Samantha Fish – UK And European Tour Dates 2019

Samantha Fish

Rounder Records Debut Slated for Worldwide Release on August 30, 2019

Single “Watch It Die” and “Love Letters” Available Now

UK & European began in Newcastle on Tuesday May 7th

Listen on Demand to Samantha’s Live Performance on BBC Radio 2’s
The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews on May 6
on BBC iPlayer

Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on August 30, 2019. A two-song single from the album featuring “Watch It Die” and “Love Letters” was released today.

“Watch It Die” reveals Fish’s prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smouldering “Love Letters,” is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo.

Listen to, and download the new single from

Fish’s incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of “Bulletproof” to the sweet Memphis R&B of “Trying Not To Fall in Love With You,” the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.

The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that’s distinctly her own: “She Don’t Live Here Anymore,” co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. “Love Your Lies” persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while “You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)” is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful “Dream Girl” and the cathartic, blues-saturated “Farewell My Fair Weather.”

On May 6, Samantha kicked off her tour of UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2’s highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews.

If you missed it, you can now listen to it on demand via BBC iPlayer via this link –

In June, she will start a tour of the US that includes stops at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, San Francisco’s Fillmore, and the Troubadour in West Hollywood. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Love Letters
Samantha Fish / Jim McCormick

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars
Austin Clements, bass
Rick Steff, Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ
Doug Belote drums
Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones
Tom Clary, trumpet

Watch It Die
Samantha Fish / Patrick Sweany

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars
Austin Clements, bass
Rick Steff, Hammond B3 organ
Andriu Yanovski, Moog synthesizer
Doug Belote drums
Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones
Tom Clary, trumpet
Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph and Kayla Jasmine, backing vocals

UK And European Tour Dates:
Tickets –

5/07/19          Sage 2                             Gateshead
5/08/19         Milton Keynes               The Stables
5/09/19         Edinburgh                      Voodoo Rooms (Sold Out)
5/10/19          Glasgow                          Òran Mór (Sold Out)
5/11/19           Birmingham                  O2 Academy Birmingham
5/12/19          Bristol                             Thekla (Sold Out)
5/13/19          Cambridge                     Cambridge Junction
5/14/19          Manchester                    Band on the Wall (Sold Out)
5/16/19          London                           The Garage
5/17/19          Brighton                          The Haunt
5/18/19          Oxford                             O2 Academy
5/19/19          Southampton                 The Brook
5/21/19          Paris                                 Le Flow
5/22/19          Brussels                          AB Club
5/23/19          Amsterdam                    Q Factory
5/24/19          Hamburg                        Fabrik
5/25/19          Dortmund                      Piano
5/26/19          Nurnberg                       Hirsch
5/27/19          Munich                           Strom
5/28/19          Zurich                             Kaufleutenv
5/30/19          Milan                              Legend Club

I’m looking after the Tour Management for this run of dates, so if anyone is thinking of coming to any of these shows, come and say hello at the Merch Table after the show.