BB King tours Europe this summer

by Modculture 5 March, 2009

Mississippi delta blues legend B.B. King is to hit the road in Europe this June and July.

BB King

The tour dates in full are:
Manchester Evening News Arena (June 24th)
Birmingham NIA (25th)
Cardiff International Arena (27th)
London Wembley Arena (28th)
Helsinki Icehall (July 1st)
Gothenburg Tradgarn (3rd)
Sonderborg Molleparken (5th)
Hamburg Color Line Arena (6th)
Ghent Byloke (8th)
Rotterdam North Sea Jazz (10th)
Frankfort Ballsporthalle (11th)
Montreux Jazz Festival (12th)
Prague Tesla Arena (15th)
Budapest Sports Arena (16th)
Vienna Weiner Konzerthaus (17th)
Pistoia Piazza Duomo (19th)
Nice Jazz Festival (20th)
Paris Palais des Congres de Paris (22nd)
Congac Blues Passions Festival (23rd)

Support for the UK dates is from none other than British blues icon John Mayall. Tickets for the UK dates can be purchased from Ticketmaster; for the mainland contact the venues directly.

King's last album was 2008's One Kind Favor, which saw him cover his favourite blues songs by the likes of Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Chester Burnett, Lonnie
Johnson, Walter Jacobs, and John Lee Hooker. The official BB King website can be found here.
  • Matt Clarke

    Went to see the king play birmingham. He was absolutely brilliant. So much stage presence from an 83 year old man who was sat down all night. Excellent band too every musician was extremely talented. BB is the reason i fell in love with the blues.
    The NIA doesnt have the best sound and seating but it was most likely the best show i will ever see.