Following the release of last year’s ‘Songs From Catalina, Proud Mary’s first album in seven years, the band are pleased to announce they will undertake a UK tour in September.
The tour will be a 20th-anniversary celebration of Proud Mary’s debut album, ‘Same Old Blues’. The band will also be playing fan favourites and songs from last year’s ‘Songs From Catalina’.
Proud Mary received a lot of attention back in 2001 when they were the first signing to Noel Gallagher’s/Sony’s SourMash label. The association produced their best-selling album to date, The Same Old Blues, along with prestigious support slots for artists such as Neil Young, The Who, Black Crowes, Paul Weller, to name a few.
Last year’s Songs from Catalina was the first album from Proud Mary in almost a decade. It was recorded at Palam studios in the Santa Catalina area of Palma, Mallorca over a period of five months and produced by José Puter Puigserver of Mallorcan experimental rock music the Satellites (with additional production taking place in California, Colorado and Doha, Qatar). It saw the band return with a fresh direction, on a collection of infectious and instantly familiar bluesy, stoner folk-rock inspired songs.
Songs From Catalina was a welcome return for Proud Mary. An album with a melancholic, yet uplifting atmosphere, the languid mood evocative of lazy summer days, with songs featuring laidback groves, insidious hooks and harmonies, it is the perfect album to while away a summer’s day.
Thursday 9th Sub 89, Reading
Friday 10th Bush Hall, London
Saturday 11th The Globe, Cardiff
Thursday 16th The Ferret, Preston
Friday 17th The Warehouse, Leeds
Saturday 18th KU, Stockton-On-Tees
Friday 24th Gorilla, Manchester
Saturday 25th King Tuts, Glasgow
Proud Mary comprises Greg Griffin (vocals), Paul ‘Spot’ Newsome (guitars, bass, keys, drums, harmonica and vocals), Nathan Birkett (bass, keys, guitars, vocals), Tony Auton (guitars, mandolin, vocals), and Hani Abbasi (drums, percussion and vocals).