Dave Hole announces 10th album ‘Goin’ Back Down’ to be released April 27th and Australian tour dates for May 2018, with a show right here in Newcastle at The Wickham Park Hotel on Sunday, May 6th.
At the age of 69, it wouldn’t be a stretch to describe Dave Hole as one of this country’s elder statesmen of the Blues. Regarded as one of the all-time slide guitar greats, Hole also became Australia’s first successful Blues export. His playing, infused with the spirit of legends such as Elmore James, Duane Allman and Johnny Winter, earned both rave reviews and multiple invitations to perform worldwide.
Nine albums and countless tours of the US and Europe solidified his stature and saw him headlining festivals in America, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Poland, Russia and Switzerland. Hole’s two performances at the prestigious Leverkussen Blues Festival in Germany were televised nationally. His tours have also included performances in the UK, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
April 2018 sees Dave’s new album GOIN’ BACK DOWN released on CD, LP and digitally – and it has been a long time coming. “It’s taken three years of my life”, says Hole “but it’s been worth it. This is the one I’ve wanted to make for what seems like forever – an album where I could have the luxury of writing and developing the songs at a leisurely pace without the pressure of a fixed release date.”
The result is a quite different and more varied collection of songs than what might be considered usual for a Dave Hole album. The ballad Tears For No Reason for instance, features nylon stringed classical guitar while Arrows In The Dark reveals a distinctly ‘60’s Merseyside influence – a side of Dave Hole we’ve not heard before. That said, there’s still a substantial helping of Hole’s signature high-octane slide guitar on offer – Goin’ Back Down promises to have broad appeal to both new listeners and Hole’s many existing fans alike.
Dave will be playing a handful of Australian dates in May with Rudy Miranda on drums and Ian Lees on bass. See below for full details.
DAVE HOLE GOIN’ BACK DOWN TOUR DATES
THU 3 MAY – BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW
FRI 4 MAY – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE NSW
SAT 5 MAY – HERITAGE HOTEL, BULLI NSW
SUN 6 MAY – WICKHAM PARK HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
FRI 11 MAY – THE SPOTTED MALLARD, BRUNSWICK VIC
SAT 12 MAY – SATELLITE LOUNGE, MULGRAVE VIC
SUN 13 MAY – MEMO MUSIC HALL, ST KILDA VIC
17 – 19 MAY, BLUES ON BROADBEACH, GOLD COAST QLD
SAT 26 MAY – THE CHARLES HOTEL, NORTH PERTH WA