Welsh rockers Those Damn Crows kick off an extensive UK tour today with The Bad Flowers and Federal Charm. The tour see the three bands perform 11 shows, starting tonight in Bristol and visiting some lesser-played places like Chester and Huddersfield, before wrapping up in London on September 30. The lads then have another 9 UK dates lined up before Christmas, including a mix of headline shows, festivals, and dates with Massive Wagons and The Wild.

To celebrate the start of the tour, the band have shared a brand new solo version of their current single, “Blink Of An Eye”, on piano. The video was self-filmed by vocalist Shane Greenhall, who is also an accomplished pianist.

Tour Dates:

09/19 – Bristol – Thekla*
09/20 – Pontypridd – Muni Arts Centre*
09/21 – Nottingham – Rock City Basement*
09/22 – Glasgow – Classic Grand*
09/23 – Chester – The Live Rooms*
09/24 – Manchester – The Deaf Institute*
09/26 – Huddersfield – The Parish*
09/27 – Newcastle – Think Tank*
09/28 – Sheffield – Corporation*
09/29 – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2*
09/30 – London – The Borderline*
10/10 – Cardiff – Fuel
10/13 – Ramsgate – Kaiserbill Festival
11/03 – Pontypridd – ComMUNIon of Rock
11/07 – London – The Black Heart **
11/09 – Swansea – Hangar 18 **
11/16 – Nuneaton – Queens Hall ***
11/17 – Wrexham – Central Station ***
11/30 – Newport – The Patriot
12/02 – Trecco Bay – Planet Rockstock
02/09 – Carlisle – Rockmantic Weekender Festival

* w/ The Bad Flowers and Federal Charm
** w/ The Wild
*** w/ Massive Wagons

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.