Ian Brown to tour and new LP

GitIn anticipation of his new album, due for an Autumn release, Ian Brown has announced a mammoth 22 date tour of the UK for September and October.

Brown’s 5th studio album, the follow-up to 2004’s Solarized, has the working title The World is Yours and is being recorded at London’s RAK studios with Ex Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Big Arm’s and Happy Mondays’ Paul Ryder. New tracks in the works include Goodbye to the Badlands and Some Folks Are Hollow.

The mighty simian recently performed a short set at this year’s Manchester Versus Cancer event at MEN Arena. Songs included Ian Brown classics F.E.A.R., Golden Gaze, Dolphins Were Monkeys and two more new songs – On Track and Goodbye To The Broken. The finale of the show was a storming rendition of I Am the Resurrection with Brown joined on stage by Mani and Andy Rourke on bass.

Of the new album Brown says “The NME (Godlike Genius) award and all that gave me the pick up and the confidence to really go for it now – so far it’s sounding like this LP’s going to dwarf the others. I know everyone always says their latest is their best, but I really feel that this time. I’ve really gone all out with the lyrics and melodies. I’m trying to make my own What’s Going On. It’s going to be something really beautiful, with violins, dead sharp beats, socially conscious lyrics – this time around, I’m trying to bury everything I’ve ever done.”

Thursday 27th Sept. – Newcastle Academy
Friday 28th Sept. – Hull City Hall
Saturday 29th Sept. – Sheffield Octagon
Monday 1st Oct. – Middlesbrough Town Hall
Tuesday 2nd Oct. – Lincoln Engine Shed
Wednesday 3rd Oct. – Halifax Victoria Hall
Friday 5th Oct. – Leeds University
Saturday 6th Oct. – Warrington Parr Hall
Monday 8th Oct. – Dundee Caird Hall
Tuesday 9th Oct. – Motherwell Civic Hall
Wednesday 10th Oct. – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Friday 12th Oct. – Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
Saturday 13th Oct. – Preston Guildhall
Monday 15th Oct. – Derby Assembly Rooms
Tuesday 16th Oct. – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 18th Oct. – Reading Hexagon
Friday 19th Oct. – Birmingham Academy
Saturday 20th Oct. – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Monday 22nd Oct. – Southampton Guildhall
Tuesday 23rd Oct. – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Thursday 25th Oct. – Bristol Academy
Friday 26th Oct. – Liverpool University


One Response to “Ian Brown to tour and new LP”

  1. AndreB Says:

    IAN BROWN is phenominal ,especially, for his lyrics. This is a man who gets it. I love his music and I live every day to make this world a better place especially in this shit of America right now.

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