Brantley Gilbert Announces Rescheduled European Tour Dates
Gilbert launched the European leg of the Black Out Tour in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Nov. 11, and played gigs in Hamburg, Germany and Munich, Germany before pulling the plug on a show at Im Wizemann in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as performances in Scotland and England, after the horrifying events in Paris. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this tragic time," Gilbert said in announcing the postponements. "WE WILL BE BACK.”
Gilbert will kick off the new European dates on May 5 at Oran Mor in Glasgow, Scotland, followed by gigs at the Academy Two in Manchester, England, on May 6, Birmingham, England’s 02 Institute 2 on May 7 and Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on May 8.
“At a time like that, there are more important things than getting up and rocking out,” Gilbert says in a press release. “We took a moment to pray, regroup, allow people time to grieve. But we said we’d be back … and we’re coming.”
The "One Hell of an Amen" singer says music has the power to bridge any gap.
“This is why I play music: to bring it to the people … to bring them together. We are in this together, and these songs I write are their lives, too. For me to go to places like Germany, England, Scotland — it makes the world bigger and smaller, and I like that. We’re not so different. People like to rock and be real; that’s what we’re finally getting to do.”
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