David Gray set to re-draw the line with album reissue and a quartet of July 2010 UK/ Ireland dates

Posted: 21st April 2010
David Gray

It would be unfair to label David Gray as Mr Wobbly-Head going "ohwohwohwahwahwah" at every given opportunity during his songs, but it's true dammit! Of course, he is also a rather fine songwriter and I'm not ashamed to say that I think his "This Year's Love" and "Please Forgive Me" vignettes are worthy of appearing on any compilation of English song-smiths that pop up in future, standing up as lovely pieces of music as well as top songs.

Mr Gray obviously believes in his tunes as well, opting to give his most recent album "Draw the Line" another chance with an extensive repackage with extra new tracks (including new single "A Moment") and virtually a full disc of his recent sell-out Roundhouse show, drawing from his previous seven albums track-lists. The new double-version gets a release on 7th June.

He has announced a trio of July dates starting with Thomond Park near Limerick on the 4th, Liverpool (5th) and continuing to Cambridge (7th) and Brighton (8th) with tickets going on sale for the UK dates on Friday 23rd April at 9am. Expect a spot of "Babylon" and "Sail Away" as well as extracts from his new(ish) set!

I have a feeling more dates might be added before the year is out and if you can't make the big four above, he is due to play at the Cornbury Festival in Charlbury, Oxfordshire on 3rd July. Gray then heads to the States in the Autumn for a tour with atmospheric singer Ray Lamontagne.

Paul Pledger