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The Kentucky Headhunters Are Going 'on Safari' With Tour in Fall 2017

Grammy winning southern rock band to return overseas in support of new album.
The Kentucky Headhunters Are Going 'on Safari' With Tour in Fall 2017

Known as "southern rock royalty", The Kentucky Headhunters are gearing up to take their rowdy, high-energy live show across the pond, as they return to the United Kingdom for a string of performances this fall. Supporting the American band will be United Kingdom rockers Bad Touch, who will join the Headhunters on all 8 shows this October 2017.

"We first met Bad Touch when they were chosen as our support act after my son John Fred Young's band, Black Stone Cherry, convinced us to do our first-ever U.K. tour in 2016. In a mere week of touring, the Headhunters and Bad Touch became like a band of brothers," said Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters. "There is a certain charm and charisma between the two bands that transcends to the fans of both bands, on stage and off. We're proud to announce their return for this year's October U.K. dates. Simply put, it wouldn't be the same without them."

The Kentucky Headhunters have been crisscrossing North America fresh off the 2016 release of "On Safari", the band's 12th studio album. A Plowboy Records/Practice House Records joint venture, the album combines southern rock, blues, Americana and country sounds sure to captivate audiences overseas.

The week of May 29, 2017, tune into The Heartland Network, as members of the band look back on some of their most stand-out career memories. The half-hour interview show airs all week on various affiliates, check local listings here.

Stay up-to-date on all happenings on the road with The Kentucky Headhunters, by following updates on their official website and on Facebook and Twitter.

The Kentucky Headhunters on Tour

  • May 26 - The Cumberland County Playhouse - Crossville, TN
  • June 3 - Ward Nail Park - Lowell, AK
  • June 17 - Hatbox Airfield - Muskogee, OK
  • June 23 - Indian Lookout Country Club - Pattersonville, NY
  • June 24 - Billing Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival - Augusta, NJ
  • July 1 - Jackson Douthitt Park - Jackson, KY
  • July 2 - Concert on the Water - Arley, AL
  • July 7 - HaveROCK Revival - Havelock, ON, Canada
  • July 8 - Tolchester Marina - Chestertown, MD
  • July 14 - Anderson Music Hall - Hiawassee, GA
  • July 15 - Downtown Summer Nights - Decatur, TN
  • July 22 - Strawberry Festival - Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • July 28 - Fayette County Fair - Dunbar, PA
  • July 29 - Ozarks Amphitheater - Camdenton, MO
  • August 5 - Race Days Festival - Raceland, KY
  • August 10 - Elk County Fair - Kersey, PA
  • August 11 - Mason County Fair - Point Pleasant. WV
  • August 12 - Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center - Florence, SC
  • August 14 - Henry County Fair - Napoleon, OH
  • August 18 - Taylor County Fair - Grafton, WV
  • August 19 - Harley Davidson of Atlanta - Lithia Springs, GA
  • August 25 - Crawford County Fair - Gays Mills, WI
  • August 26 - Chattooga County Ag Fair - Summerville, GA
  • September 2 - The Shed - Maryville, TN
  • September 14 - Warren County A&L Fair - McMinnville, TN
  • September 15 - Eldorado Town & Country Days - Eldorado, IL
  • September 16 - Tradewater Music Fest - Providence, KY
  • September 23 - Big Spring Park for Bridge Bash - Cotter, AK
  • September 30 - Gram Parson's Guitar Pull & Tribute Festival - Waycross, GA
  • October 2 - Robin 2 - Bilston, United Kingdom
  • October 3 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • October 5 - Local Authority - Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • October 6 - Waterfront - Norwich, United Kingdom
  • October 7 - Boston Music Rooms - London, United Kingdom
  • October 8 - Club Academy - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • October 9 - Cluny - Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • October 10 - O2, ABC2 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • October 14 - Jenny Wiley Festival - Prestonsburg, KY
  • October 21 - Rockers, Riders & Ribs - Longview, TX

About The Kentucky Headhunters

Known as "southern rock royalty" and the 'great American rock 'n' roll band", The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity most acts can only dream about. With a Grammy Award, two Top 10 charting albums, four consecutive Top 40 hits and countless other honors, The Kentucky Headhunters are credited for creating a unique blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to the toughest music critics and listeners of all kinds. Getting their start in 1968, brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney, from Edmonton, Kentucky, formed Itchy Brother, which later morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters after Kenney departed and Doug Phelps joined the band. Their first album, "Pickin' on Nashville" (1989), surprised the world when it became a major success, selling over two million copies. Their 2015 release "Meet Me in Bluesland", included the last vocals ever recorded of the late, great pianist Johnnie Johnson — Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and legendary keyboardist for Chuck Berry. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut. It also garnered top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart. The band's Fall 2016 release "On Safari" is a southern rock album that tips the hat to family and the southern way of life. The Kentucky Headhunters still tour extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and recently completed their first-ever European tour. For more information on The Kentucky Headhunters, please visit


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