ake Bugg, the fast-rising hitmaker from Nottingham has announced a new set of dates, his first for 2013. This will be his biggest UK headline tour so far, and will follow his forthcoming sell-out autumn tour, as well as dates in Europe and the US with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol.
“Jake Bugg”, his eponymously-titles debut album, is released 15th October alongside the new single “Two Fingers”. His debut album is 14 songs, clocking in at under 40 minutes, that belie his eighteen years. Sharp, observant and honest, they inhabit a world no other new UK act is currently operating in.
It opens with recent single “Lightning Bolt”, a scorching blues number with his Telecaster to the fore. New single “Two Fingers” follows with its swaggering chorus, whilst the likes of “Country Song” and “Broken” are more reflective. It’s a perfectly paced record, one that marks out Jake as the most exciting new UK act of 2012 and manages to effortlessly straddle the gap between authenticity and mainstream appeal.
He counts Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Elton John, Chris Martin, Damon Albarn and Snow Patrol amongst his fans and has supported Michael Kiwanuka, Example and Lana Del Rey.
February 2013 tour dates:
Sat 2nd O2 Academy, Sheffield Sun 3rd Engine Shed, Lincoln Mon 4th O2 Academy, Leeds Tue 5th O2 Academy, Newcastle Thurs 7th Liquid Room, Edinburgh Fri 8th O2 ABC, Glasgow Sat 9th Mandela Hall, Belfast Sun 10th O2 Academy, Dublin Tue 12th O2 Academy,Liverpool Wed 13th 53 Degrees, Preston Thurs 14th O2 Academy, Manchester Fri 15th Rock City, Nottingham Sun 17th UEA, Norwich Mon 18th Dome, Brighton Tue 19th HMV Institute, Birmingham Thurs 21st Roadmenders, Northampton Fri 22nd Solus, Cardiff Sat 23rd Westlands, Yeovil Mon 25th Corn Exchange, Cambridge Tue 26th Guildhall, Southampton Wed 27th O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
There is a 48 hour presale through www.jakebugg.com which goes live on Wednesday 26th September at 9am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 28th September.