David Gray has announced a six-date tour of the UK across late November and early December 2014, kicking off in Southend on November 27. The shows are set to end an exceptional year for the singer-songwriter, with Gray’s tenth studio album Mutineers receiving wide-spread critical acclaim, sell-out tours on both sides of the Atlantic and a recent headline show at London’s Roundhouse, as part of this year’s iTunes Festival. In support of the tour, Gray will release a new single ‘Birds Of The High Arctic’ through iht Records via Kobalt Label Services on November 17. Tickets for the tour go on-sale Friday, September 26 at 9am.
Recorded in Church Studios, London and produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb), Mutineers is Gray’s tenth studio album and his first in four years. It’s an album that seems to fizz with the joy of its own assembly and finds the artist steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I know I’ve done something here that has an authority that is inspiring me and I don’t have to worry about my past or any of that. The lovely thing about this is we’ve had the time to experiment, and it’s been wonderful,” says Gray.
David Gray captured the world’s attention with his breakout multi-platinum hit White Ladder, the album went on to sell seven million copes and was the first of three No.1 UK albums, earning him both Brit and Grammy nominations. He has continued to build on this success, with recent albums Draw The Line (2009) and Foundling (2010), both reaching the Billboard Top 10 in the US.
“Easily his best work since ‘Babylon’s’ ubiquity” **** – Q Magazine
“Nothing less than an artistic rebirth for Gray on his 10th album. Mutineers may well be the comeback of the year” ***** – Evening Standard
“An artist at the height of his powers” – The Sunday Times
“Gray soars like the proverbial bird – it’s good to have him back” **** – Independent
“Gray’s requisite strengths are in abundance, liberated in a new approach to songwriting that allows him to take flight. A bold, confident departure” Stand Out Album – Daily Mirror
**** Album of the Week – Independent
November 25 Zurich (Switzerland) X-Tra
November 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
November 28 Southampton Guildhall
November 29 Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
December 1 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
December 2 Cambridge Corn Exchange
December 3 Llandudno Venue Cymru
December 5 Cork Opera House
December 6 Killarney INEC
December 7 Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
December 9 Belfast Waterfront Hall
For further ticketing info, please go to http://www.davidgray.com