Jared James Nichols European Tour starts 25th May and new video Don't You Try


Following hot on the heels of 2015’s Jared James Nichol’s debut album, Old Glory and the Wild Revival, and the follow-up 2015 tour EP Highwayman, the Wisconsin-bred guitar gunslinger 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.

Photo Credit: © Jim Donnelly

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 (500 copies).
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.”

Photo Credit: © Jim Donnelly

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.”

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Jared’s support slot on Zakk Wylde’s European tour will see him kick things off at London’s Kentish Town Forum on May 25th, 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).

L-R Dennis Holm (drums), Jared James Nichols (vocals, guitar) and Erik Sandin (bass, vocals)
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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.”

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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!"

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May 25 O2 Forum, Kentish Town - London, UK
May 26 Cabaret Sauvage - Paris, France
May 27 Philharmonie - Haarlem, Netherlands
May 28 Den Atelier - Luxembourg
May 29 Dynamo - Zurich, Switzerland
May 31 Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
Jun 01 Posthof - Friesenegg, Austria
Jun 03 Wytwornia - Lodz, Poland
Jun 04 Metalfest Open Air Pilsen - Czech Republic
Jun 06 Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jun 07 Tvornica Club - Zagreb, Croatia
Jun 09 Teatro degli Arcimboldi - Milano, Italy
Jun 10 La Belle Electrique - Grenoble, France
Jun 11 Le Rocher de Palmer - Cenon, France
Jun 13 La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
Jun 14 Sala Barts - Barcelona, Spain
June 17 Azkena Rock Festival - Spain
Jun 18 Stone Free Festival - London, UK 

Jun 19 Notes Café - Southampton
Jun 21 The Cellar Door - Birmingham
Jun 22 Yardbirds - Grimsby
Jun 23 The Live Rooms - Chester
Jun 24 Duck & Drake - Leeds
Jun 25 Craufurd Arms - Milton Keynes
Jul 23 The Apex - Bury St. Edmunds

Oct 17 Rock City - Nottingham
Oct 18 Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester
Oct 19 Sage Gateshead – Newcastle
Oct 21 The Lemon Tree - Aberdeen
Oct 22 The Queens Hall - Edinburgh
Oct 23 Holmfirth Picturedrome - West Yorkshire
Oct 25 The Brook - Southampton
Oct 26 Exeter Phoenix - Exeter
Oct 27 Tramshed - Cardiff

Photo Credit: © Laurence HarveyPhoto Credit: © TX63 Music Photography
Highwayman EP – Tracklisting
1. We’re an American Band (*Grand Funk Railroad)
2. Old Glory
3. 30 Days in the Hole (*Humble Pie)
4. Fallin’ Down
5. Gone
Pre-order Highwayman Ltd. Edition 10” inch vinyl
and exclusive T-shirt/Vinyl/CD Bundles HERE

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