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.
Exclusive Premiere now, on Guardian Music.
The American Interior music video is directed by Dylan Goch and is a distillation of what happened when he followed me on an investigative concert tour of the USA in 2012 in search of the remains of explorer John Evans (1770-1799). It features a 1meter tall avatar of said explorer. It was designed by Pete fowler and built by The Felt Mistress. No special effects, colour tints, filters or animation were used in the editing – it’s all pretty much as it happened. You had to be there – and now you can!
If you like the look of it – American Interior – The Movie is coming to screens near you in May. The album (turnstile) and book (Hamish Hamilton) will be in the shops around the same time, and if you have a phone – well an app will be available too.
Director and Editor: Dylan Goch. Cinematography: Ryan Owen Eddleston. Graphics: Paul Nicholas at Bait. Produced by Catryn Ramasut at ie ie Productions.
Relating to concerts
area of greater London
Gruff Rhys will play solo concerts at the Soho theatre, London for a week from the 5th of May to celebrate the release of the American Interior Album, App, Book and Film during the same week.
The songs of American Interior and other choice cuts will ring out for the first time in the heart of the metropolis and the ears of audience members. Rhys will also present a lo-tec Powerpoint Presentation on the life of explorer John Evans.
Ticket details: London /// Cardiff
‘American Interior’ is released May 5th, and can currently be preordered on iTunes or physically, including as part of a glorious box set.
Gruff’s current confirmed schedule is as follows.
May 1st – Liverpool Sound City
May 2nd – Acapela (Pentyrch), Cardiff (BUY)
May 3rd – Cardigan, Pembrokeshire (BUY)
May 5th – 10th – Soho Theatre, London (BUY)
July 25th – Caught By The River Festival, Port Eliot
July 26th – Indietracks, Derbyshire
August 30th – End Of The Road Festival