Win tickets to see The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon make Liverpool debut

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Brian Fallon - pic from artist's Facebook page

Brian Fallon – pic from artist’s Facebook page

Having never performed in the city with The Gaslight Anthem, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby is delighted to find Brian Fallon not ignoring Liverpool on his own. 

Brian Fallon is making his Liverpool debut this November in support of his first solo effort Painkillers.

Incredibly, in the 10 years he has been fronting The Gaslight Anthem, with countless UK tours, the band have never stepped foot on a Liverpool stage. Fallon is finally putting that right with his solo band.

Hailing from New Jersey, Fallon first came to major prominence in the UK when Bruce Springsteen (very much the patron saint of New Jersey) joined The Gaslight Anthem onstage at Glastonbury for an obviously unrehearsed rendition of the title track from the latter’s breakthrough record, The ’59 Sound. The next day, Fallon returned the favour by appearing with Springsteen in Hyde Park, their duet of Born In The USA’s No Surrender being immortalised on the latter’s London Calling: Live In Hyde Park DVD.

Following this, the band achieved a handful of Top 20 albums – American Slang, Handwritten and Get Hurt – reaching as high as #2 in the UK album charts. Last year, however, they went on indefinite hiatus.

Fallon had been no stranger to solo projects with 2011’s widely acclaimed Elsie, recorded under the moniker The Horrible Crowes. The project was described by Fallon as “the darker side of soul music” and “hymns for lonely people”. Stylistically, his solo Painkillers falls somewhere between the two, but perhaps a little more refined and nuanced.

By the name he is using for this solo tour – Brian Fallon & The Crowes – it seems pretty clear to expect a mixture of Painkillers and Elsie, and with his solo band featuring both Horrible Crowes partner Ian Perkins and Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia, it looks set to be the perfect culmination of Fallon‘s career so far.

COMPETITION TIME!

Win a pair of tickets to see Brian Fallon at Liverpool’s O2 Academy by following @GetintothisHQ on twitter and RT’ing this tweet. Good luck!

Brian Fallon & The Crowes 2016 UK Tour Dates

Nov 15 – Concorde 2, Brighton

Nov 16 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Nov 17 – Norwich UEA

Nov 18 – Cardiff University Great Hall

Nov 19 – O2 Academy Leeds

Nov 20 – O2 Academy Liverpool

Nov 22 – O2 Academy Glasgow

Nov 24 – O2 Academy Oxford

Nov 25 – O2 Academy Newcastle

Nov 26 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Nov 27 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre

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