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Interview: Andy Black on his new album and UK tour

The dates celebrate the imminent release of his new solo album.

Andy Black has announced a headline UK tour, kicking off in London on 5 July 2019.

The tour comes in support of his imminent solo album, The Ghost of Ohio, due for release through Island Records on the 12 April 2019.

It marks Andy Biersack’s second album under the Andy Black moniker, and first to accompany a graphic novel written by Andy.

Watch Andy chat about the UK tour and his new album above.

Ahead of the announcement, he recently unveiled the official video for the album’s title track.

 

Functioning as both a soundtrack for the graphic novel and a standalone record, The Ghost of Ohio tells the tale of an untimely death, and a lingering spirit looking to connect with humanity.

Building on his The Shadow Side debut, The Ghost of Ohio sees him once again team up with songwriter and producer John Feldmann, who has worked with the likes of blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Good Charlotte.

The Shadow Side was the beginning of my return to who I’ve always wanted to be, who I was as a child, and the rediscovering of my deepest roots,” Andy says. “The Ghost of Ohio is the next step. It’s a full embrace of my long held passion for imagination, stretching back to when I discovered my dad’s KISS trading cards in the basement as a kid and walked my neighborhood streets dressed up like Batman.”

Following the album’s release on the 12 April 2019, he’ll tour the UK from Friday 5 July until Thursday 11 July 2019.

Here are those dates:

5 July 2019 – Electric Ballroom, London
6 July 2019 – SWX, Bristol
7 July 2019 – Garage, Glasgow
9 July 2019 – Academy 2, Manchester
10 July 2019 – Concorde 2, Brighton
11 July 2019 – O2 Institute, Birmingham

Tickets for Andy Black’s UK shows will be available from 10:00 on Friday 22 March 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.