BISHOP GUNN CONFIRMS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH SLASH

DEBUT ALBUM NATCHEZ RELEASED TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Breakout rock band Bishop Gunn have confirmed their first European tour, opening select dates for Slash next year. The shows will follow the band’s current tour with Whiskey Myers, as well as performances with The Marcus King Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackberry Smoke. Rolling Stone Countrycalls their live show “pulverizing” and “fierce.” See below for details.

Bishop Gunn continue to support their debut album Natchez (named after the band’s hometown in Mississippi), which entered the Billboard Blues Chart at #4 and the Heatseekers South Central Chart at #8. The record, which recently broke one million streams, is receiving widespread critical acclaim—Nashville Scene explains, “If you’re looking for some seriously good Southern rock, look no further than Bishop Gunn. The Natchez, Miss., four-piece draws from the best parts of the genre—like white-hot guitar licks, wailing harmonica, and big, soulful vocals—and kicks all the bad (Confederate flags, for instance) to the curb,” while Milwaukee Journal Sentinel furthers, “Its 11 songs rope gospel, country and of course blues into a sound that is as much a Stones-style refraction of the Southern thing as it is the thing itself. But it’s nitty-gritty enough.” Watch the recently released video for “AlabamaHERE.

Four songs from Natchez were recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in 2017 with producer Mark Neill (The Black Keys). The album’s lead single, “Shine,” was the first release of material tracked inside the legendary MSSS since it reopened in January 2016. At MSSS, the band recorded simultaneous live tracking of guitars, drums, vocals, bass—something they’d never done before. The album also features six songs cut at The Purple House, a Leiper’s Fork home studio operated by Grammy-winning producer Casey Wasner.

Bishop Gunn is Travis McCready (vocals), Burne Sharp (drums), Drew Smithers (guitar) and Ben Lewis (bass). Following many years in steelwork in Natchez, McCready decided to go into music full time. After both playing music in various incarnations, McCready and Sharpe connected at the big annual festival in Natchez. A friendship and collaboration formed, rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta. They added members and Bishop Gunn’s current lineup stuck shortly thereafter. Now, the band members live together, write and have set up a home studio in a farmhouse just outside Leiper’s Fork. They rehearse at a repurposed grocery store in the area.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Asha Goodman Trebing or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

NATCHEZ TRACK LIST:
1. Southern Discomfort
2. Anything You Want
3. Right There With Me
4. Devil is Woman
5. Shine
6. Silver Street
7. All The Ways
8. Wheels
9. Makin’ It
10. Baby What You Want
11. Alabama


BISHOP GUNN LIVE:

*with Whiskey Myers
†with Slash


November 8 /// Sidetracks Music Hall /// Huntsville, AL
November 10 /// 3rd & Lindsley /// Nashville, TN
November 28 /// Rockwood Music Hall /// New York, NY
November 29 /// The Paramount /// Huntington, NY*
November 30 /// Wescott Theatre /// Syracuse, NY*
December 1 /// The Bluestone /// Columbus, OH*
December 4 /// Gypsy Sally’s /// Washington, DC
December 5 /// Palace Theater /// Stafford Springs, CT*
December 6 /// Town Ballroom /// Buffalo, NY*
December 7 /// Chameleon Club /// Lancaster, PA*
December 8 /// The Broadberry /// Richmond, VA*
December 9 /// State Theatre /// Greenville, NC*
December 14 /// Zydeco /// Birmingham, AL
January 7-11 /// The Southern Rock Cruise /// Port Tampa Bay, FL
March 4 /// Verti Music Hall /// Berlin, Germany†
March 7 /// Samsung Hall /// Zurich, Switzerland†
March 8 /// Fabrique /// Milan, Italy†
March 10 /// Zenith /// Toulouse, France†
March 12 /// Sant Jordi Club /// Barcelona, Spain†
March 13 /// Wizink Center /// Madrid, Spain†
March 15 /// Lisbon Camp Pequeno /// Lisbon, Portugal†
May 11 /// Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil (2nd Annual) /// Natchez, MS

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