Following the success of his two recent crowd-funded albums, 2014’s Flowers & Dirt and 2015’s Blackheart, former Gillan guitarist Bernie Tormé has announced plans for a new album. ‘Dublin Cowboy’ will be a triple album comprising a studio CD, an acoustic CD and a live CD. The album is scheduled for release in March 2017 and, again, fans are being asked to support the production and release of the album via a pledge-funding appeal.
“I'm so psyched to be doing my third crowd-funded album on Pledgemusic, and in celebration of number three it’s also a triple album. Triple offender! Titled 'Dublin Cowboy' - because that’s what I am, its going to be a studio album, acoustic album, and a live album altogether in a dinky little slip-box. It’s a totally new experience for me, and that’s the best thing about it! It'll be released in March 2017, and we'll be rocking it live throughout the UK in April 2017. Can't wait!”
The success of his two recent solo albums heralded the start of a real career renaissance for Bernie Tormé. Both albums were assisted by highly successful pledge-funding campaigns that helped reconnect Bernie with long-standing fans as well as bringing new ones. ‘Dublin Cowboy’ continues that renaissance. Full details of the Pledgemusic appeal will be found at:
Highlights of the Pledgemusic deal include: £25 will buy you a copy of the ‘Dublin Cowboy’ triple CD (and the first 100 physical CD orders will also get a free Bernie Torme ‘Stratocaster Gypsy’ DVD | £36 will buy you a signed copy of ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (together with a free DVD for the first 100 physical CD orders) | £200 will buy you a Guitar Masterclass with Bernie | £350 will buy you a day’s recording at Barnroom Studios in Kent with Bernie producing | £500 will buy you Bernie’s vintage pirate coat, as worn on stage by Bernie during the Gillan era |
To tie in with the release of the album a new 2017 UK Tour has also been announced: 1st April SOUTH SHIELDS The Unionist Club 2nd April GLASGOW Nice n Sleazy 3rd April EDINBURGH Bannermans 4th April GRIMSBY Yardbirds 5th April MANCHESTER FAC251 6th April WOLVERHAMPTON The Robin 2 7th April LONDON The Borderline 8th April BRIGHTON The Prince Albert