To celebrate Independent Venue Week 2020, SEAN McGOWAN is hatching plans to play at some of his favourite small venues across the UK & Ireland. Embarking on a short stint of headline dates, the Xtra Mile Recordings-signed songwriter will be visiting the celebrated local music haunts of Bishops Stortford, Bournemouth, Derry and Reading from 30th January to 2nd February next year. With tickets on sale tomorrow at 10AM, full dates and details can be found below.
INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK TOUR 2020
Thur 30 Jan Bishops Stortford Half MoonFri 31 Jan Bournemouth AnvilSat 1 Feb Derry BennigansSun 2 Feb Reading Rising Sun Arts Centre These shows follow a busy period of touring that has seen Sean play across the UK and Ireland supporting The Levellers, Holy Moly and The Crackers and labelmates Brand New Friend. He rounds off the year with a UK headline tour – some dates of which are already SOLD OUT including Newport, Bristol, Winchester, Nottingham and Southampton, and a number of others down to their last few. Due to the overwhelming popular demand in his hometown, another night has been addedat The Joiners the following night – 21st December.
Full dates and details of headline tour below:SEAN McGOWAN – TOUR DATES 2019
NOVEMBER Thur 7 Nov Newport Le Pub SOLD OUTFri 8 Nov Stourbridge Katie FitzgeraldsSat 9 Nov Winchester Railway – SOLD OUTThur 21 Nov Bideford PalladiumFri 22 Nov Bristol Exchange 2 – SOLD OUTSat 23 Nov Newquay WhiskersSun 24 Nov Glastonbury King Arthur
DECEMBERSat 14 Dec – Manchester – CastleSun 15 Dec Nottingham Chameleon Café – SOLD OUTThur 19 Dec London Islington Fri 20 Dec – Southampton – Joiners – SOLD OUTSat 21 Dec – Southampton – Joiners – ** EXTRA DATE ADDED **
TICKETS TO ALL SHOWS ON SALE HERE:www.musicglue.com/seanmcgowan
The new EP ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ came out on 1st November – the collection has been hailed as “his best work to date” (Underscore Pt.3), with praise given for “its stripped back acoustic guitars and cinematic orchestration [heightening] the two things McGowan does best, defiance and emotion” (Travellers Tunes).
Listen to the full EP here: https://open.spotify.com/album/38I9ocJ15q0XsPpMGGg4BO
The EP follows the release of included singles ‘Heartbreaker’, a tender and reflective ballad that explores those conflicting feelings of wild excitement and guarded anxiety that often precede letting-go to fall in love; plus the Radio X-supported first single ‘Silk’.
A punk, poet, and pacifist all at once, Sean’s latest collection ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ arrives very much like an extension of the artist himself. Stepping momentarily away from the frenetic indie-punk that coursed through the veins of his acclaimed debut album ‘Son of The Smith’, Sean’s new release instead delivers an altogether gentler and more introspective listen.
After the Southampton singer-songwriter found his life suddenly turned upside down by a series of monumental changes beyond his control, he reached into his soul and found these five new songs: ‘I’m OK’, ‘Heart Breaker’, ‘Silk’, ‘Money’ and ‘Queen of The West’. Now compiled as his ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ EP, together the tracks spin a deeply personal narrative that charts Sean’s journey as he navigated his way through these stormy waters. His first new material to emerge since his debut album last year, ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ is subdued and stripped-back, raw and reflective, and together illuminate Sean’s songwriting talents going from strength to strength.
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