Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Duff McKagan announces US tour and streams new single Chip Away

Duff McKagan has announced US tour dates in support of his forthcoming album, “Tenderness”, and is streaming the track, “Chip Away”, as the latest preview to the project.

Backed by “Tenderness” producer Shooter Jennings and his band, the Guns N’ Roses bassist will launch the record with an April 4 appearance at The Grammy museum in Los Angeles, CA ahead of the trek’s official opening night at the Theatre Of The Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA on May 30.

The three-week series will feature stops in most major markets including Boston, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Austin and San Francisco before wrapping up in McKagan’s hometown of Seattle, WA on June 16.

Tickets for many of the dates will go on sale Friday, March 22 at 10 AM local time; for full details, visit

Recently introduced by the lead single and title track, the rocker is now streaming audio of the follow-up, “Chip Away.”

The tune “is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas... all for the almighty dollar,” says McKagan. “The song also highlights the fact that history repeats itself over and over, and that we will all get past this, together."

The bassist has also confirmed a May 31 release date for “Tenderness”, which was inspired by his travels on Guns N’ Roses’ multi-year Not In This Lifetime reunion tour and is billed as the musical follow-up to his 2015’s best-selling book, “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions).”

“Tenderness” will be available in multiple formats, including CD, digital and vinyl – including a limited-edition package on 180-gram yellow & red starburst vinyl that also adds the CD, an exclusive lithograph signed and numbered by McKagan, and a deluxe hard-cover book presenting photos and liner notes from the recording sessions.

Duff McKagan ft. Shooter Jennings
2019 US tour

May 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
May 31 – Washington, DC @ City Winery
Jun 01 – Boston, MA @ City Winery
Jun 03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Jun 06 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Jun 08 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
Jun 10 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Jun 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Jun 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jun 15 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin
Jun 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Duff McKagan

Release date: May 31

01. Tenderness
02. It’s Not Too Late
03. Wasted Heart
04. Falling Down
05. Last September
06. Chip Away
07. Cold Outside
08. Feel
09. Breaking Rocks
10. Parkland
11. Don’t Look Behind You

See also:

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Duff McKagan streams new single Tenderness
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