Rocky Votolato's British performances have always been significantly rarer than we'd have liked, but this week seems him make a brief foray into British venues. His tour comes on the back of a new EP 'Sawdust and Shavings', which features new material alongside new interpretations of a couple of older tracks.
Rocky Votolato has been making music since 1995, when he was just 18 years old. He's now edging closer to entering double figures with his full-length releases and his repertoire is full of powerful folk-influenced anthems. 2006's 'Makers' marked a particular turning point for Votolato and, in the year of its tenth anniversary, it's easy to reflect how criminally underrated that masterpiece was on a wider scale.
This week sees him taking 'Hospital Handshakes' into British venues for an all-too-brief tour alongside the 'Sawdust and Shavings' EP released in February.
The last time he was in Manchester, he delivered a star turn in Chuck Ragan's spellbinding Revival Tour lineup. This jaunt allows Rocky Votolato to step wholly into the spotlight, which is exactly where he belongs.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now and the full itinerary is as follows:
3rd - Sebright Arms, London
4th - Castle Hotel, Manchester
5th - Audio, Glasgow
6th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
8th - Crofters, Bristol