David Gray has announced a UK tour in support of his new album Gold In A Brass Age – his first album of new material in four years.

He has revealed that the album will be available on 8 March with the tour launching just one week later.  The first single from the album, The Sapling, has also now been released.

Gold In A Brass Age promises a new approach from Gray, exploring electronic textures and sound palettes whilst utilising new production techniques.

Speaking about the creation of Gold In A Brass Age, Gray says; “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.”

The album was written between several month-long tour stints which included a US co-headline run of shows with Alison Krauss.

When does David Gray headline at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall?

David Gray headlines at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 22 March 2018.  The Manchester gig is one of sixteen UK and Ireland shows announced before he heads over to Europe for further dates:
15 March   –   Cardiff, St David’s Hall
16 March   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
17 March   –   London, Royal Festival Hall
19 March   –   Brighton, Dome
20 March   –   Southend, Pavilion
22 March   –   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
23 March   –   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
24 March   –   Gateshead, Sage
26 March   –   Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
27 March   –   Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
29 March   –   Birmingham, Symphony Hall
30 March   –   York, Barbican
31 March   –   Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
2 April   –   Belfast, Waterfront
4 April   –   Castlebar, Royal Theatre
5 April   –   Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre

When do tickets for David Gray’s UK tour go on sale?

Tickets for David Gray’s UK tour go on sale on 9 November 2018.  A pre-sale commences on 5 November 2018.