ANNOUNCED: Grand Slam – Announce “Hit The Ground Tour 2020” with date at MFN Nottingham


“Sisters Of Mercy” (Acoustic) Also Released 

Critically Acclaimed Debut Studio Album “Hit The Ground” Out Now on Marshall Records

 “Grand Slam are a band for the present and the future…. One of the years best debuts” – 8/10 Classic Rock Magazine review of “Hit The Ground” album 

“”Hit The Ground” reclaims Archers part in the Lynott story whilst also paying heartfelt respects to Phil’ 4/5 Planet Rock magazine review of “Hit The Ground” album

“It’s a slam dunk!” 9/10 – Powerplay Review of “Hit the Ground” album 

Single “19” playlisted by Planet Rock Radio and The Johnnie Walker Rock Show on BBC Radio 2

Grand Slam today release a new exclusive acoustic version of “Sisters Of Mercy” (a version of the electric track taken from the bands debut album “Hit the Ground”). The band also announce a full UK tour in December 2020.

For “Sisters Of Mercy” (Acoustic)
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Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott as Grand Slam. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day.Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine. And here it is — primed and ready.

The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Dave Boyce) honors the traditions of the band’s history whilst also looking to the future — classic tracks co-written by Lynott and Archer sit alongside a set of brand new songs that embody the same ethos of freedom, positivity and adrenalin that ran through Grand Slam in 1984.As such fans will get to hear Lynott co-writes alongside brand new material from a very special band steeped in rock history.

The debut album was released to widespread critical acclaim in November 2019. Following an acclaimed performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 and a UK headline tour in late 2019, Grand Slam are thrilled to announce a series of UK shows to support the album release, with many more to be announced in 2021…

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HIT THE GROUND TOUR 2020 with special guests Starseed (unless otherwise noted)

Thurs 3rdDecember                           Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, UK – 
Fri 4thDecember                                  MFN, Nottingham, UK
Sat 5thDecember                                 Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
Sun 6thDecember                               Trillians, Newcastle, UK
Thurs 10thDecember                        Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
Fri 11thDecember                               Patriot, Newport, UK
Wed 16thDecember                          Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, UK
Thurs 17thDecember                        Nightrain, Bannerman, UK
Fri 18thDecember                               The Dome, London, UK
Sat 19thDecember                              Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Sun 20thDecember                            Eleven, Stoke, UK – with Heavy Pettin and The Big Dirty

Tickets and/or information is available here –

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