We're pleased to announce that Will Varley and Skinny Lister will support Frank Turner on his November UK tour. The three label-mates will be playing to over 35,000 people on the mostly-sold out autumn tour. Full dates and details below.
Will Varley signed to Xtra Mile Recordings backstage at the Royal Albert Hall just moments before he performed on stage supporting Frank Turner as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig back in March.
The 27-year-old rambling singer-songwriter from Kent is a self-made man who, on a past tour, walked 500 miles with a guitar on his back, playing shows along the way. He makes his own music videos. He runs his own record label and music festival, Smugglers. As if mirroring his work ethic, his songs pack narrative detail. Each three or four minutes is earthy and punchy, rolling and rollicking upon barely-concealed anger, or blatant piss-taking.
Skinny Lister — a twelve-legged, rum-soaked folk and shanty army — have been thundering across stages all year, and are already touring the US in the fall with Frank and fellow label-buddy Beans On Toast. Their album Down On Deptford Broadway is brimming with the celebratory attitude of those grabbing life and dancing together with abandon. You can purchase it on CD, vinyl or download from our digital shop.
Tour dates are below, or you can check out the gigs calendar.
05 Llandudno @ Venue Cymru
06 Southampton @ Guildhall SOLD OUT
07 Southampton @ Guildhall SOLD OUT
09 Falmouth @ Princess Pavilion SOLD OUT
10 Falmouth @ Princess Pavilion
13 Glasgow @ Barrowland SOLD OUT
14 Newcastle @ University SOLD OUT
15 Nottingham @ Rock City SOLD OUT
16 Nottingham @ Rock City
18 Birmingham @ Academy
19 Sheffield @ Academy SOLD OUT
21 Bristol @ Colston Hall SOLD OUT
22 Bristol @ Colston Hall
23 Manchester @ Academy SOLD OUT
24 Manchester @ Academy
26 London @ Alexandra Palace