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NEWTON FAULKNER announces October 2012 UK tour


NEWTON FAULKNER

**ANNOUNCES OCTOBER UK TOUR**
**RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘CLOUDS’ ON JULY 1ST TAKEN FROM HIS BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘WRITE IT ON YOUR SKIN’ RELEASED JULY 9TH**

Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner has announced a UK tour this October. He will also release his single ‘Clouds’ on July 1st taken from his third album ‘Write It On Your Skin’ on July 9th.

Newton wrote ‘Clouds’ in a garage in the LA sunshine with his brother Toby and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet). The track sums up one of the over-riding themes of the album, which is ‘I know things appear to be bad now but they will get better’.

It’s been over three years since 2009’s ‘Rebuilt By Humans’ and in that time he’s toured the world, started a family (he has a one year old son, Beau Henry Faulkner-Richards) and some might say helped usher in a new generation of singer-songwriters. Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka might be stylistically diverse, but their ‘have-guitar-will-travel’ approach surely flows from the trailblazing example of Newton.
Now, after invention, innovation, reinvention and creation, comes his third album, Write It On Your Skin. This one man band (in every sense) has opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players working with his brother Toby (aka Billy Battenberg songwriter), hip hop fan Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) and production writing pair Nexus.

The result? An album bristling with spontaneity, the best kind of DIY imagination, and songs from unlikely sources but with a very likely-lad appeal.

He is the feelgood man of the season, the summertime troubadour who brings singalong vibes. As he says now with a laugh, despite his trademark rust-red dreads, he only seems to get recognized when it’s sunny outdoors:

 “For some reason if it’s raining it can’t be me – but if the sun’s shining, then it’s definitely me! I’m completely affiliated with the sun. I get that now.”

Newton has previously sold over 1million albums in the UK alone. His debut ‘Hands Built By Robots’ spent over 10 months inside the Top 40 Album Charts and become one of the Top 20 Biggest Selling UK digital albums of all time.

October 2012 dates are:
1st           Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
3rd           Glasgow O2 ABC
4th           Inverness Ironworks
9th           Newcastle O2 Academy
10th         Manchester O2 Apollo
11th         Liverpool O2 Academy
12th         York Barbican
14th         Leeds O2 Academy
15th         Oxford New Theatre
16th         Leicester O2 Academy
18th         Birmingham O2 Academy
19th         Bournemouth O2 Academy
20th         Exeter Great Hall
22nd        London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Pre-sale on 23rd May and general sale on 25th May.

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