Grand Slam – Crime Rate (acoustic)


Grand Slam today release a new exclusive acoustic version of “Crime Rate” (a version of the electric track taken from the bands debut album “Hit the Ground”). The bands 2020 UK tour is on sale now.

Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott as Grand Slam. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day.Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine. And here it is — primed and ready.

The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Dave Boyce) honors the traditions of the band’s history whilst also looking to the future — classic tracks co-written by Lynott and Archer sit alongside a set of brand new songs that embody the same ethos of freedom, positivity and adrenalin that ran through Grand Slam in 1984.As such fans will get to hear Lynott co-writes alongside brand new material from a very special band steeped in rock history.

The debut album was released to widespread critical acclaim in November 2019. Following an acclaimed performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 and a UK headline tour in late 2019, Grand Slam are thrilled to announce a series of UK shows to support the album release, with many more to be announced in 2021…

Album link

HIT THE GROUND TOUR 2020 with special guests Starseed (unless otherwise noted)

Thu 3rd December                     Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, UK
Fri 4th December                       MFN, Nottingham, UK
Sat 5th December                      Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
Sun 6th December                     Trillians, Newcastle, UK
Thu 10th December                   Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
Fri 11th December                    Patriot, Newport, UK
Wed 16th December                  Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, UK
Thu 17th December                  Nightrain, Bannerman, UK
Fri 18th December                   The Dome, London, UK
Sat 19th December                  Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Sun 20th December                 Eleven, Stoke, UK – with Heavy Pettin and The Big Dirty
Sun 22nd August                      Golden Age Rock Festival, Liege, Belgium

Tickets and/or information is available here –