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Matt Schofield announces November 2014 UK Tour

MATT SCHOFIELD

NOVEMBER 2014 UK TOUR

PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: THE BEN POOLE BAND

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

Multi award winning guitarist, singer/songwriter and British Blues Hall of Famer, Matt Schofield, returns to the UK to embark on his largest headlining tour since dazzling audiences nationwide last year as Joe Satriani’s special guest. Schofield kicks off the 15-date UK tour on Thursday 13th November with very special guest The Ben Poole Band. Tickets for all shows are on sale from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898 orwww.thegigcartel.com.

Photo Credit: © Sam Hare

The UK tour follows Schofield’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, “Far As I Can See”released in the UK in February 2014. (Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group).  

Over the last decade Schofield has earned a formidable international reputation as one of the most innovative and revered contemporary blues inspired guitarists on the world stage today.  

Schofield “transcends comparisons, undeniably his own man with his own sound and style. There isn’t a better British blues guitarist playing currently” (Guitarist Magazine).

Matt has taken his music to nearly two dozen countries and has played on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, including the North Sea and Montreal Jazz Festivals, and as a regular featured artist at the annual Allman Brothers Band family of festivals including Wanee, Peachfest and Mountain Jam.

Matt returns to the UK in November after extensive North American and European summer touring – a result of the ever increasing demand for his distinctive approach to contemporary guitar music across the globe.

As the Boston Herald describes, “Blessed with a voice strong enough to front a band without his guitar, Schofield’s mastery of his instrument imbues every lick of this genre-blurring blast with a swinging and soulful touch.”

Always pushing the frontiers of the British Blues tradition far beyond its 12 bars, fans and critics agree that “In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades.” (L.A. Daily News).

The new album, “Far As I Can See”, finds Schofield in stunning form. “Throughout the album Schofield manages to create entirely new blues ideas and innovate on the works of his predecessors” (On Stage Magazine).

“A fiercely individual selection of tunes. A modern blues guitarist in the truest sense of the word, Schofield is worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the best of the genre.” (Premier Guitar Magazine).

“There is an unadorned thrill in hearing this age old music reformulated in such fresh new ways. This stirringly complex album is recommended because of its subject matter and textures as it is for Matt Schofield’s justly heralded performances on guitar.” (Something Else Reviews).

Photo Credit: © Sam Hare

In addition to five studio albums, Schofield has released four live albums. A “master of tone” and influential guitarist’s guitarist, Schofield’s “hear-it-and-weep tone mixed with to-die –for-chops” (Guitar & Bass Magazine) prompted an instructional DVD release and forth coming transcription book from iconic music publisher Hal Leonard. Collaborations with some of the finest equipment manufacturers in the world have inspired a Matt Schofield Two-Rock Signature Amplifier, Signature Strings and Overdrive Pedals.

Matt is the proud recipient of awards including the British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), Mojo magazine’s Blues Album of the Year 2011, and British Blues Awards Album of the Year 2010. Just a couple of years into his solo career Schofield was rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green and in the ‘Penguin Book of Blues Recordings’ as one of only two living British artists to receive a 4-star rating.

Over the last decade he has continued to prove worthy of and build upon this praise. With every record and every performance Schofield demonstrates why “every guitarist and blues fan should consider this as essential listening.” (All Out Guitar).

MATT SCHOFIELD

NOVEMBER 2014 UK TOUR

PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: THE BEN POOLE BAND

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS

Thursday 13th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0115 828 3173

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB

LEEDS WARDROBE

Friday 14th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01133 838 800

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

Leeds Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH

STOCKTON ARC

Saturday 15th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01642 525 199

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

Stockton Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton On Tees, TS18 1LL

GLASGOW O2 ABC

Sunday 16th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0141 332 2232

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

1 Station Road, Chester CH1 3DR

CHESTER LIVE ROOMS

Tuesday 18th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01244 317171

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112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD

SHOREHAM ROPETACKLE ARTS

Thursday 20th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01273 455992

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90 High St, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DB

NORWICH EPIC

Friday 21st November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01603 727 727

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112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD

CAMBRIDGE THE JUNCTION

Saturday 22nd November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01223 511511

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Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX

SHEFFIELD THE GREYSTONES

Sunday 23rd November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0114 266 5599

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Greystones Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 7BS

SALE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE

Monday 24th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0161 912 5616

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1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF

WORCESTER HUNTINGDON HALL

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01905 611427

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Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD

BRISTOL THE TUNNELS

Thursday 27th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0117 929 0108

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Bristol & Exeter House, Lower Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QS

NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS

Friday 28th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01635 244246

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Mary Hare School, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 3BQ

EXETER PHOENIX

Saturday 29th November 2014

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01392 667080

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

CARDIFF THE GLOBE

Sunday 30th November 2014

Tickets £17.50 / Box Office: 08444 780 898

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

Cardiff The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3NS



Matt Schofield – Official Website

Mascot Label Group – Official Website 


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