With the release of his hugely-anticipated third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure just over a week away on Friday 9th October, and already the subject of rave reviews in the monthlies, JOHN GRANT has today announced news of an extensive UK and Ireland tour for early 2016. John has also announced news of a special Royal Albert Hall performance in June 2016. Upcoming UK/Ireland live dates below:
Monday 9 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 10 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 12 November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo tickets
Friday 13 November – BRIGHTON – Dome **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 26th January – GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall tickets
Wednesday 27th January – BELFAST – Mandela Hall tickets
Thursday 28th January – CORK – Opera House tickets
Saturday 30th January – GALWAY – Seapoint tickets
Monday 1st February – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre tickets
Wednesday 3rd February – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange tickets
Thursday 4th February – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall tickets
Friday 5th February – LEEDS – Town Hall tickets
Sunday 7th February – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall tickets
Monday 8th February – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall tickets
Wednesday 10th February – GATESHEAD – Sage tickets
Thursday 11th February – SHEFFIELD – Octagon Centre tickets
Wednesday 15th June – LONDON – Royal Albert Hall tickets
A full list of John’s global tour dates can be found on his website.
John recently premiered a video for current single ‘Disappointing’, which features Tracey Thorn on guest vocals. The video is directed by David Wilson who received a Grammy nomination for his work on Arcade Fire’s We Exist and recently collaborated with Tame Impala for their Let It Happen video. Click HERE to watch.
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand), refines and entwines the two principal strands of Grant’s musical DNA, namely the sumptuous tempered ballad and the taut, fizzing electronic pop song. There are newer musical accomplishments across its panoply of towering sound, like the title track’s new steely demeanour, while the ominous drama of “Black Blizzard” echoes both John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre’s beautiful and icy synthscapes. The contagious, gleeful “You And Him” marries buzzing rock with a squelchy electronic undertow, while orchestral drama swathes the bad-dreamy “Global Warming” and the album’s gorgeously aching widescreen finale “Geraldine”. John recently released a NSFW (or at least not for the squeamish!) album trailer featuring the title track which can be viewed HERE.
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure will be released 9th October on Bella Union.