Want to talk about dynamic duos? Well we’ve got more than we can handle with the latest touring lineup on our list, Simple Creatures with Bones UK. With two potent pairs back-to-back (Rosie Bones and Carmen Vandenberg of Bones UK; Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth comprising Simple Creatures), their shows are guaranteed to be electrifying.

Side-Note: If you’ve been keeping up with the Ernie Ball Blog, you’ll know that Simple Creatures has swept the alt-rock scene with their single, “Thanks, I Hate It,” and their whimsical music videos.

Based out of London, Bones UK is an alternative rock band bringing a unique blend of sounds that they have boiled down to “black leather jackets, snakes, motorbikes, and sex.” Their sound delivers on all of the industrial grittiness that is promised by those descriptors.

On their self-titled debut album, vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg confront everything from the beauty industrial complex to toxic masculinity to music-scene sexism, embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting-along. With their galvanizing energy and relentless joie de vivre, BONES UK offer up an album that’s both provocative and endlessly exhilarating, even in its most outraged moments.

Bones UK Official Bio

Guitarist Carmen Vandenberg has previously toured with fellow Ernie Ball artist and guitar legend Jeff Beck, strengthening the ties of the British rock scene. In their current venture across the Atlantic, the gals of Bones UK are currently sharing the stage with Tom Morello, another household name to add to the books. If you’re interested in their tour, check out their dates below, or hit their official website. For more on Vandenberg, check out our Artist in Focus interview.

Mon Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, MN %

Tue Oct. 22nd – Chicago, IL %

Mon Oct. 28th – Austin, TX %

Tue Oct. 29th – Dallas, TX %

Sat Nov. 2nd – Colorado Springs, CO

Tue Nov. 5th – Portland, OR %

Wed Nov. 6th – Seattle, WA %

Thu Nov. 7th – Vancouver, BC %

Tue Nov. 12th – Los Angeles, CA  +

Thu Nov. 14th – Santa Ana, CA +

% – Supporting Tom Morello 

+ – Supporting Simple Creatures


Bones UK rocks on with Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys on electric and soften up with Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Light strings on acoustic guitar.

Listen to Bones UK

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