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Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg has announced a string of solo UK dates in support of his forthcoming new album, Hearts That Strain. Tickets go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 11 August 2017.
Following up his 2012 debut album, 2013’s Shangri La and last year’s On My One, Bugg headed to Nashville to lay down the new record. To celebrate the album, due on the 1 September 2017 through Virgin EMI, he’s revealed new single How Soon The Dawn, teaming up with American musician Dan Auerbach.
Working with Grammy Award winning producer David Ferguson and Matt Sweeny, Bugg has collaborated with some major players from the Nashville scene, including Gene Chrisman and Bobby Woods of American Sound Studio’s legendary house band The Memphis Boys.
“They’re old guys but they’re amazing”, Jake Bugg says. “It was ten to five and then that’s it. They’d pack up and we’d done two or three tunes. It was a mad vibe being from England and meeting these absolute legends and then cutting tracks with them.”
His new music takes inspiration from his surroundings, and from his experienced collaborators. Hearts That Strain has seen Jake Bugg team up with fellows lovers of music, including rising artist Noah Cyrus (younger sister of Miley) on Waiting.
Still at just 23 years old, Jake Bugg’s career has been dominated by huge hits, including Lightning Bolt and Two Fingers from his self-titled debut, all the way up to Love, Hope and Misery from On My Own.
Bugg has enjoyed live success, taking to stages at various festivals including the legendary Glastonbury Festival, as well as securing multiple Brit Award nominations.
Taking a trip from the United Kingdom to the States, Bugg is preparing to start a new chapter in his music career, showcasing new and old songs in a stripped back environment come November 2017.
Bugg will also be appearing at On Bleakheath Festival in London in early September, and at LeeFest from the 10 – 12 August 2017.
Here are those dates:
4 November – The Forum, Bath
5 November – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
6 November – De Montford Hall, Leicester
7 November – City Hall, Hull
9 November – St Lukes’, Cork
10 November – Dolans Pub, Limerick
11 November – Black Box, Galway
13 November – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
14 November – The Loft, Forres
16 November – Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer
17 November – Inchvra, Perth
19 November – Victoria Hall, Stoke-On-Trent
22 November – De La Warr Pavlion, Bexhill
24 November – Hexagon, Reading
25 November – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Tickets for Jake Bugg’s acoustic solo tour go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 11 August through Ticketmaster.co.uk.