I'm going to be hitting the road on home ground this Autumn with my most extensive UK tour ever! 29 dates across the length and breadth of the UK. It’s going to be MASSIVE! Tickets are on sale now. The tour will see the premiering of songs from my brand new forthcoming album Secrets Nobody Keeps to be released in October 2013. I've chosen to play smaller capacity venues so the gigs can be special intimate musical experiences, so get your tickets early as many shows are likely to sell out.
It's been a crazy and amazing 12 months for me and that's thanks to people here in the UK that started the snowball rolling by sharing my music far and wide, and also for supporting me at tiny gigs all over the country for the past decade. But since I got all popular all of a sudden, it seems I've been playing everywhere else on the planet, and I haven't actually had time for a solo UK tour. So it's about time all my fellow Brits got to see me play the youtube classics, and I've got some new stuff I really want you to hear as well, if that's OK.
Dates, cities and venues:
30th August - Newport - TBC
31st August - Swansea - The Garage
1st September - Kent - Avenue Theatre
4th September - London - Surya
5th September - Bristol - Thekla
6th Septmber – North Devon - The Factory
7th September - Cardiff - The Moon Club
9th September -Guildford - The Boileroom
10th September - Worcester – The Marrs Barr
11th September - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
12th September - Liverpool - Leaf Cafe
13th September - Leeds - Brudenell
14th September - Manchester - Sound Control
16th September - Nottingham - Bodega
17th September - York - Fibbers
19th September - Belfast - The Black Box
22nd September - Lincolnshire - Alchemy Festival
23rd September - Hull - The Backroom
24th September – Milton Keynes - The Stables
25th September - Bury St Edmunds - Apex
27th September - Glasgow - Berits & Brown
28th September - Troon - The New Troon Folk Club
29th September - Edinburgh - The Voodoo Rooms
2nd October - Preston - The Continental
3rd October - Newcastle - Cluny 2
4th October - Macclesfield - Cabin 5150
5th October - Huddersfield - Bar 1:20
6th October – Penrith - Penrith Playhouse
Info from the Live Dates page and tickets from → http://www.ticketwerk.co.uk/
Support Artists Wanted!
If you are a band or solo artist, and you are based within 30 miles of one of the venues, you can apply to play the opening set on a gig! It used to be a pain for me when I was applying for support slots in my city, and it was already taken by a touring support artist, often on the same label or agency roster as the headliners. Where possible, I want to give the chance to local musicians.
What to do :
1) Go to the facebook event for the one gig nearest you (listed below).
2) Please post a direct link to video or audio of your music (e.g. Youtube, Soundcloud, or Bandcamp) as a post on this event page.
3) Jon will personally select a shortlist of bands.
4) We'll invite the guests of the facebook event to vote for who they'd like to see.
The final choice for support artist will then be made by me in conjunction with the concert venue/promoter, and will be subject to terms and conditions set out by the venue/promoter. For a few gigs, support artists have already been chosen (for special reasons). :)
Don't worry what style of performer you are - any genre of music is fine with me, or even non-musical acts like poets or comedians, if I think it'll work!
Please don’t suggest bands you like - contact them and ask them to post up their music. We can only consider bands/artists who have posted their music themselves!
And here's all the facebook event pages:
North Devon http://www.facebook.com/events/605757686116150/
Cottingham, Hull http://www.facebook.com/events/448533105240738/
Milton Keynes http://www.facebook.com/events/551202688254113/
Bury St Edmunds http://www.facebook.com/events/166077080230212/