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Open Mic Controller | 9th March 2019

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul have announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album. SUMMER OF SORCERY, the legendary rock ‘n’ rollers’ first album of new material, arrives May 3rd via Wicked Cool/UMe.

SUMMER OF SORCERY is available for pre-order now here. The album will be released on CD, digitally and on vinyl as double LP on 180-gram black vinyl. A limited edition version will be available as a double LP on 180-gram psychedelic swirl vinyl exclusively via uDiscover. All digital pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of the LP’s jet-fueled first track release, ‘Superfly Terraplane’.

Little Steven, real name Steven Van Zandt, is probably best known as being a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. where he plays guitar and mandolin. He’s also in recent years got into acting, playing Silvio Dante on ‘The Sopranos’ from 1999 to 2007, and Frank Tagliano / Giovanni “Johnny” Henriksen on the Netflix Original Series, ‘Lilyhammer’, which he also co-wrote.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul will celebrate SUMMER OF SORCERY with a wide-ranging world tour, beginning May 16th at Liverpool’s 02 Academy and then making headline stops across the United Kingdom, before heading into Europe and the rest of the world.

Thurs 16th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
Sat 18th – Leeds, O2 Academy
Mon 20th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Wed 22nd – Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri 24th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sun 26th – Derbyshire, Bearded Theory Festival

“My first five albums in the ‘80s were both very personal, and very political,” explains Little Steven aka Steven Van Zandt. “I wanted the new material to be more fictionalised. The way records were when I grew up. Before it was an artform. The concept was capturing and communicating that first rush of summer. The electricity of that feeling of unlimited possibilities. Of falling in love with the world for the first time. Obviously, there are occasional personal references, and a bit of what’s going on socially scattered throughout, but I achieved what I set out to do. I created a collection of fictional movies scenes that feel like summer. I’m quite proud of it.”


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