Blaze has enjoyed many highs in a career spanning over 30 years from the excitement around his first band WOLFSBANE to his elevation to global fame fronting the most influential British metal band ever ~ IRON MAIDEN, after which he has pursued a solo career which has seen the release of 9 studio albums from the classic ‘Silicon Messiah’ in 2000 to the current resurgence via the ‘Infinite Entanglement’ trilogy.
The 2017 World Tour began in February in Malta and Northern Ireland, moving on to shows in Scotland, England, Wales, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Greece. In July there is also a trip to Serbia and Bosnia.
Music Video ‘Escape Velocity’ filmed at Bruce Dickinson’s facility at Cardiff Airport & taken from the stunning ‘Endure and Survive’ album released March 2017
As well as the success with his solo releases, Blaze has recently been sought after by other contemporary artists ~ in 2016 at the UK’s premier music festival DOWNLOAD Blaze was guest singer with DISTURBED and a year earlier was even hunted down by SABATON who invaded the stage at Blaze’s show in Warsaw, Poland for an impromptu version of Iron Maiden’s ‘Man on the Edge’. In 2017 he was invited to play the inaugural Heavy Scotland festival headlined by ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH.
Guest performance with DISTURBED at Download Festival in 2016. Fellow guests Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM and Ben Burnley of BREAKING BENJAMIN.
Blaze appears at 2 mins 22 seconds.
In August – September, Blaze is bringing his 2017 World Tour to USA and Canada, backed by his regular recording and touring musicians taken from British heavy metal band ABSOLVA….
Chris Appleton ~ lead guitar and backing vocals
Martin McNee ~ drums
Karl Schramm ~ bass and backing vocals
The guys from Absolva are no strangers to a heavy schedule, having toured previously in their own right with the likes of ICED EARTH, SAXON, MICHAEL SCHENKER and Y&T, as well as their own headline shows.
The full schedule for USA and Canada is as follows….
8/9 Sellersville, PA Sellersville, Theater
8/10 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
8/11 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
8/12 Rockbridge Baths, VA (Private show)
8/13 Baltimore, MD Fish Head Cantina
8/15 Syracuse, NY Sharkey’s
8/16 Montreal Piranha Bar
8/17 Ottawa Brass Monkey
8/18 Quebec L’Anti
8/19 Toronto Rockpile
8/20 London East Side Bar and Grill
8/21 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
8/24 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
8/25 Janesville, WI Backbar
8/26 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgators
8/27 St. Louis, MO Fubar
8/30 Ft. Worth, TX Rail Club
8/31 Austin, TX Come and Get it Live
9/1 Houston, TX Concert Pub North
9/2 San Antonio, TX Rockbox
9/4 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
9/7 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s
9/8 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
9/9 Seattle, WA El Corazon