JONNY LANG DEBUTS NEW TRACK ‘BITTER END’
TAKEN FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM ‘SIGNS’
Jonny Lang’s brand new studio album, Signs, will be released in UK/EU on Provogue/Mascot Label Group on August 25th. The album is his first in four years.
“Bitter End is about humanity continuing to repeat the same mistakes over and over – are we just going to keep doing that until we are all gone?” Lang shared. “Or, are we going to learn from them, and allow for it to be a lesson that lasts, which we can do something with, and turn the past errors it in to a positive before we end up in a place where we can’t come back from.”
Anyone who originally discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.
It is hard to believe that at only 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five uniformly excellent recordings.
Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones and B.B. King to Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.
JONNY LANG – EUROPEAN APPEARANCES:
10/21 Utrecht, NL TivoliVredenburg (Ramblin Roots Festival)
10/22 Zwolle, NL Hedon
10/23 Cologne, Germany Gloria
10/25 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
10/27 Hamburg, Germany Mojo
10/29 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
10.30 Oslo, Norway Rockafeller
10/31 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen
11/04 London, UK SBE (London Folk and Roots Fest)
11/05 Leuven, Belgium Hep Depot (Leuven Blues Festival)
11/07 Cleon, France La Travene (Blues de Travene)
11/09 Marseille, France Espace Julien
11/10 Six-Fours-les-Plages, France Espace Malraux
11/11 Paris, France La Cigale
11/13 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna
11/14 Vienna, Austria Porgy and Bess
11/16 Sumperk, Czech Republic House of Culture (Blues Alive Fest)
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED