Seattle’s Walking Papers, will embark on a European tour this fall beginning September 12 in Nottingham, England. They will be playing select cities in the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Norway, and Denmark. The band features singer/songwriter Jefferson Angell, keyboardist/backing vocalist Benjamin Anderson (both from The Missionary Position), bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) but because of previous commitments Duff McKagan and Barrett Martin will not be along for these dates. Instead Angell and Anderson will be joined by Tristan Hart (guitar), Dan Spalding (bass, upright bass and baritone saxophone), Will Andrews (drums), and Gregor Lothian (saxophone).
“When writing a song, I try to capture a moment. When performing live, I let the moment capture me,” says Jefferson Angell. “The energy and enthusiasm of the fans in Europe and the UK make that easy to do. Many of the songs on WP2 were written while touring there and I’m excited to bring them back to the people and places that inspired them.”
Walking Papers recently released WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2013 release, on January 19, 2018. Kerrang! said in their KKKK review, “…Walking Papers make smart, literate, grown-up hard rock devoid of gimmicks, but heavy on soulful blues…A classy, hard-hitting comeback.” Rock ‘N’ Load Magazine said in their 10/10-star review, “It may only be January, but WP2 could be one of the albums of the year.” Pure Grain Audio in their 8.5/10 Star review, “In 2013, a criminally overlooked debut album by Walking Papers saw its release…Walking Papers was indeed one of the best rock albums of that year…It felt like four multi-talented musicians coming together to craft some beautiful music, and the world was a better place because of that albums’ existence. So, listen up good people, because lightning has indeed struck twice…” Loudwire calls WP2, “…a disc that raises the bar for the foursome with its expressive lyrical content and even more blistering sounds.” All Music said it’s, “Packed with enough dirty guitar riffs to fill a smoky roadside bar…Frontman Jeff Angell’s voice carries the project, his gritty delivery reminiscent of Bono filtered through the murk of Mark Lanegan…those subtle hints of early U2 pop up multiple times.”
Fans of Walking Papers can go to their PledgeMusic page HERE to find exclusive offers for merchandise, unique items and experiences with the band, and the only place to purchase the song This Is How It Ends along with its companion comic book by Angell, graphic novelist Matt Hayward, and artist Csaba Master.
All tour dates are below.
9/12 – UK, Nottingham | The Bodega
9/13 – UK, Sheffield | The Corporation
9/14 – UK, Manchester | Rebellion
9/15 – UK, Newcastle | Think Tank
9/16 – UK, Glasgow | G2
9/17 – UK, Birmingham | The Asylum Venue 2
9/18 – UK, London | The Borderline
9/19 – Netherlands, Tilburg | O13
9/20 – France, Paris | Petit Bain
9/21 – Spain, Barcelona | Razzmatazz 3
9/22 – Spain, Madrid | Chango
9/24 – France, St Jean | De Vedas
9/26 – Switzerland, Zurich | Dynamo
9/29 – Germany, Frankfurt | Nachtleben
10/1 – Hungary, Budapest | A38
10/2 – Czech Republic, Prague | Café V lese
10/5 – Germany, Berlin | Bi Nuu
10/7 – Norway, Oslo | John Dee
10/8 – Denmark, Copenhagen | Pumpehuset