BRAD today announce their debut UK shows with three performances across Birmingham, Manchester and London in February 2013 with support from New Killer Shoes for all dates. As BRAD enter their 20th year UK fans can finally witness the band performing songs from their classic debut album Shame, through to their new album, ‘United We Stand’.
BRAD consists of Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Regan Hagar and Shawn Smith of Satchel and Keith Lowe. BRAD tickets go on-sale at 9am on Friday 14th September and are available from Live Nation or Ticketmaster.
The Seattle group’s fifth studio album ‘United We Stand’, was released earlier this year on Razor And Tie Records. Comprised of 10 tracks, longtime fans of the band have found much to love on ‘United We Stand’ as Brad’s reflective, unique song writing approach is intact with Shawn Smith’s soaring vocals cascading over songs like ‘A Reason To Be In My Skin’, ‘Needle And Thread’ and ‘Bound In Time’.
Stone Gossard says:
“After 20 years as a band, Brad’s brotherhood remains intact and vibrant. I couldn’t be more excited about our latest opus. A year and a half in the making, United We Stand is our combined and loving collaboration. We hit all the stops, down beat grooves, soaring vocals, and riffs galore. We’re in this bad boy for the long haul people. So get ready. Thankfully, as a band, or more importantly as individuals, we have not lost our spark, our desire to do more than just ‘get er done.’ The new record is a testament to a band in its 20th year, a band that started with three friends getting together one afternoon to jam. The approach was a little bit different than in the past, with plenty of time to try stuff out and then to step away for awhile and return fresh to see what felt good and what didn’t. That’s the key in my book, how does a song feel? This collection of songs feels really good to me. I expect nothing less.”
Shawn Smith adds:
“It’s been a very long time coming but the days of hope are finally on the horizon. Brad is touring the UK/Europe in February 2013. I know, it’s almost hard to believe. This must be a prank, right? Wrong. It’s very true. I can’t wait….”
BRAD will play the following dates in 2013:
8th Manchester, Club Academy 2
9th Birmingham, Academy 2
10th London, O2 Islington Academy