Blues-funk rockers Vintage Trouble have announced a run of UK tour dates in support of new album Heavy Hymnal.
The band will headline at Manchester Academy 2 in July 2023, one of seven UK dates. They will also perform at Glastonbury Festival and Perranporth Bands In The Sands.
Heavy Hymnal is Vintage Trouble’s third album, preceded by new track Not The One. The album focuses on the state of the world and also features guest vocals from jazz and soul singer Lady Blackbirth on the track The Love That Once Lingered.
Speaking about the new track Not The One, singer Ty Taylor said, “This tune is about someone being in a relationship that has them feeling taken advantage of, manipulated, and belittled. When one loves hard, one gives in and compromises deeply to a fault. But there is a power that comes along with self-awareness and the realization that you have taken all that you can take. Enough is enough. No one will respect you more than you respect yourself. The change starts with you. With me in this case. The hardest part about singing and playing this song is the harsh understanding of how far away from my fire I was allowing myself to be, in order to satisfy someone else’s happiness. I remember when I was a kid, hearing grown folks around me that had no intention of dealing with the bullshit that was being thrown at them anymore saying, “I’m Not The One”. It always sounded so strong and liberating to me. We thought to allow the chorus and chords of the song to reside in the late 1950s but have the groove and verse melody swing like modern-day hips.”
Vintage Trouble comprises lead singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and drummer Richard Danielson. Taking the best parts of James Brown, Mick Jagger, Bruno Mars and Prince, vocalist Ty is widely regarded as one of the finest frontmen of his generation.
When do Vintage Trouble headline at Manchester Academy 2?
Vintage Trouble headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 30 July 2023. The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates they have announced:
26 July – Norwich, Epic Studios
28 July – Leeds, Stylus
29 July – Edinburgh, Queens Hall
30 July – Manchester, Academy 2
1 August – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
2 August – Bristol, SWX
3 August – London, Electric Brixton