Today, southern roots rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck havereleased Live At The Ancienne Belgique, their first-ever live concert film, via Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records.Recorded during their sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium on June 29th, 2022, the live CD/DVD set captures the Wreck amid their longest-ever tour – 67 performances in 75 days across 9 countries. The night was nothing less than spectacular, featuring a setlist that spanned the last decade of their prolific career, from their 2013 debut to their 2022 release.
Watch the official live music video for “Oh Miss Carolina” NOW and purchase/stream Live At The Ancienne Belgique HERE.
“A lot of time and effort went into our show at the Ancienne Belgique,” comments frontman Robert Jon Burrison. “We had been meaning to make a live album for years, so we saw this as an opportunity to document and release unique, more evolved versions of our songs.”
The Wreck has shared a series of live singles over the past few weeks, leading into the release of Live At The Ancienne Belgique. This included “Blame It On The Whiskey,” their first single over ten years ago; an extended, psychedelic take on fan favorite “Hey Hey Mama;” and the album’s lead single “Shine a Light on Me Brother,” originally the title track of their 2021 studio full-length. “’Shine’ is always an exhilarating song to play live,” Robert Jon commented upon its release. “There are a lot of moving pieces and even a time change between the verse and chorus. Without the horns from the studio recording, it definitely has more of a ‘rock’ feel to it in a live setting. This song also features the talents of two backup singers, which added a lot to our sound!”
The band’s very recent dynamic new EP release of One Of A Kind, out now on all digital platforms, received rave reviews from all over the world and helped catapult the band’s awareness into new heights. Featuring material produced by GRAMMY-Award winners Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, The Stones, John Mayer) and Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons), One Of A Kindshowcases Robert Jon & The Wreck’s wide range and dynamic sound, from the instant rock & roll classic “Come At Me” and the captivating, Americana-infused “Who Can You Love,” to the outstanding riff-driven roots rock track “Pain No More.”
The One Of A Kind EP was the first taste of a slate of new material that Robert Jon & The Wreck will roll out over the next year and beyond. Prolific songwriters with a wealth of new material who refuse to be constrained by traditional release strategies, the band’s new partnership with Journeyman Records affords them the opportunity to work with the world’s top producers and release a steady stream of high-quality singles on an ongoing basis, cutting through the industry chaos and ensuring new music is accessible to fans as intended.
Reigning from Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck take the Southern rock sound from the east coast and make it their own. Since their inception in 2011, these native Californians; Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums, background vocals), Henry James Schneekluth (lead guitar, background vocals), and Warren Murrel (bass) have been electrifying audiences all over the world with their soaring guitar leads, rich vocal harmonies, and memorable tunes. Recently, keyboardist Jake Abernathie joined the band for their tour and in studio. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these talented musicians take the stage.
Having just wrapped up a run of performances throughout the southeast, Robert Jon & The Wreck will return to the road next month supporting Blackberry Smoke in the USA, followed by a European tour including UK dates in September.
Robert Jon & The Wreck - Live At The Ancienne Belgique
1. The Devil Is Your Only Friend 2. Do You Remember 3. Henry Guitar Solo 4. Hey Hey Mama 5. She's A Fighter 6. Blame It On The Whiskey 7. Old Friend 8. Shine A Light On Me Brother 9. Oh Miss Carolina 10. Steve Keyboard Solo 11. The Death Of Me 12. Don't Let Me Go 13. Tired Of Drinking Alone 14. Cold Night
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*4/27/2023 Charleston Music Hall – Charleston SC *4/28/2023 Albany Municipal Auditorium – Albany GA *4/30/2023 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa OK
5/1/23 Joplin, MO - The Coda Concert House 5/3/23 San Antonio, TX - Sam’s Burger Joint 5/5/23 Mckinney, TX - The Guitar Sanctuary 5/6/23 Houston, TX - The Continental Club 5/7/23 Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob’s Texas 5/9/23 Little Rock, AR - Stickyz 5/10/23 Memphis, TN - Hernando’s Hide-A-Way 5/11/23 Mccaysville, GA - Tooneys 5/12/23 Greenville, SC- Artisphere Festival 5/13/23 Thurmond, NC - Jones von Drehel Vineyards & Winery 5/14/23 Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
2023 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
May 26 May 2023 Middelburg, Netherlands - De Spot 27 May 2023 Sneek, Netherlands - Bolwerk 28 May 2023 Peer, Belgium - Blues Peer Festival 29 May 2023 Raalte, Netherlands - Ribs § Blues Festival
July 23 July 2023 Maidstone, UK - Maid Of Stone Festival 27 July 2023 Weiher, Germany - Live Music Hall 28 July 2023 Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany - Herzberg Festival
August/September/October 25 August 2023 Holzminden, Germany Schloss Bevern 26 August 2023 Herselt, Belgium Gevarenwinkel Festival 27 August 2023 Oberhausen, Germany Zentrum Altenberg 29 August 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta 30 August 2023 Joldelund, Germany Gerd's Juke Joint 31 August 2023 Köln, Germany Kantine - Biergarten 01 September 2023 Regensburg, Germany Eventhalle Airport 02 September 2023 Forst, Germany Manitu 03 September 2023 Dortmund, Germany Piano 06 September 2023 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg 07 September 2023 Bremen, Germany Meisenfrei 08 September 2023 Isernhagen, Germany Blues Garage 09 September 2023 Vollmershain, Germany Open Air Festival 10 September 2023 Raismes, France Raismesfest (open air) 11 September 2023 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66 13 September 2023 Exeter, UK Phoenix 14 September 2023 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms 15 September 2023 Manchester, UK Academy 16 September 2023 Liverpool, UK 02 Academy 2 17 September 2023 Newcastle, UK Boiler Shop 19 September 2023 Glasgow, UK St Lukes 20 September 2023 Leeds, UK Wardrobe 21 September 2023 Bristol, UK Thekla 22 September 2023 Cambridge, UK Junction 23 September 2023 Southampton, UK The Brook 24 September 2023 Folkestone, UK The Quarterhouse 27 September 2023 Le Thor ( Aix en Provence ), France Le Sonograf 28 September 2023 Talcy (Blois), France Le Quai'Son 29 September 2023 Penmarc’h (Quimper), France Cap Caval 30 September 2023 Herent, Belgium GC De Wildeman 01 October 2023 Winterbach, Germany Strandbar 02 October 2023 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse 03 October 2023 Rimsting, Germany Feuerwache 04 October 2023 Frankfurt, Germany Nachtleben 05 October 2023 Seon, Switzerland Konservi 06 October 2023 Basel, Switzerland Atlantis 07 October 2023 Torgau, Germany Kulturbastion 08 October 2023 Fulda, Germany Kulturkeller