With his much-anticipated new album Boy From Michigan released earlier this year, John Grant has announced a tour of the UK in Autumn of this year.

Somewhere in the last decade, John Grant established himself as one of the great musical chroniclers of the American Dream, angled mostly from its flipside. What if everything you were promised, if you worked hard, loved hard, played and prayed hard, it all turned to ash? Grant lays it all out for careful cross-examination in his most autobiographical work to date. In a decade of making records by himself, he has playfully experimented with mood, texture and sound. At one end of his musical rainbow, he is the battle-scarred piano-man, at the other, a robust electronic auteur. Boy from Michigan seamlessly marries both.

With long time friend Cate Le Bon in the production chair, Grant has maximized the emotional impact of the melodies, stripping the noise of vaudeville and mood-enhancing a fruitful, spare, strangely orchestrated new world for him to live in. A clarinet forms the bedrock of a song. There is a saxophone solo. The record swings between ambient and progressive, calm and livid.

Grant embarks upon the tour in support of the album and will be having Teddy Thompson to support him.



Date Venue
Mon 6th Alexandra Palace Theatre London
Tue 7th Alexandra Palace Theatre London
Thu 9th Barrowlands Glasgow
Fri 10th Sage Gateshead
Sat 11th Grand Central Hall Liverpool
Tue 14th The Octagon Centre Sheffield
Wed 15th Rock City Nottingham
Fri 17th De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill-on-Sea
Tue 28th Norwich Arts Centre
Thu 30th The Junction Cambridge


Date Venue
Fri 1st Warwick Arts Centre Coventry
Sat 2nd The Forum Bath
Sun 3rd RNCM Theatre Manchester
Tue 5th New Theatre Cardiff
Sat 9th National Concert Hall Dublin

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