Sheffield rock’n’roll radicals, Reverend & The Makers, have announced three shows in Leeds, Nottingham and Liverpool in October. Their acclaimed new album ‘The Death Of A King,’ debuted in the UK album charts at #11, completing a full-house of all six studio albums entering in the Top 20. Debut ‘The State of Things’ reached number 5, aided by the anthemic breakthrough single ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’. The band toured the follow-up album ’A French Kiss in the Chaos’ (2009) as support act for the last ever live dates from Oasis. ‘@Reverend Makers’ was released in 2012, ‘Thirty Two’ was unleashed in 2014 and the critically applauded ‘Mirrors’ was released in 2015.
As previously announced Reverend & The Makers play the following festivals this year:
24th Walton Upon Trent Bearded Theory Festival
26th Warrington Neighbourhood Weekender
29th Manchester Castlefield Bowl
20th-22nd Sheffield Tramlines
26th-29th Matlock Y Not Festival
11th Ledbury Lakefest
24th-26th Portsmouth Victorious Festival
In singer Jon ‘the Reverend’ McClure, Reverend & The Makers can boast one of the true natural frontmen of the modern era, a songwriter of intensity, vision and seemingly boundless energy, never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. Derided, adored, but never ignored. It is McClure, along with longtime songwriting partner Ed Cosens, who have powered the runaway freight-train of the Makers relentlessly forward. With a passion for truth, a hatred of injustice and a belief that music should have something to say, McClure has shown balls of Sheffield steel – facing down his detractors and amassing along the way a diehard ’Rev army’ that sells out shows the length and breadth of the country. ‘The Death of a King’ finds the band in better musical shape than ever, and cranking the mighty engine up another gear.
Tickets are on sale now: