Fast rising British talent Joy Crookes has announced a run of UK tour dates including a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute in October.
The news comes as Joy Crookes revealed the self-produced cover of Kenrick Lamar’s YAH & Element.
The track comes after she released her Perception EP earlier this summer. It also comes with the promise of more new music to follow. Speaking about the cover, Joy Crookes commented, “I was sat in my living room with my best friend and I was showing her this new synth keyboard thing I’d bought in Brighton that weekend. I just sat there and sang her famous songs while messing around on these keys – when we got to Kendrick she turned around and was like “shit, that was good – do that again”.
“Once I’d actually worked out the cover and chords, I realised how much the songs I merged related to my own life. Kendrick is probably one of my favourite lyricists of this generation, even the first line: “I’ve got so many theories and suspicions, I’m diagnosed with real people conditions, today is the day I follow my intuition, keep the family close, get money and fuck bitches” and the last chorus line “they won’t take me out my element” is LITERALLY how I try and live my life”.
When does Joy Crookes headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?
Joy Crookes headlines at the Deaf Institute, Manchester, on 31 October 2019. The Manchester gig is one six UK and Ireland dates she has announced:
28 October – Dublin, Sound House
30 October – Glasgow, Broadcast
31 October – Manchester, Deaf Institute
1 November – Bristol, Rough Trade
4 November – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
5 November – London, eArth Hackney
When do tickets for Joy Crookes’ UK tour go on sale?
Tickets for Joy Crookes’ UK tour go on sale at 10am on Thursday 19 September.
Author: Mark Kelly
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