THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced a run of UK and German dates for April 2018. A UK pre-sale starts at 9am on Monday 31st July, with tickets on general sale from 9am on 2nd August via Ticketmaster <http://listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/whitebuffalo>. Tickets for the German shows are available now from MyTicket <http://www.myticket.de/the-white-buffalo-tickets-212.html>.
Bundles will also be available for the UK shows, offering fans tickets along with a pre-order of THE WHITE BUFFALO's upcoming new album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' on their choice of CD or vinyl. Albums will be sent out in time to arrive with customers on the release date.
Apr. 15 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Apr. 16 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Apr. 17 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
Apr. 19 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 20 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 21 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Apr. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria
Apr. 24 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
Apr. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
THE WHITE BUFFALO a.k.a. songwriter Jake Smith last toured Europe in 2016 which included playing a sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire to an ecstatic crowd, and a raucous set at the Ramblin' Man Fair. You can watch a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLgCOd_z28>. Smith says: "I can't wait to get to Europe/UK to play these new songs. The emotion, swagger, and feel of the new material will be intoxicating to perform."
THE WHITE BUFFALO recently revealed details of his sixth full-length album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights', to be released on October 13th, 2017 via Earache Records. The first single from the album, "The Heart and Soul of the Night" is now available on iTunes and other streaming services. Listen to it here <http://youtu.be/5er73c12d_Y>.
Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade. His captivating live presence and workingman's approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fanbase worldwide. In 2015 he released 'Love and the Death of Damnation', an album that prompted Q to note that "Smith's capacity to tell tales and evoke atmospheres remains undimmed" and that he was "a turbo-charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawn". Uncut thought it was "A rich composite of Eddie Vedder and Steve Earle...impressive" and Classic Rock that "The music is audacious...a mix of hardcore country, southern rock and deep soul". Total Guitar cited it as "Superbly crafted acoustic Americana".
Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV's Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original. The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion. His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.
Pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/twb
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of the first single, "The Heart and Soul of the Night", at http://bit.ly/ddll-itunes
Kas Mercer - Mercenary Publicity
Dan Tobin - Earache Records