Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the iconic blues-rocker and 5 times Grammy nominated artist, is bringing his platinum selling ‘Trouble Is…’ album anniversary world tour to the UK in April. This is a must-see event for fans of the blues, rock, and soul genres. The band will be playing the album in full including his megahits “Blue on Black” and “True Lies”.
In this article, we’ll explore Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s career, his ‘Trouble Is…’ album, and what fans can expect from his upcoming UK tour.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was born on June 12, 1977, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Shepherd began playing guitar at an early age and was discovered by blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan when he was just 13 years old.
By the age of 18, he had already released his debut album, “Ledbetter Heights”, which was a commercial success and went on to sell over 500,000 copies. Shepherd has released a total of 10 studio albums, including “Trouble Is…” which was released in 1997 and is widely regarded as one of his best works.
The ‘Trouble Is…’ Album
“Trouble Is…” is the second studio album by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and was released in 1997. It features some of his most popular songs, including “Slow Ride”, “Blue on Black”, and “True Lies”. The album received critical acclaim and went on to achieve platinum status, selling over one million copies worldwide.
The album showcases Shepherd’s impressive guitar skills, soulful vocals, and ability to blend various genres including blues, rock, and country. The songs on the album have already had over 70 million Spotify streams between them, and “Blue on Black” was covered by Five Finger Death Punch and Brian May ft Kenny Wayne
Shepherd in 2020.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s ‘Trouble Is…’ album anniversary world tour is a celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary. The UK leg of the tour will feature six shows in different cities, kicking off at Parr Hall in Warrington on April 18th and wrapping up at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on April 23rd.
Fans can expect to hear the entire ‘Trouble Is…’ album played live in its entirety, as well as some of Shepherd’s other popular hits. The band is known for its high-energy performances and electrifying stage presence, so fans are in for a treat.
Tour Dates and Locations
The following are the dates and locations for Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s UK tour:
April 18th – Parr Hall, Warrington
April 19th – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
April 20th – Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
April 21st – Picturedrome, Holmfirth
April 22nd – De La War Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
April 23rd – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Tickets are available HERE
The Megahits: Blue on Black and True Lies
“Blue on Black” and “True Lies” are two of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s most popular and enduring songs. “Blue on Black” is a bluesy rock ballad that features Shepherd’s soulful vocals and blistering guitar solos. The song has been covered by several other artists, including Five Finger Death Punch and Brian May ft Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and has garnered over 122 million views on YouTube.
“True Lies” is another fan favorite from the ‘Trouble Is