On 21st July, ‘Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)’ will be released as a single. That’s the cover art above, and that’s the song below!
And perhaps even more excitingly, in September Gruff will be stepping out for a full UK Tour! Tickets are on sale now, so do not delay.
4 Sept: Mareel, Shetland
5 Sept: ABC, Glasgow
6 Sept: Old Town Hall, Gateshead
10 Sept: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (on sale Wednesday 9am)
11 Sept: Woodlands Church, Bristol
13 Sept: Long Division, Wakefield
14 Sept: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
15 Sept: Glee Club, Birmingham
17 Sept: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
18 Sept: St. George’s Church, Brighton
19 Sept: St. Mary’s Church, Ashford
20 Sept: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
21 Sept: The Dylan Weekend, Laugharne
Gruff’s new album ‘American Interior’ will see a US release via Turnstile on November 4th, in a special, exclusive US edition of the record.
Immediately following the release, Gruff will take his live show from coast to coast, presenting the musical story of his distant relative, John Evans, a farm labourer who responded to a plea for a brave soul to ascertain if there was indeed a tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans still walking the Great Plains.
6 Nov: Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
7 Nov: Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
8 Nov: Babys All Right, Brooklyn NY
10 Nov: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
11 Nov: The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
12 Nov: Schuba’s, Chicago IL
14 Nov: Barboza, Seattle WA
15 Nov: Doug Fir lounge, Portland OR
18 Nov: The Chapel, San Francisco CA
20 Nov: The Echo, Los Angeles CA
Gruff will play the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank on Saturday September 20th. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday (20th May) at 9am.
Prior to that, Gruff will undertake a unique four-stop multi-media tour of the Vale of Avalon in June. Echoing the multi-format release of American Interior, Glastonbury Festival will host a screening of the film in the Cinema Tent, a discussion about the book on the Free University stage, a DJ set in the Stonebridge tent and a late night gig in the Crow’s Nest. While it’s not uncommon for artists to play multiple gigs at Glastonbury, no one has ever performed in so many different capacities. Stage times and performance days will be announced nearer the time.
Gruff Rhys and director Dylan Goch will be attending the first two screenings of American Interior this weekend at Toronto’s Hotdocs film festival 2014.
Details below, tickets available here.
Scotiabank Theatre 3
Fri, Apr 25 4:00 PM
Sat, Apr 26 7:00 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Sat, May 3 11:30 PM
Description from the festival site:
Welsh musician Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) documents his latest musical road trip, retracing the fantastical American exploits of his distant relative, 18th-century explorer John Evans. Setting out in 1792, Evans was searching for a tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans rumoured to be descendants of an ancient Welsh prince. Rhys decides, more than 200 years later, to recreate his ancestor’s journey on an Investigative Concert Tour™, a series of gigs he performs accompanied by an acoustic guitar, a PowerPoint presentation and a felt puppet representing Evans. Myth, music and Rhys’ deliciously dry sense of humour combine in this film, part of a unique multimedia project comprising film, book, album and app.