DIRECT FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS, 10 TIME GRAMMY WINNING COUNTRY/WESTERN SWING
LEGENDS- ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.
“COMING RIGHT AT YA! ” 50th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR. ONE OF ONLY 8 UK DATES !!
A huge coup in booking one of the great Americana bands. An incredible 8 piece line up on stage
featuring pedal steel guitar, fiddles and horns fronted by founder, leading light and lead vocalist
Ray Benson, standing 6 foot 7 inches tall and taking into account his ten gallon hat and cowboy boots reaching near 7 foot! A big presence and a big voice to match.
The band were featured on the first ever episode of Austin City Limits and have appeared eleven times since. Their history is the stuff of legends. An unmatched 10 Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Touring Band of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association.
They have released 31 albums, 20 singles in the Country Music charts.
Billboard Magazine quoted “Everything this act has ever recorded is simply spectacular “.
Along the way they have shared the stage with such greats as Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Hot Tuna,
Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price,
Reba McIntyre, Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks and Vince Gill amongst countless others, and many of those artists have guested on their albums.
Such is the stature and popularity of the band, Bob Harris will be featuring an unprecedented 8 tracks from them on his Radio 2 Country Show , leading up to the tour.
Their latest album “New Routes” demonstrates that they are more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than at any other time in their 50 year history.
To quote Ray Benson “I’ve been told that I’m relentless, so I guess I am. I’m just doing what I believe I’m meant to do, singing and playing better than ever. My role and concept of leading a band has never changed. It’s gathering the best musicians I can find to play at the best of their ability and kick some ass every night onstage.”
This band HAS to be seen live. Reuters describes them as “One of the best live acts in the business “.
A devastating spectacular mix of Western Swing, Country, Blues and good ole Rock n’ Roll.
Whether you want to watch them from the bar or jive your butt off with the swing dancers, A GOOD
TIME IS GUARANTEED!! I can attest to that, having seen them at New York’s Lone Star Club several years ago, one of the best live shows that I’ve ever seen. If you see only one band this year, see them!
Big name country acts from America visiting the UK normally only play major concert halls or festivals.
This is an unprecedented rare chance to catch the best in the business.
The legends of the Texas Dance halls…… Asleep at the Wheel.