Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett announces a Summer West Coast Tour in celebration of his highly anticipated solo album, Hard Lessons, which will be released June 14 on East Beach Records & Tapes/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order.
Shiflett has already confirmed headline dates in California with stops at Costa Mesa’s Wayfarer, Pioneertown’s Pappy & Harriets, Bakerfield’s Temblor Brewing and Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge. Tickets are now available for purchase.
Hard Lessons is Shiflett’s fourth solo album. It was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), the second collaboration between the two.
When asked about the album, Shiflett commented “I remember one night between Foo Fighters gigs last year I went out for dinner with Dave Cobb to chit chat about making this record. He said he had a vision of me playing through an old Marshall JCM-800…. [he continued] Since it was my second time working with Cobb and Co. out there at RCA Studio A, I kind of knew what to expect as far as his process, so I intentionally didn’t overthink or over-demo the songs because I didn’t want to get too stuck on any ideas I brought with me. I couldn’t be more excited about the results.”
According to the press release, the album features ten new songs, which sees Shiflett on the electric guitar, various musicians on instruments and a duet with Elizabeth Cook on “The One You Go Home To” and special guest guitarist Laur “Little Joe” Joamets on “This Ol’ World.”