Will Varley announces autumn tour dates

Will Varley

Will Varley is very pleased to announce he will be touring the UK again this autumn, with the majority of the shows taking place in seated theatres and venues.

Varley celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, Spirit Of Minnie, with a packed out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in February. He then spent the first part of this year playing his new album live around the world, touring extensively in the US, appearing at SXSW festival in Texas and selling out venues across the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy.

Culminating at London’s stunning Round Chapel in Hackney, this brand new tour will come after a busy summer of shows including appearances at Bearded Theory, BoomTown Fair, Green Man and the wonderful Cropredy Festival (at the request of members of Fairport Convention themselves).

Described recently by Donovan as “The next generation” and counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Tim Minchin and Frank Turner amongst his fans, it seems the rambling songwriter who cut his teeth haunting the open mics of south London is finally getting the attention he deserves. Don’t miss him across the UK this autumn.

‘Seize The Night’ – live:

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 27th April via https://www.tix.to/WillVarleyUKTour

10 October – NORWICH EPIC STUDIOS

11 October – CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION 2

12 October – DERBY THE VENUE

13 October – PLYMOUTH RED HOUSE THEATRE

16 October – YORK NCEM

17 October – NEWCASTLE CLUNY

18 October – MANCHESTER THE RITZ

19 October – GLASGOW STEREO

20 October – SHEFFIELD THE LEADMILL

21 October – DEAL THE ASTOR THEATRE

23 October – BATH KOMEDIA

24 October – BRIGHTON THE HAUNT

25 October – PORTSMOUTH WEDGEWOOD ROOMS

26 October – STROUD BRUNEL GOODS SHED

27 October – LLANDRINDOD WELLS PAVILION MID WALES

03 November – LONDON ROUND CHAPEL

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Spirit Of Minnie – The New Will Varley Album

Spirit Of MinnieWill Varley has announced details of his 5th studio album, ‘Spirit Of Minnie’, released February 9, 2018 through Xtra Mile Recordings.

Following 2016’s much praised ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ and a sold out show at London’s Union Chapel, the new album marks a distinct change of direction for the singer songwriter, being the first time he has recorded with a full backing band. Produced by Cameron McVey (Massive Attack, Portishead, Neneh Cherry), the new album expands on the pared back musical palette of Varley’s previous sound, all the while retaining his gift for painterly, affirming and immediate lyric writing.

After a run of UK shows the album will come out on the same day he plays his biggest headline show to date at the iconic 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. Will is accompanying the announcement by releasing a brand new track from the album on Spotify and other digital platforms along with his entire back catalogue which, until now, could not be found on any streaming sites.

Aided by McVey’s nuanced, widescreen production and the warm cascading sound of his new band, ‘All Those Stars’ offers the perfect first glimpse into ‘Spirit Of Minnie’, straddling Will’s sound and style from past to present. Counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Valerie June and Frank Turner as his fans, and with tours scheduled across Europe and America, the young songwriter from Deal seems poised for a huge 2018.

Listen to the new track ‘All Those Stars’ below

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‘Spirit Of Minnie’ Track Listing
1. All Those Stars
2. Seven Days
3. Screenplays
4. Breaking The Bread
5. Statue
6. Spirit Of Minnie
7. Let It Roll
8. Postman
9. Insect

Artist Web Link: http://www.willvarley.com/