Molly Duncan

We are saddened to learn of the passing of our old friend and tenor player, Molly Duncan.

He had a recent bout with cancer, and so one half of the "Dundee Horns" is with us no more. His was the world famous sax solo on Pick Up The Pieces, but apart from that, he was one of the funniest and most charming people you could ever meet. He was a founding member of the band - also from Dundee Art College, as are Roger Ball and Alan Gorrie - and will be sorely missed.

His son, Dan, was with him at the end, and our condolences are with him and other family members.

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Augustis Terribilis

This has been a trying five weeks for the AWB collective, with not one, but two major surgeries among us – and one of our number sadly losing an immediate family member, to complete an unprecedented trio of dire and derailing situations.

The end result is that the UK / EU tour scheduled for this month has had to be postponed until next May, it being the earliest that all of the concert venues could re-accommodate us. We want to apologise to our fans who have tickets for these gigs (they remain valid for the May dates), and our greatest wish is that you can all make it to the rebooked shows next spring; promoters have even been able to add in a couple of new dates (see below).

Obviously, we are gutted to forgo this current mission, as it was looking like a bit of a victory–lap after our Royal Albert Hall show in July. All the hard work and heavy lifting had been done to prepare for that one, and we’ve planned the same concert programme for the rest of the UK.

In 47 years of travels together the band has never had to cancel a tour. We’ll rebound, however, and look forward to a fine run-out in May. Who knows – the weather may be better, summer will be coming, ...and so will Average White Band.

Thank you all for your patience. We will be back on the road in the States in October, and will see you in the UK and Europe in May!

The rescheduled 2020 UK dates are:

Sun. May 10: Perth Concert Hall

Mon. May 11: Aberdeen Music Hall

Wed. May 13: Glasgow Royal Concert hall

Thu. May14: Newcastle - Tyne Theatre

Sat. May 16: Minehead - Butlin’s Soul Festival

Sun. May 17: Bexhill - De La Warr Pavilion

Tue. May 20: Birmingham Town Hall

Wed. May 21: Guildford - GLive

Thu. May 22: Southampton - 02 Guildhall

And:

EU 2020:

Mon. May 25: The Hague – Paard Van Troje

Tue. May 26: Amsterdam Paradiso

Wed. May 27: Nijmegen - Doornroosje

Fri. May 29: Leuven – Het Depot

INSIDE OUT - Digital Release

INSIDE OUT, AWB’s latest CD will be released tomorrow, Feb. 9th on all the download and streaming services:  iTunes, AppleMusic, Spotify, Pandora, GooglePlay, Shazam, Deezer etc., etc. 

The collection contains four new studio cuts-the first studio recording in fifteen years (that’s the “INSIDE” bit, get it?), and the “OUTSIDE”  part is a live, 8-song set with an expanded horn section, recreating the original horn arrangements from the AWB, Cut The Cake, Soul Searching, Feel No Fret, Montreux '77, and Shine CDs. 

So, if you're a fan from the original glory days, you will have those familiar pieces to enjoy - and if you are relatively new to AWB, the entire collection will give you a complete panorama of the old and the new in the band's repertoire.

Check it out, take your picks, and we will see you at some of this year's upcoming shows, for your comments and reviews. Enjoy!

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Get your Autographed Copy of "AWB-Inside Out"

Yes, we said that they would only be available at shows until 2018, but guess what? We have several dozen preview copies of the new AWB CD, "Inside Out" left over the tour. We've signed them and will make them available to anyone who acts fast. When these copies are gone, that's it until the official release in February. 

Unfortunately, they won't arrive in time for Christmas, but what better way to cure those post-holiday blues than some brand new AWB music?

AWB-INSIDE OUT

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 “AWB: Inside Out”, contains four new studio tracks, along with eight live tracks of classic AWB tunes, recorded with a five-piece horn section.

New AWB CD and Five LP box set . . .

As we close out 2017 with our week-long residence at the Blue Note in Honolulu (jealous?) followed by our annual visit to Jazz Alley in Seattle (one of our favorite cities), we wanted to let you know about a couple of things to look forward to in 2018 (or maybe sooner if you’re lucky) . . . 

First off, there’s the release by Demon Music Group of “Pick Of The Pieces: The Vinyl Collection” a five-LP box set, containing vinyl versions of “AWB”, “Cut The Cake”, “Feel No Fret”, “Soul Searching” and “Shine”. Each set also includes a print signed by Alan, Hamish, Onnie, Roger, Molly and Steve. This is a limited edition with only 500 sets available. This box set will be on sale January 26, and will be available for pre-order on Amazon within the next several days. 

Also arriving in 2018 is our new release, “AWB: Inside Out”, containing four new studio tracks, along with eight live tracks of classic AWB tunes, recorded with a five-piece horn section. “AWB: Inside Out” will be released to the general public in early 2018, but you can pick it up now, if you come to one of our live shows.

Watch this space for more info.

Happy Holidays!