DIESEL – adds new solo dates to Pieces of Americana tour

Great news people!  We’ve had an awesome response to the initial announce of Diesel’s ‘Pieces Of Americana’ tour that is serving as an introduction to his upcoming album by the same name to be released mid 2016.  So much so, that further dates have been added to the initial run.

 

From April 2016 Diesel will head out to regional areas of the country in SOLO mode giving fans the opportunity to hear the tracks raw the way he first approached them but with the added experience of having just recorded “Americana” .

 

The story behind this upcoming album……

 

There’s a concept brewing over at Diesel HQ … an album on which Mark Lizotte, known far and wide as Diesel, will pause to look back on the path that led him to today: eight studio albums, six ARIA Awards, one of our nation’s most lauded and accomplished rock guitarists and singers.

 

And appropriately, for an artist born in America and raised in Australia, the concept is: Americana. Diesel will be paying tribute to the artists that influenced his own musical stew on a new album – and on tour – by putting his unique stamp on some classic songs.

 

“It’s such a broad term, Americana – it means different things to different people,” Diesel says. “From moving out here from America, then moving back and forth again … I wonder if I would have as much fascination and love for American music if I had just stayed in America all my life and never made it out to Australia? It’s safe to say I probably wouldn’t.”

 

The music may be American, but Diesel will approach it the only way he knows how … “It’s very Australian what I’m doing,” he says. “That mongrel thing, taking music – whether it’s from England or America – then crossing things over. We’re not scared of mixing things up here and breaking the rules. Never have been.”

 

The selection process has been torturous – “It’s really hard ’cos it’s such a deep well; how far back do you go? I literally went: OK, I’ve got five minutes, grab the most essential things out of your house before the house burns down!’” – yet also fearless. Witness Diesel’s thought process on daring to tackle Born to Run by The Boss, Bruce Springsteen:

 

“It’s like someone saying, ‘I’m going to rewrite the bible’,” he laughs. “You just don’t touch it! But I thought, if I’m gonna make an Americana album, I may as well get in the ring with Muhammad Ali – the featherweight’s gonna take on the heavyweight and we’ll see what happens. So, if Born to Run is a stranger, I’m going to go right up to that stranger on the street and kiss ’em on the lips. That’s it.”

 

So now, a quarter-century after he busted out of the garage and into the Australian psyche with Don’t Need Love and Soul Revival, it’s time for fans to hear the songs that made the man. With recording underway, Diesel will be taking his concept out on the road from February 2016, infusing his Americana selections into his live set before releasing the album mid 2016.

 

Fri 5 Feb         Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, Sydney, NSW

www.ticketek.com.au                          13 28 49

www.moshtix.com.au                          1300 438 849

www.oztix.com.au                               1300 762 545

 

Sat 6 Feb        Newtown Social Club, Newtown, Sydney, NSW

www.newtownsocialclub.com 1300 724 867

 

Fri 12 Feb       Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, Melbourne, VIC

www.caravanmusic.com.au    03 9568 1432

 

Sat 13 Feb      Northcote Social Club, Northcote, Melbourne, VIC

www.northcotesocialclub.com 1300 724 867

 

Fri 19 Feb       Fowlers, Adelaide, SA

www.moshtix.com.au              1300 438 849

 

Sat 20 Feb      Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA                      

www.rosemounthotel.com.au  08 9328 7062

 

Fri 26 Feb       Sol Bar, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, QLD

www.solbar.com.au                             07 5443 9550

 

Sat 27 Feb      Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

www.woollymammoth.com.au 1300 724 867

 

Sat 5 Mar        The Basement, Sydney, NSW                     

www.thebasement.com.au                  1300 438 949

 

New Solo Tour Dates as follows

 

Fri 1 Apr         Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW

www.trybooking.com


Sat 2 Apr        Asquith Leagues, Asquith, NSW    
(02) 9487 1066

Fri 8 Apr         Forbes Services Club, Forbes, NSW

(02) 6852 1488 or via reception

                                                                       

Sat 9 Apr        Mudgee Soldiers Club, Mudgee, NSW                                           

                        www.clubmudgee.com.au         (02) 6372 1922

 

Fri 15 Apr       The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW                                                                         

www.brassmonkey.com.au     (02) 9544 3844


Sat 16 Apr      The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW                                               

                        www.brassmonkey.com.au    (02) 9544 3844

 

Fri 22 Apr       Serafino Winery – Courtyard, Mclaren Vale, SA                                       

www.serafinowines.com.au    (08) 8323 8911                                   

 

Sat 23 Apr      Slug n Lettuce, Adelaide North, SA

www.moshtix.com.au              1300 438 849 or via the venue                                 

 

Fri 29 Apr       Central Hotel, Shellharbour, NSW                                      

                        www.trybooking.com               or via the venue (02) 4296 6619
Fri 06 May      Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW
      www.trybooking.com               or via club reception (02) 6559 9110 

                                                                       

Sat 7 May       South West Rocks Country Club, Sth West Rocks, NSW

www.trybooking.com              or via the venue (02) 6566 6252
Fri 13 May      Nelson Bay Diggers, Nelson Bay, NSW                            

                         www.westsnewcastle.com.au (02) 4981 1344

 

Sat 14 May     Panorama Lounge, Central Coast, NSW                                                    

www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849                                                                                     

 

Fri 20 May      Blues on Broadbeach – Jupiters Casino Theatre,

Gold Coast, QLD

www.bluesonbroadbeach.com


Sat 21 May     Star Court Theatre, Lismore, NSW                                     

                       www.starcourttheatre.com.au              (02) 6622 5005                                                                                                           

 

Thu 26 May    Robertson Inn, Robertson, NSW                                       

                        www.robertsoninn.com.au                 (02) 4885 1202

or via the venue

 

Fri 27 May      Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW    (02) 6495 1306
via club reception                                                                 

 

Sat 28 May     Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW                                                          

                         www.astorhotelmotel.com.au             (02) 4821 1155

 

Fri 3 Jun         Gateway Hotel, Geelong, VIC                                             

www.moshtix.com.au                         1300 438 849
or via the venue

                                                                       

Sat 4 Jun        Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC                        

www.moshtix.com.au                          1300 438 849
or via the venue

 

Fri 10 Jun       Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC                   

                        www.moshtix.com.au                          1300 438 849

or via the venue                                 

                                                                       

Sat 11 Jun      Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, VIC                                            

                        www.moshtix.com.au                          1300 438 849  or via the venue

 

Sun 12 Jun     York on Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, VIC                                        

                        www.moshtix.com.au                          1300 438 849  or via the venue

 

Fri 24 Jun       Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW                                     

                        www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live    (02) 4956 2066

                                                                       

Sat 25 Jun      Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW                                     

                        www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live    (02) 4956 2066

 

Sun 26 Jun     Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW
www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live    (02) 4956 2066