Steven Van Zandtbetter known as Little Stevenhistoric guitarist of the E Street Band by Bruce Springsteen and actor in cult TV series such as The Sopranos e Lilyhammer, announces after 25 years the first European tour with his project Little Steven and the Disciples of Soulwhose booking on the old continent is entrusted in exclusive a Barley Arts Promotion. The trip also includes a single stage in our country, Tuesday 4 July at Pistoia Blues. Steven also recently announced that he has returned to the recording studio to return to his Rhythm and Blues roots and work on his first solo album after 15 years.
Little Steven is an old acquaintance at Barley, which between 1987 and 1989, organised more than 20 of his concerts throughout Italy, years before becoming the Italian promoter of choice for Bruce Springsteen.
The 2017 tour, whose calendar is constantly being updated, will take the band to stages all over Europe during the summer. The first three dates to be revealed are:
9 June 2017 - SWEDEN - Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival
4 July 2017 - ITALY - Pistoia Blues
8 July 2017 - SPAIN - Barcelona, Cruilla Festival
I tickets for the Pistoia date will be available on Ticketone starting from 11 a.m. on Wednesday 22 February.
Among the most faithful musicians alongside Bruce Springsteen from the earliest youthful appearances, Steven Van Zandt began his solo career in the 1980s, releasing five studio albums to date as Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Since April 2002 he has hosted the weekly radio programme Little Steven's Underground Garage, broadcast on more than 200 American and international stations, during which he takes his listeners on a two-hour journey to discover the musical gems of sixty years of rock'n'roll, while also making room for up-and-coming bands from all over the world. The success of the programme has meant that Little Steven's Underground Garage went beyond the radio dimension to become a recognisable brand also associated with television, live events, albums and more.
After the experience in The Sopranos, Steven continued to work in the TV world as co-author, executive producer, music supervisor and director of Lilyhammerthe first series produced by Netflixwho has won several international awards. He is also a promoter, political activist and founder of the label Wicked Cool Records.