Fresh from their recent headline tour with special guest Mollie Marriott, and their previous UK tours supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars co-headline UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Norfolk Rock’n’Roll band, Bad Touch are pleased to announced they will be special guests on Skid Row’s March 2018 UK tour. The first Skid Row concert Bad Touch will play, will be the show at the Glasgow O2 ABC on Monday 5th March.
Bad Touch’s single “Baby Get It On” featuring Mollie Marriott – a cover of Tina Turner’s classic track written for her by Ike Turner (originally released on her second solo album “Acid Queen” in 1975) has been A-listed on Planet Rock, the UK’s leading classic rock radio station, for several weeks.
“We’re excited to be Skid Row’s special guest on their upcoming tour in March,” says Bad Touch’s lead singer, Stevie Westwood. “Skid Row are a legendary rock band and it will be fantastic to perform in front of their fans. We cannot wait to show their fans what Bad Touch are made of.”
Glasgow, O2 ABC Monday 5 March
Inverness, Ironworks Tuesday 6 March
Newcastle, O2 Academy Wednesday 7 March
Sheffield, Corporation Friday 9 March
*London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Sunday 11 March
Hull, Welly Monday 12 March
Manchester, Academy 2 Wednesday 14 March
Cardiff, University Y Plas Thursday 15 March
Liverpool, Hanger 34 Friday 16 March
Coventry, Kasbah Saturday 17 March
Norwich, Waterfront Monday 19 March
Bristol, O2 Academy Tuesday 20 March
Brighton, Concorde 2 Wednesday 21 March
Nottingham, Rock City Thursday 22 March
*Supporting Skid Row, Night Ranger and Toseland
Norfolk rockers Bad Touch originally formed in 2010 when the band members were still in college. In their formative years, they played local pubs and performed covers of some rock classics, and gradually began to compose original material. Over the last few years Bad Touch have started making a name for themselves and built a reputation for their dynamic live shows, making them on of the “must-see” acts at many local venues.
In 2012, the band recorded their first EP at the Leeders Farm Studio – home of local hero’s The Darkness. The desire to get their music to a wider audience eventually led the band performing gigs around the country. In 2012, the band won the Exposure Music Award in 2012 for their live show, followed by an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell for the very first time.
2013 was a great year for the band. They toured the UK with The Quireboys and won the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest. In 2014, they toured with Bonafide, The Electric Boys and Tyketto, and played many festivals including Download, Steelhouse, Legends of Rock and Hard Rock Hell.
In 2015, the band recorded their debut album Half Way Home at Foel Studios. Released on 27th April, the album received rave reviews from the rock press.
2015 was also a great year for touring with the band completing an 18-date UK tour with The Answer as well as UK tours with Tyketto and Snakecharmer. Bad Touch’s live shows garnered them praise and support from fans and critics.
In June 2016, Bad Touch embarked on a UK tour with Jared James Nichols, followed by a UK tour in July supporting the Kentucky Headhunters.
In July 2016, the band recorded their second album “Truth Be Told”, which was eventually released in December of that year to great critical acclaim. In November they embarked on a joint UK tour with the Australian band “Massive”.
The following year, during March and April, Bad Touch toured the UK with Broken Witt Rebels under the Planet Rock Roadstars banner, and followed this with a UK tour in April and May supporting Britain’s award-winning blues rock band King King. During the tour, Planet Rock radio play-listed the band’s single “99%” which was remixed for radio by Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Killing Joke, Bad Company).
The band played numerous festivals during summer 2017 including Ramblin’ Man, Wildfire, Amplified, Cambridge Rock Festival, Weyfest, and many more. They were voted the most popular band who played the Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair. The band also won a competition to play the Koko at Camden Rocks. In the autumn they supported The Kentucky Headhunters in October 2017, embarked on their first headline tour with special guest Mollie Marriott in November and December, and performed on the main stage at Planet Rockstock on December 3rd.
In November, Plant Rock A-listed Bad Touch’s single “Baby Get It On” featuring Mollie Marriott. The song was a cover of Tina Turner’s classic that originally appeared on her second solo album “Acid Queen” in 1975. The song was written for Tina by her first husband Ike Turner, who also played guitar and sang on the original. The official music video for the single attracted 117,000 views on YouTube.
Bad Touch features Stevie Westwood (lead vocals), Rob Glendinning (guitar), Daniel Seekings (guitar), Michael Bailey (bass) and George Drewry (drums).