Preview: Chris Shiflett and Willy Cobb arrive for UK dates next month

Credit: Joe Martinez

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has announced Willy Cobb as support on his forthcoming headline tour in March, which concludes with a show at London’s Electric Ballroom on the 27th. Tickets are available here. Cobb says, “I remember being on the flight the first time I went across the pond, listening to one of Chris’ albums. It’s a full-circle moment for us to tour the UK together! I can’t wait to get over in March.”

‘Wild’ Willy Cobb is the cousin of Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Brent Cobb, who along with Jaren Johnston (frontman of The Cadillac Three) are producing Willy’s forthcoming album. In Cobb’s own words, “If you don’t know me, I’m a southern guy making alternative rock music. I’m originally from Georgia but now live in Nashville, Tennessee, where I’ve been making music and playing shows for a while. I’m influenced by 90’s grunge, but I like to add a southern twist. I love loud guitars, tattoos, eyeliner, and bands like Nirvana and Tame Impala.”

The upcoming tour follows the release of Shiflett’s third album “Lost At Sea”, which is out now on Snakefarm in the UK and features the latest single ‘Weigh You Down’ which you can listen to below. Originally inspired by Shiflett’s wife’s birthday, the song turned into a baritone guitar-driven rocker; upbeat and sweet.

Shiflett says, “I can’t wait to get back over to the UK and Ireland for another run of dates!  The tour we did last spring was amazing, the best we’ve ever done. The crowds were wild so I can’t wait to see what it’ll be like touring now that the record is out. We’ll definitely mix in a few more new tunes in addition to the older stuff.”

Chris Shiflett and Willy Cobb March 2024 Tour Dates:

Weds 20th – Academy, Dublin
Thurs 21st – The Limelight 2, Belfast
Sat 23rd – Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
Sun 24th – Academy 2, Manchester
Mon 25th – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Weds 27th – Electric Ballroom, London

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Which I had the opportunity to attend!
Love his new album!! Great stuff …

David Harper

If you like loud guitar music,with heavy bottoms and tremulous highs, then Chris Shiflett is definitely your man. I enjoyed Weigh You Down for sure, but wished for a bit more lyrical clarity and backing vocals.