Following the critically acclaimed release of “Battle Lessons” earlier this year, Damon Johnson and The Get Ready are thrilled to announce their UK tour with Buckcherry this November/December.
Damon Johnson comments: “Oh hell yes! We could not be more thrilled to support our friends in Buckcherry on their 2021 UK tour. It’s an honour for me to return to British stages for the first time since my final run with Black Star Riders in 2018, and I’m so proud to debut The Get Ready on these tour dates. We can’t wait!”
In addition the band is also launching their new single “Talk Yourself Into Anything”, taken from “Battle Lessons”. The track is accompanied by an exclusive video featuring a cameo by the band’s legendary producer, Nick Raskulinecz.
“Battle Lessons” is a stunning collection of nine original songs: from the insanely infectious melodies of album opener and first single “Battle Lessons”, to the groove riffing of “Shadow Country”; from the driving chorus of “Brace For Impact”, to the beautiful acoustic “Love Is All You Left Behind”, this is an album infused with melody and emotion.
Written and recorded throughout 2020, the album was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Mastodon), a connection Damon made whilst working with Nick on Black Star Riders. The album see’s Johnson returns to his original hard-rock sound, feeding that fire he first discovered as a teenager playing Van Halen and AC/DC covers while in garage bands. “These are as good of songs as I’ve been a part of creating, ever in my whole career,” Johnson says.
Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper, Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. Johnson’s songs have been recorded and sung by stars like Stevie Nicks and Steven Tyler.
In 2019 Johnson released Memoirs of an Uprising, a solo project that is both fierce and diverse. The first single, “Shivering Shivering”became an instant Top 10 Rock track. Immediately following that albums release Johnsonspent the remainder of the 2019 on a series of dates crossing North America including several shows withThe Winery Dogs(a supergroup of rockers featuring Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoyand Billy Sheehan), a run of shows supporting Clutch, and the U.S. leg of the UFO tour.
Mon 29 Nov – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Tue 30 Nov – Leeds, Warehouse
Wed 01 Dec – Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Fri 03 Dec – London, O2 Academy Islington
Sat 04 Dec – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
Sun 05 Dec – Newcastle, Riverside
Tue 07 Dec – Manchester, Academy 2
Wed 08 Dec – Chester, Live Rooms
Fri 10 Dec – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
Sat 11 Dec – Southampton,
Sun 12 Dec – Cardiff, Tramshed
Damon Johnson & The Get Ready lineup is completed by drummer Jarred Pope(Tom Keifer) and bassist Robbie Harrington (Steve Vai.).