DAVID GRAY has confirmed release details for his new album ‘Gold In A Brass Age’ – his first album of new material in four years – alongside a seventeen-date tour of the UK for 2019.
The album will be available on March 8th through IHT Records / AWAL Recordings, with first single ‘The Sapling’ out now. Produced by Ben DeVries, son of producer and soundtrack composer Marius. The album arrives just ahead of a run of headline shows, commencing at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on Friday, 15th March and including London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, 17th March before culminating with two nights at Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April.
Speaking about the creation of ‘Gold In A Brass Age’, Gray says; “With this album, my default position was to do everything differently. I didn’t think ‘this would be a good hook or ‘these lyrics could work for a chorus’. I was keen to get away from narrative. Instead of writing melodies, I looked for phrases with a natural cadence, so that the rhythm began with the words. I reimagined where a song might spring from and what form it could take.”
‘Gold In A Brass Age; will be David Gray’s eleventh album in a career that spans over 25 years, several Brit and Grammy nominations, and three No.1 UK albums, including for the breakout multi-platinum White Ladder. It is also a vital new collection of songs from an artist still revelling in his passion for song-craft, pushing himself into unfamiliar terrain, surprising himself as much as his fans along the way.
Fri, 15 Mar Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat, 16 Mar Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun, 17 Mar London Royal Festival Hall
Tue, 19 Mar Brighton Dome
Wed, 20 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Fri, 22 Mar Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Sat, 23 Mar Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun, 24 Mar Gateshead Gateshead
Tues, 26 Mar Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed, 27 Mar Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Fri, 29 Mar Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat, 30 Mar York Barbican
Sun, 31 Mar Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tues, 2 Apr Belfast Waterfront
Thur, 4 April Castlebar Royal Theatre
Fri, 5 April Dublin Bord Gais Theatre
Sat, 6 April Dublin Bord Gais Theatre