Blair Dunlop is to join forces with acclaimed singer-songwriter Emma Stevens as they prepare to head out on a co-headlining tour.
Blair Dunlop should need no introduction to FRUK readers, hew was our Artist of the Month back in June last year following the release of his best album yet: House of Jacks on which he firmly staked the claim to a distinctive sound that he can truly call his own.
Joined on stage by his band, Blair will be performing a selection of timeless, original songs from both albums including the forthcoming single ‘Fifty Shades of Blue’. “It’s such an exciting time for me with the release of the new single and this tour. I love what Emma does and think the idea of touring together, although we are from different schools, will bring an interesting new edge to the show for fans of both artists,” said Blair.
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens is a regular on the British airwaves with Radio 2 playlisting tracks from both her debut album ‘Enchanted’ and 2014’s ‘Waves’. She has toured with the likes of The Kooks and Feeder, worked with a variety of artists including Kate Nash, Passenger and Jenn Bostic, and recently put herself to the test with a gruelling 12 hour fundraising buskathon for Children In Need.
Looking forward to the tour Emma said “I’m thrilled to announce that I will be touring my latest album ‘Waves’ during April and May this year alongside the incredible Blair Dunlop. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones, sharing stories and playing lots of music that comes from my heart and soul. See you there!”
15 – Southampton, Chapel Sessions
18 – London, Bush Hall
19 – Marnhull, Pebble Sessions
22 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
23 – Edinburgh, Caves
25 – York, Fibbers
28 – Lincoln, Platform
29 – Birmingham, Glee
30 – Nottingham, Glee
01 – Bristol , Colston Hall