Thanks to everyone who came to the first show of our first Red Guitars tour in 38 years – we had an absolute blast! It couldn’t have been a better way to kick off the tour. The Old Woollen, Farsley is a superb venue with a terrific vibe, stage, sound and lights. We had such a fantastic time. Special thanks to our guests Terra Fin and our friend Choque & the team for making our opening show a night to remember.
Lovely to meet Steve Homer CEO of AEG Presents at the show. Steve started this whole thing by asking if we might reform for a tour with AEG. We were lucky to open the tour at such a great venue.
Here we are, all the original band back together, Hallam Lewis, Jeremy Kidd, John Rowley, Matt Higgins and Lou Duffy-Howard, joined in 2022 by Jos Allen and Doug Swallow.
Fab set of photographs by Richard Duffy-Howard show the fun and energy of the gig. Spot the one where I’m levitating during Hal’s solo.
Doug was behind a curtain all night hence the lack of appearance on the photos but here he is with John at the dress rehearsal. And here’s our old Red Guitars buddy Choque who hosts a superb venue and team at The Old Woollen, with Hal and Lou after the gig.
Big thanks to our special guests Terra Fin, who played a storming set to open the tour for us.
Richard also took some out take photographs documenting the tour:
Thank you to everyone who sent us lovely messages on social media, here’s a few:
“Wow! @RedGuitars were absolutely brilliant tonight. 38 years since their last live show? Still got some amazing energy and a great bunch of songs. And what a great venue @OldWoollen is. Definitely be paying it another visit.” @jonnygarcon
“A triumphant return for @RedGuitars with a wonderful gig at @OldWoollen on the first date of their ‘Slow To Fade’ reunion tour. Stand out songs were ‘Slow To Fade’, ‘Fact’, ‘Steeltown’ and ‘Good Technology’. @TerraFinMusic opened proceedings with a very enjoyable set … excellent evening of uplifting music.” Across the Universal Soundscape
“A great night at Old Woollen last night watching @RedGuitars, a cracking venue. Roll on Manchester on Thursday” @Thebubblegunman
“Great venue, great beer, great band, great tunes, great gig. To sum up, it wer’great!” @StephenBatley2
“Last night was brilliant. See you at the 100 Club!”
“Fantastic opening gig last night! Looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow at Night & Day Cafe Manchester “
“I waited the best part of 40 years for last night’s Red Guitars gig. I wasn’t disappointed and I’m still smiling. Same again next week!”rogytds
“Great gig, great venue. We enjoyed every minute, and it looked like you all did too ! Wish we could come to one of the others, another tour please ?”
“Fantastic gig, it’s like you’ve never been away!”
“A wonderful gig, a real privilege to be there and just so much warmth, energy and fun from the band.”
“Tremendous night! Couldn’t stop smiling. You were freakin’ awesome”
Next up look at our gig photos from Manchester Night and Day Cafe here: https://loudhailer.net/2022/04/26/red-guitars-at-manchester-night-day-2022/