Erja Lyytinen Announces New Single And November 2018 UK Tour

Adam Kennedy

One of the shining stars of the current Ladies Of The Blues national tour, the slide sorceress has her own dates set for later this year and here are the details:​

Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Erja Lyytinen is pleased to announce the release of her brand new single ‘Without You’  – taken from her upcoming album in the fall. The new single was written and composed by Erja and recorded with her brand new band including Kasperi Kallio (keyboards), Tatu Back (bass) and Iiro Laitinen (drums).

Says Erja Lyytinen about writing the single,” I started writing Without You a few years back, but never found the right moment to finish it. So I brought the song into the rehearsal studio at the beginning of 2018 and the band and I started to work on it. It´s funny how much a song might change alongside one’s playing over the years! The arrangement was completely different at first with some R&B elements but it turned out to be something that I´m keen doing on stage nowadays – it’s loud, rocky and frank!”

“The song is about a person who is searching for the feeling she had with someone who´s no longer available. It is dealing with the phenomenon of how the human mind obsesses about something or someone that is out of a person’s reach.”

The new single is accompanied by a music video. It was ‘cool’ doing the music video,” says Erja. I mean that literally, because we were at the warehouse when we shot the video in the freezing cold! There was no heating and we shot the video during the coldest time of winter in Helsinki. It was still a lot of fun, as this is my first music video with the band being involved, so we had a good energy through the session and lots of hot tea!”

In addition, Erja and her band will embark on a five-date UK tour in November 2018 and all of the dates, venues and ticket links are listed below.

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Feature Image Photo Credit: Adam Kennedy 

Erja Lyytinen’s new single ‘Without You’ is out now on Tuohi Records/Bluesland Productions OY and is taken from her forthcoming album which is released later in 2018.

You can watch the official music video in this article.

For more information visit her official website here:

The November 2018 UK Tour will stop at the following venues:

Erja Lyytinen

Tuesday 6th November 2018 – The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – Bar Brunel, Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Thursday 8th November 2018 – Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Friday 9th November 2018 – Darlington, R&B Club, The Forum Music Centre, Darlington, United Kingdom

Sunday 11th November 2018 – Blues Festival, Penstowe Manor Resort, Bude, United Kingdom