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North-east concert announced by Scottish rockers Gun

By Kyle Ritchie

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Scottish rock heroes Gun are set to play Aberdeen next month.

They will perform at The Lemon Tree on Thursday, December 7.

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Gun will play Aberdeen in December.
Gun will play Aberdeen in December.

They have also announced their ninth studio album Hombres which is set for release in April 2024 via a new label deal with Cooking Vinyl.

To celebrate, the band have also shared new single All Fired Up, which is available on all streaming platforms along with an official video.

Hombres is the first album of all new music from Gun since 2017’s Favourite Pleasures, which entered the UK official album chart at number 16.

The record also features new full-time guitarist Ru Moy, adding further heft to the group’s rock ballast.

Speaking of the new record, guitarist Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi said: “This is one of the proudest pieces of work we’ve ever done, truly Gun in its finest form."

Vocalist Dante Gizzi said: “We are proud of the new record and know the fans will love it. We always try to push forward and innovate; it’s essential as it’s how we keep ourselves passionate and excited about making music after so long together.

"It’s important to bring new blood and fresh ideas into the band, too, and Ru has already added a new dynamic.”

New single All Fired Up is available on all streaming platforms now.

Dante added: "All Fired Up is a nod to what we all went through during lockdown; it represents the pent-up frustrations we all had and this is an artistic release of all that built up energy."

The thirteen tracks on Hombres were recorded and produced by Simon Bloor (Trevor Horn) with mixing by Daryl Thorpe (Foo Fighters) at Morsecode Studios and Strongroom Studios.

The record boasts guest vocals from Beverley Skeete (Elton John, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash), Mary Pearce (Primal Scream, Lionel Ritchie, Chaka Khan) and Sarah-Jane Skeete (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Bill Wyman) of The Sisterhood on several tracks, as well as a guest performance on the drums from Joe Lazerus of Twin Atlantic.

The album will be available in multiple formats as both standard and deluxe editions, including on CD, vinyl, and digitally.

2024 also marks the 30th anniversary of GUN’s silver-certified, third album Swagger, which stormed into the official UK album chart at number five and spawned four UK Top 40 singles including smash-hit cover Word Up (number 8), Don't Say It's Over (number 19), The Only One (number 29), and Something Worthwhile (number 39).

Their boisterous cover of Cameo’s Word Up also earnt the group their first MTV Europe Music Award.

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