The Dead South to bring The Bastard Son Tour to the UK in 2019
Currently one of the hottest tickets on both sides of the Atlantic, The Dead South will return to the UK for a 15-dates tour in January and February 2019.
The Dead South, a gold rush-vibing four-piece acoustic bluegrass set from Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, infuse the genre’s traditional trappings with an air of frontier recklessness, whiskey breakfasts and grizzled tin-pan showmanship. The sound, build on a taught configuration of cello, mandolin, banjo and guitar, speeds like a train past polite definitions of bluegrass into the grittier, rowdier spaces of the traditional world.
The Dead South’s original and current line-up includes the gnarled baritone of Nate Hilts, Scott Pringle on mandolin, whistling cellist Danny Kenyon and virtuosic banjo player Colton Crawford. The four-piece’s, acoustic string-driven approach puts the interplay of unique and versatile voices front and centre, with Hilts, Pringle and Kenyon all sharing lead vocal duties.
The Dead South’s rise to touring juggernaut status is in part a very modern music biz fairytale; an algorithm-breaking success story in a one hundred-million-view YouTube hit.
Having taken the first steps towards a new album with a trip to Muscle Shoals, The Dead South are ready for 2019 with an impressive amount of fuel for the fire. Catch them at Leeds o2 Academy on February 7th.