Joe Hicks will celebrate the first year anniversary of his debut album The Best I Could Do At The Time with a run of UK dates including Manchester gig at the Eagle Inn.

The singer and songwriter will also release a deluxe version of the album on 3 November.

The Manchester gig is one of 8 dates he is playing on his first even full band UK tour.  The tour will open at Cardiff’s Acapela Studio and also includes a gig at London’s Paper Dress Vintage.

Speaking about hitting the road, Joe Hicks said, “Getting to bring the band with me for the first time, visiting as many cities as possible across the UK for my longest and biggest run to date is extremely exciting. Every song I have written since starting this journey has been made with other musicians in mind.

“I’ve wanted to do this for the longest time, and I’m so grateful that the time has come. We’ve got a lot planned to make the show truly special and I can’t wait for people to see it. See you out on the road!”

With the album’s deluxe edition set for release on 3rd November, expect to hear acoustic reworkings and some brand-new live versions of songs from the album, recorded exclusively for the reissue. However, the acoustic recordings are not just a standard vocal-and-guitar reimagining – elements such as slide guitar, multiple harmonies and different guitar grooves come into play, shining a brand new light on these songs.

“The idea around the deluxe album came initially from the desire to explore some of the songs on my debut album in a more stripped back way and from a different mindset” he added.  “The Best I Could Do at the Time is first and foremost a pop album, and so all the production decisions when making it were about amplifying those elements and leaning into them.

“The live recordings on the new release were a later addition. I wanted to film some videos to show how the songs from The Best I Could Do at the Time sound and look live with the band behind me. The guys I have playing in the band constantly blow me away with their musicianship and attention to detail, and that is hopefully very apparent in the videos.”

When does Joe Hicks headline at The Eagle?

Joe Hicks headlines at The Eagle on 16 November 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of 8 UK dates he is playing:
15 November – Cardiff, Acapela Studio
16 November – Manchester, Eagle Inn
18 November – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
19 November – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
21 November – London, Paper Dress Vintage
22 November – Bristol, Rough Trade
23 November – Portsmouth, Edge Of The Wedge
24 November – Oxford, The Old Fire Station