LOYLE CARNERPRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE HEREANNOUNCES LIVE DATES NEW ALBUM “hugo” OUT OCTOBER 21 VIA EMI
UK TOUR ON SALE 10AM ON FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER HERE
With his new album “hugo”, Loyle Carner confronts both the deeply personal and the highly political. Cinematic in scale and scope, hugo is both a rallying war cry for a generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album – as a mixed-race Black man, as an artist, as a father and as a son.
With Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards and appearances in global brand campaigns (Nike, YSL, Timberland), Carner has undoubtedly had a meteoric rise to the top, culminating with his second album Not Waving, But Drowning charting at number 3 in the UK albums chart in 2019. However, hugo sees Carner taking a sharp detour from his previous work, putting it down to lockdown and the “hedonistic side of career being stripped away. There were no shows, no backstage, no festivals, no photoshoots”. By continuing to write in these tumultuous times with a renewed clarity and sense of artistic freedom, Carner reached deeper beneath the surface than he ever had before.
And now, following a string of warmly received festival appearances over the summer, Carner is getting ready to take “hugo” on the road next year. With massive stadium shows across the UK, kicking off with Dublin in February and culminating with OVO Arena Wembley in London, Carner will surely be taking live stages by storm with his electrifying new material.
Tickets for these shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 9th September from https://gigst.rs/Loyle.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
20th Feb – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland23rd Feb – O2 City Hall – Newcastle, UK 24th Feb – The Mountford Hall – Liverpool, UK 25th Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK 27th Feb – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK 28th Feb – O2 Academy – Sheffield, UK 2nd Mar – The Nick Rayns LCR UEA – Norwich, UK 3rd Mar – O2 Academy, Leicester 5th Mar – Brighton Dome – Brighton, UK 6th Mar – Rock City – Nottingham, UK 8th Mar – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK 9th Mar – O2 Academy – Bournemouth, UK 11th Mar – University Great Hall – Cardiff, UK 12th Mar – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK 16th Mar – OVO Arena Wembley – London, UK
FOLLOW LOYLE CARNER
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.