The Hanging Stars will release their new album On A Golden Shore this Friday ahead of a run of UK tour dates.

The tour includes a Manchester gig at The Yard and Liverpool gig at St Michael in the Hamlet Church.

On A Golden Shore marks The Hanging Stars’ fifth album.  A taste of the album landed in the form of recent single Sweet Light, complete with pedal steel  The track was accompanied by a video inspired by dramas of the 60s.

The Hanging Stars recorded the album at Clashnarrow Studios with production from Sean Read.  The basis for the album was put together in just eight days, mostly recorded live.

The new album is a follow up to Hollow Heart which landed The Hanging Stars the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at 2022’s Americana Music Association UK Awards.

When do The Hanging Stars headline at Manchester’s The Yard?

The Hanging Stars headline at Manchester’s The Yard on 21 March 2024.  The headline at Liverpool’s St Michael in the Hamlet Church on 11 April 2024.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 15 UK dates they have lined up:
11 March – London, Rough Trade West (5pm)
19 March – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
21 March – Manchester, The Yard
22 March – Glasgow, The Glad Café
23 March – Nottingham, The Angel
27 March – London, The Moth Club w/ Gerry Love
29 March – Southampton, Joiners
31 March – Bristol, Hen and Chicken
4 April – Hassocks, Mid Sussex Music Hall
11 April – Liverpool, St Michael in the Hamlet Church
12 April – Isle of Wight, Strings Bar & Venue
19 April – Staffordshire, The Foxlowe Arts Centre
26 April – Folkestone, The Chambers
29 May – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
30 May – Chelmsford, Hot Box

image of The Hanging Stars courtesy Julian Hand