Grand Slam have released a new exclusive acoustic version of “Long Road” (a version of the electric track taken from the bands debut album “Hit the Ground”). The bands 2020 UK tour is on sale now.
Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott as Grand Slam. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day.Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine. And here it is — primed and ready.
The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Dave Boyce) honors the traditions of the band’s history whilst also looking to the future — classic tracks co-written by Lynott and Archer sit alongside a set of brand new songs that embody the same ethos of freedom, positivity and adrenalin that ran through Grand Slam in 1984.As such fans will get to hear Lynott co-writes alongside brand new material from a very special band steeped in rock history.
The debut album was released to widespread critical acclaim in November 2019. Following an acclaimed performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 and a UK headline tour in late 2019, Grand Slam are thrilled to announce a series of UK shows to support the album release, with many more to be announced in 2021…
HIT THE GROUND TOUR 2020 with special guests Starseed (unless otherwise noted)
Thurs 3rd December Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, UK –
Fri 4th December MFN, Nottingham, UK
Sat 5th December Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
Sun 6th December Trillians, Newcastle, UK
Thurs 10th December Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
Fri 11th December Patriot, Newport, UK
Wed 16th December Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, UK
Thurs 17th December Nightrain, Bradford, UK
Fri 18th December The Dome, London, UK
Sat 19th December Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Sun 20th December Eleven, Stoke, UK – with Heavy Pettin and The Big Dirty
Marshall Records is known for artist development having opened its doors with signings like REWS and Press to Meco among others. But it also totally respects the legacy of many artists who have consistently been loyal to the Marshall brand while continuing to innovate and create quality music: musicians like Andy Cairns and Therapy? for example. Marshall Records are thrilled to welcome Grand Slam to their ever-growing roster.
“Hit The Ground” is available on CD, LP, digitally and also on Limited Edition Gold Vinyl. Order the album HERE