Following the band’s recent name change, high-energy punk rockers The Iron Roses (formerly known as Nathan Gray & The Iron Roses) have announced a string of UK and EU tour dates this November. With special guests Clowns and Smoke or Fire's Joe McMahon, the 15-date tour begins on 28th November in Austria and finishes up on 13th December in Manchester. You can find the full dates below and pick up your tickets here.
Nathan Gray and The Iron Roses released their last full-length album, Rebel Songs, in 2021 via End Hits and Iodine Recordings. Smoke or Fire recently released a collection of their rare and out-of-print material with Beauty Fades, featuring some of the best songs the band has ever written that Joe McMahon often still plays in his live sets.
This tour marks the first time both Gray and McMahon have toured Europe since the Covid-19 pandemic, and is also Gray's first time touring with the full Iron Roses line-up.
Vocalist Nathan Gray had the following to share about the band’s recent name change:
“What once began as the healing journey of one human has evolved beautifully into a community of individuals who create and heal together. Each of the six of us have poured heart and soul into the both the art AND the purpose of what this band brings to the world, and we are honored to introduce you to The Iron Roses. No more ‘&’. Just us - together. This next chapter is a collective undertaking. Hope you’ll join us along the way.”
This follows Gray’s recent coming out as Queer. “As I’ve alluded to several times, I have come out as queer in both my sexuality and my gender identity, in order to express who I’ve always been,” says Gray. “This has nothing to do with who I love and want to be with, and more about loving myself and who I want to be… and who I want to be is ME, an honest person who openly allows my family and friends to support and love me as I truly am. I chose them, they chose me, and now is time to move forward on this journey together without hiding myself any longer. I’m tired of living with deeply ingrained fear and shame, so I’m gonna be more me from now on.”
Full Nathan Gray and The Iron Roses tour dates with Clowns and Joe McMahon below:
28.11.22 - Graz, Austria / PPC
29.11.22 - Linz, Austria / Posthof
30.11.22 - Munchen, Germany / Backstage
1.12.22 - Zurich, Switzerland / Exil
2.12.22 - Stuttgart, German / Wizemann Club
3.12.22 - Hannover, Germany / Musikzentrum
4.12.22 - Leipzig, Germany / Conne Island
5.12.22 - Nurnberg, Germany / Hirsch
6.12.22 - Hamburg, Germany / Knust
7.12.22 - Berlin, Germany / Columbia Theater
8.12.22 - Kolm, Germany / Essigfabrik
9.12.22 - Sittard, Netherlands / Volt
11.12.22 - London, UK / Underworld
12.12.22 - Bristol, UK / The Exchange
13.12.22 - Manchester, UK / Satan's Hollow