Vintage Trouble News

New Interviews with MusoMuso UK and Efe Eme in Spain

Vintage Trouble at No Sin Musica in Cadiz, Spain; July 21, 2018

Hot on the heels of performances in Spain, Norway and Sweden, Vintage Trouble quickly takes Europe by storm on the summer’s TroubleMaker Tour 2018. With stops coming up in the Netherlands and the UK, the band sat down for an interview with the UK publication, MusoMuso, ahead of their August 17 gig at Beautiful Days in Devon. Ty, Rick, Nalle and Richard talked about their travels as a band, festivals and more.

Spanish music publication, Efe Eme, also interviewed Ty in this newly released article. In it, Ty talks about the history of Vintage Trouble, their influences and what’s to come in the future.

Vintage Trouble continues the TroubleMaker Tour 2018 into August, find all upcoming dates on the Tour Page.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Vintage Trouble joins Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019 roster!

Byron Bay Bluesfest celebrates its 30th Anniversary by announcing a blow-out roster of artists, including Vintage Trouble!

From April 18 to 22, 2019, the acclaimed Australian music festival hosts some of the world’s best musical acts, such as Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic!

Byron Bay Bluesfest presents more than 200 performances over its five day run. Vintage Trouble hit the Byron Bay stage in 2017 and now they’re back for the 30th anniversary!

Get your Byron Bay Bluesfest tickets here and watch for more announcements from Vintage Trouble.

New Interview with ABC’s 13WHAM Before Rochester, NY Jazz Festival

Ty Taylor spoke with 13WHAM about what to expect from their performance at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival this weekend in a new interview.

“There is something that happens on the stages that I cannot explain, I’m just psyched to be in the whirlwind middle of it. I think people will feel something that they won’t feel anywhere else and I hope it’s a wildish, feverish amount of love, sex and passion,” said Ty in the interview. You can listen to the rest of it here.

Vintage Trouble will be at the XRIJF on Friday, June 22, taking the stage at 9:00pm.

REVIEW + INTERVIEW: More from Highflyers on Vintage Trouble at the Greenroom Festival


Vintage Trouble at the Greenroom Festival in Japan

Photo by: Atsuko Tanaka

Highflyers in Japan has released their review and interview with Vintage Trouble! Before the performance at the Greenroom Festival in Japan, Vintage Trouble sat down with Highflyers’ Kaya Takatsuna for an interview about their love of Los Angeles, Japanese fashion and what ‘success’ means to the band. Read the entire interview and the review of the show here!

Vintage Trouble + The KISS Kruise VIII: It’s a Full Ship

The ship is FULL! We’re setting sail once again with the KISS Kruise VIII from October 31 to November 5, 2018! 5 nights, 3 shows and a whole lot of fun with KISS, Ace Frehley and more as we sail away from Miami to Key West and the Bahamas!

Didn’t get a chance to board the ship before it filled up? You still have a chance! Join the KISS Kruise Waiting List – you’ll have first dibs on cabins as they become available.

We’re looking forward to sailing off to sea with everyone!

Intimate Vintage Trouble Performance Announced at The Peppermint Club, West Hollywood.

Vintage Trouble will be at The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, CA on March 2 for a stripped down ans acoustic performance in celebration of their 8th Anniversary! Help celebrate with the band and be a part of the crowd for this intimate performance. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours before they are sold out!

Tickets and more information are available here.

Vintage Trouble + The KISS Kruise VIII

Vintage Trouble will be back aboard The KISS Kruise this year along with KISS, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick and more!

The KISS Kruise sets sail from October 31, to November 5, 2018 travelling from Miami, Florida to Key West, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas.

Public on sale for KISS Kruise VIII tickets begins Friday, February 23 at 4pm EST, here.

ABC Cultura: Vintage Trouble: «Gustar a los dioses del rock es una bendición»

By: Nacho Serrano Read the full story on 

  • La banda es todo un fenómeno internacional que ha teloneado a gigantes como los Rolling Stones o AC/DC, que está entre las bandas favoritas de Martin Scorsese y lo estaba entre las de Prince, y que ha recibido halagos de todos los grandes medios de comunicación anglosajones

El pasado mes de junio, Vintage Trouble dejaron exhausta y boquiabierta a la audiencia del festival Blackisback! Weekend de Madrid, pero el sobreesfuerzo tuvo su precio. Esa misma noche el guitarrista Nalle Colt sufrió un ataque epiléptico que le provocó un desmayo y, como consecuencia de la caída, una rotura de pómulo que obligó a la banda a cancelar el resto de fechas de su gira por España. Fue un duro golpe también para sus fans, pero el cuarteto californiano ya está de vuelta para desquitarse y ofrecer cinco sesiones de rock poseído por el espíritu de James Brown. «Nalle está recuperado y estamos listos para la acción, tenemos muchas ganas de retomar la gira», dice su explosivo cantante Ty Taylor, conocido por castigar los escenarios pegando saltos que desafían la ley de la gravedad.

Quizá su nombre aún no sea excesivamente popular en nuestro país, pero Vintage Trouble es todo un fenómeno internacional que ha teloneado a gigantes como los Rolling Stones o AC/DC, que está entre las bandas favoritas de Martin Scorsese y lo estaba entre las de Prince, y que ha recibido halagos de todos los grandes medios de comunicación anglosajones. «The New York Times», por ejemplo, los comparó con Otis Redding: «Como él, Vintage Trouble hace música que es un poco de todo: slow dance, groove, rockandroll y dejar que todo fluya». «Modestamente, creo que lo clavaron», dice Taylor, «frontman» de una banda «capaz de arrasar en el peor de los tugurios o en el plató de David Letterman», donde dejaron pasmada a una audiencia millonaria.

Tal es su influencia en la escena internacional de rock que el pasado enero, el diseñador de moda masculina John Varvatos animó a la banda a trabajar con su firma, realizando una campaña publicitaria basada en sus señas de identidad estéticas. «Fue increíble que John nos propusiera colaborar juntos, es un icono estético brutal dentro del rock», cuenta Taylor, que conoció al dueño de la tienda de ropa que ocupa el antiguo local del mítico CBGB en el camerino de The Who, a los que también han tenido el honor de telonear. «Todos son gente increíblemente normal y generosa», dice Taylor cuando se le pregunta acerca de su relación con los dioses del rock. «Para nosotros, llamar su atención ha sido una bendición».

REVIEW: Vintage Trouble Puts On a Big Show at The Fillmore


Photo By: Jill Gerstenberger

Vintage Trouble put on a kickass rock ‘n’ roll show at The Fillmore on a November Thursday night. Formed in Los Angeles in 2010, the band combines rhythm and blues, hard rock, and soul in a style reminiscent of early 50s and 60s bands like The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and The Yardbirds. Ty Taylor is a fantastic front man resembling a modern-day James Brown who stagedives. Under the management of the legendary Doc McGhee, the band toured outside of the U.S. and decided to grow their fanbase in Europe where they were able to open for such renowned acts on tour as Brian May, Bon Jovi, The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and Willie Nelson. The band has put out three studio albums and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan O’Brian, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has played large festivals like Glastonberry, Bonnaroo and Coachella. These guys aren’t getting these big opportunities because they’re some flash in the pan. They’re a really talented group of musicians with incredible showmanship to boot.

The band didn’t waste any time getting the crowd riled up on this chilly San Francisco evening. After a brief opening band huddle onstage, Taylor had the crowd jumping up and down in unison, soul clapping and singing along to “Strike Your Light,” all while he was making rock star poses and doing a handstand on the drum riser. By the end of the second song, “Blues Hand Me Down,” he’d already hopped offstage and gone deep in to the crowd and emerged back onstage with a cute little fluffy white dog in his arms. We never figured out where the dog came from but he held on to it and sang while we all wondered why there was a dog at the show. He passed the dog offstage to a stagehand and encouraged people to put their cellphones down and dance.


Be a part of “The Battle’s End”

Vintage Trouble is making a video for their unreleased song, “The Battle’s End”, with a powerful message about discrimination and they’d like TroubleMakers like YOU to be a part of it.

Watch the video below to see what the band is looking for and follow their lead: Film yourself with a card that briefly describes your encounters with discrimination and submit them at

The band is also seeking recent footage of them performing live, especially performing “The Battle’s End”. If you have any footage you’d like to share, please submit it through the Troubland page.


Vintage Trouble Announce US Headline Tour

Vintage Trouble have just announced a 14-date headline tour of the US supported by UK singer, Desi Valentine!

Tickets for these new shows go on sale August 11 at 10:00 am local time through the Tour Page.

Plus, for these dates, Spotify will be rewarding some of Vintage Trouble’s top listeners with a code and instructions to purchase presale tickets. Make sure to follow Vintage Trouble on Spotify, keep listening and check your email inbox on Wednesday, August 9th, to see if that’s you!

The band is currently touring all over North America. To see the band’s upcoming dates and get tickets, click here.


VIP Ticket Upgrades Now Available!

We’re happy to announce that Vintage Trouble will offer VIP ticket upgrades for upcoming shows! VIP upgrades include: a tour poster, a commemorative photo with the band, and access to a special soundcheck party before the show! Only a limited number of VIP ticket upgrades are available per show, so be sure not to miss this opportunity. Get yours here starting August 10 at 10 am CDT!

“Knock Me Out” Official Video Debuts TODAY!

It’s HERE! Classic Rock Magazine premieres the official video for “KNOCK ME OUT” TODAY! Video was directed by famed photographer Danny Clinch.


“John Varvatos and Vintage Trouble!” enthuses Vintage Trouble frontman Ty Taylor. “As a broad stroke, we have always been fans of the indisputable fire that rises when music and fashion collide in the purest and most primitive of ways. What I wear completely effects not only my motion but also my emotion. From the moment we met John a few years back, we had a connection that reminded me of the way artists from different mediums melted into each others vibes during the beatnik period. We had a deep interest in what the other did and immediately joined the mutual admiration club. When we got the call to do the campaign I basically lost my voice cause I hollered for joy and pride so loudly. To say we feel honoured and are grateful is on the tip of the appreciation cherry.”

At the Crossroads of Music + Fashion

On Varvatos, Ty describes “John is…what do you call it? A curator of amazing, authentic music. And it probably takes him a bit of prying into to have him fall in love with a contemporary band, because he loves these legends, the authentics. And so the fact that he was there praising us, I cried basically. Not even just inside, outside as well. I literally let my guard down and let him know that he was a huge influence on my whole love for the marriage of rock and [fashion].”

Read the full Screamer Magazine article by Richard Rosenthal here.

Photo by Danny Clinch


John Varvatos has tapped the LA-based rhythm & blues band, Vintage Trouble, to appear in his much celebrated music campaign series, bringing their foot-stomping rhythm and infectiously irrepressible mood to electrify the new Spring Campaign in a video featuring their upcoming song “Knock Me Out.” For more than a decade, John Varvatos has collaborated with talented musicians and photographer Danny Clinch to capture both iconic, established artists and introduce new rising talents to create dramatic and memorable still imagery and short films. Vintage Trouble brings the emotional intensity and sophisticated musicianship to prove themselves worthy of following a roster which has included, Jimmy Page, Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper.  This new season marks only the second time Clinch has used color photography to bring this powerful series to life.  “Wear your inspiration on your sleeve and make it your own. That’s the conversation I’ve been having with friends recently, and Vintage Trouble does

this very well. They’ve got classic style but with a reckless, modern twist. We chose VT because they represent what inspires all of us – energy, freedom and style. And they really bring it! Photographing them was a dream. I love when musicians are willing to participate and contribute something to the shoot. That collaboration takes everything to the next level,” says Clinch.

Using a multiple camera approach, Clinch’s short film documents the band as they arrive for sound check at the historic King’s Theater, which originally opened in 1929 and underwent a major renovation, reopening in 2015. The cameras follow VT whose four members hail from California. Singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill and drummer Richard Danielson each give fantastic performances that embody the rebellious spirit of the 1960’s from which they draw inspiration and which has such a strong influence on John’s own brand of style.  Notes lead singer Ty Taylor, “I have always been a fan of the indisputable fire that rises when music and fashion collide in the purest and most primitive of ways.  What I wear completely effects not only my motion, but also my emotion.  From the moment we met John a few years back, we had a connection that reminded me of the way artists from different mediums melted into each others vibes during the beatnik period.  We had a deep interest in what the other did and immediately found common ground in our mutual respect.”

The video captures the groups high-energy brand of soul and unabashed showmanship in the empty venue as they prep for the night’s gig.  According to Stephen Niedzwiecki, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of YARD and longtime Varvatos collaborator, “One can define the word ‘Trouble’ as the ability to stir things up mentally or spiritually. It’s what the John Varvatos brand has been doing for years. This season, we wanted to create content that does exactly that, using a lesser-known household name band and letting their soulful and very explosive performance do the talking. Vintage Trouble is that band.  For those who don’t know, they soon will, and crave more.”  Like their music, VT style is steeped in the heritage of old school, while managing to be utterly timeless. They are a fitting choice for the latest campaign which features John’s rock ‘n’ roll meets an urban romantic’s vision for Spring/Summer 2017.  John Varvatos adds, “Shooting this campaign with my good friends from Vintage Trouble was a special treat. This is a band that gives 200% at every show and this shoot captures their incredible energy, talent, and style. Ty wrote this killer song, Knock Me Out, “ along with these amazing songwriters Omar Tavarez and Federico Vender for our campaign video, and its powerful, poignant, and destined to be a smash hit. Long Live Rock!”


Ty Taylor to Appear at the James Brown Birthday Family Bash

Ty will be performing at the James Brown Birthday Family Bash on May 3rd at The Bell Auditorium.

The Birthday Family Bash is a FREE Show honoring the life and legacy of the Godfather of Soul. The show will reunite 13 members of the James Brown Band with very special guests Sharon Jones, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Rob (Nasty Delicious), Gavin Hamilton (FunkYou) and Greg Hester!

Visit JBFAMILYBASH.COM for tickets & more info!


JB Family Bash




This story of a Sri Lankan drummer boy will tug at your heartstrings

When an LA rocker saw a video of a barefoot boy playing drums made of plastic bottles and tin cans, he vowed to find him…


Last February, a YouTube video touched the hearts of thousands. It showed a young boy, barefoot in blue shorts, playing drums outside a basic brick hut in a clearly hot, but unknown, country.

His kit was obviously home-made, constructed from old tin cans, plastic bottles and scaffolding poles, with random scraps of wood and sticks for pedals. Yet what made the clip so memorable wasn’t so much the makeshift equipment, but the huge passion and talent of the child, whose name, age and background were all a mystery.

The post went viral, quickly attracting more than 30,000 views. Soon it was spotted by Richard Danielson, drummer with the LA-based rock band Vintage Trouble, who promised to give the boy a professional Gretsch Catalina drum kit worth £600, if only he could be found.

“[The video] reminded me of myself when I was young,” he says. “I wanted drums so bad that I made a kit out of big steel 50-gallon drums and old bottles, and what have you, much like this kid, but nowhere near as elaborate. Thing is, this kid really has got some impassioned innate ability. It’s my true feeling that he was born to play the drums.”

Inspired, one fan, David Tradewell, 43, a digital marketing consultant from Brighton, based in New York, set about tracking down the mystery boy. “I thought social media is used for so much nonsense, usually involving selling s— and posting selfies, so for a change let’s turn it into a force for good,” he says.

Months passed before Tradewell traced the video’s original poster, Gayan Nishanta, a man in his 20s living in a remote village near Galle in southern Sri Lanka, an area still recovering from years of civil war and the 2004 tsunami.

He spoke barely any English, so a local fixer was engaged who discovered that the child was nine-year-old Wanni Pura Thushan Anushka Dulanjana, known as Anushka, living a few miles away with his father, a cinnamon farmer, and 14-year-old brother, while his mother, who worked in Qatar as a maid, hadn’t seen her son for two years. “When I found that out, I knew we had to make this happen,” Tradewell says.

Having appealed for donations to cover travel, on January 5, Tradewell left his wife and baby son at home to fly with the drum kit to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. “In Sri Lanka, items have a habit of getting ‘lost’ in transit, so we couldn’t just ship it out there.”

From Colombo, it was a half-day journey down dirt tracks, via the local Buddhist temple where a monk gave their mission his blessing, to Anushka’s “dirt poor” village on a hill. (Its elevated status had helped it to escape the Boxing Day tsunami.)

“So many people thought I was crazy to take on this assignment, so as we drew close I felt almost drunk with excitement,” Tradewell says. He had decided not to warn the family, who spoke no English, that he was coming, in case of mishaps, so when he pulled up, they were “completely perplexed”.

“Through our translator we explained to Anushka that we’d come from the US, because we’d seen him drumming on the internet, and had brought him a T‑shirt and a few CDs.

“But then we brought out the tom drum from the kit and he was confused. Next we showed him the snare and he said, ‘But this is not enough to do a drum solo.’ Cheesy as it sounds, I got him to talk through exactly what he would need, then I said, ‘Ah, yes, but I also brought you this,’ and we set up the kit.”

Still stunned, but smiling irrepressibly, Anushka started playing, with his whole extended family gathering to listen. “It took him about 15 minutes to adapt to the new kit, but then he was knocking out rock ’n’ roll rhythms,” Tradewell says. As they left, Anushka’s father kissed Tradewell’s hand saying he wished he knew more English, to thank him properly. “It was a bit weird and very emotional. As we drove off, we could still hear Anushka drumming.”

Different beat: Anushka with his new drum kit

Different beat: Anushka with his new drum kit

To Tradewell’s surprise, the kit in the video turned out to have been made by Anushka when he was only six. “It was so sophisticated, I assumed he’d had help from his dad.” Tradewell was especially impressed by the hi‑hat, or cymbal, “ingeniously” made from an old tyre and wood, rather than aluminium.

Drumming has been part of Sri Lankan village life for centuries. Drums are used to mark every occasion from births to deaths, for Buddhist ceremonies and to communicate between villages. “Although it was hard to talk to Anushka, I’m sure this is where he found his inspiration,” says Tradewell.

Figures show that about 6.4 per cent of Sri Lanka’s 20 million people live below the poverty line, and 90 per cent live in rural areas. Boys like Anushka usually go into the armed forces or the police to escape their background. Few get any chance to explore any artistic talents.

“A few people criticised what I was doing as ‘white man’s burden behaviour’, the patronising colonial urge to interfere,” says Tradewell. “They said, ‘Anushka lives in a poor but proud and happy community, why disturb him by rocking up with a drum kit?’ But for me, it came down to the fact I will be able to afford to buy my son any instrument he wants when he grows up, but Anushka might never have the opportunity to fulfil his talent and his calling.”

Now back in the United States, Tradewell hopes to persuade corporate sponsors to donate more instruments for promising child musicians, not just in Sri Lanka, but in his adopted home, New York. “I’d love to take pianos to Afghanistan and guitars to deprived areas of Brooklyn,” he says. “Nothing moves people on an emotional and spiritual level like music.”

VT on Austin City Limits!

Vintage Trouble makes their debut on Season 41 of renowned TV show, Austin City Limits, on an electrifying double bill with Alabama Shakes. VT performs a blistering five-song set filled with the electrifying soul, blues and rock. Episode premieres January 2 on PBS.

VT performs a blistering five-song set filled with the electrifying soul, blues and rock of their recent album 1 Hopeful Rd.  Ty ventures into the audience for the set-opener “Run Like The River,” and in an ACL first, climbs through the studio to deliver the song’s close from the theater’s balcony. “Can we go back to the 1950s, and can we imagine that we are in a juke joint in North Carolina?” asks Taylor, and the Austin crowd is happy to oblige, on their feet for the entirety, hands-clapping and fists-pumping. A sweat-soaked Taylor lets his passion loose on the set-closing ballad “Run Outta You,” sparking a crowd sing-along that moves the charismatic singer to tears for a memorable debut.

“I’ve never seen anyone take command of a stage (and audience) like Ty Taylor and Vintage Trouble!” says ACL Producer Terry Lickona.  “It was a musical and emotional roller-coaster ride. People are still talking about that taping—and now so will viewers.”

Watch the explosive clips now!


Album review – VINTAGE TROUBLE ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’



What even is this album? Witchcraft, probably. Magic, certainly. Or maybe science fiction: some kind of timewarped version of the past, come back to tempt us with its lush, alluring sounds. All I know is that ‘1 Hopeful Road’ is a marvel, like listening in on an alternate, retro universe with Vintage Trouble skilfully and confidently blending together r&b, soul, and rock, pouring their own heat and passion into every track and lyric.

There are tunes that are so smooth you feel like they barely touch the ground, like the silky and caressing ‘From My Arms’, and the exquisite ‘Doin’ What You Were Doin’ – a tune that makes the world better whenever I listen to it.

‘1 Hopeful Road’ also contains a good shot of Vintage Trouble’s “live-wired, straight-shootin’, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music” with foot-stomping R&B rockers like ‘Run Like The River’, and ‘Angel City, California’ – “that’s where I found this soul I now call mine“. Or listen to ‘Strike Your Light’ and ‘Another Baby’- tracks that are all heat and fire and raucous joy.

Whether smooth or raucous, Vintage Trouble’s music and lyrics convey all shades of pain and passion, love and despair, hope and hurt. And many tunes here are irresistible gems of musical craftsmanship, like the happiness-inducing ‘My Heart Won’t Fall Again’, or the devastating ‘Another Man’s Words’.vintage_2

Unabashedly retro, yet never derivative, Vintage Trouble have their own thing going on, and it’s easy to understand why they’ve been recruited to open for such bands as The Who and AC/DC. Front-man Ty Taylor’s vocals are amazing – all sweetness and heat and power – and he can amp up the passion and pain just enough to wound you, as well as please you. With Nalle Colt’s effortless skill and power on guitar, and Rick Barrio Dill’s bass and Richard Danielson’s drums rippling beneath it all, this is a finely tuned crew: they get the most from each tune, with just a touch, just a nudge, just a thrust and pull here and there.

Vintage Trouble is a band that can legitimately invoke the name of people like Otis Redding, James Brown, and Tina Turner, and not come off as delusional. To use the band’s own words, they are “turned on by and tuned into the evolutionary period in music and life when there was a razor thin line between Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll”.

While this is a softer, more laidback release than ‘The Bomb Shelter Sessions’, it has its own kind of magic, keeping me happily spellbound throughout.

john varvatos In-Store Events

Come and watch VT perform acoustically & sign copies of their new album, 1 Hopeful Rd. with our friends at john varvatos who are hosting us at their retail stores in the next several weeks.


Saturday, October 3 | San Francisco

152 Geary St, San Francisco, CA · (415) 986-0138

Thursday, October 22 | New York – Bowery

315 Bowery, New York, NY · (212) 358-0315

Saturday, October 24 | Boston

100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA · (617) 236-8650

1 Hopeful Rd. Available Worldwide

TODAY IS PRETTY GREAT! Our new album, 1 Hopeful Rd. produced by the legendary Don Was, is AVAILABLE NOW, Worldwide.

If you don’t have your copy, head on over the VT Store and pick it up today. Watch the album trailer below to get a preview.

1. Run Like The River
2. From My Arms
3. Doin What You Were Doin’
4. Angel City, California
5. Shows What You Know
6. My Heart Won’t Fall Again
7. Another Man’s Words
8. Strike Your Light
9. Before The Tear Drops
10. If You Loved Me
11. Another Baby
12. Soul Serenity




Vintage Trouble to play live in Los Angeles August 12 The Fonda Theatre

Finally! It has been a while since we played Los Angeles so we are very excited to announce our Los Angeles show at the Fonda Theatre August 12, 2015 .

Tickets available here

Vintage Trouble Fonda Theatre with special guest: Audra Mae

It will be a special night for us as it is the record release party for our new album 1 Hopeful Rd.
Vinyl and CD’s will be available with other merchandise at the venue.


THANK YOU AC/DC for having us!

Just got back home to Los Angeles. So proud that we got to be part of the legendary AC/DCRock Or Bust World Tour! And let me tell you, they are so fucking good every night it makes us want to step up our game. It’s a world class show. We will join them for the continued European tour so we are going back out in 10 days for 14 more shows. WOW!! 🙂 Such an amazing experience to meet and befriend them and the crew ( catering, lighting, truck drivers, laundry, stage techs, sound engineers, pyrotechnics, bus drivers, electricians, accountants, mangers and much more…) . This is a massive undertaking for them every day to make this show go on ! This is one of the largest tours in the world and to see them work their asses of every day is unbelievable. So a huge THANK YOU to all of the crew and of course the boys –  Angus, Malcolm, Brian, Cliff, Stevie, Chris and all their families for letting us be part of this massive tour. THANK YOU 🙂

Vintage Trouble


Touring Dates with Vintage Trouble 

6/19 | Jahnwiesen  AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets

6/21 | Messe AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Hannover, Germany  – Buy Tickets

6/25 | Olympia Stadium AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Berlin, Germany  – Buy Tickets

6/26 | British Summer Time – Hyde Park | London, UK   – Buy Passes

6/28 | Hampden Park AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Glasgow, Scotland  – Buy Tickets

* JULY *

7/01 | Aviva Stadium AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Dublin, Ireland – Buy Tickets

7/04 | Wembley Stadium AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | London, England – Buy Tickets

7/05 | Metropolis Festival | Rotterdam, Holland

7/08 | Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival | Monaco, France – Buy Tickets

7/09 | Autodromo AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Imola, Italy  – Buy Tickets

7/10 | Festival Cruilla | Barcelona, Spain  – Buy Tickets

7/11 | BBK Festival | Bilbao, Spain   – Buy Passes 

7/12 | Veltins Arena AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Buy Tickets

7/15 | Roskilde Site AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Roskilde, Denmark  – Buy Tickets

7/16 | SlagtHuset | Malmo, Sweden  – Buy Tickets

7/17 | Valle Hovin AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Oslo, Norway  – Buy Tickets

7/19 | Friends Arena AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Stockholm, Sweden  – Buy Tickets

7/22 | Open Air Park AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Hameenlinna, Finland  – Buy Tickets

7/25 | National Stadium AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Warsaw, Poland   – Buy Tickets

You can also follow our touring dates on for more info.

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We are on the road with AC/DC !

So, Austria, May 15, 2005, 4th show into the European tour featuring the great AC/DC. Rumors have it that this is the largest attendance record in Austrian history at 105,000, breaking the previous record of both U2 and Pink Floyd, which hit in the 90,000 range.  We, the band Vintage Trouble, being the opener of this monumentous event—the party starter, naturally had three interviews just prior to this gig, two being for radio, one for television. A lot was discussed—we like to spread the gospel of all things rhythm & blues—early rock n’ roll and Soul, so we are comfortable in this environment. And yet, there are literally 105,000 people waiting for us to back up our every word and deliver the truth of our convictions. And so it comes—but not without further romance. Lead singer of AC/DC (none other than Brain Johnson) and bass player, Cliff Williams, greet us just before we hit the stage, a testament to the stand-up gentleman these men are, showing us support by just their presence, yet making us feel so much more as we soak in the essence of what staying true is all about, which is something we’d touched upon in our interviews prior. AC/DC, consisting of guitars, bass, drums and vocals, in today’s quantized computer-ridden music that dominates most airwaves, has broken a record today. Perhaps the pendulum (which has always swung in the favor of AC/DC) is coming back around to all things raw and real. That’s where we, Vintage Trouble, truly enter this picture. We hit the stage with guitar, bass, drums and vocals, throwing ourselves unto our convictions of soul music delivered with a primitive edge all our own—and it worked unbelievably well. It truly felt 105,000 VT TroubleMakers were before us, erupting after every song, responding to our every call like they knew the protocol, hands in the air, shouting out loud, dancing in this enormous field with the sun setting over the Austrian mountaintops just beyond. It was spectacular to witness—but to feel it before us was unbelievable, the crowd chanting “ZU-GA-BE” as we left the stage, which we later learned meant “Encore!” We’ve had some great shows, but this one truly felt like a life changing moment of transcendence. Thank you AC/DC, and fans alike, for keeping all things real and raw alive. We are honored to be on this tour, and humbled daily by the influx of support passed our way.





Vintage Trouble to support AC/DC – Rock Or Bust Tour Europe


Vintage Trouble would like to thank AC/DC and their crew for giving us this opportunity to join them on this epic Rock Or Bust European tour!
We believe in the live performance, the connection it can bring. Audience and band creating a community together, that undeniable energy that very few bands can deliver in a massive scale. In rock music AC/DC tops that list that can bring wild fire like that. It’s a huge honor for us to learn from the masters and we will soak in every minute of this tour! We are proud to bring our own style of rhythm & blues music as a contribution to the power of AC/DC, and truly looking forward to be sharing it with all their fans!

See you very soon


5/05 | Gelredome – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Arnhem, Holland
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5/08 | Zeppelinfeld – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Nuremberg, Germany
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5/10 | Rinne Dresden – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Dresden, Germany
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5/14 | Red Bull Ring – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Zeltweg, Austria
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5/16 | Hockenheimring – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Hockenhiem, Germany
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5/19 | Olympiastadion – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Munchen, Germany
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5/21 | Olympiastadion – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Munchen, Germany
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5/23 | Stade de France- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Paris, France
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5/26 | Stade de France- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Paris, France
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5/29 | Estadio Olympic- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Barcelona, Spain
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5/31 | Vincente Calderon- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Madrid Spain
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* JUNE *
6/02 | Vincente Calderon- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Madrid Spain
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6/05 | Letzigrund- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Zurich, Switzerland
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6/07 | Letzigrund- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Zurich, Switzerland
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6/26 | British Summer Time – Hyde Park | London, UK
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UK Headline Tour March-April, 2015

TroubleMakers!We are so excited to announce a headlining tour in the UK in March and April. Tickets are going quickly, so get yours now! We can’t wait to see you again, United Kingdom.







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NYE Show with Willie Nelson

Time is moving fast, we are already at a 2014 Thanksgiving date again. Hope you all are with friends, family and loved once. We are tremendously grateful for all your love and support. We are back in Los Angeles writing new music at Studio R that we hope to share with you soon. We get to finish this beautiful 2014 with a new years bash in Austin TX with the one and only Willie Nelson and his family at the ACL.  Stay in touch on our Facebook, Twitter or our website



Summer of Trouble Video

9 countries, 70+ shows. A brief peek at the Summer of Trouble tour of 2014. A special thanks to TroubleMakers around the globe for partying so hard with us. You all make what we do such a joy. VT

Strike Your Light (feat. Kamilah Marshall) – Single – Buy It Here 

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