Tour Promoter Rock 'n Roots has announced that the planned European tour by guitarist James Burton with the band Mufkin Tass, scheduled to begin this week, is in trouble.
The Iceland ash clouds over European airspace literally throws spanner in the works: the flight booked for Burton that would land on Sunday, April 18th was canceled. Hitherto these exceptional circumstances have affected the first four dates of the concert tour. The shows that are being rescheduled are: April 20 (Goirle, CC Jan van Besouw), April 21 (The Hague, Paard van Troje), April 22 (Amersfoort, De Kelder) and April 23 (Hoorn, Manifesto). On April 20 James Burton would have begun a tour of the Dutch and a small part of the European club circuit. This time not with the TCB Band (Elvis’ original backing band), but with the still virtually unknown Dutch band Mufkin Tass.
The repertoire will include songs that Burton has played in its rich history (including ‘Crying’, ‘Daydream Believer’, ‘Johnny B Goode', ‘Love Hurts’, ‘Susie Q', ‘The Air That I Breathe’ and ‘ Whole Lotta Shakin 'Goin' On’ etc.). The band has been working for months on this tour, and was all set to welcome Burton in their midst for the shows. Unfortunately, it is now at the mercy of the weather. Nevertheless, it appears that James will be able to put foot on European soil a few days later than planned. Everything is being done to have Burton flown in as soon as possible in order to reschedule the missed concerts within a reasonable timeframe. Until the new dates at those venues are announced, tickets already purchased may be retained for the new shows.
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