John Newman, owner of one of the most distinctive voices, writer and performer of some of the biggest anthems including three number one singles, has decided it’s time for a change. Since bursting onto the scene as the co-writer and voice on Rudimental’s classic Feel The Love John has travelled the world, headlining some of the most legendary venues and performing on some of the biggest stages. Now he wants to get back to where it all started, return to his performing roots in smaller, more intimate venues; venues where he can properly connect again with his fans.

The shows, with a stripped back band, will see John performing a mixture of new and unheard songs as well as all his classic hits. Fans will need to keep their eyes trained across John’s socials as he will be turning up, in a camper van, to perform and meet fans at various clubs and bars in towns and cities across the UK. These intimate evenings, which will run alongside some of the previously announced major festival performances, will help bring the music back to the people.

Speaking about the scaled back tour, John says “I’ve really missed being in smaller venues; real, honest, up-close gigs like the ones I used to play when I first started out. Thinking back to those days I decided to strip everything back to the core, voice, guitar and songs. The thought of just turning up to venues in parts of the country off the beaten touring circuit, was very appealing to me. The big festival appearances and arena shows are amazing and I love doing them but there’s something incredible about performing in a small room where you can actually look the audience in the eye and feel that energy. The fans will also get to hear new songs that I’ve been saving up, as well as the ones they know. I’ve called it The Out Of The Blue Tour because I want that feeling of just turning up somewhere, setting up and playing a great show. I’m really excited about this and can’t wait to get out there.”



Date Venue
Sun 30th The Crescent York


Date Venue
Mon 1st The Cluny Newcastle
Tue 2nd Fat Sam’s Dundee
Wed 3rd Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Tue 9th Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Wed 10th Arts Club Liverpool
Thu 11th The Sugarmill Stoke-on-Trent
Fri 12th Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Thu 18th Boilerroom Guildford
Fri 19th Patterns Brighton
Sat 20th The Lexington London
Mon 22nd Moles Club Bath
Tue 23rd Dead Famous Newquay
Wed 24th The Anvil Bournemouth
Fri 26th Elsewhere Margate
Sat 27th The Bodega Nottingham
Sun 28th The Polar Bear Hull

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