Gigs & Festivals

Yann Tiersen announces album and UK tour

By | Published on Tuesday 3 August 2010

Freshly signed to Mute, the brilliant Yann Tiersen has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Dust Lanes’, on 4 Oct. Tiersen is best known for his plinky-ponky French music, a la the ‘Amelie’ soundtrack, though his last tour in 2006 (and the resulting album, ‘On Tour’) saw him descend into the depths of prog and post-rock. ‘Dust Lanes’, Tiersen explains, is “a journey on the dusty lane that leads us to death. Not a sad thing, but like a colourful, sometimes painful, but mostly joyful experience: life!”

Here are the tour dates:
27 Oct: Edinburgh, Picture House
28 Oct: Leeds, Cockpit
29 Oct: Manchester, Cathedral
31 Oct: Bristol, Academy
1 Nov: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
2 Nov: Oxford, Zodiac
3 Nov: London, Koko
5 Nov: Brighton, Concorde 2
6 Nov: Norwich, Waterfront
7 Nov: Notingham, Rescue rooms
8 Nov: Newcastle, Northumbia Uni
9 Nov: Birmingham, Glee Club
10 Nov: Exeter, Phoenix
11 Nov: Cambridge, The Junction