Average White Band

Average White Band to Embark on Award Winning Album Tour

Contrary to the self-effacing name, there is nothing average about the Average White Band – one of the few white groups to cross the colour line and achieve success and credibility playing funk.B

Widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music, Average White Band is touring the UK later this year, kicking off with a special performance at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 July.

The tour also takes in Tyne Theatre in Newcastle, Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, Birmingham Town Hall and De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill during September 2019.

Playing their Grammy award-winning gold-selling worldwide hit self-titled album in its entirety, the tour is an absolute must-see for the legions of fans of the band known for their tight, fiery sound and accomplished song-writing.

Somewhat surprisingly given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes – people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others – and developed their own ‘authentic’ sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere.

The current lineup of the band, with noted US musicians alongside founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, continues to delight audiences and critics alike. The musical energy and trademark sound are remarkably true to the original, and with constant revisitations and re-workings of the band’s, and others’ classics in the mix, it is no surprise that the Average White Band now crosses the generations in its appeal.

Tickets available here: www.alttickets.com/average-white-band-tickets

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