Brooke Bentham joins Sam Fender
Brooke Bentham joins Sam Fender at the Newcastle O2 Academy gig on 7th December
Brooke Bentham will join Sam Fender as main support for his sold-out UK tour starting on the 22nd of November at Manchester Academy and ending at the O2 Academy in Sheffield. The 18 date tour has two Brixton Academy shows. Brooke has also just announced a free solo show on Monday 9th December at The Islington, sign up here.
The South Shields raised artist recently released new single ‘All My Friends Are Drunk’ – a song for lost youth and young adulthood and the second with Bill Ryder-Jones who she has been working on a full body of new music with. Bill will also be playing guitar in Brooke’s band throughout the tour.
Her new material sits somewhere between Mazzy Star, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse and early Angel Olsen and captures the frustration of being young and unaware of what you want in the most poetic and compelling manner. Brooke sings about “that wishful longing for what was” in the self-destructivity of her and her peers, the beginning of the rest of your lives as young graduates.
For three years Brooke played the gig circuit in Newcastle and often shared a stage with friend Sam Fender who himself is from nearby North Shields. He stole her version of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In the Dark and with this tour, is finally to repay the favour.
The tour starts in Manchester on the 22nd of November. ‘All My Friends Are Drunk’ is out now on AllPoints now with more music to follow soon.
22nd, Manchester Academy, Manchester
23rd, Guild of Students Liverpool, Liverpool
25th, O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
26th, Rock City, Nottingham
28th, O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
30th, Brighton Dome, Brighton
2nd, Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
4th, O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
5th, O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
7th, O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
9th, The Islington, London (Free headline solo show)*
10th, O2 Academy Brixton, London
11th, O2 Academy Brixton, London
13th, Great hall, Cardiff
14th, O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
16th, Olympia, Dublin
17th, Ulster hall , Belfast
19th, O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield
*Main Photo, credit: Lauren Maccabee