My day, week, and month have just been made: Swedish band Crucified Barbara is going on a North American tour, and they are even hitting up Vancouver, Canada! Crucified Barbara are supporting British heavy metal veterans Girlschool on this “Guilty As Sin”-tour, with Old James and Velvet Black on the bill as well. You better believe I’ve got my tickets already!
Girlschool started out in 1978, and is still going strong with Kim McAuliffe on vocals and guitar, Enid Williams on vocals and bass, Jackie Chambers on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Denise Dufort on drums.
Crucified Barbara released the best album of their career in 2014: the hard rocking masterpiece In The Red.
Old James is a rock band from Toronto, Canada. They have recently toured with Uli Jon Roth and Vinnie Moore.
Velvet Black (previously known as Blue Daven’s Code) is another hard-rocking Canadian crew.
Tour-dates *****UPDATED MARCH 21*****:
- 5/20 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
- 5/21 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
- 5/22 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky
- 5/24 San Francisco, CA Slims
- 5/27 Portland, Ambassador Ballroom
- 5/28 Seattle, WA Studio 7
- 5/29 Vancouver, BC Venue
- 5/31 Bozeman, MT The Fault Line
- 6/3 Kansas City, MO The Scene
- 6/4 Minneapolis, MN Pickle Park
- 6/5 Chicago, IL Reggies
- 6/6 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
- 6/7 Toronto, ON The Hard Luck
- 6/11 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
- 6/12 Montreal, QU TBA
- 6/13 Portland, ME Biddeford Arena & Expo Center
- 6/14 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus