Chris T-T returns to the touring circuit this Autumn as main support on the Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo album headline tour. It's a welcome return for one of the nation's greatest songwriting talents, as Chris has been busy with extra-curricular activities for the past 12 months. Chris will be playing tracks from his expansive back catalogue in a career that spans 13 years!
October will also see Chris release his ninth studio album, his third for label Xtra Mile Recordings. Recorded with his band The Hoodrats, together they have departed from the paired down introspection of 2010's Love Is Not Rescue and instead created a full-on psych rock record. More details on this to follow.
But before all that, Chris will spend the summer at various festivals performing music as well as hosting talks and continues his Artist in Residence spot at The Royal Pavilion & Museum Brighton until September.
Since 1999 Chris T-T has released eight albums, including a trilogy about London: The 253 (2001), London Is Sinking (2003) and Capital (2008), as well as alt-folk protest classic 9 Red Songs (2005) and more recently the inward-looking Love Is Not Rescue (2010). Based in Brighton but restlessly mobile, he has written for The Morning Star, Louder Than War, Huffington Post, New Public Thinkers and others. Alongside writing and touring, Chris speaks regularly at conferences and runs seminars and workshops.
* not that Jon Snow; that Jon Snow. The main dude off of Channel 4 News, not Ned Stark's b****** off of Game Of Thrones.
Full dates w/ Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo:
10 ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
11 ULLAPOOL The Arch Inn
12 INVERNESS Ironworks
13 GLASGOW Oran Mor
15 BRIGHTON Komedia
16 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
17 GLOUCESTER Blackfriars Priory
18 CARDIFF The Globe
20 LEICESTER The Musician
21 BROMSGROVE Artrix
22 OXFORD St John's Church
23 BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex
25 NORWICH Open
7 MANCHESTER St Philips Church, Salford
8 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre
9 NEWCASTLE Cluny
10 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
11 CAMBRIDGE Junction
13 WINCHESTER Discovery Centre
14 EXETER Phoenix
16 HASTINGS St Marys in The Castle
17 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
19 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
20 SHEFFIELD Greystones
21 NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion
22 BRISTOL Folk House
Full festival dates:
15th June OXFORD St Michaels - No Reading Alone night of talks and music: talk & headline solo set
13th July - Crowhurst, East Sussex ROADS TO NOWHERE 2013 national rally against roadbuilding
17th August - Un-civilisation Festival 2013, East Meon, Hampshire - curating the Saturday night main stage & solo set
8th September - SXSC FESTIVAL 2013, Winchester - band set
18th September - Brighton Digital Festival Pecha Kucha night
20th September - Cool Content Conference 2013, Brighton - talk conference
28th September - BRISTOL Figure 8 Festival (set tbc)