KRIS BARRAS BAND have taken their gloves off and are steamrolling into the end of the year with their anthemic brand new song, “Dead Horses.” The songs’ foundation-shaking roar is them at their towering best. They will also be joining Kentucky heavyweights Black Stone Cherry on their upcoming 16 date September tour.
“Dead Horses” throws down the gauntlet, shows the band heavier than ever, and upped their stadium-filling sound to eleven. The song is taken from their forthcoming new studio album, produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow, Monster Truck), which will be released in 2022 by Mascot Records (Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Crobot).
With three albums under their belt to date, the bands’ whirlwind ride has been rapid. From 50 tickets in small Devon bars to 13,000 tickets on their upcoming headline tour, the band have risen-up the ranks to become one of British rocks leading lights. Their breakout album, Light It Up, broke into the UK Top 50 Album Charts, they’ve won best new band awards, had radio smash hits, multiple sold-out tours, performed live on daytime BBC Radio 2 twice, supported the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Therapy? and Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), not to mention showstopping festival performances and the army of fervent fans they are sweeping up along the way.
Talking about ‘Dead Horses,’ Barras explains, “It’s about the acceptance of a relationship that’s just run its course.” The song is co-written with Johnny Andrews (Three Days Grace, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Fozzy). Talking about the collaboration Barras continues, “this was the first complete song that I had ever properly co-written, and it was an awesome experience working with a guy like Johnny, even if it was done over Zoom during lockdown!”
The video was shot in his home county of Devon and the vast expanse of the moors of Dartmoor. “We managed to get hold of a beautiful 69′ Chevy Camaro,” he says. “I actually jumped in on camera duties for a few scenes, including one hanging out of the back of a car flying through the moors to get some of the driving shots.”
Opening up about the upcoming album, Barras shares, “I really believe that this is a big step up from anything we’ve done before. Everything just fell into place perfectly. From working with top producer Dan Weller to having the time to really work on the songs and fine-tune things. I think the result is a much more hard-hitting album, both musically and lyrically.”
They are set for an incredible 12 months ahead; A sold-out UK tour with Kentucky’s favourite sons Black Stone Cherry, culminating with a show at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall, London, their biggest headline tour to date, followed by playing the iconic Wembley Arena in support of Thunder. Plus, the brand-new album. The sky is the limit.
“I can’t wait!” he says about the upcoming shows. “Everyone has missed live music so much, both the bands and the fans. I think it’s going to feel like one big party! The Black Stone Cherry guys are awesome too, looking forward to catching up with them and getting to watch them every night is an added bonus.”
Continuing he adds, “We’ve announced our headline tour for March 2022. It’s our biggest tour to date, and there’s some venues on there that I’ve always dreamed of headlining! Ticket sales have been amazing so far, so it looks like we’re going to have a good time! We’ll have plenty of new music out there by then too, so it’ll be great to play these new tunes live.”
Barras is also frontman and guitarist for Supersonic Blues Machine, with Fabrizio Grossi on bass and Kenny Aronoff on drums. At times, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Steve Lukather (TOTO) and others join the core line-up for special appearances across The World.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information on their upcoming album soon.
The Kris Barras Band are Kris Barras (Vocals/Guitar), Josiah J Manning (Guitar), Kelpie MacKenzie (Bass) and Billy Hammett (Drums).
2021 Tour Dates
09 Sep O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol – UK w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
10 Sep O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
11 Sep Engine Shed, Lincoln – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry- TICKETS
13 Sep Rock City, Nottingham – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
14 Sep O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
16 Sep O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
17 Sep Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
18 Sep Usher Hall, Edinburgh – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
20 Sep O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
21 Sep O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
23 Sep Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
24 Sep Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
25 Sep University of Exeter Great Hall, Exeter – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
27 Sep O2 Guildhall, Southampton – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
28 Sep Corn Exchange, Cambridge – UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
29 Sep Royal Albert Hall, London UK w/ Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
2022 Tour Dates
08 Mar Phoenix, Exeter, UK- TICKETS
09 Mar Phoenix, Exeter, UK – TICKETS
11 Mar Tramshed – Cardiff, UK – TICKETS
12 Mar Rock City, Nottingham, UK – TICKETS
13 Mar KK’s Steelmill, Wolverhampton, UK – TICKETS
14 Mar SWX, Bristol, UK – TICKETS
16 Mar O2 Academy, Manchester, UK – TICKETS
17 Mar Hanger 34, Liverpool, UK – TICKETS
18 Mar St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – TICKETS
19 Mar Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK – TICKETS
21 Mar Boiler Shop, Newcastle, UK – TICKETS
22 Mar Leadmill, Sheffield, UK – TICKETS
23 Mar Waterfront, Norwich, UK – TICKETS
25 Mar Brook, Southampton, UK – TICKETS
26 Mar Electric Ballroom, London, UK – TICKETS
28 May Wembley Arena, London w/Thunder – TICKETS