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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings Announce “Back in the UK” Tour

Bill Wyman's Rhythm KingsBill Wyman will be taking his Rhythm Kings on an extensive tour of the UK this Fall, beginning in October and wrapping in December. The “Back In the UK Tour” kicks off at the Grand Theatre in Swansea and snakes across the entire country, visiting 36 venues in all.

The tour coincides with a new box set from the band, due October 25th, which will include a five discs of their collected works from 1997 to present. Wyman started the Rhythm Kings after 30 years of playing with the Rolling Stones, and says the band is extremely diverse.

“I discovered that I could write songs in the old styles, because I would analyze the way they did the arrangements, the way the instrumentation sounded, the way people sang and the slang they used for the lyrics,” he said of his writing. “And in the end, the track, when we’d finish it, would sound like a song from the ‘30s, ‘40s or ‘50s. It’s almost like an archeological dig into music. But there are very few bands that have the depth and versatility of my band in doing a total mixture of music. We play blues, reggae, soul music, gospel-y stuff, jump music, early rock ‘n’ roll, we do ‘70s stuff — it’s a whole mixture. We can do anything.”

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings Tour Dates:

  • October 17, 2011: Grand Theatre – Swansea
  • October 18, 2011: Southport Theatre – Southport
  • October 19, 2011: De Montfort Hall – Leicester
  • October 21, 2011: Dorking Hall – Dorking
  • October 22, 2011: Venue Cymru – Llandudno
  • October 23, 2011: Milton Keynes Theatre – Milton Keynes
  • October 24, 2011: Bridgewater Hall – Manchester
  • October 26, 2011: Town Hall – Birmingham
  • October 27, 2011: King’s Lynn Corn Exchange – King’s Lynn
  • October 29, 2011: The Sage – Gateshead
  • October 30, 2011: Theatre Royal – Glasgow
  • October 31, 2011: Concert Hall – Perth
  • November 1, 2011: Aberdeen Music Hall – Aberdeen
  • November 3, 2011: Sheffield City Hall – Sheffield
  • November 4, 2011: Hull City Hall – Hull
  • November 5, 2011: Harrogate International Centre – Harrogate
  • November 6, 2011: Buxton Opera House – Buxton
  • November 8, 2011: Anvil – Basingstoke
  • November 10, 2011: G-Live – Guildford
  • November 11, 2011: Lighthouse – Poole
  • November 12, 2011: Theatre Royal – Norwich
  • November 13, 2011: Waterside Theatre – Aylesbury
  • November 15, 2011: Colston Hall – Bristol
  • November 16, 2011: City Hall – Salisbury
  • November 18, 2011: Cadogan Hall – London
  • November 19, 2011: Cadogan Hall – London
  • November 20, 2011: Theatre Royal – Plymouth
  • November 22, 2011: Winter Gardens – Margate
  • November 23, 2011: Brighton Dome – Brighton
  • November 25, 2011: Malvern Forum Theatre – Malvern
  • November 26, 2011: Floral Pavilion – New Brighton
  • November 27, 2011: St. George’s Hall – Bradford
  • November 29, 2011: Corn Exchange – Cambridge
  • November 30, 2011: Cliffs Pavilion – Southend
  • December 1, 2011: Ipswich Regent – Ipswich
  • December 2, 2011: Watford Colosseum – Watford

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