Following the release of his acclaimed sixth album, The Following Mountain, experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon will tour Europe this autumn. The tour includes Amidon’s first headlining performance at London’s Union Chapel on October 26, as well as performances in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Ireland. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
Ahead of the tour, Amidon has again teamed with acclaimed video director John Hardwick (Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Blur) for a new video for the song ‘Warren’ from The Following Mountain. in his review of the album, Cameron described Warren as “the album’s swan song, a slow building pastoral whose constituent parts unravel around it.”
In it, a singing and occasionally dancing Amidon wanders his way through a wooded sunlit path — a setting that fans of Amidon’s and Hardwick’s previous collaboration, the 2013 video for ‘As I Roved Out’, will find familiar.
The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly-original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album features guest appearances by drummer Milford Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan, and saxophonist Sam Gendel.
There’s something personal about The Following Mountain, it’s as though it’s being put together in real-time; this makes it a refreshingly disjointed record that almost describes the creative process that defines it. Folk Radio UK review.
SAM AMIDON – EUROPEAN TOUR | OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2017
Oct 19 | Sweden, Stockholm at Scalateatern Källare
Oct 20 | Norway, Oslo at Café Mono
Oct 22 | Sweden, Malmo Folk å Rock
Oct 23 | Denmark, Aarhus at Atlas
Oct 24 | Denmark, Copenhagen at Lille Vega
Oct 26 | United Kingdom, London at Union Chapel
Oct 28 | Germany, Dusseldorf at Forum Freies Theater
Oct 29 | Germany, Hamburg at Nochtspeicher
Oct 30 | Germany, Berlin at Privatclub
Nov 1 | France, Paris at Espace B
Nov 2 | Switzerland, Stans at Chäslage
Nov 4 | Belgium, Brussels at AB Club
Nov 5 | Netherlands, Amsterdam at Bitterzoet
Nov 7 | Ireland, Dublin at Whelan’s
Nov 8 | Ireland, Cork at Cyprus Avenue
Nov 26 | United Kingdom, Huddersfield at Lawrence Batley Theatre
Dec 12 | United Kingdom, Guildford at St. Mary’s Church
More information here: http://www.samamidon.com