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Kris Barras Band to play Bilston's Robin 2

By Leigh Sanders | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

The Kris Barras Band have announced Wille & The Bandits will be the main support act when they arrive at Bilston’s Robin 2 later this year.

Kris Barras is bringing his band back to the Robin 2

Barras and his blues rockers have enjoyed an incredible year which has enabled them to announce their biggest headline venues for this autumn – including the popular Robin 2 on October 15.

Since the release of last year’s sophomore record The Divine And Dirty, they have brought us A-list radio singles, a string of sold-out shows on every headline tour, airtime on BBC Radio 2 and riotous festival performances.

They are the only band to play three years in a row at Ramblin’ Man Fair, rocketing from the new band stage in 2017 to the Blues Stage in 2018, and will play the Main Stage when it kicks off next month. They are also the only artist ever to have an unprecedented one-in-one-out performance at last year’s Planet Rockstock Festival, which has also seen them added to 2019’s main stage.

Devon-born Barras and his band have barely had time to catch their breath, having a non-stop year supporting Beth Hart, The Magpie Salute, Smethwick blues queen Joanne Shaw Taylor, King King, GUN and Therapy?

The critical praise for such shows to them winning Planet Rock Radio’s prestigious 2019 Best New Band award.

And they also appeared in Wolverhampton on Saturday night with King King at the upcoming KK’s Steel Mill nights at Starworks Warehouse

"We've had a crazy year,” said Barras. “We went from playing to 75 people-a-show in early 2018 up to selling out 500-capacity venues just 12 months later.

“This October will see us head out on our biggest UK tour to date and will coincide with the release of a brand new album. Every tour that we do, we try to raise the bar and improve as a band. I can guarantee that this one will be another step up."

Tickets to the Robin 2 date, priced at £18,50 in advance and £20 on the door, can be bought here.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders
@LSanders_Star

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at leigh.sanders@expressandstar.co.uk

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