UK Tour – March 2020

A first for the Cornish trio, the band’s debut UK tour kicked off on Weds 4th March 2020, seeing Damon, Andy and Emma travel from Newquay to Sheffield, onto Grantham in Lincolnshire and finally Southend-On-Sea in Essex. Headlining at West Street Live in Sheffield on their first night, they played alongside JiJ from Manchester, Odin’s Revenge and Crude Virtue…

They took time out to explore the beautiful Peak District on the Thursday, sampling Bakewell tarts (not women unfortunately) in Bakewell on the Thursday, heading to The Royal Queen in Grantham for the Friday. Breaking down 6 miles from the venue sucked, but the band were saved by their support band’s singer Simon from 3 Days Reign, who towed them into town. So rock and roll :D Thanks Simon, you are an absolute legend!

Finally the band’s beloved old van decided to work again and get them to their final gig in Essex to play alongside Penanceville, Elysium Sky and the epic Colina Pearl. The Venue (that’s the actual name of the place the Storm played!) in Southend was packed for the Storm, in fact they were so shocked and humbled by the reaction they received, it was the best way to end the mini tour on a high.

After the success of their first ever tour, the band is already in talks with some of the connections they made whilst on the road, that another tour this year is most definitely on the cards.

With thanks to Cyclops Gig Photography.

Acoustic Tour – February 2020

After the success of 50 Year Storm’s support slot with King Creature at the beginning of 2019, as part of their acoustic album ‘To The Bone’ tour, the demand to hear the band’s favourite songs in a stripped-back, chilled acoustic style was so strong, they just had to give fans what they wanted the following year. So in February 2020, over 4 days, the trio travelled around the county, giving the masses exactly what they wanted.

Starting in Falmouth at Hillbilly’s Bar with support from Martin and Luke from local band Oh Majester, they moved onto The Westerner in St.Austell, The Old Ale House in Truro and finally The Rockpool in Gwithian, with support from the mind blowing, former Honey front woman Sarah Marie Tyrell.

Each of their songs, stripped back and raw, entertained Storm fans and newbies alike, gaining yet more followers in the different towns across Cornwall. The question put to the band this time wasn’t about another tour but when they were going to record their acoustic album so that people could buy it!

So, since the people have asked, the Storm will answer. They will be offering a pre-purchase offer for people wanting to buy the album, along with other tempting offers if people pay more towards the ‘crowd funded’-like cause to record the album and get it into production. Watch this space!

With thanks to David Burkinshaw and Sarah Marie Tyrell for their photography.