In case you haven’t heard by now, the blusey trio better known as Back Door Slam is no more. What isn’t no more is former Back Door Slam frontman Davy Knowles’ new band, Back Door Slam. Confused?
Basically it boils down to something like this: at the end of January, Knowles, Ross Doyle, and Adam Jones announced the end of Back Door Slam. Shortly thereafter, Knowles announced plans of a new project, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, and before you know it, will make it official with the release of Coming Up For Air. Produced by Peter Frampton, yes thee Peter Frampton, and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, yes the same Bob Clearmountain who was previously worked with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and The Who, will be released digitally on May 19th and physically on June 6th.
In support of the release, Knowles and Co. will hit the road beginning later this month for a series of what will be a summer of festival appearances. All confirmed dates can be found below.
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam 2009 Tour Dates:
05/16 – Annapolis, MD @ Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
06/07 – Chattanooga, TN @ Riverbend Festival
06/08 – Chattanooga, TN @ Riverbend Festival
06/19 – Aura, IL @ Blues on the Fox Festival
06/20 – Fort Wayne, IN @ BBQ Ribfest
06/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/02 – Rothbury, MI @ Rothbury Festival
07/04 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Blues Festival
07/17 – Steamboat, CO @ Old Town Pub
07/18 – Denver, CO @ Mile High Festival
08/01 – Prairie Du Chien, WI @ Prairie Dog Blues Festival
08/06 – Bethleham, PA @ Musikfest
08/07-09 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/14 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
08/15 – Cockeysville, MD @ Hot August Blues Festival
08/29 – Paola, KS @ Paola Roots Festival
09/12 – Springfield, MO @ Greater Ozarks Blues Festival
09/18 – Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival