Previewed: The Blue Stones at the Eagle Inn

Manchester gigs - The Blue Stones - image courtesy Sam Shapiro

Canadian blues rock duo The Blue Stones embark on a seven date UK tour next week including a gig at The Eagle Inn.

The tour follows huge demand for their return to the UK after previous performances in London.

Guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Tarek Jafar and percussionist/backing vocalist Justin Tessier have known each other since meeting as kids. But it wasn’t until attending university together that they decided to combine their talents into a musical project.  And there’s been no looking back.

Performances at Bonnaroo, Carolina Rebellion and Scranton’s Peach Festival have been hits; their single Black Holes (Solid Ground) has amassed more than 20 million streams; another single Rolling With The Punches has been used on the hit shows Suits, Shameless and ESPN’s Monday Night Football; and of course the release of their label debut album Black Holes.

The Blue Stones pull through an array of influences and draw comparisons with acts as diverse as Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys and The White Stripes through to J. Cole and Kanye.  And what’s more they’ve just been back in the studio with producer Paul Meany (Twenty One Pil0ts).

When do The Blue Stones headline at The Eagle Inn?

The Blue Stones headline at The Eagle Inn on 18 October 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates they are performing:
16 October   –   Newcastle, Think Tank
17 October   –   Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
18 October   –   Manchester, The Eagle Inn
19 October   –   Glasgow, The Garage
21 October   –   Bristol, Rough Trade
22 October  –   Brighton, Hope and Ruin
23 October   –   London, Seabright Arms

image of The Blue Stones courtesy Sam Shapiro

Mark Kelly

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