Ex-Black Grape vocalist KERMIT will join Bentley Rhythm Ace on their forthcoming UK tour, which will also include a completely new stage set, two drummers and pyrotechnics as part of the show.
As previously announced on nme.com, Kermit sings on ‘How Did I Do That’ and ‘A Lot Of Stick But Not Much Carrot’ on the Bentley‘s new album ‘For Your Ears Only’ which is released on May 29 through Parlophone. The album will be preceded by a new single, ‘Theme From Gutbuster’ which is out on May 15, also through Parlophone.
A spokesperson for the band told nme.com that Kermit was not going to be made a full time member of Bentley Rhythm Ace, instead the band saw him as a “valuable guest”.
The Bentley‘s UK tour has been confirmed as calling at Brighton Concorde (April 26), Dublin Music Centre (May 26), Belfast Empire Music Hall (27), Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (30), Cardiff Coal Exchange (31), Manchester University MDH (June 1), Liverpool John Moores University (2), Glasgow Garage (3), Newcastle Foundation (4), Leeds Metropolitan University (5), Bristol New Trinity (7), London Astoria (8), Sheffield Leadmill (10), Cambridge Junction (11), Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (13) and Norwich Waterfront (14).
Bentley Rhythm Ace are also in the process of lining up various festival appearances, although none have been confirmed as yet – as soon as they are, we’ll tell you here on nme.com.
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