Swedish rock, blues & soul powerhouse BLUES PILLS are kicking off their European Summer tour at NOVA ROCK Festival in Austria today. This massive 2022 live-run includes appearances at most of the biggest and most renowned festivals as well as a few selected club shows. Please scroll down for a complete list of tour dates. In celebration of the tour start, BLUES PILLS have released a new version of the song “California” which was originally featured on their latest album, Holy Moly! (2020). This new, more laid-back version features acclaimed US bayou soul singer Marc Broussard on guest vocals.
The wait is over and BLUES PILLS finally return to stages all over Europe. The tour includes some of the biggest festivals from Donington’s legendary Download, to the massive Hellfest and the alternative rock twins Southside / Hurricane in Germany, as well as selected club shows to present their latest third album Holy Moly! and other fan favorites.
The band comments: “It is two years ago when we started our new album campaign with the release of the ‘Proud Woman’ single and the pandemic stopped all live activities. We can’t wait to finally present the ‘Holy Moly!’ songs live and celebrate the power of music with you. Music is a universal language of love and peace – something that is well needed. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Peace!”
Infamous for their charismatic performances, the rock quartet BLUES PILLS had a fast journey of international success. They went straight from dirty, crowded bars to playing at some of Europe’s biggest festivals such as Download, Rock am Ring, Wacken Open Air, and Roskilde. Their self-titled debut album went straight into the European charts and hit #4 in Germany and their second album Lady in Gold landed a #1 in Germany. BLUES PILLS is a heavy dose of pure rock power, and with hundreds of thousands of sold records and one of today’s strongest rock vocalists, this band is here to stay.
Under the layers of heavy psychedelic blues rock and Elin Larsson’s soulful and powerful voice, often compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, and Adele, the core of BLUES PILLS has always been the restless search for change. Change in the human mind and the musical influences they embraced themselves with, from blackened soul to the trippy rides through 60’s rock music and the devil’s blues. In 2020 BLUES PILLS released their critically acclaimed self-produced and recorded album Holy Moly! mixed by Grammy Award-winning Andrew Scheps (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, IGGY POP, ADELE, BLACK SABBATH, RIVAL SONS, HOZIER et al).
BLUES PILLS are:
Elin Larsson | Vocals
Zack Anderson | Guitar
André Kvarnström | Drums
Kristoffer Schander | Bass