South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to the release his new studio album ‘Perfection Kills‘ in the UK on Friday 2nd February 2018.  The album is the follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Introvertigo‘ which was voted #1 Blues Rock Album 2016 by Blues Rock Review.

Dan has just released a music video for ‘Dog Day‘ taken from ‘Perfection Kills‘.

To dovetail the release of the new album, Dan will embark on a UK tour in March 2018 with special guest Mollie Marriott. The tour will start at the Manchester Ruby Lounge on Thursday 15th March and include dates in Newcastle (Mar 16), Leek (Mar 17), Bristol (Mar 18), Sheffield (Mar 20) and London (Mar 21).

 Patlansky was nominated as one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015. His album ‘Dear Silence Thieves‘ received accolades and praise from the British press. He’s been voted Most Promising Male Blues Artist by Blues & Soul Magazine, and only recently has he been nominated as Best International Solo Artist at the Planet Rock Radio ‘Rocks’ Awards. 

Perfection Kills‘ was recorded at Scherzo Productions, a recording studio in Dan’s home town of Pretoria, South Africa. Dan chose Scherzo because he wanted to make a different sounding record and he felt it was the right studio for his vision.

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South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to the release his new studio album ‘Perfection Kills‘ in the UK on Friday 2nd February 2018. The album is the follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Introvertigo‘ which was voted #1 BluesRock Album 2016 by Blues Rock Review.

To dovetail with the release of the new album, Dan will be special guest on Joanne Shaw Taylor’s nationwide 7-date UK tour that starts on Tuesday 7th November at Gateshead Sage. To coincide with the tour, he will release a new single ‘Dog Day‘ taken from the ‘Perfection Kills’ album.

Patlansky was nominated as one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015. His album, ‘Dear Silence Thieves’ received accolades and praise from the British press. He’s been voted Most Promising Male Blues Artist by Blues & Soul Magazine, and only recently has he been nominated as Best International Solo Artist at the Planet Rock Radio ‘Rocks’ Awards.

Perfection Kills‘ was recorded at Scherzo Productions, a recording studio in Dan’s home town of Pretoria, South Africa. Dan chose Scherzo because he wanted to make a different sounding record and he felt it was the right studio for his vision.

Patlansky produced the album himself, something he hadn’t done in years. Says Dan, “I learnt so much working with Theo Crous who was the producer on previous two albums ‘Dear Silence Thieves‘ and ‘Introvertigo‘. I worked on pre-production and song writing with Theo on a couple of the tracks for Perfection Kills and applied what I learnt to the recording and production process of the album.

“‘Perfection Kills‘ is all about my vision of making a record that still make the song writing a priority as in the past, the final product delivers a far more real and organic result.

PERFECTION KILLS

Track By Track By Dan Patlansky

The meaning behind Perfection Kills? It’s the pursuit of perfection in any art form is futile,” says Patlansky about the new album. “It often does more harm than good, to both the artist on a personal level, as well as the art form itself.

1. Johnny
This song is about a kid who had a challenging upbringing, and how survival turned him into a tough and sometimes volatile adult.

2. Never Long Enough 
This song is about being home with the love of my life and how the seemingly mundane is something I yearn for. The clock is constantly ticking to my next departure and these moments with her are never long enough.

3. Mayday
The modern day rat-race is blindsiding people from the most important thing in life; LOVE. As a result, relationships are crashing.

4. Too Far Gone
With the annihilation of the environment, famine, war, greed and human stupidity, the world is becoming scarier every day. Are we too far gone?

5. Judge A Man
This song is a moan about girls I have dated before, that believed being a musician is not a real job. Judge a man on what he achieves, and not on your own ignorant views.

6. Junket Man
A Junket man is someone who travels for their livelihood, which is an accurate description of my career. Travel is just an inescapable part of the job.

7. iEyes
Our complete addiction to living life through a screen, not noticing the high res world all around us.

8. Shake The Cage
I believe in the theory that life works in 7 year cycles. This song is about embracing change and actively changing your mind set every now and then, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.

9. My Dear Boy
This is a song for the newest addition to the family, my son Jack.

10. Dog Day
We all have those days where nothing goes our way. However, our first world problems are nothing compared to what many people have to deal with.

Joanne Shaw Taylor November 2017 UK Tour With Special Guest Dan Patlansky

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 Gateshead, The Sage                                                                                     Tuesday 7 November

Cambridge, Corn Exchange                                                                         Thursday 9 November

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall                                                                  Friday 10 November

Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall                                                                      Sunday 12 November

Bristol, Colston Hall                                                                                       Tuesday 14 November

London, Royal Festival Hall                                                                         Wednesday 15 November

New Brighton Floral Pavilion – International Guitar Festival       Friday 17 November

Birmingham, Symphony Hall                                                                      Monday 20 November 

Dan Patlansky– Perfection Kills March 2018 UK Tour

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Manchester, Deaf Institute                         Thursday 15 March

Newcastle, The Cluny                                    Friday 16 March

Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre                          Saturday 17 March

Bristol, The Tunnel                                         Sunday 18 March

Sheffield, Greystones                                   Tuesday 20 March

London, Borderline                                        Wednesday 21 March          

 

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Following his recent UK April and May UK tour, Dan Patlansky will be Joanne Shaw Taylor’s special guest on her November 2017 UK Tour. The news follows Dan’s latest single, ‘Heartbeat‘ which is currently being played on Planet Rock, and is taken from Dan’s critically acclaimed studio album  ‘Introvertigo‘.

The November 2017 UK tour supporting Joanne Shaw Taylor, follows his recent April and May UK tour with special guest Ash Wilson. Prior to that, Patlansky toured the UK in 2016 as King King’s special guest, and also toured the UK and Europe in 2015 as Joe Satriani’s special guest.

Joanne Shaw Taylor November 2017 UK Tour:

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 Gateshead, The Sage                                     Tuesday 7 November

Cambridge, Corn Exchange                         Thursday 9 November

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall                  Friday 10 November

Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall                      Sunday 12 November

Bristol, Colston Hall                                       Tuesday 14 November

London, Royal Festival Hall                         Friday 15 November

Birmingham, Symphony Hall                      Monday 20 November

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Celebrated South African guitarist and vocalist Dan Patlansky will release his highly anticipated new single ‘Sonnova Faith‘ on Monday 10th April to coincide with his upcoming April / May UK tour with special guest Ash Wilson.

The new single is taken from Patlansky’s current album Introvertigo which was recently voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of 2016 by the Blues Rock Review.  This marks the second time Patlansky has been voted #1 in Blues Rock Reviews’ Top 20 Albums Polls. The first time was in 2014 with his previous studio album Dear Silence Thieves which featured the rock radio singles ‘Backbite‘ and ‘Fetch Your Spade‘.  This marks Dan’s first UK tour since he supported King King in 2016, and Joe Satriani’s 2015 Shockwave UK/European tour.

Patlansky’s special guest is Lincolnshire-based singer-songwriter Ash Wilson, who releases his debut album Broken Machine on April 21st, and is hailed as one of the UK’s most exciting new guitarist and singer-songwriters around.

Dan Patlansky – April / May 2017 UK Tour
With Special Guest Ash Wilson

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 Mr. Kyps, Poole                                                Saturday 15 April

HRH Blues Festival, Sheffield Academy Sunday 16 April (Sold Out)

Islington O2 Academy, London                                  Tuesday 2 May

The Deaf Institute, Manchester                Wednesday 3 May

The Globe, Cardiff                                                           Thursday 4 May

The Tunnels, Bristol                                                        Friday 5 May

The Factory, Barnstable, North Devon                   Saturday 6 May

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Celebrated South African blues rock guitarist Dan Patlansky returns to the UK for his April / May 2017 UK Tour with special guest Ash Wilson. This will be the first tour Patlansky will undertake following his support slot on King King’s 2016 UK tour, and Joe Satriani’s 2015 UK and European tour.

The UK tour follows Patlansky’s recent accolade when his current album Intovertigo was voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of 2016 by the Blues Rock Review. This marks the second time Patlansky has been voted #1 in Blues Rock Reviews’ Top 20 Albums. The first time was in 2014 with his previous studio album Dear Silence Thieves which featured the rock radio favourites Backbite and Fetch Your Spade.

Patlansky’s special guest is the Lincolnshire-based singer-songwriter Ash Wilson. Hailed as one of the UK’s most exciting and distinctive new vocalists, guitarists and songwriters in the British contemporary blues scene, Wilson’s debut album, Broken Machine, will be released 21st April and features bassist Roger Inniss (Chaka Khan, ex-Laurence Jones), keyboardist Bob Fridzema (King King), and guitarist Jesse Davey (The Hoax).

Tour Dates:

Tickets – thegigcartel.com, http://danpatlansky.com/shows

 Mr. Kyps, Poole                                                                Saturday 15 April

HRH Blues Festival, Sheffield Academy                Sunday 16 April (SOLD OUT)

Islington O2 Academy, London                                  Tuesday 2 May

The Deaf Institute, Manchester                                Wednesday 3 May

The Globe, Cardiff                                                          Thursday 4 May

The Tunnels, Bristol                                                       Friday 5 May

The Factory, Barnstable                                                Saturday 6 May

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Introvertigo

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to the release his new studio album ‘Introvertigo’ in the UK on Friday 6 May 2016.  The album is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves which spawned to rock radio hits Backbite and Fetch Your Spade. To dovetail the new album, Dan will be special guest on King King’s May UK tour which kicks off on May 12 at the Manchester Academy, followed by Dan’s own headline UK tour in June.

Fresh off his November 2015 UK and European tour with Joe Satriani, and recently nominated as one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015, Patlansky’s last studio album, Dear Silence Thieves received non-stop accolades and praise from the British press.  Recently he was voted Most Promising Male Blues Artist by Blues & Soul magazine, and nominated as Best International Solo Artist at Planet Rock Radio’s ‘Rocks’ Awards.

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“I think this is possibly my most accomplished album to date,” says Patlansky.  “The new album draws from all my influences from Audioslave, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jim Hendrix, Rival Sons and beyond. We’ve continued the same mix of rock, funk and blues that we mastered on last year’s Dear Silence Thieves album. Introvertigo’ is produced by Theo Crous and was recorded at Bellville Studios, Cape Town, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon and iTunes.

King King: May 2016 UK Tour with Special Guest Dan Patlansky

MANCHESTER ACADEMY              THURSDAY 12 MAY

GATESHEAD SAGE                           FRIDAY 13 MAY

GLASGOW o2 ABC                           SATURDAY 14 MAY

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL                      SUNDAY 15 MAY

GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL             WEDNESDAY 18 MAY

CRAWLEY HAWTH                            THURSDAY 19 MAY

SALISBURY CITY HALL                     FRIDAY 20 MAY

BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL         SATURDAY 21 MAY

Dan Patlansky: May-June UK Headline Concerts

POOLE, MR KYPS                              SUNDAY 22 MAY

SHOREHAM ROPETACKLE             MONDAY 6 JUNE

CARDIFF GLOBE                                TUESDAY 7 JUNE

LONDON JAZZ CAFÉ                        THURSAY 9 JUNE

FOXLOW ARTS CENTRE, LEEK      FRIDAY 10 JUNE

CHESTERFIELD REAL TIME LIVE    SATURDAY 11 JUNE

CHESTER LIVE ROOMS                    SUNDAY 12 JUNE

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Award-winning Blues Rock band King King announce in association with Planet Rock radio a new nationwide UK tour for May 2016, which kicks off at Manchester Academy on Thursday 12th May  (see full tour dates listed below) with special guest South African Blues rock sensation, guitarist and singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky.  Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale for their listeners from Wednesday 18th November. Tickets go on sale to the general public from Friday 20th November from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898.

Having scored two recent radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs ‘Crazy’ and ‘Hurricane’, and a recent nomination for Best New Band at this year’s Classic Rock Awards, King King are going from strength to strength. Their third studio album, ‘Reaching for the Light‘, has been championed by dozens of music magazines including Classic Rock, The Blues, Guitarist, Blues Matters, Blues in Britain and many more.  In the New Year the band will record a full electric session for Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2.

Dan Patlansky; South African blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, whose Dear Silence Thieves album was voted No. 1 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Blues Rock Albums of 2014, will be King King’s very special guest.  Fresh off his UK and European tour with Joe Satriani, and one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015 to watch out for, Patlansky’s last studio album, Dear Silence Thieves has received non-stop accolades and praise from the British press. He opened for Bruce Springsteen in front of 64,000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in February 2014.

King King May 2016 UK Tour

With Special Guest Dan Patlansky

Manchester Academy                     Thursday 12 May

Gateshead Sage                                 Friday 13 May

Glasgow o2 ABC                                Saturday 14 May

Sheffield City Hall                           Sunday 15 May

Gloucester Guildhall                     Wednesday 18 May

Crawley Hawth                                Thursday 19 May

Salisbury City Hall                          Friday 20 May

Birmingham Town Hall                Saturday 21 May

 

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Joe Satriani has extended the dates featuring Dan Patlansky as special guest on the European leg of his Shockwave Tour 2015. The legendary artist and performer announced award-winning singer-songwriter/blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky as special guest in 10 European countries. Dan will now be playing with Satriani from 9 October to 10 November this year at 25 shows in 10 countries over the course of 33 days.

“Joe Satriani has been a massive inspiration in my life and to many others. He is the most forward-thinking and most inspirational guitar player of our time and I am extremely honoured and excited to be on the road with him.” – Dan Patlansky.

JOE SATRIANI – THE SHOCKWAVE TOUR 2015

With Special Guest DAN PATLANSKY

Tour Dates:

9 October 2015 – Patria Hall, Budapest, Hungary

11 October 2015 – National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

12 October 2015 – Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania

13 October 2015 – Sala Polivalenta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

14 October 2015 – Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia

15 October 2015 – Tipsport Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

16 October 2015 – Werk Arena, Trinec, Czech Republic

18 October 2015 – Torwar Arena, Warsaw, Poland

19 October 2015 – Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia

20 October 2015 – Circus, Helsinki, Finland

25 October 2015 – Circus Krone, Munich, Germany

26 October 2015 – Laeishalle, Hamburg, Germany

27 October 2015 – Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany

28 October 2015 – Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany

29 October 2015 – Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland

30 October 2015 – Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany

1 November 2015 – 02 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

2 November 2015 – Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom

3 November 2015 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, United Kingdom

4 November 2015 – City Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom

5 November 2015 – Cardiff St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom

7 November 2015 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

8 November 2015 – Bristol Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

9 November 2015 – Portsmouth Guild Hall, Hampshire, United Kingdom

10 November 2015 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, United Kingdom

 

Dear Silence Thieves

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky has today launched the official music video for ‘Fetch Your Spade‘, the second single taken from his critically acclaimed album ‘Dear Silence Thieves’.

Patlansky  was recently featured as one of “The Bluesmen” to look out for in Classic Rock’s “The Class of 2015” with the magazine calling Dear Silence Thieves “a real firecracker.”

Dan will return to the UK in November 2015 as special guest on Joe Satriani’s UK “Shockwave” tour. Following the Satriani tour, Patlansky will perform concerts at Planet Rockstock Festival in Treco Bay, Wales on Friday 4th December, and will finish the year off with a headline show at London’s The Borderline on Saturday 5th December with special guest Aaron Keylock.

JOE SATRIANI WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAN PATLANSKY – NOVEMBER 2015 UK SHOCKWAVE TOUR

Ticket hotline: 0844 888 9991, Book online: ticketline.co.uk

Manchester o2 Apollo                                                   Sunday November 1

Birmingham Symphony Hall                                       Monday November 2

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall                                        Tuesday November 3

Sheffield City Hall                                                           Wednesday November 4

Cardiff St. David’s Hall                                                  Thursday November 5

Southend Cliffs Pavilion                                               Saturday November 7

Bristol Colston Hall                                                         Sunday November 8

Portsmouth Guildhall                                                    Monday November 9

London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo                 Tuesday November 10

DAN PATLANSKY – DECEMBER 2015 UK CONCERTS

Planet Rockstock Festival                                            Friday December 4

London’s The Borderline (w/ Aaron Keylock)     Saturday December 5

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