissance with the remarkable plaudits given to the Infinite Entanglement album from fans and critics alike. The year was also notable for Blaze’s special guest performance with Disturbed at the UK’s premier festival Download when the warmth and recognition from the crowd was as crystal clear as it was predictable given Blaze’s reputation for connecting with audiences.

The European leg of the Endure And Survive tour is listed below. Additional European shows are still to be announced, whilst the detailed schedule for the US and Canada, plus Latin America in 2018 is awaited.

February
11 - Gzira, Malta - The Orpheum
18 - Ballymena, UK - Diamond Rock

March
1 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
2 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
3 - Grimsby, UK - Yardbirds Rock Club
4 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
5 - Birmingham, UK - Roadhouse
9 - Cardiff, UK - Fuel
10 - Verviers, Belgium - Spirit of 66
11 - Paris, France - Le Petit Bain
12 - Deinze, Belgium - Café Elpee
18 - Luynes, France - Le Korigan
19 - Barcelona, Salamandra 2
21 - Oviedo, Spain - Franelrock
22 - Madrid, Spain - Club Moby Dick
23 - Lleida, Spain - Café Del Teatre
24 - Valencia, Spain - Sala Fussion
25 - Irun, Spain - Tunk
26 - Zaragoza, Spain - King Kong
30 - Vercelli, Italy - Officine Sonore
31 - Saint-Maurice, Switzerland - Manoir Pub

April
1 - Nancy (Pagney D-B), France - Chez Paulette
2 - Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange, Heavy Scotland festival
7 - Grenoble, France - L’Amperage
8 - Clermont-Ferrand (Mozac), France - Salle De L’Arlequin
9 - Renchen, Germany - Come Inn
13 - Krefeld, Germany - Kulturampe
14 - Leiden, Netherlands - Gebr De Nobel
15 - Grossefehn, Germany - Schlappohr  Rockkneipe
16 - Helmond, Netherlands - Muziekcafe
20 - Hamburg, Germany - Bambi Galore
21 - Siegen, Germany - Vortex
22 - Balingen, Germany - Sonnenkeller
23 - Konstanz, Germany - Rockbar
26 - Ljublijana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
27 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room
28 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Rock Café
29 - Brno, Czech Republic - Melodka
30 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Serikovka

May
4 - Wroclaw, Poland - Liverpool Klub
5 - Tychy, Poland - Underground
6 - Stalowa Wola, Poland - Labirynt Club
7 - Olsztyn, Poland - Nowy Andergrant
9 - Kaunas, Lithuania - Klubas Lemmy
10 - Riga, Latvia - Nabaklab
11 - Tallinn, Estonia - The Tapper
12 - Helsinki, Finland - On The Rocks
13 - Mikkeli, Finland - Kulttuuritalo Tempo
14 - Tampere, Finland - Jack The Rooster
19 - Lappeenranta, Finland - Mobar
20 - Mantyharju, Finland - Bar Krouvi
21 - Mantyharju, Finland - Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
24 - Strangnas, Sweden - Garage
26 - Fosser, Norway - Oak Metal Club
27 - Falkenberg, Sweden - Downtown

July
28 - Belgrade, Serbia - Club Fest
29 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Cinemas Sloga
30 - Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - OKC Abrasevic

August
5 - Oxford, UK - Oxrox Alive

(Photo - Jelena Jakovljevic)



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