Ian's Solo Album Out Now, Ben Solo UK DatesIf you didn't get your copy through his PledgeMusic campaign, Ian's latest solo album, Unfold Yourself, is now available everywhere! Here's the iTunes link if that's your preference.
Ben has some upcoming gigs in the UK this September performing tracks from his latest solo effort, Rattlebag, along with some of his previous solo material and a few Gomez tunes. He has two festival spots, Bestival on the Isle of Wight and Little Orchard Cyder & Music Festival in Cornwall, and a date at Pilton Village Hall in Devon. You can visit the shiny new BenOttewell.com for more on what he's been up to.
New Gomez Gig in Machester
We're very excited to announce a proper Gomez gig in Manchester on November 22nd! We will be headlining The Whisky Sessions, a brand new music and whisky festival, at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. Public on-sale is tomorrow at 9am but pre-sale tickets are currently available here.
Ben US Tour Announced, Ian Solo Date in Brooklyn
Ben Ottewell US Tour Announced
Ben has just announced US tour dates for May & June 2014! He is heading out with a band on a three-week tour of the States, beginning May 30 in San Diego and ending June 22 in Nashville. Tickets go on sale this week, with details below.
Don’t miss your chance to catch him live, playing songs from his newly-recorded album Rattlebag as well as his first album Shapes & Shadows and some Gomez favorites.
Ben is also currently on a UK solo acoustic tour through the end of April.
Ian Solo Date in Brooklyn
Ian has just added a solo show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on May 18. Tickets are on sale now here.
Ben solo acoustic:
April 23 - Brighton - Komedia (tickets)
April 24 - Leeds - The Cockpit (tickets)
April 25 - London - The Borderline (tickets)
April 27 - Glasgow - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (tickets)
April 28 - Newcastle - The Cluny (tickets)
April 29 - Manchester - The Deaf Institute (tickets)
April 30 - Nottingham - The Bodega (tickets)
Ben with band:May 30 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues Delta Room (On Sale: Thu, Apr 24 @ 10am PT)
May 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25)
June 1 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall (On Sale: Thu, Apr 24 @ 10am PT)
June 3 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 10am PT)
June 4 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 10am PT)
June 7 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 10am MDT)
June 10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25)
June 11 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall (On Sale: Wed, Apr 23 @ 8am CDT)
June 12 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 12pm CDT)
June 13 - Detroit, MI - Shelter (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 10am EDT)
June 14 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @10am EDT)
June 16 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 12pm EDT)
June 17 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939 at Berklee (On Sale Now)
June 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 12pm EDT)
June 19 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall (On Sale: Thur, Apr 24 @ 10am EDT)
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl (On Sale: Fri, Apr 25 @ 10am EDT)
June 22 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley (On Sale: Thur, Apr 24 @ 10am CDT)
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Ben Solo UK Tour in AprilBen Ottewell is heading out on a UK tour in April! It will be an acoustic affair with Ben playing music from his newly-recorded album Rattlebag as well as his first album Shapes & Shadows and some Gomez favorites.
Ben's solo album, Rattlebag, was recently completed through an Indiegogo pledge campaign, thanks to support from fans like you. If you missed your chance to pre-order through Indiegogo, be sure to pick up a copy at one of the shows, and please standby for news about future release. For more updates and information, follow Ben on Facebook.
Ben Solo Album UpdateBen recently stopped by Radio 2 to chat with Dermot O'Leary about his upcoming album, Rattlebag, and perform "Red Dress" (replay here) and you can watch Ben perform the title track for The Clockwork Owl Sessions here:
The album is currently over halfway funded; you can find all the details on the Indiegogo campaign here and help push it the rest of the way. There's also a solo gig in Sheffield in the books later this month if you're in the area and want to preview more of the new material.
Virgin (UK) Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Vinyl Reissue of Bring It OnOn Monday, November 11th, our debut album, Bring It On, will be released on vinyl in the UK. This reissue, in celebration of Virgin Records 40th Anniversary, is being pressed from the original Townhouse analog masters. You can go to a nice independent record shop and ask them to order you a copy.
Support Ben's Upcoming Solo AlbumBen is hard at work on his second solo album and if you'd like to throw him some support, he just launched an Indiegogo campaign which will offer updates throughout the process and exclusive rewards to those who contribute. You can find all the details here.
Ian to Release New Solo Album and Tour Australia in NovemberExciting news, Aussie friends! Ian will be touring your fair country in November in support of his new record, Unfold Yourself. The album, after its very successful PledgeMusic campaign (thanks to folks like yourself), will be released on November 15th on Stop Start in Australia. Stay tuned for details on its release elsewhere. The tour then begins on the 18th in Fremantle and will bring Ian to a total of ten cities by the time it wraps up in Brisbane on December 1st. Tickets are on sale now, check below for his full itinerary. Ian solo:
Ben Solo US Shows Start Next WeekendJust a quick reminder to our American friends that Ben will be touring around the US starting next Saturday in Somerville, MA. That's followed up by Baltimore, a return visit to NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, and he finishes things out in Denver on the 12th. Buddy will joining Ben on most of these dates, now including Somerville since last we wrote. You can find details and ticket links for all of these shows below.
If you'd like to get a preview, here's Ben performing "Blackbird" in-studio at 3RRR while he was touring Australia this summer and "Get Miles" from last week's show in Weston-super-Mare.
October 5, 2013 • Somerville, MA • Johnny D's • Tickets #
October 6, 2013 • Baltimore, MD • Baltimore Soundstage • Tickets #
October 7, 2013 • New York, NY • Joe's Pub • Tickets
October 9, 2013 • Chicago, IL • City Winery • Tickets #
October 10, 2013 • Minneapolis, MN • Cedar Cultural Center • Tickets #
October 12, 2013 • Denver, CO • Soiled Dove • Tickets #
# with Buddy
New Ben Solo Dates in the UK this September and US in October
Ben will be making the solo rounds again in the UK and US in the next couple months! His UK run consists of shows in Exeter, Wakefield, and Matlock in September and his US slate in October features stops in Boston, Baltimore, NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Denver for good measure.