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But first off, Iron and Wine returns to the UK to perform dates in Manchester and London and one lucky winner will get two places on the guestlist for the Manchester Opera House gig (the only gig outside London) on May 30th! Details will be in our forthcoming newsletter.
Following 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard chart, Ghost on Ghost is to be the fifth studio album from Austin-based Sam Beam.
While Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” and Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s —Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Beam felt it time to move from what he called the “anxious tension” from this record and his previous one (The Shepherd’s Dog). “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.
Iron and Wine’s return to the UK sees them perform two sold out shows at the Barbican in London, and only show outside of London at Manchester’s beautiful Opera House. These shows are certainly not to be missed.
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