Multi-platinum, Brit and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter David Gray has released his latest single, Through To Myself, originally only available as a secret track on his seven million selling, trailblazing album, White Ladder.

In conjunction with the album release, Gray will embark on a thirty nine date tour of UK, European and North American shows; White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour. Commencing at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on 20th March 2020 and including London’s The O2 on 26th March, the shows will see Gray perform White Ladder with all the original band members and with all the original equipment to recreate the record in its entirety, plus a set of the greatest hits.

White Ladder was born of difficult circumstances. Gray had been struggling on the margins, swimming against the tide of Britpop, grunge, hip hop and electro. “Futility was so thick on the ground it was utterly soul destroying.” He asked himself some difficult questions: “Can you make a better record? Can you write a better song? The decision was to open up and give it everything I’ve got.” Written and recorded on minimal budget in his Stoke Newington bedroom, David experimented with drum machines and electronic elements, aided by drummer Craig McClune and engineer Polson.

Self-released at first, White Ladder slowly found an audience. It took a year to creep into the British charts, working its way all the way up to number one. White Ladder spent three years (May 2000 to March 2003) in the UK Top 100, spawning hits Babylon, Please Forgive Me and Sail Away. It remains in the top 30 best-selling British albums of all time and the best-selling album ever in Ireland.

White Ladder is one of eleven complex and heartfelt albums Gray has recorded in a career that spans twenty five years. Says Gray; “What happened with White Ladder involved more than music. It was a sort of heart and soul moment of total surrender for everybody involved, for me and the audience. That was it. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

TOUR DATES 2020

March

Date Venue
Fri 20th M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
Sat 21st The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Sun 22nd Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tue 24th International Centre Bournemouth
Thu 26th The O2 Arena London
Fri 27th First Direct Arena Leeds
Sat 28th Resorts World Arena Birmingham
Tue 31st The SSE Arena Belfast

April

Date Venue
Thu 2nd 3Arena Dublin
Fri 3rd 3Arena Dublin
Sat 4th 3Arena Dublin

Tickets are now on sale

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