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Jared James Nichols

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On tour Yes
Followers 26,162
Category Rock & Blues, Blues Based Rock, Heavy Blues, Heavy Metal And Hard Rock, Blues & Classic Rock
Concerts
May
16
Thalia Hall
Chicago
Tickets
May
17
Liberty Hall
Lawrence
Tickets
May
19
The Masquerade
Atlanta
Tickets
May
22
The Crofoot Ballroom
Pontiac
Tickets
May
25
Club Soda
Montreal
Tickets
May
27
Wally's Pub
Hampton
Tickets
May
28
Union Transfer
Philadelphia
Tickets
May
29
Elsewhere
Brooklyn
Tickets
Jul
21
Maid of Stone Festival 2024
Maidstone
Tickets
Jul
26
Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm
Ebbw Vale
Tickets
About Jared James Nichols
It really doesn’t take much… With nothing more than a Gibson Les Paul slung over his shoulder, a warm amp turned all the way up, and a hot microphone on and ready, Jared James Nichols churns out the kind of rock that rips, roars, and rolls without filter or apology. The Wisconsin-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist delivers a one-two punch of gritty vocals straight from the gut and incendiary fret fireworks. After earning widespread acclaim from the likes of American Songwriter, Guitar World, Relix, and more, tallying millions of streams, and packing houses at countless shows, he showcases every side of himself on his 2023 self-titled third full-length offering, Jared James Nichols [Black Hill Records]. “You have to strip yourself back so many times to figure out what you’re trying to do,” he observes. “For me, it was quite simple. As an artist, music is freedom; music is whatever you want it to be. So, I see it with the bumps, the bruises, the crashes, and everything intact. The album is a day in the life with the ups and downs, but it musically rings true to who I am as an artist.” Back in 2015, Jared emerged with his debut Old Glory & The Wild Revival. On its heels, the 2018 follow-up Black Magic yielded the fan favorite “Honey Forgive Me,” piling up over 3.8 million Spotify streams and counting. In between showstopping solo shows, he performed alongside icons a la Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, and even the late Leslie West, to name a few. Guitar World attested, “If you’ve never witnessed Jared James Nichols onstage, let us say right now: you’re missing out, big time.” Following the 2021 fan favorite Shadow Dancer EP, he collaborated with both Maggie Rose and Joe Bonamassa in 2022 for revised versions of his song “Threw Me To The Wolves.” Along the way, Gibson formally welcomed him as an official ambassador, plotting the release of several signature Jared James Nichols guitars. Blackstar Amps followed suit and Seymour Duncan also designed a signature pickup to his specification—due out in 2023. Officially partnering with Gibson was a huge moment in the guitar aficionado’s life. Nearly a decade ago, a Les Paul literally landed into the yard of a fan during the biggest tornado ever to impact Washington, IL. The fan shared a picture of the guitar with Jared. “It was one of the earliest known Les Pauls ever created from 1952,” he explains. “It was battered and bruised with a broken neck from the tornado, but it was still salvageable.” The fan offered to give it to Jared to restore and play. He sent it to one of the world’s best luthiers, Joel Wilkins. “It is a very important piece of musical history as it is a prototype—1 of 25—to the most important electric guitar shape in the world, the Gibson Les Paul,” he smiles. “It is one of the most perfect instruments I have ever played. I play it every day, take it on tour, and make music with it all over the world. It’s the best way to honor its legacy. I named the guitar ‘Dorothy’ after the tornado experience.” Fast forward to present time, and after weathering the Pandemic, Jared’s long-awaited return to the road would be unceremoniously derailed. About two weeks into a tour with Black Stone Chery in the fall of 2021, he tried to help his band pack up the stage and upon grabbing a road case, he felt a pop in his right arm. What he thought might be a pulled muscle wound up being bone scraping inside his arm. Whisked away to the emergency room, the x-ray showed a chipped humerus bone due to longtime stress fractures. The only solution proved to be emergency surgery with a chance he might never play guitar again or even use the arm. “After surgery, I found myself with a plate and 16 screws in my arm, completely sidelined, and back home in bed,” he sighs. “I did not let this hold me down, and I found myself re-working how to use my right arm to play again within days. If anything, breaking my arm forced me right back to square one and to rebuild into the best possible version of myself I could be.” Busting his ass to restore a semblance of normalcy, he pushed forward and regained use of the arm and his storied guitar proficiency. Going into the next season, Jared made a decision to track his next body of work live, reflecting the spirit of his show on tape like never before. Joined by producer Eddie Spear, the album proudly preserves all of the grit and gusto from the rooms in Blackbird Studios and Sienna Studios where he first cut the tunes. “It was made live with intention and zero fucks given,” he notes. “It wasn’t like we could fix the tempos. We didn’t use a click track. I wrote a batch of songs to capture everything I’m about. I didn’t hold back. I thought of what I listened to growing up, whether it was grunge or blues. We got a little heavier. I made a record to serve as the menu for the live show. There’s an element of excitement and danger. It’s my version of rock ‘n’ roll with a little more humanity.” Speaking of, he paved the way for the record with the 2022 release of the hypnotic and hyper-charged “Hard Wired.” Born from a jam session with Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford, the single bulldozed a path for Jared James Nichols with no shortage of raw and raucous six-string bravado. “Sometimes, a song comes out of nowhere and basically writes itself, and that is exactly what happened with this one,” he says. “I immediately knew it was going to be a song I wanted to incorporate into my live set and cut for this record. Lyrically, it comes from a place of self-destruction. You know something is bad for you, but you continue to do it anyway even though the result will be tragic. It’s like a stick of dynamite ready to blow, and it encapsulates the mood and tone of this entire record.” On the follow-up single “Down The Drain,” vulnerable vocals snake around melodic guitar in ominous fashion. Baring its fangs, it snaps into a chantable chorus punctuated by a wailing lead. “It’s easy to get addicted to a shitty relationship,” he reveals. “You know it’s going to end wrong, but you can’t get out. You’re going down the drain. The concept is relatable to everyone, whether it’s about a friend or a romantic relationship.” From the jump, the record kicks into high gear with the bluesy wallop of “My Delusion.” In between steady tambourine, distortion roars as he confesses, “Your body is my temple, and your heart is my ruin.” “‘My Delusion’ kept evolving,” he recalls. “It was like water starting to boil. By the time you get into the solo and the riff, it’s ready to go off the rails. When we stopped after the second take, we were sweating head-to-toe. We knew we got it!” On “Hallelujah,” a flurry of drums gives way to a thick and heavy battering ram of a blues riff only to crash into a rickety bass line and atomic shredding. “It was recorded balls to the wall,” he remembers. “We were like, ‘Let’s go’. I was channeling all of my heroes. Obviously, the first riff I ever learned was a Black Sabbath tune. It’s a fist in the air song.” “Good Time Girl” pays homage to “going out, drinking, partying, and having a good time” over a hummable guitar groove. The record culminates on the emotionally charged “Out Of Time.” Jared’s Les Paul practically cries out as he says goodbye to his old man with a heartfelt and tearful tribute. “I lost my dad, and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with in my life,” he admits. “I wrote ‘Out of Time’ when I was thinking of him. It’s a heavy song. I was crying when I was doing the vocals. It’s a different vibe, but it’s impactful for me.” By keeping it simple, Jared remains primed to leave his imprint on rock ‘n’ roll forever. “I hope you listen to this record and connect to it,” he leaves off. “Rock ‘n’ roll is not always about a throwback. It’s fucking 2022, dude. I’m right here, and I’m ready to rip. I’m not trying to be anybody but myself and play the music I love for today. I’m giving you loud ass guitars and no fucks given rock ‘n’ roll, and I’m loving it.” www.jaredjamesnichols.com
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Genres
Rock & Blues, Blues Based Rock, Heavy Blues, Heavy Metal And Hard Rock, Blues & Classic Rock
Band members
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What fans are saying
Milio
4 / 5
Concierto breve pero intenso. Montana Stomp fueron un descubrimiento y JJN un huracán. Dominio de la guitarra, del escenario y de la conexión con el público impresionantes. Blues power indeed.
Nazca Club Madrid Madrid, Spain
Feb 20, 2023
Remmy
5 / 5
Jared put on a great show with a 3 piece band in a small stage. Jared shows his skills without having to use a guitar pick. A great artist.
Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA
Nov 24, 2019
Arthur
5 / 5
Amazing Show! Such a rad 3 acts for a great price!! And Jared hung out afterwards to meet everyone! Couldn’t have been nicer!! Go catch him on tour!!!
Ortlieb's Philadelphia, PA
Apr 24, 2023
Maggie
5 / 5
What a show! Saw JJN a while back in Nottingham and thought he was amazing! But seeing him in Birmingham... well he’s ramped things up even more!
The Mill, Digbeth Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2019
Fred
5 / 5
Jared James Nichols is an amazing guitarist. His live shows are high energy and he engages well with the crowd. Definitely check him out.
The Winchester Lakewood, OH
Nov 27, 2023
Eric
5 / 5
Fantastic show. Great guitar player. Meets fans after the show. Photos and autographs Seems to be a genuine person
Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Jan 27, 2024
James
5 / 5
The venue is pretty cool. The employees are great! And the show was fantastic I'll recommend this place to others.
Lovedraft's Brewing Co Mechanicsburg, PA
Dec 03, 2023
Fred
5 / 5
Jared is an amazing guitar player. He has great charisma on stage. Well worth paying to see him live.
Mahall's Lakewood, OH
Apr 21, 2023
Karen
5 / 5
What a Amazing time. Jared James Nichols definitely is a Amazing guitarist. He definitely woke the mountains up in West Virginia. Such Charisma.
Ferguson Park Shinnston, WV
Sep 01, 2023
John
5 / 5
Dude can JAM!!! Super nice guy, met up with everyone after the show. Must see!
Debonair Music Hall Teaneck, NJ
Apr 22, 2023
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Jared James Nichols Tour Cities
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom Lawrence, KS Philadelphia, PA Hampton, NH Chicago, IL Montreal, QC Maidstone, United Kingdom Pontiac, MI Atlanta, GA Brooklyn, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Jared James Nichols

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Jared James Nichols on tour?

Yes, Jared James Nichols is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Jared James Nichols concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Jared James Nichols tour is scheduled for 10 dates across 10 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Jared James Nichols scheduled to play?

Jared James Nichols is scheduled to play 10 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Jared James Nichols tour start?

Jared James Nichols’s tour starts May 16, 2024 and ends on Jul 26, 2024. They will play 10 cities; their most recent concert was held in Chicago at Thalia Hall and their next upcoming concert will be in Lawrence at Liberty Hall.

What venues is Jared James Nichols performing at?

As part of the Jared James Nichols tour, Jared James Nichols is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 16 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
May 17 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
May 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 22 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
May 25 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
May 27 - Hampton, NH @ Wally's Pub
May 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Jul 21 - Maidstone, ENG @ Mote Park
Jul 26 - Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom @ Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm
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