Jared James Nichols To Tour With Some Of The Best This Summer & Autumn
Following hot on the heels of 2015’s debut album, Old Glory and the Wild Revival, and the follow-up 2015 tour EP Highwayman, the Wisconsin-bred guitar gunslinger Jared James Nichols returns to Europe this month for a series of incendiary live concerts supporting Zakk Wylde in May and June, followed by an extensive October UK tour supporting legendary blues guitarist Walter Trout.
To coincide with Jared’s return to the European stage, Listenable Records will release the Highwayman EP as an exclusive limited edition orange coloured 10 inch vinyl.
On June 3rd, Jared will digitally release a brand new single, Don’t You Try, accompanied by an official music video with a homage to the bikers of the 60s and 70s. “We’re really excited about the brand new kick-ass single,” says Jared. “I’m positive it’ll kick-start the shows into high gear.”
Written by Jared and producer/engineer Anthony Perry Jr., Don’t You Try was recorded at Swing House & Unison Music Group Studio’s in LA, and will appear on Jared’s next album in spring 2017.
“Basically, the song is about belief,” reflects Jared. “In all aspects of life. About, what you’re told when you’re young and how it has an impression on you. How strong other people’s words can be. How there is always something in the back of your mind, kind of chasing you. At the end of the day, you have to believe in what you want.”
The official music video is a celebratory homage to bikers. But how did Jared come up with the idea? Says Jared – “It sounds crazy, but the idea came up when I was drifting to sleep! I remember the dream so vividly, I was cruising in my old Ford when all of the sudden I was taken over by a biker gang. We worked with L.A. Director Ben Strang and decided to make it a ‘homage” or “parody” if you will. It turned out funny as hell and undoubtedly a throwback to the classic exploitation Biker films of the late 60’s early 70’s. We plan on opening our European shows with the song.”
Jared has a support slot on Zakk Wylde’s European tour, followed by an appearance at the Stone Free Festival in London on June 18th, and a series of UK club dates where Jared will be supported by special guests Bad Touch and Dave Hanson.
Hailed as one of the most exciting new blues rock guitarists around, Jared is no stranger to UK audiences. In 2015 he supported Lynyrd Skynyrd in Germany, followed by an extensive UK tour supporting the legendary Glenn Hughes, where he won over critics with across-the-board rave reviews. The band features Dennis Holm (drums), Jared James Nichols (guitar, vocals), and Erik Sandin (drums).
Jared is looking forward to showing UK and European audiences what his new live show is made of. He’s also can’t wait to get on the road supporting Zakk Wyle.
“When I was growing up and learning how to play guitar, I had posters of Zakk taped on bedroom wall,” reminisces Jared. “Zakk, without a doubt, was, and still is, one of my biggest guitar heroes. The fact that I will be supporting him on a European tour is a dream come true.”
Adds Jared, I also have some very special Southern Rock cover songs in store. We’re going to mix it up, and every night will be special and different. I’ll give you a hint… A little ol’ band from Texas, and a badass group from Jacksonville, Florida. Can you take a guess? It’s time to raise some hell. See you out on the road soon!”
Jared James Nichols UK June & July Tour Schedule
June 18 | Stone Free Festival | London | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
June 19 | Notes Café | Southampton | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
June 21 | The Cellar Door | Birmingham | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
June 22 | Yardbirds | Grimsby | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
June 23 | The Live Rooms | Chester | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
June 24 | Duck & Drake | Leeds | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
June 25 | Craufurd Arms | Milton Keynes | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
July 23 | The Apex | Bury St. Edmunds | W/ Special Guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson
Jared James Nichols UK October Tour Schedule
October 17 | Rock City | Nottingham | Supporting Walter Trout
October 18 | Manchester Academy 2 | Manchester | Supporting Walter Trout
October 19 | Sage | Gateshead | Supporting Walter Trout
October 21 | The Lemon Tree | Aberdeen | Supporting Walter Trout
October 22 | The Queens Hall | Edinburgh | Supporting Walter Trout
October 23 | Picturedome | Holmfirth | Supporting Walter Trout
October 25 | The Brook | Southampton | Supporting Walter Trout
October 26 | Phoenix | Exeter | Supporting Walter Trout
October 27 | Tramshed | Cardiff | Supporting Walter Trout
As usual we will do our best to provide you with a review, until such a time you can check out his Highwayman EP below.