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Monday, March 5, 2012

Chris Isaak bring Sun Studio sound to Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Wicked Game star Chris Isaak is to play Wolverhampton Civic Hall as part of a tour to promote his new album Beyond The Sun.

Chris Isaak will play Wolverhampton Civic on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tickets, costing £25, £30 and £35 go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 9.

Album project ‘Beyond The Sun’ was released on 23rd January on Rhino and entered the charts at #6 – the highest new entry of that week

Released in January, Beyond The Sun has debuted at No 6, making it the highest new entry of the week on the album chart. Released on Rhino, its success represents a renaissance for Chris Isaak in the UK as it is his highest charting album since his 1991 breakthrough collection Wicked Game.

The success of Beyond The Sun has been buoyed by positive press coverage that has included a feature in The Telegraph as well as a variety of high profile television performances and interviews on shows such as BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Something For The Weekend and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

On Beyond The Sun, Chris Isaak pays tribute to the glory days of Memphis’s Sun Studio and the visionary artists who started out there under the guidance of Sam Phillips.

The self-produced album was recorded mostly at the historic Sun Studio with Isaak’s long-term band; Rowland Salley (bass), Kenney Dale Johnson (drums), Hershel Yatovitz (guitar), Scott Plunkett (piano) and Rafael Padilla (percussion). The album also features a guest performance by the Memphis legend ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement, a songwriter, musician and producer who worked with the majority of the Studio’s biggest names.

Isaak magically recaptures the transformative brilliance of the classic sides cut by greats such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun with Phillips, while also getting down to his own deeply rooted musical identity.

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