- 07 Mar 19
The English singer-songwriter will play Belfast's Waterfront, Mayo's Royal Theatre and Dublin's Bord Gais Theatre in April.
David Gray has shared details of his upcoming 17-date tour of the UK and Ireland, which kicks off later this month. The news comes the day before the release of his highly-anticipated album Gold In A Brass Age - his first album of new material in four years. The first single, 'The Sapling', is out now.
The upcoming tour will include four Irish dates, with shows Belfast's Waterfront on April 2, Mayo's Royal Theatre on April 4, and Dublin's Bord Gais Theatre on April 5 and 6.
Produced by Ben DeVries, son of producer and soundtrack composer Marius, Gold In A Brass Age finds Gray in renewed creative form, as he explores new electronic textures and production techniques.
Speaking about the creation of Gold In A Brass Age, Gray says:
“With this album, my default position was to do everything differently. I didn’t think ‘this would be a good hook' or ‘these lyrics could work for a chorus’. I was keen to get away from narrative. Instead of writing melodies, I looked for phrases with a natural cadence, so that the rhythm began with the words. I reimagined where a song might spring from and what form it could take.”
Gold In A Brass Age will be Gray’s 11th album in a career that spans over 25 years, several major award nominations, and three No.1 UK albums.
In the latest issue of Hot Press, the English singer-songwriter spoke to Ed Power about making peace with success, the electronic connection between his new album and his break-out White Ladder, and compares making a hit record to playing for Man United. Pick up a copy of the new issue here.
Take a look at the video for his new single, 'The Sapling', below:
Fri, 15 Mar Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat, 16 Mar Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun, 17 Mar London Royal Festival Hall
Tue, 19 Mar Brighton Dome
Wed, 20 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Fri, 22 Mar Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Sat, 23 Mar Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun, 24 Mar Gateshead Gateshead
Tues, 26 Mar Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed, 27 Mar Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Fri, 29 Mar Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat, 30 Mar York Barbican
Sun, 31 Mar Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tues, 2 Apr Belfast Waterfront
Thur, 4 April Castlebar Royal Theatre
Fri, 5 April Dublin Bord Gais Theatre
Sat, 6 April Dublin Bord Gais Theatre