Following the success of her recently completed, sold out US solo tour, and the subsequent release of her acoustic mini-album the Scarlet Tulip EP, it has been announced that KT Tunstall will embark on a solo tour of the UK this Autumn.
The Scarlet Tulip EP showcases KT’s song-writing in its rawest, most stripped back and intimate form, using just her stunning voice and finger picked acoustic guitar across seven new songs. Its acoustic simplicity makes it an intriguing companion to the ‘nature-techno’ of current album ‘Tiger Suit’, which charted in the top 5 of the UK album chart in October 2010.
Recorded completely live in one take in her solar-powered studio in the woods in the English county-side; recorded and co-produced by KT with her husband and drummer, Luke Bullen, The Scarlet Tulip EP sees KT going back to her acoustic folk roots and also displays an incredibly versatile side to her talents as a vocalist.
These new tour dates will allow KT’s fans to see her perform in some of the most intimate, unique venues she’s played for many years, including London’s Union Chapel. She will be performing a variety of songs from her extensive back catalogue, as well as a handful of tracks from the Scarlet Tulip EP, with the help of her trusted loop pedals, drum machines, tambourines, keyboards and any other instruments that come to hand along the way. KT plays the following dates:
Thursday, October 27 - Belfast, Ulster Hall, £22.50
Friday, October 28 - Sligo, The Knocknarea Arena, €28.00
Saturday, October 29 - Killarney, INEC Acoustic Club, €26.80
Monday, October 31 - Warrington, Parr Hall, £20.00
Tuesday, November 1 - Warwick, Arts Centre, £20.00
Thursday, November 3 - Basingstoke, The Anvil, £20.00
Friday, November 4 - Bexhill, De La Warr, £20.00
Sunday, November 6 - York, Grand Opera House, £20.00
Monday, November 7 - Holmfirth, Picture House, £20.00
Tuesday, November 8 - London, Union Chapel, £22.50
Friday, November 11 - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree, £20.00
Saturday, November 12 - Edinburgh, Liquid Room, £20.00
Sunday, November 13 - Glasgow, Arches, £20.00
Tickets go on presale from 9am today from http://kttunstalltickets.sandbag.uk.com and on full sale from Friday, May 27.
You can also book with the Grand Opera House York box office on 0844 871 3024 or book online at www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk