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
Great to back up here in Canada. Our first show was Lee’s Palace in Toronto with a quick drive to Ottawa for our second show at Maverick’s. We Sold Out both shows and we have arrived in Montreal today. We haven’t been back here since The Montreal Jazzfest so we are very excited for tomorrow night’s show at Cafe Campus.
In a few day we entering the US borders again.
Here is the reminding dates of the Swing House Sessions Tour.
Of course also visit www.VintageTrouble.com
Summer Of Trouble has come to an end. Every year it just gets better and better. The UK, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Canada, US and Netherlands all in one giant Summer Of Trouble and yes there was a lot of FLYING! So many highlight’s that it will take months to even comprehend what happened. So many new TroubleMakers that we got to know on a personal level. Huge thanks to all the local promoters that worked their asses of to make it the success it turned out to be. Here are pictures from the last 2 nights at Islington Assembly Hall in London. 2 SOLD OUT shows with our dear UK TroubleMakers, what a great end to the tour!
Vintage Trouble by Adam Kennedy
Here is the setlist from the last night July 31, 2014
We just got to London UK after a great tour of Spain. Wow, we can’t thank the Spanish people enough for the support and fire they brought! We got to see this beautiful land from south to the north.
We started the tour in Santiago de Compostela, Festas de Apóstolo
then off to Madrid where we played the legendary El Sol Club ( SOLD OUT ) . We connected with so many new TroubleMakers there that ended up coming to the rest of the shows in Spain.
Next stop was Soria for the Enclave De Agua Festival with a very late show at 3 AM . But we have to give it up for the Soria audience the kept the energy on very high level!
After only a few hours of sleep we got on the road to San Sebastian for the San Sebastian Jazz Festival also called Jazzaldia. We wish we could have stayed longer in this amazing town but Barcelona was calling.
Our last show of the 2014 Spain tour at the legendary Bikini Club. A great ending to fantastic tour. We had TroubleMakers from all of Spain coming joining UK and Italy, Sweden and Finish TM’s. We thank you all for an amazing time and we hope to come back real soon.
photos from FESTIVAL ENCLAVE DE AGUA , Soria Spain.
Here are pictures from the last show at Sala Bikini – Barcelona Click Here Thank you Desi Estévez for photos!
Photos from El Sol, Madrid, Spain Click Here Photo credit to Roberto Almendral
We had dreamt about coming back to Glastonbury after our 2013 performance as this festival pretty much top em’ all. They offered us to play the highly coveted West Holt stage with BBC TV coverage this year so we were more then exctited. Our chance to perform live on TV for the first time since Later with Jools Holland. Almost as clock work as our intro rolled and we walked on stage some seriously menacing clouds gathered above us and lightning broke out. After only 2 songs ( High Times and Blues Hand Me Down) they decided to evacuate the stage for fear of lightning strikes hitting the top of the stage. Ugh! Power downed we had no other choice then to leave the stage. First we got told the storm would pass in only 5 min and we could start again but after 30 min of thunderous amazon rain our last hopes of taking the stage again got to a halt. Our amazing TroubleMakers kept on thru the rain storm and we couldn’t leave them behind so we did the only thing we could do, performed acoustic in front of the stage.
On our way to Manchester, UK for the Grillstock Festival
Summer of Trouble moved on to Scotland, Edinburgh to be exact. We got an extra day to enjoy this beautiful city in full. Queens’s Hall ended up a beautiful spiritual experience with all the TroubleMakers of the North and many from the South as well. We brought the amazing Cailean Hall-Gardiner playing great bagpipe on Not Alright By Me
and of course Amanda & Will getting one step closer to marriage.
There will always be mile stones in our lives and one we will always remember is our show last night at Sage Gateshead, UK. Our UK tour took us thru Linton Festival up to Newcastle to venue we visited many time Sage Gateshead. One of the most beautiful venues we know.
We supported Brian May from Queen there and sold out the smaller room there in 2013. Last night we filled the Hall A with 1200 TroubleMakers, such a beautiful sight.
Strike Your Light
Lo & Behold
Not Alright By Me ( acoustic )
Never Mine ( acoustic )
You Saved Me ( acoustic )
Blues Hand Me Down ( acoustic )
Run Outta You ( acoustic )
Still & Always Will
Another Man’s Words
Run Like River
Nobody Told Me
Blues Hand Me Down
Well, the 2014 Summer of Trouble tour has started. We just got of the stage at Santa Cruz Blues Festival with Chris Isaak, great event! Here is a US tour poster. Also look out Vintage Trouble in Europe, UK, Canada, Japan this summer. See you soon!
We are excited to finally roll down the old familiar US roads this year. We are bringing our favorite dJ Soul Selector Tom ‘Papa’ Ray with us to spin soul, blues, rhythm & blues and rock n’ roll! #VintageTrouble
Exerpt from the new Mojo magazine interview with Prince:
“People don’t understand real musicians anymore.” PRINCE
In advance of his UK invasion, Prince invited MOJO’s Will Hodgkinson to his secret Caribbean lair, subjected him to a weird vetting procedure before waxing surprisingly candid in an early-hours interview that included an exclusive premiere of his latest album, PLECTRUM ELECTRUM.
On the state of the music industry…
“People don’t understand real musicians anymore. Jack White is great, he’s the real thing, but he isn’t having hits. Why aren’t Vintage Trouble or Lianne La Havas having hits?”
We are rollin’ thru US, a few days ago we played the beautiful Oakland Art & Soul Festival and our great friend Jerome Brunet came down and snapped a few pictures that we thought we share with you.
Much love and join us on the road!
Sunday, January 27th, Bud Light, 102.5-The Bone and 97x will kick-off Superbowl week (and the Pro-Bowl) with a FREE concert event featuring Vintage Trouble on the lawn at The Mahaffey! This is an outdoor concert for all-ages show. Admission is FREE and no ticket is required to enter.
A local band will start the festivities at noon with Vintage Trouble taking the stage at 2pm. Vintage Trouble is flying in for the show and they will kick-off their tour with The WHO the next day!
On the plaza, fans will have the opportunity to compete in mobile gaming challenges to win Bud Light prizes.
To add to the excitement, fans/listeners will have the chance to win a Bud Light Superbowl Party Packages
I’m really honored to be part of this magazine! I’m a big fan of the magazine and I always read it myself to find out about new and old guitar players. On this blog we can chat about gear and guitar music in general. Let me know your thoughts!
Here are some cool links to some of the gear listed in the magazine:
Vintage Trouble will travel to Sundance Festival on January 19th, 2013.
VT will play a headlining set of music with special guest DJ Tony O at the Star Bar in Park City, Utah on Saturday, January 19th, 10PM – Buy Tickets Here
It’s amazing how long the power of one show will stay in your body and resonate as if it were still happening.
Los Angeles, a deeply sincere thank you for the amount of primitive, forward, passionate and wild energy that filled The El Rey Theatre on Thursday night. Our home town community brought all of these things and truly claimed back their ‘ownership’ of Vintage Trouble as an L.A.-grown band.
We dedicated this video to our dear friend and top TroubleMaker Nick Faigin who suddenly passed away days before this show. “It was important that we not do something all sad, but that we do something that was a jam”
Vintage Trouble with friends, Bradley Keys, Countre Black, Charlie Brumbly, Reina Hidalgo & Kamilah Marshall.
This was our official album release show, and as we looked into the crowd we saw so many faces old and new, and everyone was joining in the party. Hearing so many people singing every word of every song was decadent. It was like each person in the room was both on stage and in the audience all the same time, as lionel richie would say- all night long.
We have waited a long time to officially release this album to the states, and it is exciting that the foreplay is over, letting us take this relationship to the next level. These songs were written in this city; The roots of the music and character of the words are here. This release is a big, no, a HUGE deal to us on a personal level.
2 days prior to The El Rey show, we had the honor of performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All day I kept thinking about all the TV performances that I have seen that over the years that have inspired me, and us, to do what it is that we do. We wanted to connect to the folks at home in that same way. It was our mission. It’s been a while since we did a big TV gig as a band, but it went off smoothly with the on-air filming feeling like one of our live shows. It is magical to share a moment like that with your musical brothers and have it captured forever.
We ended this EPIC week by playing our first show in San Diego, celebrating at The Griffin to a full, sweaty room. It reminded me of when we first started playing overseas where we landed in a city of strangers and left feeling like we gathered new friends and TroubleMakers. The people San Diego danced their asses off and made us feel welcomed. I think we can all say we made a great connection to that city.
This week confirmed why we started doing this as a band. Everything is feeling real and ripe and in the flow in America, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting and bringing The Bomb Shelter Sessions home.