Stevie Van Zandt, a principle architect of the “Jersey Shore” sound and a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, returns to Europe this summer, including dates in Ireland and the UK for the Soulfire TeachRock Tour 2018, following an immensely successful run of European shows last year.
The tour will see Van Zandt (also known as Little Steven) and his powerful 14-person band, The Disciples Of Soul, kick off the tour on June 28 in Dublin. They will perform shows in Liverpool, Whitley Bay, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Norway, before the finale at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on July 27.
The landmark live tour will also benefit The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s TeachRock programme. Established by Dr. Van Zandt (he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Rutgers University), the Foundation creates education materials that use the history of popular music to create engaging, multicultural lesson plans for history, social studies, language arts, music, and science classrooms, all of which are available to educators at no cost.
This marks the first-ever rock tour specifically geared towards addressing this crucial societal need. At each stop of the tour, The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation is also hosting free TeachRock Professional Development Workshops, with educators who attend receiving a complimentary ticket to that evening’s concert.
As well as news of his 2018 tour, Van Zandt will release a new live album entitled Soulfire LIVE! available digitally April 27.
Tickets for the Soulfire TeachRock Tour 2018, including VIP Soundcheck Meet and Greet packages, are available now, visit http://littlesteven.com/.
Ireland & UK
THU JUNE 28 – DUBLIN, IRELAND – BUTTON FACTORY
SAT JUNE 30 – LIVERPOOL, UK – O2 ACADEMY
MON JULY 2 – WHITLEY BAY, UK – MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY JULY 27 – LONDON, UK – SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
WED JULY 4 – COLONGE, GERMANY – E-WERK
FRI JULY 6 – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – AMSTERDAMSE BOS
WED JULY 11 – MADRID, SPAIN – NOCHES DEL BOTANICO
SAT JULY 14 – LIMBURG, BELGIUM – BLUES PEER
SAT JULY 21 – TELEMARK, NORWAY – WRIGHTEGAARDEN, LANGESUND
MON JULY 23 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – GROSSE FREIHEIT 36
WED JULY 25 – KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – ZELTIVAL