The shows will follow the release of her third album Dear Happy. The album will be released on 17 January via AWAL and her own label Never Fade Records.
Speaking about the album, Gabrielle Aplin commented, “I’m so excited to release Dear Happy into the world. It’s been a few years in the works as I figured out what I wanted to say with my third album. The start of this album, without knowing at the time, coincided with the moment I made a definitive decision to start to unravel and rewire my brain. Dear Happy subsequently became a documentation of this journey to myself. I wanted to use writing as a way of understanding.
“Sonically I wanted to capture these moments and experiences in a positive light. I want to listen back to these songs in 5 years and hear happiness and positivity. It’s an album about saying “f**k it!” to your worries and insecurities. Or maybe it’s an album that invites your worries and insecurities to sit with you. It’s an album about saying “no”. It’s an album about saying “YES”. It’s an album that is a past, present and future letter to myself.”
The singer has also released her latest track Kintsugi, with the pop song celebrating strength and perspective over past struggles. Regarding the track Gabrielle Aplin says, “‘Kintsugi’ is inspired by the Japanese art-form based on the idea of ‘precious scars’, where they glue precious ceramics back together with gold and that became incredibly significant for me.”
When does Gabrielle Aplin headline at Manchester Academy?
Gabrielle Aplin performs at Manchester Academy 2 on 7 March 2020. The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK and Ireland dates she has announced:
4 March – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
5 March – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
6 March – Newcastle, Wylam Brewery
7 March – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
9 March – Belfast, Limelight
10 March – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
12 March – Leeds, Stylus
13 March – Cardiff, Y Plas
14 March – Nottingham, Rock City
16 March – Brighton, Concorde 2
17 March – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
18 March – Bristol, SWX
When do tickets go on sale for Gabrielle Aplin’s UK tour?
Tickets go on sale for Gabrielle Aplin’s UK tour at 10am on Friday 20 September.