The Manchester gig is one of six UK and Ireland dates he has announced for March 2024.
Speaking about returning to the UK, the Foo Fighters’ guitarist Chris Shiflett said, “I can’t wait to get back over to the UK and Ireland for another run of dates! The tour we did last spring was amazing, the best we’ve ever done. The crowds were wild so I can’t wait to see what it’ll be like touring now that the record is out. We’ll definitely mix in a few more new tunes in addition to the older stuff.”
Lost At Sea marks Chris Shiflett’s third solo studio album and features latest single Weigh You Down. The track was originally inspired by his wife’s birthday before becoming a guitar-driven rock. “We all get a little funny when those numbers start getting too big but this was me trying to remind her that the number doesn’t matter and we have so much to be grateful and happy for, which she of course already knew,” Shiflett laughs. “On the musical side, I loved putting the slide guitar solo together. I don’t play much slide and always have to think it through a lot and work it out, but I love the end results.”
Shiflett also recently launched a new video series called ‘Shred with Shifty’ where he interviews some of the guitar greats, delving into their most iconic solos and the art of playing guitar. Guests so far have included the likes of Nile Rogers, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Brad Paisley and more.
When does Chris Shiflett headline at Manchester Academy 2?
Chris Shiflett headlines at Manchester Academy 2 on 24 March 2024. The Manchester gig is one of six UK and Ireland dates he has announced:
20 March – Dublin, Academy
21 March – Belfast, Limelight 2
23 March – Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union
24 March – Manchester, Academy 2
25 March – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
27 March – London, Electric Ballroom
Image of Chris Shiflett courtesy Joey Martinez