The cream of the retro rockin’ resurgence crop has announced that they’re making their long anticipated return to the shores of the United Kingdom and northern Europe this April! Stone Axe are loading the road cases, fine tuning the live set, and packing fresh clothes for the 2012 edition of their European Tour with Stubb and Trippy Wicked, once again, performing in the support slots. Last year, Stone Axe went overseas to support the Expanded Edition of their first album and, in the process, turned heads and made a ton of new fans and friends. This year, Stone Axe is touring in support of the 2-disc Deluxe Edition of the band’s second album, featuring the highly regarded follow up to the debut, as well as a bonus disc packed with vinyl only releases and rare oddities from the Stone Axe vault.
The ten day tour will take these classic rock preservationists throughout England, Scotland, The Netherlands, and parts of Germany as they revisit some of the choice spots from the year before, and tackle new venues in search of new fans looking for a show with some substance. Of key note, Stone Axe will be performing two sets at the inaugural Desertfest held in London; one set being under the name Stone Free as the band performs a free set from the band’s greatest influence, Free!
Stone Axe II – Deluxe Edition will be available in the UK/Europe by or on April 2nd, 2012 and on April 10th, 2012 throughout the U.S.
STONE AXE on the road with STUBB & TRIPPY WICKED
April 5th Scrutty Murphy’s – Birmingham UK
April 6th Desertfest (2 sets) – London UK
April 7th Stereo Cafe Bar – Glasgow, Scotland
April 8th – TBA
April 9th The Star and Garter – Manchester UK
April 10th The Rambler – Eindhoven NL
April 11th Immerhin – Wurzburg DL
April 12th AJZ – Bielefeld DL
April 13th Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt DL
April 14th The Vortex – Siegen DL
Here’s what the press is saying:
“Stone Axe is an American analomy, maybe a treasure: resurrecting and revitalizing the best of classic Seventies rock in a modern context. They do it right and do it well. Fans should scoop this up, and newcomers, too. Recommended.” –Dangerdog
“This one helluva album, and with all the revived interest in 60’s – 80’s rock and metal going on at the moment this set will help mark out Stone Axe as one of the very best in their field. and long may they continue. Hell if you have already got this album its worth getting again for the bonus disc alone. 5/5” — The BCFM Sunday Rock Show