Patti Russo To Tour The UK This April
Best known as Meat Loaf's Girl Friday in the magnificent 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light '. Don't sleep on it - come on down!
10th April - The Brook, Southampton
13th April - o2 Academy, Birmingham
17th April - o2 Academy, Sheffield
19th April - o2 Academy, Oxford
21st April - Komedia, Brighton
23rd April - o2 Academy, Leicester
27th April - o2 Academy, Islington, London
For tickets for all dates click here.
As a long-time SAS Band favourite, many of you may know that for decades, Patti Russo has performed alongside some of the world’s finest artists including QUEEN, ROGER DALTREY, JEFF BECK and CHER, but her most recognisable role was that of the Powerhouse Female Vocalist for the legendary artist MEAT LOAF. However, last year Patti went 'veggie' and parted with long-term duet partner MEAT and is finally ready to kick start her long awaited solo career.
We say it's about time - she truly has what it takes to become a major star!
Jamie Moses & Co will be backing Patti on this tour, which is being hailed as the "HOW ARE YA 5-0H" tour, to mark the Rock Powerhouse's 50th birthday! The set list will feature hits from her performances with Meat Loaf, Cher and Queen, amongst others and will also showcase some of Patti's own original material. Not only can that woman's voice raise the roof off of a cathedral, she can also write great songs!
We asked Patti "Why now?". This was her reply...
“Why not? I started my professional career after answering an advert in the Village Voice newspaper in New York City and a month later I was touring for a number one album all over the world. I’d often warm up using QUEEN songs before each show, only to later meet Brian May and Roger Taylor and end up singing with them in front of 90,000 people. I’ve never studied acting before, but I ended up as the Leading Lady in shows in the West End in London and Las Vegas. One day I casually mentioned my admiration for CHER and next I get a call asking me to come and sing with her. I’ve done this all on my own, without representation – it’s been pretty amazing, to say the least, but I’ve never taken that giant leap to start my own solo career and for me it’s like an itch that needs to be scratched! Yeh, sure I am late joining the game, very late compared to others, but then again I’ve never followed the rules and I’m not about to start now!”
“There is no doubt – I am a grown woman and through living a full life I have been able to write about my experiences and now people are listening! I get letters every day telling me that my songs have opened their eyes to problems they have been afraid to face, or that a song of mine has stirred something up inside of them that encourages them to want to be a better person. That’s some pretty amazing feedback isn’t it - how something that you have created through your own life experiences can be put to music and resonate something in others? I am very blessed to be able to do that and I am eternally grateful that I can!”
“The timing is perfect for me. I have some great musicians, who I love to work with and a good team working with me. I truly believe there is an audience out there for me and I can’t wait to get out there and perform for them.”
“Did I mention that I am lovingly calling my very first tour – HOW ARE YA 5-0H!, as I am turning 50 this year! That’s right – put up the bright lights! I am proud to have lived through lots of BS and I am still standing!”
Lots of love always and I hope to see you along the road!