The Jagermeister Stage at WinterStorm continues to bring the best of the new bands to a Scottish audience and we are delighted to confirm that Departed will be appearing as part of their touring support slot for New Roses.
It's have been a fantastic ride for DEPARTED seeing them traveling thousands of miles and opening for the likes of Status Quo (at Pare y Scarlets Stadium), Inglorious, Big Country,
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Chuck Mosley (Faith No More) John Coghlan, Bad Touch, Massive, Mitch Malloy (Van Halen), Broken Witt Rebels, Aiden, Graham Bonnet Band as well as appearing at many festivals including Planet Rockstock, Giants of Rock Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Looe Music Festival and making their first appearance overseas! November 2017 saw DEPARTED being invited to join Michael Schenker on his UK tour as the only support, including the legendary London Shepherds Bush Empire.
Ben Brookland the former lead guitarist for the young UK rock band The Treatment who has become one of the most respected and exciting young players on the scene in years. He has recorded two hit albums with The Treatment and toured the world supporting such rock legends as Slash, KISS, Motley Crue , Status Quo , Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Alice Cooper and many more! The Treatment received critical acclaim and were nominated as "Best newcomer" at the Classic Rock awards. Also Ben is an Orange amps endorsee and is constantly flying the flag for young British rock talent.
Mark Pascall Lead singer/Bass for the band Empire of Fools (www.empireoffools.co.uk) who have received critical acclaim over the past couple of years from some of the top publications in the business. Mark has been featured in publications such as Bass Guitar magazine as well as writing "Devil inside" which featured as a Classic Rock Magazines "Track of the week", plus being included on their covermount CD. Eoff has had vast worldwide airplay including stations such as Planet Rock Radio and the BBC. Mark has supporting the likes of Reef, The Darkness, The Answer, Status Quo and having played at prestigious venues such as the CIA as well as many of the countries top festivals. Mark is an Orange amps endorsee.