Vocalist BLAZE BAYLEY (WOLFSBANE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) has checked in with the following update:
“European dates for the acoustic tour are coming together really well. I have had some good news from Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, …. I will announce some dates on October 30th! I am really looking forward to it!”
Bayley recently announced a UK Acoustic Tour, with Belgium-based classical guitarist THOMAS ZWIJSEN. Support on the dates will come from SINNERGOD.
8 – Aberdeen, Scotland – Moorings
9 – Wolverhampton, England – Numa
10 – Grimsby, England – Yardbirds
13 – Bury, England – The Towler
14 – Derby, England – The Hairy Dog
15 – Weston, England – Green Baize
16 – Camden, England – Underworld
17 – Winchester, England – Railway (no Sinnergod))
In addition, Bayley also announced South American Acoustic Tour dates with Thomas Zwijsen and Anne Bekker (see below).
18 – Asuncion, Paraguay – TBA
20 – Curitiba, Brazil – Blood Rock Bar
25 – Londrina, Brazil – Kalahari
26 – Campinas, Brazil – Sebastian Bar
27 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Stonehenge Bar
31 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rio Rock And Blues
2 – Aracatuba, Brazil – Viveri Eventi
3 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Manifesto Bar
Thomas Zwijsen will release his album Nylon Maiden on January 8th. The album contains 11 unique arrangements of IRON MAIDEN tracks on classical guitar. Additional musicians on the album are Bayley, Anne Bakker (violin), Nathanael Taekema (drums), Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX, bass).
Zwijsen has worked closely with Bayley; as composer, co-producer and lead guitarist on Blaze’s most recent The King Of Metal album and tour and the following acoustic UK tour. He is, however, better known for his Nylon Maiden videos in which he displays his technical and tuneful abilities. The Nylon Maiden videos have had over 1.5 million views on YouTube.
‘Dance Of Death’
‘Can I Play With Madness’
‘The Clansman’ (featuring Blaze Bayley)
‘The Talisman’ (featuring Tony Newton)
Nylon Maiden will be released on CD and as digital download. Prior to release, Zwijsen will release a single with two non-album tracks (‘The Evil That Men Do’/'Run To The Hills’) on vinyl and as digital download on November 26th.
Supporting this album Zwijsen is already booked to open for Maiden uniteD, the all-acoustic Maiden tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), on most of their European dates in November / December.
For tour dates, album information and pre-ordering, visit ThomasZwijsen.com
Check out the Zwijsen‘s version of ‘Rainmaker’ below: