Ben Howard set for autumn 2011 album and UK tour â€" tickets on sale Friday 1st July
Legend has it that Devon singer-songwriter Ben Howard was signed to Island Records after an A&R man was impressed by the response of the crowd at a London gig. It was his movie moment and he has not looked back.
With his distinct left-handed guitar playing, a haunting vocal and a heart full of dusky, rootsy folk, he has released two singles to date â€" â€˜The Wolvesâ€™ and â€˜Old Pineâ€™. Thereâ€™s an echo of Bon Iver here, and a hint of his Island idol Nick Drake there, but Ben Howard has his own voice and it comes over in well-crafted and engaging songs that evoke warm buttery sunlit autumn evenings.
His first LP, also called â€˜The Wolvesâ€™, is scheduled for release in early October following which Ben Howard and his band will be taking the record on the road with an autumn headline tour.
A dozen or so dates have been announced, from 9th to 31st October, beginning in Exeter and ending at Glasgowâ€™s King Tutâ€™s. In between, Ben visits Falmouth, Brighton, Manchester, Oxford and Londonâ€™s Scala, among others.
Tickets for most dates go on sale on Friday 1st July at 9AM, priced Â£9 (Â£10 for Falmouth). Tickets for the London show are available now, priced Â£12.
Ahead of that, Ben Howard has a busy summer of festivals, playing Wakestock 2011 (8th July), Latitude 2011 (16th July) Newcastleâ€™s Ignition Festival 2011 (7th August), Edinburghâ€™s Edge Festival 2011 (8th August), the Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 in Leicester (14th August) and Bestival 2011 on the Isle of Wight on 11th September, among others.
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