Belfast, Castlebar & Dublin, 2019. 

David Gray

Due To Demand – Extra Show Announced
Waterfront, Belfast – Tuesday April 2nd
Royal Theatre, Castelbar, Thursday, April 4th
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Friday, April 5th
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Saturday, April 6th

Tickets on sale now

David Gray has announced an extra date at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Saturday April 6th, due to public demand.

Ticket Information
Tickets from €39.50 are on sale now via Ticketmaster outlets and 

Gold In A Brass Age is defined by an intuitive approach from Gray, exploring new electronic textures and sound palettes, along with new production techniques in the process. Using a cut and paste approach to the arrangement of songs, the album’s atmospheric and experimental undertones are evident throughout. The album’s title is drawn from Raymond Carver’s short story Blackbird Pie, and informed by the regenerative cut and thrust of Gray’s adopted home of London and a fascination with the natural world which has long since consumed his time outside of music. The album’s striking artwork – for which Gray sought out Peckham-based tattoo artist London Boy – depicts an Emperor moth with the City of London captured between its wingspan.

Speaking about the creation of Gold In A Brass Age, Gray says; “With this album, my default position was to do everything differently. I didn’t think ‘this would be a good hook or ‘these lyrics could work for a chorus’. I was keen to get away from narrative. Instead of writing melodies, I looked for phrases with a natural cadence, so that the rhythm began with the words. I reimagined where a song might spring from and what form it could take.”

Written in breaks between several month-long tour stints – which included a US co-headline run of shows with Alison Krauss – Gold In A Brass Age sees Gray’s unmistakable vocal hushed in many places to an intimate falsetto, to compelling effect. Hypnotic lead single & album-opener ‘The Sapling’ bears out the nuanced approach in spades, with Gray’s rumination on the brevity of life tempered by layered vocals and a brass section including cor anglais and baritone sax. “Time ticking by is a theme that recurs throughout the record’ says Gray. “Fragility, renewal, a changing of perspective.” 

Gold In A Brass Age will be David Gray’s eleventh album in a career that spans over 25 years, several Brit and Grammy nominations, and three No.1 UK albums, including for the breakout multi-platinum White Ladder. It is also a vital new collection of songs from an artist still revelling in his passion for song-craft, pushing himself into unfamiliar terrain, surprising himself as much as his fans along the way.

Live Dates:

Fri, 15 Mar                                  Cardiff                                          St David’s Hall
Sat, 16 Mar                                 Cambridge                                  Corn Exchange
Sun, 17 Mar                                London                                        Royal Festival Hall
Tue, 19 Mar                                Brighton                                      Dome
Wed, 20 Mar                              Southend                                    Cliffs Pavilion
Fri, 22 Mar                                  Manchester                               Bridgewater Hall
Sat, 23 Mar                                 Nottingham                                Royal Concert Hall
Sun, 24 Mar                                Gateshead                                  Gateshead
Tues, 26 Mar                              Liverpool                                     Philharmonic Hall   
Wed, 27 Mar                              Bournemouth                            Pavilion Theatre     
Fri, 29 Mar                                  Birmingham                                Symphony Hall        
Sat, 30 Mar                                 York                                              Barbican                   
Sun, 31 Mar                                Glasgow                                       Royal Concert Hall
Tues, 2 Apr                                 Belfast                                         Waterfront
Thu, 4 April                                 Castlebar                                     Royal Theatre
Fri, 5 April                                   Dublin                                          Bord Gáis Theatre
Sat 6 April                                   Dublin                                          Bord Gáis Theatre
Tue 30 Apr                                  Utrecht                                        TivoliVredenburg
Wed 01 May                              Berlin                                           RBB Sendesaal
Thu 02 May                                Antwerp                                      De Roma
Sat 04 May                                 Cologne                                       Carlswerk Victoria
Mon 06 May                              Copenhagen                              Vega
Tue 07 May                                Oslo                                              Sentrum Scene
Wed 08 May                              Stockholm                                   Cirkus


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