Modern blues legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces 2018 Australian tour

Written by Tyler Jenke on 22nd May, 2018
Modern blues legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces 2018 Australian tour

There are very few musicians who can boast a career as influential and storied as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, but then again, there are very few musicians like Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Now, Aussie music fans will get a chance to see the blues legend live on stage later this year, with an East Coast tour being announced today.

Having been inspired to become a musician after meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan back in 1984 at the age of seven, Kenny Wayne Shepherd entered the world of music as a teenager, signing a record deal at age 16, releasing his breakthrough debut album at the age of 18.

Since then, Shepherd has toured relentlessly, releasing a total of eight albums, scoring five Grammy Awards, collaborating with countless legendary musicians, and even touring with the iconic G3 concert guitar, which features a variety of the world’s best guitarists.


Now, following on from the release of his latest album, Lay It On Down, in 2017, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is set to return to Australian stages for the first time since appearing at Bluesfest in 2012 for an East Coast tour this October.

Hitting up Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne in just three days, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be joined on tour by none other than legendary Aussie bluesman Ash Grunwald.

Having been a fixture of the Aussie music scene for 17 years, Ash Grunwald has found himself on the receiving end of relentless critical acclaim for the majority of his career, being nominated for six ARIA awards and three APRA awards, while taking home two of the latter. Needless to say, Grunwald’s appearance on this tour is set to make for one brilliant blues-rock pairing that won’t want to be missed.

Tickets to Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s East Coast go on sale at midday on Wednesday, May 23rd from. Check out all the relevant ticketing details below.

Check out Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Ash Grunwald in action:



Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Australian East Coast Tour 2018


With Special Guest Ash Grunwald

Thursday, October 4th

Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday, October 5th

Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, October 6th

Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets on sale midday on Wednesday, May 23rd

For ticketing info, head to TEG Live, Ticketek, or Ticketmaster

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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