Roland Hybrid Tour 2013, Featuring Craig Blundell and Special Guests

Hybrid Tour 2013 with Craig Blundell and special guests - Drums & Percussion | Roland UK

Craig Blundell demonstrates everything you need to know about playing acoustic and electronic percussion together

It’s rare to see a band these days without noticing that the drummer has a few discreetly-placed rubber pads, triggers and even the odd electronic drum module among their acoustic kit. But what does it all do? How is it set up? And what can you do with it? It’s not something commonly discussed in the drum world – but there’s clearly something very interesting going on.

Roland is shedding some light on the issue with the Roland Hybrid Tour – a series of shows all about adding electronics to your acoustic set-up. Featuring Craig Blundell with appearances from a host of other drummers and musicians, the tour will show you what Hybrid is all about. You’ll learn what a hybrid set up offers on the live stage, in the studio or during practise, and how to create your own hybrid kit and get the best of both worlds. The tour is not all tech either; there’ll be plenty of playing, music, practical tips and quick lessons.

See Craig Blundells video explaining how to mix your acoustic setup with electronic inputs – Hybrid Drums Video.

The tour takes place this August, at a number of leading UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland drum stores – for tickets, contact participating dealer:


Mon 19th August: Drum Shop (Gateshead)
UNIT 11, Industrial Road
NE37 2SF  – Tel: 0191 418 7113

Tues 20th August: Manchester Drum Centre (Manchester)
Bridgewater Mill
Legh Street
M30 0UT  – Tel: 0161 789 4415

Weds 21st August: Sound Attak (Colchester)
Units D1&2
The Cowdray Centre
Cowdray Avenue
CO1 1BW – Tel: 01206 368999

Thurs 22nd August: Drum Depot (Cardiff)
The Old Warehouse (Next to The Pumping Station)
Penarth Road
CF11 8TT – Tel: 02920 220 120

Fri 23rd August: Absolute Music (Bournemouth)
855 Ringwood Rd
BH11 8NE – Tel: 01202 597180

Fri 30th August: Drum Wright (Reading)
Headley Rd E
RG5 4SE – Tel: 0118 944 1418

Northern Ireland

Thursday 29th: Matchetts Music – Belfast
Matchetts Music
The Rock Shop
38 Wellington Place
BT1 6GF – Tel: 028 9057 2143


Wednesday 28th August: X Music – Dublin
Unit 1. Robin Hood Rd
Red Cow Retail Centre
Dublin 22
Tel: +353 1 4111100