Foy Vance: new album and UK and Irish tour dates

Foy Vance

Foy Vance will embark on an extensive European tour later this summer, with the UK dates commencing on August 30 at York Barbican and culminating September 9 at Belfast SSE Arena, Vance’s first Arena show in his native Northern Ireland.

The tour follows the 2021 release of Vance’s fourth studio album Signs Of Life, while 2022 marks the 15th anniversary of his 2007 full-length debut Hope. To celebrate the anniversary Hope will be available on vinyl for the very first time. The album is being reissued on double red vinyl with artwork from the original CD packaging and will include two new acoustic versions of songs from the album. Pre-order here.

Comments Vance: “As this year marks the 15-year anniversary of my debut album Hope, we’ve decided to put together a special set that highlights both Hope and Signs of Life, alongside other favourites. Hope to see you there. Have I said Hope enough? Hope.”

Last month, Foy performed ‘Be With Me’ from Hope and ‘Signs of Life’, the title track from his new album, for the Stern Show on SiriusXM in Los Angeles. He then returned to the UK to perform at Black Deer Festival in Kent.

Vance recently collaborated with Rag’n’Bone Man on the single ‘Sapling’, a powerful new version of the opening track on Signs Of Life.  Watch a soulful live performance of ‘Sapling’ by Foy and Rag’n’Bone Man filmed at Vance’s Pilgrim Studio in Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire below.

The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed The Wild Swan, Signs Of Life is Vance’s fourth studio album and second on Gingerbread Man Records. Hailing from Bangor in Northern Ireland, Vance has headlined globally to sell-out crowds and splits his time between London and the Scottish Highlands with his family.

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‘Sapling’- live with Rag’n’Bone Man:


August 30                     York, York Barbican
August 31                     Manchester, Albert Hall
September 1                 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
September 3                 London, Eventim Apollo
September 4                 Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre
September 5                 Dublin, Olympia
September 7                 Cork, Cyprus Avenue
September 9                 Belfast, SSE Arena