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Eric Johanson Details His 2024 “Don’t Hold Back Tour”

Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Eric Johanson is pleased to announce his “Don’t Hold Back Tour,” which kicks off on January 27th, 2024, in Decatur, Alabama.



Eric Johanson, photo by Kaylie McCarthy
Eric Johanson, photo by Kaylie McCarthy

Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Eric Johanson is pleased to announce his “Don’t Hold Back Tour,” which kicks off on January 27th, 2024, in Decatur, Alabama and will see Eric winding his way from the U.S. to Europe.

This will be Eric’s first headlining tour in support of his chart-topping album, The Deep and the Dirty, released in July 2023 on Ruf Records. For much of the last year, Eric and his band have been enchanting audiences across the country on Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton‘s captivating “Death Wish Blues” tour, recently culminating in ten explosive “Shake ‘em on Down” concert events which added an explosive set by underground rock legend Jon Spencer to the already over-the-top show.

Eric’s The Deep and the Dirty album was released in July 2024 via Ruf Records, shooting immediately to #1 on the Billboard Blues charts, which it has just re-entered at #6. Johanson’s previous release also cracked the Top 10.

Produced by Jesse Dayton (Supersuckers, Rob Zombie) — another roots-rock innovator who, like Eric Johanson, uses the blues as a springboard for a bigger, broader sound — The Deep and the Dirty (a reference to the American South) fires twin barrels of sharp songwriting and fiery fretwork. There has been no shortage of praise.

“Don’t Hold Back” Tour Dates:

Jan 27 – Decatur, AL – Princess Theatre
Feb 3 – Cleveland, OH – Treelawn Social Club
Feb 4 – Rochester, MI – Roxy Rochester
Feb 5 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Feb 6 – Evanston, IL – Space
Feb 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
Feb 8 – St Louis, MO – Blues Strawberry
Feb 9 – Kansas City, MO – Knucklehead’s
July 5 – Cazzorla, Spain – Cazorla Blues Festival
July 6 – Madrid, Espagne – Sala Villanos
July, 8 – Knislinge, SE – Time to Rock

Blues Caravan 2024 (w/ Alistair Green & Katarina Pejak):

Apr 11 – Kassel, Germany – Theaterstübchen
Apr 12 – Offenburg, Germany – Reithalle
Apr 13 – Luxemburg – Sang & Klang
Apr 14 – Lindewarra, Germany – Gemeindesaal
Apr 16 – Höxter, Germany – Tonnenburg
Apr 17 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Ubez
Apr 18 – Menen, Belgium – CC de Stijger
Apr 19 – Koblenz, Germany – Cafe Hahn
Apr 20 – Isernhagen – Blues Garage
Apr 21 – Stuttgart, Germany – Merlin
Apr 23 – Wien, Austria – Reigen
Apr 24 – Lichtentanne, Germany – St. Barbara
Apr 25 – Berlin, Germany – Roadrunners Paradise
Apr 26 – Worpswede, Germany – Musichall Opt.
Apr 27 – Joldelund, Germany – Gerds Juke Joint
Apr 28 – Dortmund, Germany – Piano
Apr 30 – Rimsting, Germany – Bluescludb Chiemgau
May 2 – Eppstein, Germany – Wunderbar Weite Welt
May 3 – Torgau, Germany – Kulturbastion
May 4 – Rheine, Germany – Hypthalamus
May 5 – Bonn, Germany – Harmonie


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