Following a North American support tour with Frank Turner at the start of 2017 and a headline tour in Germany in March, rambling folk singer Will Varley sets off on the road once more, supporting rising star Valerie June. The tour takes in cities in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, two shows in the UK and Will’s first shows in France.
Tickets can be purchased from http://www.willvarley.com/. Full dates are:
20 Paris @ Alhambra
21 Tourcoing @ Grand Mix
22 Brighton @ Concorde 2
24 Exeter @ Phoenix
30 Rotterdam @ Bird
01 Utrecht @ Tivoli Vredenburg
02 Hamburg @ Knust
03 Brussels @ AB Flex
04 Cologne @ Gebaude 9
May also sees Will perform at the iconic London venue, the Roundhouse, as part of Frank Turner’s epic four-night residency titled Lost Evenings. He will open the main stage on 15 May with fellow label-mates Skinny Lister before Frank headlines the final night of the festival. After that it’s back to USA for a support tour with Lincoln Durham before a summer of festival appearances including 2000Trees, Greenfield and many more to be announced.
Then towards the end of the year Will embarks on his biggest headline tour to date, culminating with a show at London’s legendary Shepherds Bush Empire.
15 Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
16 Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
17 Edinburgh @ La Belle Angele
18 Manchester @ Club Academy
21 Birmingham @ O2 Institute 3
22 Bristol @ Trinity Centre
23 Cardiff @ The Globe
24 Southampton @ 1865
25 London @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets can be purchased from http://www.willvarley.com/
Darkly comic, often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varley’s live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. Last summer saw triumphant festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, with packed tents shouting along to every word.
It’s been a meteoric rise for the 29 year old who started self-releasing his albums and travelling around England on foot only five years ago. In 2015 he signed a deal with independent music champions Xtra Mile Recordings, and momentum has been growing around the young troubadour ever since with the release of two studio albums ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor (October 2015) and ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ (November 2016) and toured extensively across the UK, Europe and North America opening for supporter and label mate Frank Turner, Scottish heroes The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg.