Baxter Dury has shared the Roger Sargent-directed video to ‘Listen’, the latest single from his critically acclaimed fifth record Prince of Tears, released 27th October 2017 via Heavenly Recordings.
“Listen is an austere message on the misdiagnosis of smart people”, claims Baxter on the track, and to coincide with its release; brand new tour dates have been announced following his recent sell-out UK run in Feb. They are Baxter’s biggest shows to date, culminating in London on Nov 10th at Shepherds Bush Empire.
Prince of Tears was recorded at the end of 2016 at Hoxa Studios, co-produced by Baxter himself & Ash Workman (Metronomy) and mixed by longstanding collaborator Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, New Order, Florence & the Machine).
Watch the ‘Listen’ video – BELOW:
Intensely personal, yet brutally open, this is Baxter’s fifth album and his most ambitious and biggest work to date. Whilst retaining the natty charm of his previous works, like his debut Len Parrot’s Memorial Lift or the acclaimed Happy Soup, Baxter this time worked with a full band and orchestra to truly bring the soundscapes of his emotional netherworld to life.
The album features notable guests; including longstanding fan Jason Williamson from Sleaford Mods on the track ‘Almond Milk’ and Rose Elinor Dougall on ‘Porcelain’, as well as long-term collaborator Madelaine Hart providing backing vocals across numerous tracks and illuminating some of the album’s dark corners.
22/04 – Brighton Centre*
23/04 – Norwich Arts Centre
24/04 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow*
25/04 – BHGE, Aberdeen*
27/04 – Wembley Arena*
01/05 – Birmingham Arena*
03/05 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle*
04/05 – The Lantern, Halifax*
06/05 – Liverpool Sound City
07/05 – First Direct Arena, Leeds*
09/05 – SSE Arena, Belfast*
10/05 – 3Arena, Dublin*
15/05 – Bi Nuu, Berlin
16/05 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
17/05 – Casino de Paris, Paris
01/06 – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
03/06 – All Points East Festival, London
23/06 – Body & Soul Festival, Westmeath
07/07 – Blissfields, Winchester
14/07 – Dour Festival, Dour
19/07 – Festival Le Sable, Trouville-sur-Me
20/07 – Midi Festival, Hyeres
21/07 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon
26/07 – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
03/08 – Wilderness Festival, Cornbury
18/08 – Greenman Festival
31/08 – Electric Fields, Dumfries
09/09 – Festival No.6, Portmerion
06/11 – Sheffield Plug
07/11 – Glasgow SWG3 TV
08/11 – Manchester Ritz
09/11 – Bristol SWX
10/11 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
*With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds