Leatherwolf have announced a five-date UK club tour following their appearance at next month’s Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull.

The legendary Orange County crew last toured the UK in 1989 on the Street Ready tour alongside Vow Wow.

And founding member Michael Olivieri has tipped new recruit Luke Man to emerge as the star of the show after drafting in the exciting young talent.

Olivieri said: “Unfortunately we’ve had to part ways with Joey Tafolla because he decided to join Graham Bonnet for a tour which collides with our preparations for these upcoming UK shows.

“Luckily, we found Luke who is not only an excellent player but happens to live close by and was eager to step in and step up.

“He’s been busting his balls learning the songs and is sounding great! Actually, I went to see him with his band, Railgun, when they played the VIP Lounge at the Irom Maiden show out in San Bernardino and we jammed a couple of Leatherwolf songs!

“Luke nailed it so I know he’ll do great with us.  We look forward to unveiling the new line-up live and finally getting back over to Britain for the first time in almost 30 years!”

Southern California’s long running Triple Axe Attack have hooked up with special guests The Darker My Horizon to play the following UK club shows:

August 28 – Bannerman’s – Edinburgh

August 29 – Tivoli – Buckley

August 31 – The Iron Road – Evesham

September 01 – The Pier – Bognor Regis

September 02 – The Fiddler’s Elbow – London