Corb Lund has announced additional headline dates to his European tour including a Manchester gig at Gullivers.
Corb Lund’s European run opens with two shows in the Netherlands before taking in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and France with The Deaf South.
The Manchester and Birkenhead gigs land after the release of Corb Lund’s latest album El Viejo on 23 February. The 11-track set was produced by Lund and recorded entirely in his living room with his band The Hurtin’ Albertans. The album marks his first album of original material since 2020’s Agricultural Tragic.
“It’s a lot of minor keys and gambling songs, is what it is,” Lund says of El Viejo. “It was just a few of us in my house. No studio. No outside producer. No adults in the room. No stress.” He continues, “There’s not a single electric instrument on the whole thing, just acoustic sounds and singing. In terms of having a vision, this is a record I’ve had in my sights for a while and it came out exactly how I’d hoped. We cut all the songs live in the same room with lots of bleed. A bunch of the songs we captured in one take, first time through.”
El Viejo pays tribute to Lund’s late friend and mentor, the famed Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson, who passed away 29 December, 2022. With the album, he has also created an ode to the notion of stripping everything down and letting the tape roll — simply capturing a moment of pure vulnerability and organic inspiration in real time.
When does Corb Lund headline at Manchester’s Gullivers?
Corb Lund headlines at Gulliver’s Manchester on 20 June 2024. He headlines at Birkenhead’s Future Yard on 21 June 2024. The Manchester and Birkenhead gigs are two of four UK and Ireland dates he has announced:
19 June – London, Lower Third
20 June – Manchester, Gulliver’s
21 June – Birkenhead, Future Yard
23 June – Kilkenny, Cleere’s Bar and Theatre