Following 3 sold out intimate rock club shows this September, Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning singer and songwriter KT Tunstall, who is about to release her 6th studio album, WAX, announces a full UK & Ireland tour for March 2019. Touring for the first time with an all-female band!
This month KT has released lead single ‘The River’, taken from her forthcoming 6th studio album ‘WAX’, which will be released October 5th on Virgin Records. ‘WAX’ was entirely self/co-written and is produced by Nick McCarthy, founding member of multimillion selling band Franz Ferdinand, with co-production from duo MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy). The album also features co-writing contributions from her frequent creative collaborator Martin Terefe and Kings Of Leon producer/ mentor Angelo Petraglia. Drumming duties from seasoned LA-based musician Denny Weston Jnr, and guitar from longstanding friend and collaborator Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, with KT on guitar, synths and vocals throughout.
Following the success of 2016’s Top 10 album ‘KIN’, forthcoming album ‘WAX’ is the 2nd of a trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body, and mind. This album focuses on the body, and our complex relationships with physicality.
KT Tunstall emerged in 2004 with ‘Eye To The Telescope’. She has since released a further four critically acclaimed albums and her songs have been used everywhere from the opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme. Her last album ’KIN’, released in 2016, received rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Charts.
Recently KT has been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. She was chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week parade. In May she and Mike McCready, of legendary multimillion selling Pearl Jam, also released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation. KT has spent the summer touring worldwide with superb artists including, The Pretenders, Simple Minds and Barenaked Ladies.
2019 UK TOUR DATES:
Mon 04 Mar – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Tue 05 Mar – Belfast, Elmwood Hall
Thu 07 Mar – Dunfermline, The Alhambra Theatre
Fri 08 Mar – Aberdeen Music Hall
Sat 09 Mar – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Mon 11 Mar – Sage Gateshead
Tue 12 Mar – Northampton, Royal & Derngate Theatre
Thu 14 Mar – Cambridge Junction
Fri 15 Mar – Bath, The Forum
Sat 16 Mar – Cardiff, Tramshed
Mon 18 Mar – Brighton Dome
Tue 19 Mar – O2 Academy Leeds
Wed 20 Mar – Birmingham Town Hall
Fri 22 Mar – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Sat 23 Mar – Manchester, Albert Hall
Mon 25 Mar – London, The Roundhouse
Tue 26 Mar – Guildford, G Live