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2016 Ben Solo Dates

Ben will be touring the US this March. You can find details below, or visit

Tue, March 8, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe

Wed, March 9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar

Fri, March 11, 2016 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Sat, March 12, 2016 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

Mon, March 14, 2016 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove Underground

Wed, March 16, 2016 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

Fri, March 18, 2016 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Sat, March 19, 2016 – Boston, MA – Red Room at Cafe 939

Mon, March 21, 2016 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java

Tue, March 22, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy

Ben Solo US + UK Dates, Gomez UK Merch Sale

Ben Solo Dates in US and UK

Ben will be playing a handful of North American solo shows this March, surrounding his showcase at the SXSW in Austin on March 19.

He's also just added a new batch of UK dates in April which will go on sale tomorrow, February 19, at 9am.

He'll perform music from his solo album, Rattlebag (out now), as well as tunes from his first solo album, Shapes & Shadows, and some Gomez favorites. You can find all the details below.

Gomez Merch Sale in UK Shop

We've been working to restock our UK shop with Gomez merch from over the years. There are also plenty of discounts to be had if you act fast.

Ben solo acoustic:

March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
March 12 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
March 14 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
March 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
March 19 – Austin, TX – SXSW Official Showcase
March 23 – Toronto, Ontario – The Drake Hotel

April 7 - Guildford - Boileroom
April 8 - Reading - Bowery District
April 11 - Stockton - Georgian Theatre
April 12 - Dunfermline - PJ Molloys
April 14 - Aberdeen - Lemon Tree
April 15 - Inverness - Mad Hatters
April 17 - Carlisle - Brickyard
April 18 - Liverpool - Magnet
April 19 - Norwich - Waterfront Studio

Olly's New Photography Site

Olly has been working hard on various music projects over the last year and simultaneously developing a new photography website which you can check out here:

A very limited quantity of prints are currently available through the site, pick one up while you can. Olly can also been found on Instagram and Tumblr.


Gomez Gig Added in Brighton

Big news, Brighton! We'll be returning for a (mostly) hometown gig on November 20 at Concorde 2 as a warm up for The Whisky Sessions in Manchester. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct 24, at 9am for just £15:

Ben Solo Tours in Australia/New Zealand and UK/Ireland, Official Release of Rattlebag

Ben has a pair of solo tours coming up in support of the wide release of his fan-funded album Rattlebag. He'll head down to Australia later this month for an eleven show run capped off in New Zealand with a show in Auckland. Our good pal, Buddy, will be coming along to open up the shows. Then, in December, Ben will make the solo rounds of the UK and Ireland for a nine show tour. You can find all the details over on Ben's solo site.

His recent solo album, Rattlebag, is set to get a wide release to those who didn't get a copy through contributing to his funding campaign. It will be released in Australia in October 24th through Cooking Vinyl Australia and in the US on October 27th through The End Records (you can pre-order on iTunes, CD, and CD bundle). The UK/European release is set for December 8th through Sunday Best Recordings.

Ian's Solo Album Out Now, Ben Solo UK Dates

If 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.

Unfold Yourself

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 for more on what he's been up to.

And don't forget, we have a proper Gomez show in Manchester on November 22nd at The Whisky Sessions. Tickets are available here.


New Gomez Gig in Machester

The Whisky Sessions

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 Tour Poster

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.

Upcoming Dates

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 April

Ben 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.