Wow, what a day. I woke up after the NME Awards with a fever, which is really not what I need in my life right now. The awards were fun. I didn’t win Best Solo Artist (Laura Marling did, and deservedly so) but they haven’t yet told anyone who won the Best Blog award, so I guess this right here is still in with a shot..! Anyways, all that aside, today is the ANNOUNCE EVERYTHING day that I’ve been counting down the hours to for some serious amount of time. There’s an awful lot to get through, so let’s get started.
Firstly, the new album we be called “England Keep My Bones” and will be released on June 6th (UK) / June 7th (rest of world). The title is taken from a Shakespeare quote. I’m very excited about it. Pre-order details will be coming soon.
Next up, touring. Let’s start with the UK. The tour runs from May 9th to May 30th and takes in most places on our fair island. It’ll be solo shows, just me and my guitar. Supports are sorted but we’ll not be announcing just yet. Tickets go onsale on Monday at 9am, so get ready for that, they’re smaller shows and I’d imagine many of them will sell out straight away. Dates are here.
Just to head off some gripes, I know the tour doesn’t go literally everywhere; I’m doing my best to keep everyone happy! Rest assured that there’s another UK in November to be announced soon, plus more shows in London and elsewhere over the summer.
Next up, Germany. As well as the Social Distortion shows, I’ll be doing a handful of small solo shows in April in Berlin and Koln. Dates here. Tickets will be onsale soon, I’ll post the details as soon as I have them. I’ll be back in Germany and further afield around Europe in the summer and again at the end of the year.
Now then, I’m also pleased to say I’ll be coming back to Australia in April as well. Five solo shows, tickets go onsale on March 4th, dates can be found here. Excited much!
Finally, I’ve added all the extra solo shows in April / May for the USA and Canada. Tickets will be onsale soon, details as soon as I have them. Dates here. I’ll be back over to North America for a full band, full continent headline tour in the autumn.
That seems like quite enough information for one day! I’m off to eat soup and moan. See you all soon.