As the countdown to the release of his hotly anticipated debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ continues, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced an extensive UK headline tour for October.
The tour will see Ben perform at 24 venues across the country with his first show kicking off in Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on September 30th. The tour will head to the capital on October 26th where Ben will perform at Islington’s legendary Union Chapel, before coming to a close in Morecambe on October 30th.
The tour follows on from a huge summer with Ben’s first headline tour of Ireland and a host of major festival appearances in the UK including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Leeds & Reading, Boardmasters, Green Man and Bestival.
Acclaim has been building for Benjamin Francis Leftwich since the release of his late 2010 EP A Million Miles Out, with solid backing from Radio 1 including a Maida Vale session with the Fleet Foxes, multiple Record Of The Weeks and his debut single ‘Box Of Stones’ awarded Zane Lowe’s much sought after Hottest Record In The World. On Ben’s most recent tour he sold out venues across the UK including London’s own The Garage.
Combining delicate guitar lines and haunting vocals that draw a crowd to silence, it is on stage that Ben has cemented himself as one of the most exciting and talented live performers of 2011.
General release tickets will go on sale June 24th with Ben’s debut album‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ released July 4th.
Fri 30 Sep 2011 UK Stockton The Georgian Theatre
Sat 01 Oct 2011 UK Sheffield Leadmill
Sun 02 Oct 2011 UK Lincoln Tokyo
Mon 03 Oct 2011 UK Norwich Arts Centre
Tue 04 Oct 2011 UK Nottingham Glee Club
Wed 05 Oct 2011 UK HUll Adelphi
Fri 07 Oct 2011 UK Newcastle Riverside
Sat 08 Oct 2011 UK Aberdeen The Tunnels
Sun 09 Oct 2011 UK Glasgow Oran Mor
Mon 10 Oct 2011 UK Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Fri 14 Oct 2011 UK Leeds Brudenell
Sat 15 Oct 2011 UK Manchester The Ruby Lounge
Sun 16 Oct 2011 UK Leicester Musician
Mon 17 Oct 2011 UK Cambridge University – ARU
Tue 18 Oct 2011 UK Oxford Academy
Thu 20 Oct 2011 UK Bristol Fleece
Fri 21 Oct 2011 UK Exeter The Cavern
Sat 22 Oct 2011 UK Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre – SWN
Sun 23 Oct 2011 UK Southampton Talking Heads
Mon 24 Oct 2011 UK Brighton Komedia studio room
Wed 26 Oct 2011 UK London Union Chapel
Thu 27 Oct 2011 UK Birmingham Library
Fri 28 Oct 2011 UK Preston 53 Degrees
Sat 29 Oct 2011 UK York National Centre For Early Music
Sun 30 Oct 2011 UK Morecambe Library