Gigs & Festivals

Beth Orton announces album, tour dates

By | Published on Thursday 12 July 2012

Beth Orton

Beth Orton has just announced the release her first LP since 2006’s ‘Comfort Of Strangers’ in new record ‘Sugaring Season’. Out via Anti- Records on 1 Oct, it finds Orton trialling a more acoustic sound than you might expect.

Says Beth: “I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer. A lot of the writing on this record happened in the dead of night, when spiders mend their webs, with an infant asleep in the next room… as a result, my writing became a secret again: illicit and my own”.

Beth has also detailed a fifteen date live outing, whose listings are as follows:

25 Nov: Leamington Spa, Assembly Rooms
26 Nov: Birmingham, Glee Club
27 Nov: Sheffield, Memorial Hall
29 Nov: Ashford, St Mary’s Church
30 Nov: Brighton, St Georges Church
2 Dec: Norwich, Arts Centre
3 Dec: Milton Keynes, The Stables
5 Dec: London, Union Chapel
6 Dec: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
7 Dec: Bristol, Thekla
9 Dec: Manchester, RHCM
10 Dec: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
11 Dec: Cardiff, Glee Club
13 Dec: Glasgow, Oran Mor
14 Dec: Dublin, Pepper Canister Church

What’s more, you can cast a glance at the official video for LP track ‘Something More Beautiful’ here and now: