News is coming thick and fast these days, it seems. I’m now in Vancouver. The show in San Francisco was a blast, though we were all indescribably jetlagged by the end of it all. I think I’m just about tuned into the timezone here now, which is fine for the next few days, but then heading to Australia resets the clock all over again. Dagnammit.
I’m pleased to say that I will indeed be appearing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. I’m playing on the Queen’s Head stage on the Friday, and on the Leftfield with Billy Bragg on the Saturday (June 25th and 26th). Playing Glasto is always an event for the scrapbook, so I’m happy about that. To have been asked to make some music with Billy, a songwriter I absolutely love, is considerably more than icing on the cake – I’m really honoured and excited. It’s going to be quite a summer.
Prior to that, I’m also now able to announce those Chinese tour dates I’ve been prattling on about in full. I’ve never been to the PRC, it’s fresh territory and definitely a tour stop outside of my comfort zone. I’ll be keeping a diary. Here are the dates:
- 7th May @ Rockschool, Hong Kong, China
- 8th May @ 1 Du Tang, Shenzen, China
- 9th May @ Hooley’s, Guangzhou, China
- 12th May @ Vox, Wuhan, China
- 13th May @ Old Time Jazz Bar, Wuxi, China
- 14th May @ Yuyintang, Shanghai, China
- 15th May @ D-22, Beijing, China
Time to practice my mandarin…