Experimental musician PJ Harvey has this week announced a list of dates for her upcoming UK tour. So far five nights have been confirmed over October and November.
Harvey is set to feature at a number of festivals around the world over the coming month including Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway, Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden and Terminal 5 in New York City. She will then embark on a huge 19 date European tour, with UK shows commencing on October 30, starting with two nights at London’s Brixton Academy.
The eclectic singer / songwriter jumped back into the public eye in April when her album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ went straight to number one in the UK album charts, knocking Adele’s ’25’ off the top spot. ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ had been Harvey’s first album in 5 years, her last being 2011’s Mercury Prize winning ‘Let England Shake’.
One of the overriding features of PJ Harvey’s career is her ability to transform with every new record, and this transformation seems to bleed effortlessly into her live performances. Recent shows have seen the singer featuring a number of new instruments, but even with her ongoing musical experimentation there is a real feeling of a more mature accomplished, comfortable performer.
As ever, Polly will be accompanied on the tour by her excellent live band including long time collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey and Jean-Marc Butty.
Here is a full list of dates for the upcoming tour:
Oct 10 – Falconer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 12 – Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 13 – Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 15 – Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Oct 16 – HMH, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct 18 – Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct 19 – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 21 – Zenith, Paris, France
Oct 23 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Oct 24 – Obihall, Florence, Italy
Oct 25 – Hallenstadion Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 27 – Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 28 – BIME Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Oct 30 – Brixton Academy, London, UK
Oct 31 – Brixton Academy, London, UK
Nov 2 – SECC, Glasgow, UK
Nov 3 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Nov 4 – Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton, UK
Nov 6 – Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland