GEORGE THE POET ANNOUNCES HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2015
LONDON, Tuesday 12th May 2015 – Following on from completing a string of sold out headline dates in February and April this year, critically acclaimed spoken word artist George The Poet announces his second nationwide UK tour for 2015.
The tour will kick off on 2nd October in Sheffield at The Plug, and from there will travel to Newcastle, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, Oxford, Bristol, Cambridge and London before finishing on 19th October in Brighton at Concorde 2. Full details on all dates listed below.
Having attracted the attention of music artists, actors, politicians and royalty alike with his socio-political, street-savvy verse 24 year old George The Poet is set to not only emerge as one of the UK’s most unique talents, but also as the compelling voice of a generation. After breaking startling new ground on the poetry circuit with his first collection of poetry ‘Search Party’ (published by Virgin Books in February), the Radio 1 championed, BRITs Critic’s Choice Award nominated and BBC Soundpoll shortlisted artist is set to release his debut album via Island Records later this year.
In other news, George The Poet will be performing at a number of festivals over the Summer – including Wireless and T in The Park – and will be releasing ‘Search Party’ via Island Records on 15th June. Following on from the release of ‘1,2,1,2’, ‘Cat D’ and ‘Wotless’, this latest cut from George’s forthcoming debut album highlights George’s desire to implement change and encourage others to join him while also nodding to those who’ve inspired him. Produced by Matty Benbrook, ‘Search Party’ recently premiered on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.
Tickets for George The Poet’s nationwide UK Tour this Autumn will go on general sale on at 9am on Friday 15th May 2015, with presales available from 9am on Wednesday 13th May 2015. Tickets will be priced between £12 – £16 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee), and will be available to purchase via Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/george-the-poet-tickets).
GEORGE THE POET OCTOBER 2015 UK TOUR DATES
Fri 2nd October – The Plug, Sheffield
Sat 3rd October – Newcastle Upon Tyne University
Sun 4th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Tue 6th October – QMU Glasgow, Glasgow
Wed 7th October – Academy 2, Manchester
Thu 8th October– Library, Birmingham
Sat 10th October– Waterfront, Norwich
Sun 11th October – O2 Academy, Oxford
Mon 12th October – O2 Academy, Bristol
Wed 14th October – The Junction, Cambridge
Fri 16th October – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Mon 19th October – Concorde 2, Brighton