Kiefer Sutherland will bring his rich, soulful vocals and guitar licks to venues across the country beginning April 14. He'll perform for audiences with a set list that includes cuts from his folk-tinged album, Down In A Hole, set for release this summer. Kiefer Sutherland, known for his starring role on the Fox series 24, will bring his debut tour as a musician to 26 venues across the country beginning April 14. More dates will be added.
A professional actor his entire adult life, Sutherland starred in movies like Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, A Time to Kill, Dark City, Melancholia. Most recently, he starred for the first time with his father Donald Sutherland in a western called Forsaken. And he appears in the upcoming ABC series Designated Survivor.
Unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.
In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Sutherland's upcoming debut album: Down In A Hole. Sutherland said this of the 11-track album.
"It's the closest thing I've ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn't counted on."
A track listing and release date will be announced soon. Stay social with Kiefer Sutherland by following him on Twitter and Facebook. What do you think? Are you ready to hit the road and become a KiefHead? Or is this just another crazy actor chasing his whims as a musician? Let us know how the album is if you pick it up.