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Basia Bulat announces two London dates and European tour

Basia Bulat

Story by Jack Foley

BASIA Bulat has announced a headline tour of the UK and Europe.

Taking place throughout April and May 2016, the tour will include stops at major cities including London, Dublin, Stockholm, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels and more.

In addition, Basia Bulat will perform in-store at Rough Trade East in London on Saturday, February 13, 2016 the day after the release of her forthcoming album, Good Advice.

The Polaris and Juno award nominated Bulat teamed up with friend and collaborator Jim James of My Morning Jacket on the production for Good Advice, driving 600 miles from her home in Montreal to La La Land recording studio in James’ hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Bulat originally met James back-stage at the Austin City Limits music festival; the two reconnected when she toured with him in the summer of 2013 and became friends.

Good Advice is being described as a departure from Bulat’s previous work, with her voice backed up by drums, bass, electric guitar and keys.

James plays electric guitar, synth, saxophone and bass on the album; further Louisville guests including members of Houndmouth, Twin Limb, Seth Kauffman of Floating Action and more also join Bulat.

“Pop songs can take all those big statements and those big feelings that you have,” Bulat says. “You don’t need to necessarily have everything so detailed because everybody understands. Everybody understands those feelings.”

“Basia has something truly unique,” says James.

The duo recorded the album over several visits Bulat made to Kentucky. “I knew immediately that it was the exact right place to be,” says Bulat. “To go so far from home, then to find that it felt like home.”

Of the sessions, James recalls: “The entire process was so amazing. Hearing her voice just exploding out of her soul brought us all to tears in the control room. Watching Basia come out of her shell with great power was an extraordinary thing to witness.”

Basia Bulat’s UK and European tour dates are as follows (all 2016)

February
13 – London – Rough Trade East (1pm stage time)

April
12 – Brussels BE @ Le Botanique
13 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
14 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
15 – Glasgow Broadcast
16 – Leeds Headrow House
17 – Dublin Workmans Club
19 – Brighton The Hope & Ruin
21 – Nyon CH La Parenthese
22 – Ravenna IT Bronson
23 – Zurich Papiersaal
26 – Cologne DE Tsunami Club
27 – Berlin DE Auster Club
28 – Copenhagen Lounge at Vega
29 – Bergen NO Landmark
30 – Stockholm SE Kägelbanan

May
3 – Lund SE Mejeriet
6 – Groningen NL Grand Theatre
7 – Rotterdam NL Rotown
8 – Amsterdam NL Paradiso (upstairs)