GUN

RELEASE NEW SINGLE:
“BACKSTREET BROTHERS”
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CELEBRATE LEGACY WITH NEW ALBUM:
‚ÄėCALTON SONGS‚Äô
OUT 14 OCTOBER, VIA CHERRY RED RECORDS

+ ANNOUNCE NEW UK DATES 

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Glaswegian rockers GUN are back with a brand new album, ‚ÄėCalton Songs‚Äô¬†released on Cherry Red Records on 14 October 2022. ¬†

The new album will be available on¬†Cherry Red-coloured vinyl, CD, cassette and digital.¬†‚ÄėCalton Songs‚Äô¬†is a full-blooded celebration of the band‚Äôs career so far with enthusiastic and brand new acoustic reinterpretations of the songs that made their name and took¬†GUN¬†to the four corners of the world.¬†

These retooled classics are bolstered by the addition of the single “Backstreet Brothers”¬†which is released 18 May. This is a new and fully electric track that basks in the simple joys of both lives and good times shared, but also brings the¬†GUN¬†story up to date.¬†

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‚ÄėCalton Songs‚Äô¬†is an album that takes its name from the area of Glasgow where the band grew up, and where they still write their music. This record is about celebrating the road that¬†GUN¬†have taken to reach this point, these new versions of great songs are cut through with un-ironic nostalgia but this is a band with an eye on the horizon for what‚Äôs to come, not what‚Äôs over their shoulder in the past.¬†‚ÄėTaking On The World‚Äô¬†announced the band to a global audience in 1989 and their next album¬†‚ÄėGallus‚Äô¬†just marked its 30th¬†anniversary.¬†‚ÄėCalton Songs‚Äô¬†is the latest milestone on this journey and follows-up ‚ÄėFavourite Pleasures‚Äô from 2017 which made the top 15, making it their biggest album in almost a quarter of a century, since 1994‚Äôs ‚ÄėSwagger‚Äô.

As Jools Gizzi says,

‚ÄúWhen the pandemic hit we realised that it was the perfect time to try and counteract the bleakness that was all around. It felt like we couldn‚Äôt write anything, or of course tour. Out of that darkness came a desire to completely rework these songs that we know the fans love, and bring a different, stripped down vibe. ‚ÄėBetter Days‚Äô was the first one to get the treatment, and that really brought all our enthusiasm back and relit the creative fires‚ÄĚ.¬†

Dante Gizzi¬†added, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs ironic that those feelings of negativity led to something so positive, a celebration of our career up to now. It turned into something great, and “Backstreet Brothers”¬†really sums up that unalloyed enthusiasm that has been brought back into the heart of the band‚ÄĚ.

The band hit the road this year with festivals and gigs announced in Barcelona (18th May), Madrid (19th May), Segovia (20th May), Villava (21st May) and a storming return to Scotland with an acoustic tour and full electric gigs in Glasgow and Aberdeen in December. Full UK dates so far are as follows: 

GUN – UK DATES

August
(Acoustic Tour)
12 – IRVINE, Harbour Arts Centre
13 – BLAIR ATHOLL Food In The Park
16 – NEWCASTLE Trillians Rock Club
18 – DUNFERMLINE PJ Molloys
19 – STRATHHAVEN Frets
20 – CUMBERNAULD Submarine
September
2 – WITTON-LE-WEAR Stormin The Castle
October
29 – INVERNESS Monsterfest
December
10 – GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
11 – ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree

Tickets on sale here: https://www.gunofficial.co.uk/tour

With the¬†‚ÄėCalton Songs‚Äô¬†album now ready, initial work on a potential new studio album started and live dates on the calendar,¬†GUN¬†are truly firing once more. With a shared history that takes in some amazing achievements ‚Äst¬†a band that remain in the Top 50 modern hard rock artists in the world according to music industry data specialists, Chartmetric.¬†GUN¬†have enjoyed an amazing career:¬†¬†top 20 albums and singles, an¬†MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover for their massive take on Cameo‚Äôs¬†‚ÄėWord Up‚Äô. They have performed shows with everyone from¬†The Rolling Stones¬†to¬†Bon Jovi¬†to¬†Iron Maiden; this is a band with plenty to shout about and boundless optimism.¬†GUN¬†in 2022 features¬†Dante Gizzi¬†[lead vocals],¬†Giuliano ‚ÄėJools‚Äô Gizzi¬†[guitar],¬†Paul McManus¬†[drums],¬†Andy Carr¬†[bass] and¬†Tommy Gentry¬†[guitar].

From Glasgow to the world was always the mentality, and their desire to entertain remains undimmed. The¬†GUN¬†success story is underscored by the sheer ability to write the amazing rock songs reborn on¬†‚ÄėCalton Songs‚Äô; these “Backstreet Brothers”¬†remain serious contenders.

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GUN -¬†‚ÄėCALTON SONGS‚Äô¬†- OUT 14 OCTOBER, VIA CHERRY RED
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
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 thom@sonicpr.co.uk