Foy Vance has today announced a very special tour of UK & Ireland this December to celebrate 10 years of his award-winning 2013 album Joy Of Nothing. The extensive tour also takes in dates in North America & Australia, beginning in September and concluding in February 2024.
Recorded in Donegal on Ireland’s west coast, Joy Of Nothing was Vance’s second full-length album and proved a critical and commercial breakthrough for the Bangor-born musician, winning the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize and being described by Q magazine as “soulful folk rock, in tune with prime Van Morrison”, with Mojo praising it’s “convincing and constant warmth.”
Joy Of Nothing features Ed Sheeran (on ‘Guiding Light’) and Bonnie Raitt (on ‘You And I’), both of whom Vance supported on world tours, and he also toured with Sir Elton John and Snow Patrol, as well as his own sell-out headline tours.
Comments Foy: “It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since releasing the Joy of Nothing. Thanks to all of you that have listened to it. To those of you that have shared stories with me of what the album has meant to you, oftentimes opening my eyes to sides of the songs that I never knew existed. It’s hard to articulate how much it means to have created something that you can inhabit just as well as I can. Regarding The Joy of Nothing… well it still exists and there is joy in it yet…here’s to the next decade of ’naught and everything’.”
In 2015, Vance became Ed Sheeran’s second signing to his label Gingerbread Man Records and he has subsequently released two acclaimed studio albums, The Wild Swan (2016) and Signs Of Life (2021). As an in-demand songwriter, Vance’s collaborations include co-writing four cuts including “Galway Girl” on Ed Sheeran’s 2017 album Divide. He has also worked with Alicia Keys, Rag N Bone Man, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Plan B and Rudimental among many others, effortlessly switching between genres. Vance splits his time between London and the Scottish Highlands with his family.
‘Joy Of Nothing’ – official video:
UK & IRELAND DATES
December 2 Killarney INEC Club
December 3 Limerick Dolans
December 5 Galway Róisín Dubh
December 6 Galway Róisín Dubh
December 8 Bangor First Presbyterian
December 9 Bangor First Presbyterian
December 11 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
December 12 Bristol The Fleece
December 15 Manchester Band on The Wall
December 16 London Union Chapel
December 18 Glasgow St. Luke’s
December 19 Glasgow St. Luke’s
Ticket pre-sale from Tuesday, May 9th at 10am from www.foyvance.com
Tickets on general sale from 10am Friday May 12th