Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun – New single & Dropkick Murphys US tour

By on January 29, 2013



Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun start 2013 by announcing details of their new single as well as a phenomenal tour of North America supporting the punk rock behemoths Dropkick Murphys.


On 7th March 2013 the Cheltenham-based four-piece will release their stunning track ‘New Natives’ a euphoric anthem-in-the-making that has become a live favourite with crowds all over the country. ‘New Natives’ is taken from their critically applauded album ‘Death’ released last year through Xtra Mile Recordings.


The single release coincides with the band’s own headline tour of the UK before they go Stateside to join the Dropkick Murphys on their enormous tour of America including the band’s legendary St. Patrick’s Day gig in Boston on 17th March 2013.Full dates are:





30           Milton Keynes, TheCraufurd Arms

31           Cambridge, The Portland Arms



01           Oxford, The Jericho

02           Reading, South Street Arts Centre

03           Brighton, The Prince Albert

04           Southampton, Joiners

06           Bath, Moles

07           Plymouth, White Rabbit

08           Truro, B-Side @ Bunters

09           Exeter, The Cavern

10           Bristol, Louisiana

11           Cardiff, ClwbIfor Bach

12           Manchester, Castle Hotel

13           Liverpool, Shipping Forecast

15           Newcastle, The Cluny

16           Edinburgh, Electric Circus

17           Glasgow, King Tut’s




21           Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues)

22           Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)

23           Carlton, MN (Black Bear Casino)

24           Minneapolis, MN (Myth)

26           Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)

27           Austin, TX (Stubb’s)

28           Houston, TX (House Of Blues)



02           Orlando, FL (House Of Blues)

03           St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Live)

04           Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)

05           Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)

06           Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)

08           Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)

11           Washington, DC (9:30 Club)

13           New York, NY (Terminal 5)

17           Boston, MA (House of Blues)


02           Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

03           Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

04           Wrexham, Central Station

05           Nottingham, Bodega

06           Carlisle, The Brickyard

07           Sheffield, Corporation

09           Hull, Adelphi

10           Guildford, TheBoileroom

11           Norwich, Waterfront (Upstairs)

13           Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle




Ticket link for the UK tour is:


All tickets for rescheduled dates remain valid.



2012 was a great year for Jim Lockey &The Solemn Sun. Following a phenomenal summer that saw themplay a storming set at the 2000trees Festival packing out the tent; they received glorious praise from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for their single ‘England’s Dead’ which was his ‘Next Hype Record’; toured the full length of the UK with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on their sold out tour and performed live alongside Frank at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an estimated audience of 25million people.


Acoustic-led songs that bristle with an energyredolent of a punk rock record collection and live concerts in hot rooms. A blast.”4/5 Kerrang!

Death is a triumph!”5/5 Big Cheese

“A Mumfords-like blend of folk, country and punk” NME


www.facebook.com/jimlockeyandthesolemnsun & @jlandtss


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.