Former BACK DOOR SLAM front man DAVY KNOWLES is back out touring in support of his latest studio album “THE OUTSIDER”, his upcoming film documentary “ISLAND BOUND”, and a series of new blues recordings scheduled for release from Q1 2016. In addition to prolonged radio and digital media campaigns, Knowles will hit clubs and festivals across the USA this year, including residencies at The Iridium, NYC and in his adopted home-town of Chicago, a string of dates with Brian Setzer and George Thorogood and on Joe Bonamassa’s prestigious ‘Blues Alive At Sea’ cruise in February 2016.
Knowles’s professional career started with a bang, arriving in America at the age of 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums hit Top 3 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
A relentless 4 year tour regime followed for Knowles in support of his albums, including legendary festivals such as Lollapalooza, Memphis In May, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits. Other highlights from this period include playing live to astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston, one of only a handful of artists to be invited to do so, three tours of the UK and Europe, and numerous international festivals including Jakarta, Tokyo, and Perth, Australia.