Damon Albarn will perform a select number of solo piano dates in the UK for the first time next month. This run of very special shows, presented in association with local record stores, will start on 2nd December in York Minster ahead of Norwich, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Glasgow and Coventry.
The stripped-back solo set will feature Albarn performing tracks from his new album, as well as selected favourites from across his songbook, for a series of short intimate piano performances.
To mark the album release, Damon Albarn – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, a special guest takeover at the Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, powered by Amazon Music, will open for a limited run from 12th November – 21st November 2021. A studio space, curated by Anna Sparham, showcasing source materials and inspirations behind the new album, featuring unseen artwork, photography and film footage, plus Albarn’s own sketches and lyrics. Ticket and information here.
Fans will have the opportunity to enter a competition with Amazon Music to attend an opening night launch event at The Photographers’ Gallery on Tuesday 9th November, featuring a solo piano performance from Damon Albarn to just 50 attendees. Details and information here.
Watch the official music video, a one-shot film directed by Albarn in Iceland, for lead track ‘Royal Morning Blue’ BELOW:
UK Piano Tour Dates 2021:
2nd December – YORK – York Minster
4th December – NORWICH – UEA
5th December – NEWCASTLE-UPON TYNE – Boiler Shop
6th December – GLASGOW – St Luke’s
7th December – COVENTRY – Empire
Tickets and information here.
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