The most extraordinarily multifaceted man in music; Little Steven will be returning to the UK with his Disciples of Soul this May for a nationwide tour. Steven Van Zandt is a musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, music producer and supervisor, TV producer, actor, director, Teacher and a member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After helping create the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes he followed this as a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and an undeniable influence on their sound as performer and co-producer – Steven Co-Produced the seminal Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band albums, The River and Born in the U.S.A. Little Steven has since gone on to become a successful solo artist in his own right, recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul and has also helmed the influential international radio program “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” since 2001.
In 1985, Van Zandt formed Artists United Against Apartheid and wrote “Sun City”, a song featuring over 50 major recording artists protesting the Apartheid system and considered by many political experts to be one of the fatal blows to Apartheid, leading to Nelson Mandela being freed only a few years later. Stevie has twice been honoured by the United Nations for his political activism, including the “Sun City” project and film, and his involvement in “International Peace Day” along with Peter Gabriel.
Most recognised for his role seminal TV series The Sopranos, Steven starred in all six seasons of the show playing principle character “Silvio Dante”, a persona that he created. He starred in, co-wrote, executive produced, provided the music supervision and scoring, and directed (the final episode) for the award-winning series “Lilyhammer”, which was the first show to be released exclusively for Netflix.
In 2018 Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul went back on the road with their “Soulfire Teacher Solidarity Tour”. The landmark live tour benefited The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s TeachRock program and reached the incredible goal of registering over 18,000 teachers (and counting) to use the TeachRock Music History Curriculum.
Now Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul are returning once again to the UK for a nationwide tour. Make sure to catch him this May 2019 for an unforgettable night with one of the greatest living legends of our time.
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul UK Tour Dates:
Saturday 18 May – O2 Academy Leeds
Monday 20 May – O2 Academy Glasgow
Wednesday 22 May – O2 Academy Bristol
Friday 24 May – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Tickets on sale Friday 1 February at 10am from Ticketmaster.co.uk – £36.50 adv + STBF
Photo: Adam Kennedy