Up and coming singer Jake Bugg heads out on biggest tour to date

Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg

Jake 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:

Saturday 2nd O2 Academy, Sheffield

Sunday 3rd Engine Shed, Lincoln

Monday 4th O2 Academy, Leeds

Tuesday 5th O2 Academy, Newcastle

Thursday 7th Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Friday 8th O2 ABC, Glasgow

Saturday 9th Mandela Hall, Belfast

Sunday 10th O2 Academy, Dublin

Tuesday 12th O2 Academy, Liverpool

Wednesday 13th 53 Degrees, Preston

Thursday 14th O2 Academy, Manchester

Friday 15th Rock City, Nottingham

Sunday 17th UEA, Norwich

Monday 18th Dome, Brighton

Tuesday 19th HMV Institute, Birmingham

Thursday 21st Roadmenders, Northampton

Friday 22nd Solus, Cardiff

Saturday 23rd Westlands, Yeovil

Monday 25th Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Tuesday 26th Guildhall, Southampton

Wednesday 27th O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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