David Gray Announces First LP In Four Years 'Gold In A Brass Age' And Accompanying Spring Tour
David Gray will return with his 11th album in March.
The singer-songwriter will put out his first collection of new material in four years, 'Gold In A Brass Age', on March 8 through IHT Records/AWAL Recordings, accompanied by an extensive 17-date tour across the UK and Ireland, including stops in Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Belfast and Dublin. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 9.
Produced by Ben DeVries, son of producer and soundtrack composer Marius, the follow up to 2014's 'Mutineers' finds Gray exploring new electronic textures and sounds, while the album’s title is drawn from Raymond Carver’s short story Blackbird Pie. Gray said:
"With this album, my default position was to do everything differently. I didn’t think 'this would be a good hook' or 'these lyrics could work for a chorus'. I was keen to get away from narrative. Instead of writing melodies, I looked for phrases with a natural cadence, so that the rhythm began with the words. I reimagined where a song might spring from and what form it could take."
Head below to view the sleeve art and a lyric video accompanying the lead single, The Sapling.
David Gray Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows
Fri March 15 2019 - CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Sat March 16 2019 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Sun March 17 2019 - LONDON Royal Festival Hall
Tue March 19 2019 - BRIGHTON Dome
Wed March 20 2019 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri March 22 2019 - MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Sat March 23 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Sun March 24 2019 - GATESHEAD Sage
Tue March 26 2019 - LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
Wed March 27 2019 - BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre
Fri March 29 2019 - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat March 30 2019 - YORK Babican
Sun March 31 2019 - GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Tue April 02 2019 - BELFAST Waterfront
Thu April 04 2019 - CASTLEBAR Royal Theatre
Fri April 05 2019 - DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre