BLUES PILLS: new version of “California”

Swedish rock, blues & soul powerhouse BLUES PILLS has released a new version of the song “California”. Listen to it now on Femme Metal Webzine!

BLUES PILLS: new version

Swedish rock, blues & soul powerhouse BLUES PILLS are kicking off their European Summer tour at NOVA ROCK Festival in Austria today. This massive 2022 live run includes appearances at most of the biggest and most renowned festivals as well as a few selected club shows. Please scroll down for a complete list of tour dates.

In celebration of the tour start, BLUES PILLS have released a new version of the song “California” which was originally featured on their latest album, “Holy Moly!” (2020). This new, more laid-back version features acclaimed US bayou soul singer Marc Broussard on guest vocals.

You can listen to the single below.

Listen to BLUES PILLS – CALIFORNIA (feat. Marc Broussard):

The wait is over and BLUES PILLS finally return to stages all over Europe. The tour includes some of the biggest festivals from Donington’s legendary Download, to the massive Hellfest and the alternative rock twins Southside Hurricane in Germany, as well as selected club shows to present their latest third album “Holy Moly!” and other fan favorites.  

The band comments: “It is two years ago when we started our new album campaign with the release of the ‘Proud Woman’ single and the pandemic stopped all live activities. We can’t wait to finally present the ‘Holy Moly!’ songs live and celebrate the power of music with you. Music is an universal language of love and peace – something that is well needed. Looking forward to see you soon. Peace!


09.06.2022 AT – Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock Festival
10.06.2022 UK – Donington – Download Festival
11.06.2022 UK – Belfast – Limelight 2
12.06.2022 IE – Dublin – Opium 
14.06.2022 UK – Glasgow – G2 
15.06.2022 UK – London – The Dome
17.06.2022 DE – Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival
18.06.2022 BE – Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
19.06.2022 DE – Scheeßel – Hurricane Festival
21.06.2022 NL – Nijmegen – Doornroosje 
22.06.2022 DE – Cologne – Luxor 
24.06.2022 FR – Clisson – Hellfest
25.06.2022 FR – Paris – Café de la Danse 
27.06.2022 FR – Tourcoing – Le Grand Mix Club 
28.06.2022 FR – Rouen – Le 106 club
30.06.2022 FI – Seinäjoki – Provinssi Festival
02.07.2022 ES – Barcelona – Rockfest
04.07.2022 FR – Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
05.07.2022 IT – Milano – Legend Club
07.07.2022 CZ – Vizovice – Masters of Rock
08.07.2022 PL – Krakow – Hype Park
09.07.2022 DE – Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg
19.07.2022 GR – Athens – Release Athens Festival 2022
23.07.2022 RO – Brezoi – Open Air Blues Festival
06.08.2022 SE – Stockholm – Rock på Skansen
23.08.2022 GR – Athens – Keeping the Blues Alive Cruise

Infamous for their charismatic performances, the rock quartet BLUES PILLS had a fast journey of international success. They went straight from dirty, crowded bars to playing at some of Europe’s biggest festivals such as DownloadRock am RingWacken Open Air and Roskilde.

Their self-titled debut album went straight into the European charts and hit #4 in Germany and their second album “Lady in Gold” landed a #1 in Germany. BLUES PILLS is a heavy dose of pure rock power, and with hundreds of thousands of sold records and one of today’s strongest rock vocalists, this band is here to stay.

Under the layers of heavy psychedelic blues rock and Elin Larsson‘s soulful and powerful voice, often compared to Janis JoplinAmy Winehouse and Adele, the core of BLUES PILLS has always been the restless search for change. Change in the human mind and the musical influences they embraced themselves with, from blackened soul to the trippy rides through 60’s rock music and the devils blues.

In 2020 BLUES PILLS released their critical acclaimed self-produced and recorded album “Holy Moly!” mixed by Grammy Award winning Andrew Scheps (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSIGGY POPADELEBLACK SABBATHRIVAL SONSHOZIER et al).

Elin Larsson | Vocals
Zack Anderson | Guitar
André Kvarnström | Drums
Kristoffer Schander | Bass

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