PREVIEW: Paolo Nutini new album tour heading this way
Singing superstar Paolo Nutini – back with a new album and first major tour in five years – is heading this way.
The chart-topper’s UK and European tour includes autumn dates in his homeland of Scotland – with shows in Edinburgh and Aberdeen – and fans can also see him in Hull, London, Manchester and Birmingham. It begins in Limerick on August 21.
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Fans of The New Shoes and Last Request star will receive exclusive access to a pre-sale for tour tickets if they pre-order his forthcoming new album, Last Night In The Bittersweet, by 3pm (BST) on Monday, May 23.
The pre-sale will close when remaining tickets go on general sale.
News of the tour follows the recent announcement that his new album will be released on July 1.Last week he released Lose It and Through The Echoes - the two songs provide a taste of what to expect from Last Night In The Bittersweet.
His fourth studio album is billed as a 70-minute epic that spans the distance from classic rock to post-punk to hypnotic Krautrock,
It his already described as his deepest, most varied, accomplished, and ultimately most rewarding set so far.
Nutini is also confirmed to perform on Later…with Jools Holland, on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Saturday, June 11.
The tour news follows a run of intimate UK live dates launched at Sheffield’s iconic Leadmill last weekend followed by four nights at London’s 100 Club and two shows at the Corran Halls in Oban.
It marks a long overdue comeback for the pop/rock singer who has been on a hiatus.
He released his last album eight years ago – Caustic Love debuted at number one in the UK in 2014, repeating the success of his 2009 album Sunny Side Up.
The allbums followed his number three UK debut These Streets in 2006.
Among other accolades, he has received three BRIT Award nominations and an Ivor Novello Award nomination for songwriting.
In July 2014, he was referred to by the BBC as "arguably Scotland's biggest musician right now."
Nutini is known for his live performances and numerous extended plays of some of his recordings. His first, the Live Sessions EP, was released in September 2006 and featured exclusive live versions of four fan favourite tracks mainly recorded in London.
Recorded Live at Preservation Hall was released exclusively in the United States in March 2010 and features renditions of songs originally found on Sunny Side Up; it was then re-released as a limited edition album in independent record stores in April.
He will also headline TRNSMT and Victorious Festivals, playing sold-out outdoor shows in Bristol and Belfast, and performing at Liam Gallagher’s huge Knebworth Park show.
European dates include a tour of Italy in July as well as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Andalucia Big Festival and Lollapalooza Berlin.
Paolo Nutini’s UK and European tour dates are:
21st - Ireland, Limerick, Milk Market
24th - Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre
26th - Germany, Leipzig, Täubchenthal
27th - Germany, Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
29th - Switzerland, Zurich, X-Tra
30th - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
2nd - Germany, Cologne, E-Werk Cologne
3rd - France, Paris, La Cigale
5th - Belgium, Brussels, Cirque Royal
6th - Luxembourg, Rockhal Club
8th - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
9th - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
22nd - UK, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
25th - UK, London, Alexandra Palace
28th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 1
29th - UK, Hull, Bonus Arena
31st - UK, Edinburgh, O2 Academy
1st - UK, Aberdeen, Music Hall