CHARLIE SIMPSON Announces October UK Tour

announces UK solo tour 

With only weeks until the release of his eagerly anticipated debut album, ‘Young Pilgrim’ and following the success of his first ever headline June/July tour where he played to sell out crowds in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol, Charlie Simpson today announces he’ll be heading back on the road in October to play eight UK shows to even bigger crowds, including a date at London’s Islington Academy. The tour begins on October 19th in Bristol - for a full list of dates see below.

The tour will be the perfect live showcase for Charlie’s debut solo record. After spending six months of last year holed up writing in his London studio, Charlie joined 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.

Lead single ‘Down Down Down’ was rapturously received by Charlie’s fans including Fearne Cotton who made it her Record Of The Week on Radio 1. The song was also B-listed at Radio 1 and to date has received over 350,000 YouTube hits with ‘Parachutes’ now at 150,000 views.

Prior to the release of ‘Young Pilgrim’ an EP named ‘Parachutes’ is to be released on August 8th.
Written by Charlie, it sees a rousing drum intro unfurl into sparkling keys and acoustic guitar. Charlie’s deftly crafted sonics and earnest lyrics reveal his maturity as a cherished British songwriter. The video for ‘Parachutes’ can be seen below:

The album ‘Young Pilgrim’ is released in partnership with Nusic Sounds and distributed by PIAS. It is available to pre-order now in standard, limited and deluxe formats (physical & digital) from retailers listed on Charlie’s website.

Charlie's Autumn Tour:

19 - Bristol, Anson Rooms
20 - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
21 - Norwich, Waterfront
23 - Glasgow, Garage
24 - Leeds, Cockpit
26 - Manchester, Academy 2
27 - London, O2 Islington Academy
28 - Brighton, Concorde 2 

Tickets are £12.50 (£13.50 London) on sale Weds 27th July and available from See Tickets