No “Bad Things” for Jace Everett

May 9, 2010 by  

The popularity of True Blood in the UK and Europe has really paid off for Nashville bluesman Jace Everett.

The singer/songwriter, best known as the composer of Bad Things, the opening theme-song of the hit HBO series, wowed UK critics and caught the attention of Ian Ashbridge of Wrasse records.

In press release published recently on Earthtimes, Ashbridge said:

We researched and noticed that the new album was not released in Europe and quickly arranged to release the album in October 2009, to coincide with the Channel 4 opening of ‘True Blood,'” said Ashbridge. “‘Bad Things’ instantly went on the radio 2 playlist where it stayed for over 6 weeks — and Red Revelations went on to sell over 50,000 units throughout Europe, over 20,000 alone in the UK.

The response to the album in Europe was so good that Universal Music will re-release Red Revelations on June 8 in the US  to coincide with Season 3 of True Blood.

Jace is currently touring Europe, Ireland and the UK before returning home for dates in the US in late May, June and July.

If you want to check out some of Jace’s other songs, go to his website or MySpace page.  If you like country-blues-rockabilly with an edge of darkness, it’s really worth a listen.

Jace is also tweeting (@JaceEverett) while on tour (and had been playing with a broken finger – ouch!).

Tour dates
May 9th: The Maze, Nottingham
May 10th: The Boardwalk, Sheffield
May 12th: The Chattery, Swansea
May 13th: Errigle Inn, Belfast
May 16th: Whelan’s, Dublin
May 18th: St. Bonaventure’s Club, Bristol
May 19th: The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
May 20th: Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool
May 21st: Manchester Academy, Manchester
May 22nd: Civic Theatre, Bedford
May 31st: Iota Club, Arlington, VA
June 1st: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
June 5th: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
June 11th: Exit/In, Nashville, TN
July 22nd: Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, Santa Monica, CA

SOURCE: Earthtimes

Picture credit: Jace Everett Facebook