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Kesha Joins The Struts on Single “Body Talks”

Interscope rock band The Struts have partnered with GRAMMY nominated pop superstar Kesha to release a bold, enhanced version of their hit single “Body Talks”.  A long-time fan of the band, Kesha joined The Struts in a Los Angeles studio to re-record the tune lending her vocals and unique style to the song.  “Body Talks ft. Kesha” is available today, August 29, via all digital retailers.

“I’m so excited to release ‘Body Talks’ with The Struts!!! 🌈🤘🌈 ,” says Kesha. “They are one of my favorite current bands keeping the spirit of classic rock and roll alive with their wild energy and sexy style.  It’s a song made for my favorite activity: boogieing.”

Directed by Lagan Sebert the video for “Body Talks ft. Kesha” also premieres today – watch the video HERE. Shot in St. Louis, where both artists were making a tour stop, the clip showcases the rock n’ roll swagger of The Struts frontman Luke Spiller and Kesha.  Sebert also directed Kesha’s recently released Apple Music documentary “Rainbow – The Film.”

The Struts recently wrapped a tour supporting the Foo Fighters, which included performances at Madison Square Garden, Wrigley Field and Fenway Park,  and are gearing up for a fall headline tour. The Body Talks Tour kicks off September 21st at St. Andrew’s in Detroit with shows already sold out in major markets. Tickets are on sale now. Visit thestruts.com for all tour dates and to purchase tickets.

In just a few years, The Struts have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances, while Dave Grohl praised them as the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters. Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead singer), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums). The Struts are currently working on the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut, Everybody Wants, which will be released on Interscope Records this fall.

The Struts Announce Fall North American Headline Tour

Interscope rock band The Struts announce a fall North American headline tour today. Currently on the road supporting the Foo Fighters on their sold-out tour, including two shows earlier this week at Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Struts will kick off The Body Talks Tour September 21st at St Andrew’s in Detroit.  White Reaper, Spirit Animal, The Wrecks and Thunderpussy support on various dates (see below for complete itinerary). Tickets for The Body Talks Tour go on sale Friday, July 20th.  Visit thestruts.com for more info.

“Body Talks” is the new single from the acclaimed U.K. rock band and  is the first song to be released from The Struts’ forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut, Everybody Wants.

The Struts have been on the road nonstop since their formation including worldwide headline shows, prestigious festival plays and support slots for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers. Most recently they sold out four nights at the legendary Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead singer), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

​Guns N’ Roses Tour

The Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime tour is winding down, and the band is taking their final act to Europe, with 18 shows that are scheduled across 14 European countries.
 

Dates for the tour’s last leg are on the Guns N’ Roses official website, along with the venue for each show. The series of shows will begin on 3 June 2018 at the Olympiastadion in Germany and end on 21 July 2018 at the Ullevi Stadium in Sweden. 


Back at the Park



The show on 9 June 2018 will be extra special for UK fans as GNR will headline the famed Download Festival, a three-day spectacle held at Donington Park in Leicestershire. 

The band’s last visit at Donington Park was both memorable and controversial. An account of the day’s events by Virtual Festival discussed how an unruly crowd threw bottles on the stage, with one hitting then-bassist Tommy Stinson. Axl Rose then slipped on a wet surface, prompting him to storm out, before coming back out and warning the crowd sternly that he would leave if the rowdiness persisted. The crowd calmed long enough for GNR to finish their set, and Rose at one point told fans “I’m actually having quite a good time now!”

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Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour

Date Market Venue

3 June 2018                 Berlin (Germany)               Olympiastadion

6 June 2018              Odense (Denmark)                     Dyrskuepladsen

9 June 2018 Donington (England) Donington Park

12 June 2018 Gelsenkirchen (Germany) Veltins-Arena


About Guns N’ Roses



Guns N Roses are one of the most iconic acts ever to come out of the 80s LA rock scene, and their seminal Appetite for Destruction is a must-have for rock fans. It is number 62 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and as the brief review of the album notes, GNR when firing on all cylinders “left all other Eighties metal bands looking like poodle-haired pretenders.”

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The band released four more albums before Slash and McKagan left the band in the mid-1990s. It took two decades for the original members (minus Izzy Stradlin) to reunite on stage, much to the delight of hardcore GNR fans who have stood by the band through all these years despite long stretches of inactivity and several line-up changes. 

Seeing the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses was once just a pipedream for most fans. At one point only Axl Rose was left from the 1987 Appetite for Destruction line-up. It wasn’t just fans looking back at the band’s heyday, in 2015 it was reported that James Franco was working on a film about the early days of GNR. Outside of the proposed film, the band also has a strong digital presence. The Guns N’ Roses video slot game on Slingo is popular among fans as it is a reminder of the original GNR, with images that fans can identify right away like Slash’s guitar, Rose’s whistle and the trademark padded mic. It even gives a nod to the band’s seminal Appetite for Destruction album. While the film and game kept the hopes of the fans alive, in 2016 GNR answered their prayers by reforming.

The band’s reunion has been wildly successful, and GNR fans in Europe are no doubt looking forward to the tour’s final act. After that who knows? Maybe a new album?



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