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AMIGO THE DEVIL – first ever UK/RoI & mainland European tour from late January 2020

Written by on 10th December 2019

AMIGO THE DEVIL – first ever UK/RoI & mainland European tour from late January 2020

 

If you have ever heard a room full of people yelling “I hope your husband dies” in some harmoniously
sloppy, drunken unison, then you will have stumbled into an Amigo The Devil show. Danny Kiranos,
better known as his musical alter ego, has spent the last few years challenging the expectations of
traditional folk, country music purists and rock/extreme metal fans alike with his morbid, yet oddly
romantic take on the Americana tradition and has cultivated a dedicated fanbase Stateside.

Despite being armed with only his voice and a banjo/acoustic guitar, an ATD live show is worlds away
from what most might expect of a folk show. Loaded with sing-alongs and a sizeable dose of humour
to make otherwise grim topics accessible for fans of every genre, his songs remain deeply rooted in
the tradition of storytelling that seems to be slipping away from the human condition.

Having released his acclaimed debut album, ‘Everything Is Fine’, in early 2019, ATD has been
touring North America relentlessly ever since. He will finally make his long awaited debut in the UK,
RoI and mainland Europe in late January for a tour that takes in 30 towns and cities,

stating:
”we can’t wait to meet all of you on our FIRST UK/European Tour! Activate party mode and bring us
delicious food please.”

25.01.20  BRIDGWATER The Cobblestones
26.01.20  CARDIFF 10 Feet Tall
27.01.20  STOKE Underground
29.01.20  DUBLIN The Sound House
30.01.20  GALWAY Roisin Dubh
31.01.20  CORK DeBarra’s
01.02.20  LIMERICK Kasbah Social Club
03.02.20  LIVERPOOL Phase One
04.02.20  MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
05.02.20  GLASGOW Stereo
06.02.20  NEWCASTLE Think Tank?
07.02.20  HULL The Polar Bear
08.02.20  LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club
10.02.20  BIRMINGHAM The Cuban Embassy
12.02.20  MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
13.02.20  SOUTHAMPTON Heartbreakers
15.02.20  LONDON Hoxton Hall
16.02.20  BRIGHTON Hope & Ruin

Tickets
myticket.co.uk/artists/amigo-the-devil

UK tour promo video

18.02.20  PARIS (FR) 1999
21.02.20  HAMBURG (DE) headCRASH
22.02.20  BERLIN (DE) Cassiopeia
23.02.20  PRAGUE (CZ) Café V lese
24.02.20  MUNICH (DE) Feierwerk / Kranhale
25.02.20  COLOGNE (DE) Blue Shell
27.02.20  HAARLEM (NL) Patronaat Z3
28.02.20  UTRECHT (NL) Tivoli Club Nine
29.02.20  EINDHOVEN (NL) Effenaar Rozenknop
02.03.20  COPENHAGEN (DK) Ideal Bar (Vega)
03.03.20  STOCKHOLM (SE) Nalen Klubb
04.03.20  OSLO (NO) Krøsset

 

Amigo The Devil is a strange, hard-to-define entity that hovers like a slightly vengeful ghost around
the peripheries of metal, dark folk and Americana, claimed by none but with roots in all three.
The work of singer-songwriter born Danny Kiranos has been described as ‘murder folk’ in more than
a few places, which is both delightful and apt, since his output camps out at the crossroads of Devil
Makes Three, 16 Horsepower and Danzig, while his lyrics concern themselves with murder as often
as they do love, libations and self-loathing.

Despite his allegiance with the scene itself, the only real heavy metal influence at work here is in the
devilish atmosphere and an overall pit-dark vibe that’s a few shades past Southern gothic and has
landed him on line-ups with outright doom bands more than once. It’s a curious position to occupy,
but Amigo The Devil and his waitin’-around-to-die music makes it seem natural.

Everything Is Fine’ is ATD’s first full-length record, and, despite its downhome, rough-hewn feel, it
comes stacked with highfalutin credentials. Produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Limp Bizkit,
Slipknot), its percussive elements shaped by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine,
Audioslave, Prophets Of Rage), and recorded at Valentine Studios on original 70’s-era gear, the
album is ultimately a backcountry nightmare, soundtracked by raspy, slightly unhinged vocals and
an overall apocalyptic bent.

 

 






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