The Bad Flowers meteoric rise to fame kicked off when the band released their critically acclaimed debut album Starting Gun in February 2018. The album spawned to radio tracks on Planet Rock Thunder Child and Hurricane. The band embarked on a UK tour supporting Stone Broken and Jared James Nichols the same month. This summer, The Bad Flowers play several music festivals including Steelhouse, Stone Free, Hard Rock Hell, followed by Planet Rockstock in December. Their recently released debut album Starting Gun is the follow up to 2016’s self-titled EP and shows the great progression of song writing and musicianship of The Bad Flowers over the past two years.
The band were named as one of Planet Rock Radio’s “Ones To Watch”. Thunder Child, the first single taken from the Starting Gun, gained heavy airplay and was described by the station as “pure, dynamic, riff-heavy rock ‘n’ roll delivered with passion and prowess.” The Bad Flowers next single to be serviced to rock radio is Who Needs A Soul which will be accompanied with an official music video. The band have received rave reviews and press coverage in the rock press including Powerplay, Planet Rock Magazine, Rock Society, Fireworks and HRH Magazine. The band features Tom Leighton (vocals, guitar), Dale Bollard Tonks (bass) and Karl Selickis (drums).
THE BAD FLOWERS & FEDERAL CHARM CO-HEADLINE SEPTEMBER 2018 UK TOUR
Thekla, Bristol Wednesday 19 September
Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd Thursday 20 September
The Bodega, Nottingham Friday 21 September
Classic Grand, Glasgow Saturday 22 September
The Live Rooms, Chester Sunday 23 September
The Deaf Institute, Manchester Monday 24 September
The Parish, Huddersfield Wednesday 26 September
Think Tank, Newcastle Thursday 27 September
Corporation, Sheffield Friday 28 September
O2 Institute 2, Birmingham Saturday 29 September
Borderline, London Sunday 30 September
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. I travel between the US and UK seeking my dream! My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse