Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden) will be releasing his new album “The Redemption Of William Black” on March 2. The effort will be the third album in his “Infinite Entanglement” trilogy.
Here’s an official press release:
Blaze Bayley Announces Pre-orders for Brand New Album and World Tour schedule 2018 – 2019
Blaze Bayley is set to release the third album in his ‘Infinite Entanglement’ trilogy on 2nd March 2018 and has announced pre-order packages, plus an exciting world tour schedule for UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Latin America.
There are three pre-order packages – ‘Regular’, ‘Membership’ and ‘Ultimate Membership’, the latter sold-out within 72 hours, whilst the others remain available via www.blazebayley.net. The packages offer fans a mouth-watering mix of merch items and also special online features, as well as exclusive DVD bonus content.
The new album, called ‘The Redemption of William Black’, is the highly-anticipated third part of the trilogy, bringing the sci-fi concept to a conclusion.
This will be the tenth album of Blaze’s solo career, following his rise to global fame as singer with Iron Maiden (1994-1999). He was chosen for the Maiden role after coming to notice with his first band Wolfsbane, based around home-city Birmingham, England, which is now the location for the recording of all his more recent solo releases.
The past 3-4 years has been an exciting period in Blaze’s career, with a real sense of purpose, increased sales and media attention, not least with the recent front cover of Powerplay magazine (November 2017 issue), together with a 3 page tour report from North America. Blaze received further recognition when voted by fans as the 67th best singer of all time in Sweden Rock magazine, whilst a guest performance with Disturbed at the UK’s premiere music festival Download was another highlight.
‘The Redemption of William Black’ has been co-written with Chris Appleton of fellow British metal band Absolva. Chris, who also co-produces the album, is lead guitarist and backing vocalist in Blaze’s band for recording and touring, together with his Absolva band mates Martin McNee (drums) and Karl Schramm (bass and backing vocals).
Special guests on the album include Fozzy singer Chris Jericho, also of WWE fame, for whom Blaze has specially created a character within the ‘Infinite Entanglement’ story. Also, on choir duty is Luke Appleton (Iced Earth bassist and Absolva rhythm guitarist), as well as Michelle Sciarrotta – choir/voice actor, Jo Robinson – choir, Mel Adams – choir, Liz Owen – backing vocals/choir, Aine Brewer – voice actor, and Rob Toogood – choir/voice actor.
‘The Redemption of William Black’ World Tour begins at the end of February in Glasgow and the European leg completes on 25th and 26th May when a live DVD and CD will be recorded over 2 nights at Chez Paulette, near Nancy, France. After a small number of festival shows in the Summer, plus a short second run of UK shows to be confirmed, the tour heads to USA and Canada in September, on the back of the success of the North America Tour of 2017. Then, in the first half of 2019 the schedule takes the tour to Latin America and again to the USA to return to those territories not covered in 2018, by which time the live DVD and CD will be ready for release.
Special guests on the UK shows (except Hammerfest) will be Manchester-based hard rockers Faith In Glory, whilst in Europe from 1st April to the completion of the European leg on 26th May, the special guest will be Luke Appleton (Iced Earth / Absolva) with his solo acoustic show.
The tour schedule is detailed below….
28 UK Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
1 UK Newcastle, Trillians
2 UK Grimsby, Yardbirds
3 UK London, Underworld
4 UK Bilston, Robin 2
8 UK Carlisle, Embers
9 UK Manchester, Club Academy
16 UK Pwllheli, Hammerfest
23 BE Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Le Cercle
24 FR Mametz, Salle Du Millenium
25 BE Deinze, Café Elpee
29 BE Verviers, Spirit of 66
30 NL Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
31 DE Krefeld, Kulturrampe
1 DE Siegen, Vortex
2 NL Helmond, Muziekcafe
5 FR Orleans, Blue Devils
6 FR Lyon, Rock & Eat
7 FR Marseille, Jas’Rod
10 ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz 3
11 ES Zaragoza, Club Utopia
12 ES Valencia, Club 16 Toneladas
13 ES Madrid, Club Tartufo
14 ES Malaga, Paris 15
15 ES Caceres, Club Barroco
20 CH St-Maurice, Manoir Pub
21 DE Balingen, Sonnenkeller
22 DE Konstanz, Rockbar
24 IT Pordenone, Rock Town
25 SK Bratislava, Rock Café
26 AT Vienna, Viper Room
27 CZ Brno, Melodka
28 CZ Pilsen, Serikovka
3 PL Tychy, Underground
4 PL Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Klub
5 PL Skarzysko, Semafor
6 PL Lublin, Graffiti Klub
8 LT Kaunas, Klubas Lemmy
10 FI Helsinki, On The Rocks
12 FI Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
13 FI Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (unplugged)
17 SE Sandviken, Sportbaren
18 NO Fosser, Oak Metal Club
19 SE Jonkoping, Klubb Dissonans
25 FR Nancy, Chez Paulette (recording live DVD)
26 FR Nancy, Chez Paulette (recording live DVD)
USA and CANADA:
September 11th – 29th
USA and Latin America:
first half of 2019
Any venues or promoters that would like to book Blaze Bayley, or fans with realistic suggestions for where the band should play, please email Mark – firstname.lastname@example.org