From Early in the Morning to later in the year - James Vincent McMorrow announces autumn 2011 UK tour

Posted: 20th July 2011
James Vincent McMorrow

Some 18 months ago, Irish nu-folk singer and musician James Vincent McMorrow released his elegiac and atmospheric treasure of an album, "Early in the Morning", but only on his home turf. Eleven songs of softly-sung solitude drew comparisons with Ray Lamontagne, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, as well as the attentions of the UK audiences.

Eventually, after issuing an EP entitled "The Sparrow and the Wolf" to critical acclaim, that same debut album appeared in the UK to gradual interest and finally, after an appearance on Later With Jools Holland, things are looking bright for the quiet Irishman. His recent spring tour resulted in a clutch of sell-out shows - which means that his NEXT tour in the autumn is likely to go the same way. No new material has been announced as yet, mainly because "Early in the Morning" has proven to have 'legs', as they say in the biz. But you can be sure that demand for these new gigs will be high.

Aberdeen is first stop on the jaunt on 9th October, followed by Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham etc until Birmingham on the 17th. Tickets, costing £12.50, went on sale this morning. McMorrow then heads to an already sold-out show in Dublin on 20th Oct, before returning to the South Bank Centre on 15th February. He's been 'promoted' to the Royal Festival Hall for this concert [after selling-out this year's Queen Elizabeth Hall gig - Ed] - tickets range from £12 to £18 and are on sale from the venue directly.

Paul Pledger