New Single 'Hospital Food' released 28th November
'Hospital Food' is taken from Gray's new album Life In Slow Motion, which went straight to No.1 in the UK album charts on release in early September following widespread critical acclaim. The release of 'Hospital Food' coincides with Gray's first major headline tour of UK and Ireland in three years. Following his recent low-key tour of the UK, Gray will play a total of fourteen dates, with extra dates having been announced in London: he will now play Hammersmith Apollo on December 12 and 13, and Brixton Academy on December 14 and 15.
Life In Slow Motion is the first of his recent recordings on which David Gray and his group have been assisted by an outside producer, Marius De Vries. His seventh album, Life In Slow Motion is the follow-up to the UK four times platinum selling album A New Day At Midnight. In the UK, Mojo said of Life In Slow Motion, 'Those who thought White Ladder would stand as Gray's crowning achievement may now have to think again.' Time Out wrote, 'Ten evocative snapshots of life... it's clear the man's back on top form.' The Guardian proclaimed, 'Gray's antecedents aren't sappy MOR balladeers but Van Morrison, Springsteen and the Waterboys' Mike Scott: creators of big, visionary, complex music.' Two compositions on Life In Slow Motion - 'From Here You Can Almost See The Sea' and 'Ain't No Love' - come from his work on the soundtrack for Amma Assante's debut film A Way Of Life (released in 2004). The songs landed Gray a 2005 BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award nomination for Best New British Composer.
David Gray has won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award twice - in 2001 for his breakthrough single 'Babylon' and again in 2003 for the single 'The Other Side'. He has also won a GQ Award for Best Solo Artist (2002), a Q Award for Best Single (2001) and nominated twice for Best Male (2001/2003) at the Brit Awards, alongside a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist (2002). A true music phenomenon, Gray's sixth album White Ladder has now been certified eight times platinum in the UK, having clocked up over 2.7 million sales, and spent more than 100 weeks in the Top 40, twice reaching No.1. The album has sold over 6 million worldwide, including 2 million in the US alone. In Ireland White Ladder remains the biggest selling album of all time.
Live dates – November:
Tue 29 Belfast, Waterfront Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 39 Belfast, Waterfront Hall 0870 243 4455
Thu 1) Dublin, Point Depot SOLD OUT
Fri, 2 Dublin, Point Depot 0818 719 300
Sun 4 Manchester, Arena 0870 190 8000
Mon 5 Glasgow, SECC 0870 169 0100
Tues 6 Wolverhampton, Civic 01902 502 121
Thurs 8 Bournemouth, IC 0870 787 0404
Fri 9 Cardiff, Arena 029 2022 4488
Sar 19 Nottingham, Arena 0870 121 0123
Mon 12 London, Hammersmith Apollo SOLD OUT
Tue 13 London, Hammersmith Apollo 0870 606 3400
Wed 14 London, Brixton SOLD OUT
Thu 15 London, Brixton) 0870 771 2000
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