Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts have just signed to Wicked Cool Records and they have been working with the legendary Stevie Van Zandt. The band are proud to announce the first single with the new label Bottoms Up (Here’s To Goodbye) on 19th October. Released as a limited edition pink vinyl 7″, the B side is a swaggering cover of Paula Abdul’s 80s smash Straight Up.
In 2017 Ryan and the band reaped critical acclaim with debut album The Devil’s In The Detail – under their previous name Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Having already achieved Steven Van Zandt’s ‘Coolest Song In The World’ thrice on his Underground Garage radio show, Little Steven recently heralded Ryan as ‘hope for the future’ – holding him up with such luminaries as Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl and Billie Joe Armstrong.
To celebrate the release of Bottoms Up (Here’s To Goodbye) Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts are to go on a 9 date October UK Tour, with very special guests Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. The two bands join together for what promises to be one of the essential tours of 2018.
Starting in Leeds at Brudenell Social Club on Wednesday 10th October, the tour culminates with a show at the Camden Assembly Room in Camden on Friday 19th October.
Following the Bottoms Up headline tour Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts are special guests on The Alarm’s 7 date UK tour, kicking off at London’s ULU on 28th November and wrapping up at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh on 7th December. They will perform at the Brudenell Social Club again on December 6th.