GIG NEWS: GUN announce October tour & reveal live video

As their acclaimed original guitarist Alex Dickson is welcomed back into the frame, GUN are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road for a series of UK headline dates this October - including 12th Academy 3, Manchester - with a souped-up live band in force.


In honour of the tour announcement, the Hard Rockers have released an exclusive live video of the band firing on all cylinders with their current line-up – which was revealed on 7th June.

The track, originally by Cameo, was startlingly re-invented by GUN for their classic 1994 album ‘Swagger’ and subsequently witnessed the band scoop the gong for Best Cover Version at the inaugural MTV EMAs the same year.

The news follows the recent announcement of Dickson joining the band on stage at Glasgow’s Stag & Dagger Festival, which the Scottish Sun called “Effortless class”, while the Sunday Mail called the show “breath-taking” and “a real highlight”.

Dickson is famed for his playing on the GUN’s acclaimed long-players ‘Gallus ‘(1992) and ‘Swagger’ (1994). The highly in-demand axe-man has since lent his unique services to an array of touring bands of the highest order, including the likes of Calvin Harris and Robbie Williams.

GUN’s Jools Gizzi says: “Alex was an integral part of the band during the ‘Gallus’ era and featured on GUN’s biggest hit ‘Word Up’, which appeared on the ‘Swagger’ album. His phenomenal guitar playing always made a massive impact at live shows and we really can’t wait for you all to see him play live again. We’ve been working away in the studio, writing for the next GUN album. We can’t wait for the fans to hear the new material.”

With a busy summer schedule that has already seen GUN play with The Cribs and Death Havana, the bandare booked-up for shows at Camden Rocks in London and Party at the Palace in August, before heading out on their own run of shows in the Autumn.

GUN are: Dante Gizzi: (Lead Vocals) // Giulliano Gizzi (Guitar) // Paul McManus (Drums) // Alex Dickson (Guitar) // Andy Carr (Bass)

Tour dates

Oct 6th Buskers, Dundee
Oct 7th La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Oct 8th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Oct 9th Riverside, Newcastle
Oct 11th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Oct 12th Academy 3, Manchester
Oct 13th The Live Rooms, Chester
Oct 17th Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Oct 18th The Globe, Cardiff
Oct 19th The Scene, Swansea
Oct 20th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Oct 21st Thekla, Bristol
Oct 22nd Underworld, London

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