Live: Will Varley Announces 2022 Tour

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Following his recent run of intimate headline shows, alt-folk singer-songwriter Will Varley has announced a major UK headline tour for May 2022. All dates below…

May 4 – Derby, The Venue
May 5 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
May 6 – Liverpool, The Arts Club
May 7 – Sheffield, The Leadmill
May 11 – Newcastle, The Cluny
May 12 – Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
May 13 – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
May 14 – Cambridge, The Junction
May 18 – Deal, The Astor Theatre
May 19 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
May 20 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
May 21 – London, Lafayette

In October, Varley released his new album The Hole Around My Head, the first album release on Yellow Cake, a brand-new record label and artist protection entity set up by internationally renowned record producer Cameron McVey (Massive Attack, Portishead, Sugababes, Neneh Cherry).

Containing the singles “Live Again”, “Pushing Against Us” and “Colour TV”, The Hole Around My Head is the follow-up to 2018’s The Spirit Of Minnie, which was produced by McVey. After close to two decades of hard graft (including relentless touring the UK, Europe and North America alongside Valerie June, Frank Turner, The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg) Varley welcomed the chance to join McVey’s new label. “Will’s the Springsteen of his generation to my ears and sensibilities,” comments McVey. “He’s not really a f**king folk singer is he?! This new record is more of an affirmation than a conscious change of direction. The songs are raw and the production almost painfully too honest at times. Will plays and sings like his studio is on fire and he has to finish before it burns to the ground.”

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