Chris Stills to support acclaimed album, ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ with November UK dates31 October 2018
Chris Stills will be supporting his new album, and first in over 10 years, ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ (out now via Rive Gauche Music, Kobalt/PIAS) with a trio of headline shows this autumn, taking in a stop at London’s Borderline on November 25, 2018. The album – the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled release – follows Stills’ recent contribution to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the Oscar-winning I, Tonya and his co-production of the annual ‘Light Up The Blues’ charity benefit in Los Angeles, which this year saw Stills perform alongside the likes of Neil Young, Patti Smith, Beck and Burt Bacharach.
An album preceded by a decade-long gestation period, ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ finally draws together much-anticipated new material from Stills – with some tracks demoed as early as 2013 – following a prolonged period of emotional turbulence. Raised between California and France (where he began writing songs whilst at The American School of Paris, also befriending one-time bandmate Adam Cohen, son of Leonard) the child ofCSNY’s Stephen Stills and Véronique Sanson, Chris returned to his former home of Los Angeles in 2010 amidst the breakdown of his marriage to the mother of his two young daughters.
Praise for ‘Don’t Be Afraid’
“This magpie mind is the convincing, appealing expression of someone who was born into classic rock” 8/10 Classic Rock
“A fine re-kindling of his musical career” MOJO
“An album that amounts to a personal exorcism” Uncut
“Lush, rich sounds, warming to the ears” Louder Than War
25 November | LONDON Borderline
26 November | MANCHESTER Night & Day
27 November | EDINBURGH The Voodoo Rooms