CHARLIE:SIMPSON Announces 2012 Headline Tour
Including biggest UK solo show to date
Following his debut UK solo tour and sold out shows including Londonʼs Islington Academy, Charlie Simpson has today announced his tour plans for 2012 including his biggest solo show to date at Koko, London. Tickets for the tour go on general sale on Monday 5th December. The full list of dates are detailed below.
Charlieʼs 2011 tour perfectly showcased his strength as a musician, songwriter and performer. It also proved to be the best possible arena to hear his fantastic debut album ʻYoung Pilgrimʼ, which charted at Number Six in August of this year.
2011 has been a stella year for Charlie. His latest single ʻCemeteryʼ was selected as the iTunes Single Of The Week and has been downloaded over 70,000 times. The lead single from the album ʻDown Down Downʼ was rapturously received by Charlieʼs fans, including Radio 1 Dj Fearne Cotton who selected it as her ʻSingle Of The Weekʼ.
Charlie has also made numerous TV appearances including performing on ITVʼs Daybreak, Channel 4ʻs Hollyoaks Music Show and Channel 5ʼs OK TV. His music videos have gained over 1 million views on YouTube, including the video ʻCemeteryʼ where Charlie was assaulted by low flying fruit.
ʻYoung Pilgrimʼ saw Charlie join forces with acclaimed producer Danton Supple (Coldplay, Doves) to begin recording the album. The result is an accomplished 12 track record that emanates vintage warmth and whose luscious melodies and occasional imperfections lend it a vibrant character and earnest charm.
The album ʻYoung Pilgrimʼ was released in partnership with Nusic Sounds and distributed by PIAS.
21 - Corn Exchange - Ipswich
22 - KOKO - London
24 - Academy
2 - Birmingham
25 - Academy - Liverpool
27 - Academy 2 - Sheffield
28 - University - Newcastle
30 - Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh
31 - Fat Sams - Dundee
2 - Pyramids Centre - Portmouth
3 - Solus - Cardiff
5 - Princess Pavillion - Falmouth
6 - The Phoenix - Exeter
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 5th December.
Tickets for Koko are on sale now at - www.gigsandtours.com