News  2014

 

6. Nov. 14 New Lucifer's Friend press release here
16. Oct. 14

 New Lucifer's Friend CD  -   " Awakening "

 *  Pre - order Lucifer's Friend - new upcoming CD here *

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 The CD will be released in March 2015, but it is EXCLUSIVELY  available to pre-order through

 the Cherry Red website ONLY

12. Oct 14 Lucifer's Friend to play Sweden Rock in June 2015
10. Oct. 14 Lucifer's Friend now "officially" on Facebook :    Official Lucifer's Friend Facebook
5. Oct. 14
Lucifer's Friend are now represented  by QEDG management - well known for managing
 Uriah Heep, Asia, John Wetton, Curved Air, Keith Emmerson, Focus and many more...
29. August 14
 Lucifer's Friend  have been approached some months ago, to re-form for some recordings
 and one off live shows.
 After careful consideration, the band have decided to release a  compilation album " Awakening"
 via Cherry Red Records in March  2015, followed by some live shows.
 All tracks will be remastered and the album will include 4 brand new bonus tracks, that will be recorded 
 towards the end of this year.
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 The last time Lucifer's Friend - the original line-up, performed live together was almost 40 years
 ago.
 Now they're back, literally by the fans' request, with a line-up of original members
 (including John Lawton) and new talent.        
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    Watch this space..;-))
12. July 14
 John has just returned from a guest performance with Axel Rudy Pell  at  " Bang Your Head "
 festival in Germany, to celebrate 25 years of Axel's solo career.   
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 Axel, who is not only one of the finest guitar players around, but also truly one of the nicest, most
 generous people in the business, had invited a great combination of guest vocalists, incl. John,
 Doogie White, Graham Bonnet, Jeff Scott Soto, Tony Carey, Ronnie Atkins... each one
 outstanding with their own individual style.

 Axel Rudi Pell & his band were cooking and rumour has it that a DVD of the 3 hour concert is

 on the cards ;-))
 Watch this space...;-)   see photos here
3. July 14
 July Morning  2014 - Kamen Briag, Bulgaria - 1. July       see here
 2014 was John's 8th year , singing at sunrise on Kamen Briag cliffs, to aprox.9000 people.
 The show was again televised live by Bulgarians main TV channel "BNT"
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 John also met up with his good friend Jorn Lande, who attended the concert, having performed
 with his own band, the previous night at "Karvarna Rock Fest".
 Jorn joined John on stage for "Easy Livin" to the surprise of an exited crowd.
12.  May 14
 New All Star Concept Album : My Kind O' Lovin, now released world-wide.
 Feat. drum legend Simon Phillips, John Lawton & Toto's Joseph Williams, the album is
 possibly one of the most anticipated new release's of 2014 ! see all info here
1. & 2. April 14
 John was invited to the European Parliament in Brussels by MEP for Bulgaria , Slavi Binev and
 Valeri Simeonov, on behalf of the EFD group.. see pics here
09. February  14  Promotion video shooting for new CD "My Kind of Lovin" to commence in Sofia
06. - 08. Jan. 14
John is preparing the finishing touches to the recording of new CD - Intelligent Music Volume 2
"My Kind O' Lovin"  featuring:
Simon Phillps  (Ex - TOTO) on Drums  and guest vocals on 4 tracks by Joseph Williams (TOTO)
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This new album will be released in April, followed by Live Shows featuring the TOTO guys
01.January 14

**  Happy New Year 2014 to everyone !!!!  **

Thank you for all your support during the year and the encouraging comments
about "The Power of Mind"
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2013 has been yet another exiting year during which I was invited to tour with Uriah Heep
while Bernie was recovering from a routine medical procedure.
*****
2013  also saw me in the studio in Sofia, recording a new album with Milen Vrabevski.

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The album , Intelligent Music Volume 2 is entitled " My Kind of Lovin " and  features
Simon Phillips of "Ex - TOTO" fame on drums and guest vocals on 4 tracks by
Joseph Williams also from "TOTO" .
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We are hoping for an April release, followed by live shows, which will feature the TOTO guys.
*****
 On the 1st of July the traditional "July Morning" concert at sunrise took place in Kamen Briag,
for the 7th year running.
Although it was heavily raining for the first time in 7 years, the atmosphere was electric and
the audience absolutely magnificent.
*****
In August 2013 I was presented with the " Eagle on the Danube"  by the Mayor of Svishtov,
during the Svishtov Festival of Ancient Art & Heritage.
This is an important award for :
"Excellence in the promotion of Bulgarian History & Culture"
I am extremely proud of this award which is usually reserved for much more prominent people.
*****
I have also become a patron for the Bulgarian charity "Mothers for children with Autism"
who successfully auctioned Uriah Heep memorabilia , generously donated
by Mick Box and the band, for the charities' Christmas auction.
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                                                                 See ya all soon...      John Lawton

                   

 

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