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Ed Harcourt announces instrumental tour

By | Published on Wednesday 17 October 2018

Ed Harcourt

Ed Harcourt has announced a short run of tour dates in support of upcoming piano instrumental album ‘Beyond The End’. The shows will see him perform the album in its entirety.

“The world that we live in, we’re exhausted by the internet, social media, the sheer barrage of news and vomit being rained down us on a daily basis”, he says of the inspiration for the new album. “You can’t avoid it and it’s tiring. So this record came from taking a step back – it’s something that’s trying to be beautiful. My hope is that people might choose to swim amongst this music when it all gets too much”.

“I needed a break from singing and lyrics so I began writing instrumental music”, he adds, explaining why this record has no vocals. “So, from around February, I’d get up on the cold mornings, have a coffee after the kids had gone to school, then shut the door [and] just play with the snow coming down outside the window. When I found something I thought worked, I’d play it over and over again”.

The album is out on 23 Nov, and tour dates will begin a week later. Tickets are on sale now. Here are the dates:

30 Nov: Manchester, The Stoller Hall
1 Dec: Dublin, Unitarian Church
2 Dec: Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
3 Dec: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
4 Dec: London, Tabernacle