REVEREND & THE MAKERS
Two Special Shows
(with Strings, Brass & a Gospel Choir)
London – Bush Hall (22.03.18) / Sheffield – Upper Chapel (23.03.18)
& New Single ‘BLACK FLOWERS’ (Out Now)
“If you thought you knew the loudmouth Sheffield indie veterans, think again.” **** (Daily Star)
“Sheffield favourites…show the greater depth of their songwriting.” 8/10 (Louder Than War)
“Exotic, exploratory psych rock.” (Classic Rock)
“…builds on 2015’s ‘Mirrors,’ scoring conscious lyrics with psychedelia, strings and horns.” (Mojo)
Reverend & The Makers, have announced two shows in London and Sheffield, with a special Makers lineup that includes a string & brass section and a Gospel choir. Jon McClure says of these shows “We are really excited to bring our songs to fans in an intimate setting and present them in a way that they have never been heard before and possibly never will again…it’s definitely going to be very special.” To coincide with these shows the band release a new single ‘Black Flowers,’ taken from their acclaimed new album ‘The Death Of A King,’ which debuted in the UK album charts at #11, their highest charting album since their debut in 2007. The two special shows are:
22nd London’s Bush Hall
23rd Sheffield Upper Chapel
Tickets go on-sale Friday 26th January at 10:00am and are available from: https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/reverend-and-the-makers
‘Black Flowers’ is the fourth single to be lifted from ‘The Death Of A King’ and sees Maker’s Laura McClure take over lead vocal duties. ‘The Death Of A King’ renews the original spirit of the band as a collective and features lead vocals shared with other band members on previous singles ‘Too Tough To Die’ (Jon McClure), ‘Juliet Knows’ (Joe Carnell) and ‘Auld Reekie Blues’ (Ed Cosens).
‘The Death Of A King’ completes a full-house of all six studio albums that Reverend and the Makers have propelled into the Top 20, debut ‘The State of Things’ reached number 5, aided by the anthemic breakthrough single ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’.The band toured the follow-up album ’A French Kiss in the Chaos’ (2009) as support act for the last ever live dates from Oasis. ‘@Reverend Makers’ was released in 2012, ‘Thirty Two’ was unleashed in 2014 and the critically applauded ‘Mirrors’ was released in 2015.
As previously announced Reverend & The Makers play the following festivals this year:
16th Hull Back To Ours (North point Shopping Centre)
24th Walton Upon Trent Spring Gathering Festival (Bearded Theory)
26th Warrington Neighbourhood Weekender
11th Gloucestershire Lakefest
‘The Death of a King’ finds the band in better musical shape than ever, and cranking the mighty engine up another gear.
Reverend & The Makers are: Jon McClure, Ed Cosens, Joe Carnall , Laura McClure and Ryan Jenkinson.