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July - August 2015 - The Alan Merrill Band are playing the new rock venue Wild Horse NYC every Tuesday at 1629 2nd ave. between 84th and 85th st. and will be playing there on a regular basis all summer, as well as some solo acoustic Sundays. Alan Merrill has also played at other local venues this month both solo acoustic and with the band. Busy summer months for live shows. Alan did Rick Hunt & Angie Bowie's 90 minute radio show which is archived for those who want to hear it. He was featured in the popular Daily Yomiuri newspaper July 23, 2015 in Japan. The publication has over 10,000,000 readers.

April - May 2015 - Alan Merrill will be in Japan for two weeks in mid May to promote The Arrows "First Hit" re-issue there on Warner Brothers and the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Arrows a-side version of "I Love Rock N Roll" written and sung by Alan Merrill, on May 16th. Alan has a live TV band backed concert broadcast from beautiful Zushi Beach in Japan on Fuji TV, radio shows on InterFM "Lazy Sunday Show" (with a solo acoustic performance), the popular Bunka Hoso radio show and more. Also an in depth interview with the Yomiyuri Daily newspaper (8,000,000 readers). Live shows at clubs Surfers, Thumbs Up in Yokohama and Again in Tokyo. After that lots of local New York area Alan Merrill Band and solo acoustic shows coming up. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for venues and times.

March - April 2015 - Lots of local New York area Alan Merrill Band and solo acoustic shows coming up. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for venues and times. On April 24th Alan Merrill performed at a memorial show for Michael Brown of the Left Banke at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. On April 28th Alan will film the debut Andy Troy TV show as a guest artist.

Jan - Feb 2015 - Lots of local New York area Alan Merrill Band and solo acoustic shows the first months of the year. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for venues and times. News! ~ Alan Merrill's composition "Moving Next Door To You" (RAK records) as recorded by his band Arrows in 1975 was used in the BBC1 show "Houses Under The Hammer" in Feb. 2015. Also a solo performance of his composition "I Love Rock N Roll" was broadcast in England and Europe on New Year's Eve 2014 into 2015.

December 2014 - Lots of local New York area Alan Merrill Band shows this month and solo acoustic appearances. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for venues and times. News! ~ Alan Merrill's band the Arrows album "First Hit" will be reissued on Warner Brothers records Japan, March 2015 with bonus tracks. Alan will be touring Japan to promote the album in April 2015.

November 2014 - A successful solo acoustic tour of Japan with shows at at the Shinjyuku Harmonic Hall Nov. 8th and 9th highlghted the month. Lots of local New York area Alan Merrill Band shows coming up as well. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for venues and times. News! ~ Alan Merrill's bass playing can be heard on a recording of the song "Popcorn" from when he was with the band Godzilla in Japan. It's a commercial spot for Sanyo's Otto RM 4 stereo system. Recorded in Tokyo 1971 the commercial is just out now in 2014.

Sept/Oct. 2014 - Lots of local New York area solo acoustic and Alan Merrill Band shows coming up. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for dates. Also on October 8th Alan Merrill will co-host the Rew & Who show live on Ustream at 4PM EST live international broadcast.

July/August 2014 - So sad to announce that Alan Merrill's band mate and founding member of the Arrows rock group Jake Hooker has passed away August 4th, 2014 in Los Angeles. RIP Jake Hooker.

As usual Alan Merrill is doing band backed electric and solo acoustic shows this summer, indoor and outdoor venues in the New York area. See the tour dates and appearances section of this website for details. An Alan Merrill tour of Japan is scheduled for November, 2014. Watch this space for more information.

June 2014 - Alan Merrill has released an Arrows "40th anniversary Edition" Extended Play single featuring re-recordings of Arrows hit singles and popular TV tracks. It was released on Monday, June 30th 2014- http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alanmerrill20. Also Alan's composition "I Love Rock N Roll" is being used in a new Toyota commercial in Japan that started airing the first week of June 2014. It will run on Japanese television for a year. http://youtu.be/L7EpxpwTnOA ~ As usual Alan is doing band backed electric and solo acoustic shows this month. See the tour dates and appearances section of this website for details.

5/17/2014 - Lots of local New York area solo acoustic and electric shows coming up. Please see the Tour Dates and Appearances section of this website for dates. Also on May 21 Alan Merrill will co-host the Rew & Who show live on Ustream at 4PM EST. The website has also been revamped.

3/31/2014 - The Arrows top 10 hit from 1974 "Touch Too Much" featuring the lead vocals of Alan Merrill is in a new film soundtrack about the life of the King of Soho, Paul Raymond. The film is titled "The Look Of Love." -- More electric band backed shows by the Alan Merrill band in the New York City area this month. Watch the tour dates and appearances section of this website for show dates. There are always new shows being added.

2/12/2014 - This year Alan Merrill is working on a recording tribute, an 8 song EP dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Arrows, a band he started in London England in 1974. It will be released this spring to coincide with the release of the band's debut hit single "Touch Too Much" (RAK). January and February this year Alan has done band backed shows with his trio, here's "Wild Thing" and "Jumping Jack Flash" - He has also been doing solo acoustic shows. More to come. Watch to tour dates and appearances section of this website for shows.


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