WILL VARLEY is very pleased to announce he will be touring the UK again this autumn, with the majority of the shows taking place in seated theatres and venues.
Varley celebrated the release of his 5th studio album, “Spirit of Minnie”, with a packed out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in February. He then spent the first part of this year playing his new album live around the world, touring extensively in the US, appearing at SXSW festival in Texas and selling out venues across the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy.
Culminating at London’s stunning Round Chapel in Hackney, this brand new tour will come after a busy summer of shows including appearances at Bearded Theory, BoomTown Fair, Green Man and the wonderful Cropredy Festival (at the request of members of Fairport Convention themselves).
Described recently by Donovan as “The next generation” and counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Tim Minchin and Frank Turner amongst his fans, it seems the rambling songwriter who cut his teeth haunting the open mics of south London is finally getting the attention he deserves. Don’t miss him across the UK this autumn.
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10 – NORWICH EPIC STUDIOS
11 – CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION 2
12 – DERBY THE VENUE
13 – PLYMOUTH RED HOUSE THEATRE
16 – YORK NCEM
17 – NEWCASTLE CLUNY
18 – MANCHESTER THE RITZ
19 – GLASGOW STEREO
20 – SHEFFIELD THE LEADMILL
21 – DEAL THE ASTOR THEATRE
23 – BATH KOMEDIA
24 – BRIGHTON THE HAUNT
25 – PORTSMOUTH WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
26 – STROUD BRUNEL GOODS SHED
27- LLANDRINDOD WELLS PAVILION MID WALES
03 – LONDON ROUND CHAPEL
Following 2016’s much praised ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ and a sold out show at London’s Union Chapel, ‘Spirit Of Minnie’ marks a distinct change of direction for the singer songwriter, being the first time he has recorded with a full backing band. Produced by Cameron McVey (Massive Attack, Portishead, Neneh Cherry), the new album expands on the pared back musical palette of Varley’s previous sound, all the while retaining his gift for painterly, affirming and immediate lyric writing.
Aided by McVey’s nuanced, widescreen production and the warm cascading sound of his new band, ‘Spirit Of Minnie’, straddles Will’s sound and style from past to present. Counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Valerie June and Frank Turner as his fans, and with tours scheduled across Europe and America, the young songwriter from Deal has signed up for a huge 2018.
Momentum has been growing around the troubadour and this year he bring his music to an even wider audience than ever, with a string of major UK shows in Spring 2018 which culminated at London’s legendary Shepherds Bush Empire. The rambling folk singer Will Varley now returns with his biggest headline tour to date.
Darkly comic, often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varley’s live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. Last summer saw triumphant festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, with packed tents shouting along to every word.
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