Bumblefoot hits Newcastle

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Guns ‘n’ Roses legend to hit Newcastle

Guns n’ Roses are one of, if not the biggest rock band of several generations; in Bumblefoot, they have a modern day guitar icon – and he’s heading to Newcastle.

Appearing at the O2 Academy on Tuesday March 3 for a one off gig he will be supported by local bands Twister and Two Limbed Doll.

The show, promoted by Relentless Promotions’ Steve Wraith and Danny Cox saw Mr Thal request the presence of local rockers to support him on the night.

Speaking of the opportunity Steve Wraith said: “I’m good friends with Ron’s manager and on a trip to London we discussed the idea of bringing him up North and helping him to promote his new solo album.

“I listened to a few of the new tracks and I was hooked. Ron suggested we give a shout out to local bands for a unique chance to play on stage with him on the night. We had a lot of submissions but in the end he selected two local bands, Twister and Two Limbed Doll.”

Speaking about coming back Ron Thal added: “I’m really looking forward to visiting Newcastle again.

“My last visit was a couple of years ago but it was quite eventful and I remember singing a song called ‘Glad to be Here’ because the Geordie fans made me feel so welcome. I’m looking forward to doing it all again with those special people.”

As for Twister, the quartet beat off stiff opposition for the privilege to appear alongside Bumblefoot and will be belting out some of their own impressive back catalogue on the night.

Describing it as ‘an honour to be chosen as chief support’ lead singer Stevie Stoker said: “We are all buzzing.

“It’s not every day that you get a chance to play with a guitar legend and we have already been in touch with Ron on the phone and via email discussing the set list and which songs he would like us to play with him. I can’t wait!”

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(Above, County Durham band Twister, below Whitley Bay five-piece Two Limbed Doll)

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Accompanying the Rock legend will be chief support Twister, the County Durham four-piece who, late last year, were in Germany entertaining British troops, and Tyneside’s Two Limbed Doll.

Stevie Stoker, lead vocalist for Twister said: “We are all buzzing.

“It’s not every day that you get a chance to play with a guitar legend and we have already been in touch with Ron on the phone and via email discussing the set list and which songs he would like us to play with him. I can’t wait!”

Alex Scott, guitarist extraordinaire of Two Limbed Doll added their delight at being afforded the opportunity saying: “We’ve played gigs in and around the Newcastle area for some time now but are always on the lookout for that big one.

“This works well with us and we’ve know of and worked with Steve (Wraith) in the past so we’re glad that he remembered us and was able to provide this opportunity, especially for something like this. We’ll definitely be playing a lot of new material as this will be the first time we’ll have performed as this five piece so fans will definitely get their money’s worth on the night, that’s for sure.”

Not for the faint hearted this isn’t Bumblefoot, Twister and Two Limbed Doll will rock out Newcastle’s O2 Academy in style on March 3 and tickets are on sale now from the 02 Academy box office or via this link http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/CEH03032

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Posted on 03/03/2015, in Music, Wraith Promotions and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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