Surviving members of Eddie & The Hot Rods will be out on the road in 2020 in memory of their legendary lead singer, Barrie Masters, who passed away in October 2019.
The shows will see bassist Ian ‘Dispter’ Dean take on the duty of lead vocals. With drummer Simon Bowley, and guitarist Richard Holgarth this line up of Eddie & The Hot Rods backed Barrie Masters for nearly 20 years, making them the longest serving line up in the bands history.
Tributes to Barrie Masters were led online by Spandau Ballet’s Gary and Martin Kemp, The Damned’s Captain Sensible and TV nature show host Chris Packham. His funeral was attended by all living original members of Eddie & The Hot Rods, Dr Feelgood, and Green Day’s live guitarist Kevin Preston who made a special journey following a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Following encouragement from fans worldwide, and at the insistence of Barrie’s family, the band have decided to carry on playing live.
Bass player Mic Stoner will join the band with special guests Department S* and Duncan Reid And The Big Heads** on some shows.
A special London show 1 year on from Barrie’s passing will take place on Saturday 3rd October.
Full 2020 dates:
Feb 28 Minehead Great British Alternative Festival
Mar 7 . Woking Undercover Festival
Apr 17 Chelmsford Football Club*
Jun 6 Coombes Glastonwick Festival
Jun 11 Putney Half Moon*
Jun 12 Leicester Musician*
Jun 13 Barnard Castle TCR Hub*
Jun 14 Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre*
Jun 19 Brighton Patterns*
Jun 25 Sheffield Greystones*
Jun 26 Buckley The Tivoli*
Jul 4 Harlow Latton Park
Sep 4 Cardiff The Globe*
Sep 12 Whitwell Festival
Sep 18 Guildford Holroyd Arms*
Sep 19 Nottingham Rescue Rooms*
Sep 25 Cambridge Junction**
Sep 26 Norwich Epic Studios**
Oct 3 London Red Lion Ballroom