LEWIS WATSON CONFIRMED AS SUPPORT ON BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH’S UK TOUR

LEWIS WATSON CONFIRMED AS SUPPORT ON BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH’S UK TOUR

EXTENSIVE HEADLINE TOUR ALSO ANNOUNCED

 

 

College, Oxford’s twenty-year-old musician Lewis Watson can now confirm that he’ll support Benjamin Francis Leftwich on his upcoming tour. The duo are integral figures in a growing movement of talented young singer-songwriters such as Ben Howard and Jake Bugg.

 

Backed by almost60,000 subscribers at YouTube where his videos have received 5.5 million views, Lewis Watson will follow the shows with Benjamin Francis Leftwich by embarking upon a new headline tour in which he performs at cities and towns which weren’t covered by his recent successful tour:

May – with Benjamin Francis Leftwich

 

18th – Norwich, UEA

19th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

20th – Glasgow, O2 ABC

21st – Newcastle, Northumbria University

22nd – Birmingham, The Institute, The Library

23rd – London, Forum

 

 

June – headline dates

 

1st – Swansea, Sin City

2nd – Newport, Le Pub

3rd – Liverpool, East Village Arts Club

4th – Carlisle, Brickyard

5th – Dunfermline, PJ Molloys

7th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree

8th – Stockton, Georgian Theatre

9th – Sheffield, Lantern Theatre

10th – Manchester, Sound Control

11th – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club

13th – Leicester, Scholar

14th – Bath, Moles

16th – Yeovil, Carling Suite

17th – Exeter, Cavern

19th – Guildford, Boileroom

20th – Oxford, O2 Academy 2

21st – Colchester, Arts Centre

 

This summer will also see Lewis Watsonperform at festivals including Bestival, Live at Leeds,Great Escape and Camp Bestival.

 

A new video forLewis Watson’s song ItCould Be Better’has also been launched. The visually engaging clip followsScottish illustrator LucyMacLeod as she crafts a stunning portrait of him.‘It Could Be Better’ features on Lewis Watson’s third EP ‘TheWild’ which will be released on Tuesday. Its lead track ‘Into The Wild’ shows how his sound has matured from stripped-down singer-songwriter material to a full band production which neatly contrasts delicate verses with an expansive hook. The track has already received radio support from Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Sarah Cox at Radio 1, and at XFMwhere ‘Into The Wild’ was a recent Drivetime Record of the Week.

 

Lewis Watson first came to prominence when his debut EP‘It’s Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW’ topped the iTunes singer-songwriter chart on the first day of release, outselling the likes of Adele, Madonna and Ed Sheeran. His second EP ‘Another Four Sad Songs’ continued his rise to prominence as publications including  The  Independent, The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Daily Star all listed him as one of their top tips for 2013. His growing stardom has also seen him play gigs and achieve impressive chart positions in the States and Australia.

New animated video for ‘It Could Be Better’

 

 

“His big word of mouth following could make him the next Ben Howard.” – The Independent

 

“An internet sensation from Oxford leading a new breed of sensitive, guitar-toting singer-songwriters.” – Daily Mail

 

“Looks set to replicate Ed Sheeran’s success… his emotionally open storytelling qualities will resonate with the A Team singer’s huge fanbase.” – Sunday Times Culture

 

 

 

 

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LEWIS WATSON CONFIRMED AS SUPPORT ON BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH’S UK TOUR