Confirms Headline Uk Tour In October / November
Single 'So Sweet' Released On 7th November
On 7th November 2005, hotly-tipped Scottish/American singer/songwriter, JOHNATHAN RICE, releases a brand new single. Entitled 'So Sweet', the single will be released as a download, and is a brand new mix from the original version which appears on Johnathan's outstanding debut album 'Trouble Is Real' available through One Little Indian.
To coincide with the single release, Johnathan Rice has announced a mammoth headlining UK tour, beginning on Tuesday Oct 18th and taking in sixteen dates before it's completion on Monday 7th November. Full details as follows:
Tuesday Oct 18th Nottingham, Social
Wednesday Oct 19th Bristol, St Bonaventures
Thursday Oct 20th Oxford, Zodiac
Friday Oct 21st Norwich, Arts Centre
Sunday Oct 23rd Sheffield, Fez Club
Monday Oct 24th London, La Scala
Tuesday Oct 25th )Brighton, Komedia
Wednesday Oct 26th Southampton, Joiners
Saturday Oct 29th Cardiff, Barfly
Sunday Oct 30th Birmingham, Glee Club
Monday Oct 31st Manchester, Night & Day
Wednesday Nov 2nd York, Fibbers
Thursday Nov 3rd Liverpool, Academy 3
Friday Nov 4th Glasgow, Arts School
Sunday Nov 6th Leeds, The Faversham
Monday Nov 7th Dublin, Whelans
Johnathan, who currently appears in newly launched men's fashion bible GQ Style as the main featured artist in a piece about the new breed of singer/songwriters bringing a 21st Century revival of the Dylan/Mitchell/Young acoustic heyday, was in London recently to play at a sold-out Enterprise. It was the second time he had played the venue this year, and was added at the last minute following four support dates with Wilco in Europe, such is his love of playing in front of a British crowd. Johnathan has built a healthy fan-base in the UK this year, after touring in February and April with Martha Wainwright, playing his own headline dates in May and supporting REM in Cardiff and London at their two biggest UK shows in June. Johnathan landed the coveted support slot with REM after guitarist Peter Buck saw a performance in February and was suitably impressed to take a copy of his debut album 'Trouble Is Real' for the REM tour bus. Johnathan was the only new artist to be added to the supporting line up.
'So Sweet' is one of the stand-out tracks from 'Trouble Is Real' an album produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley), which has garnered the singer outstanding reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. The NME called it 'a remarkably intimate and striking outing (8/10)', The Fly said it would 'raise the bar for singer/songwriters everywhere (4/5)', The Sun declared it 'highly accomplished (4/5)' and The Guardian said he was 'a promisingly authentic talent (4 stars)'. His live performance has captured more admirers, as The Times noted on his first ever UK gig that he was 'superb, not very far from being a very big star'.
In between recording and touring, Johnathan also found time to squeeze in his first movie role, with a guest slot as a young Roy Orbison in the much-anticipated Johnny Cash biopic, 'Walk The Line', starring Joaquim Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash, which will be released in the UK on 2th January 2006.
The novel's author saw a cut of the film and loved each of the changes the movie's director had made.