Duff McKagan unveils solo album details, US tour dates, and new single “Chip Away”: Stream

The Guns N' Roses bassist will release Tenderness in May

Duff McKagan with Shooter Jennings
Duff McKagan with Shooter Jennings, photo by Scott Dudelson

    After revealing late last year that he was working on a solo album, and releasing the single “Tenderness” last month, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has announced full details of the LP, which is titled Tenderness, and will arrive on May 31st. In addition, he has unveiled a new song, “Chip Away” (listen below).

    “‘Chip Away’ is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar,” said McKagan in a press release. “The song also highlights the fact that history repeats itself over and over, says that we will all get past this, together.”

    As previously reported, Tenderness is being produced by Shooter Jennings. The album contains 11 tracks, with both “Tenderness” and “Chip Away” available as instant downloads when the LP is pre-ordered at this location. (While you’re at it, grab some more McKagan releases on vinyl here.)


    A limited edition 40-page deluxe book, complete with the album on 180-gram yellow-and-red starburst vinyl, the CD, and an exclusive lithograph numbered and signed by McKagan is also available. The book contains photos from the recording sessions and notes from McKagan detailing each song on the album.

    Following a special April 4th performance and Q&A at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, McKagan will be backed by Jennings and his band for a US tour beginning May 30th in Philadelphia. See the full itinerary below and pick up tickets here once they’re on sale.

    Tenderness Artwork:

    Duff McKagan - Tenderness

    Tenderness Tracklist:
    01. Tenderness
    02. It’s Not Too Late
    03. Wasted Heart
    04. Falling Down
    05. Last September
    06. Chip Away
    07. Cold Outside
    08. Feel
    09. Breaking Rocks
    10. Parkland
    11. Don’t Look Behind You


    Duff McKagan (backed by Shooter Jennings + band) 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
    05/31 – Washington DC @ City Winery
    06/01 – Boston, MA @ City Winery
    06/03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    06/06 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    06/08 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
    06/10 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
    06/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
    06/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/15 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin
    06/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox