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Example announces October/November UK tour (2014)


Story by Jack Foley

SINGER, songwriter, producer and occasional rapper Example has announced a massive UK tour for October and November 2014.

The performer will visit 26 towns and cities later this year, in support of his top 10 album, Live Life Living, which is out now. In addition, he will also release the new single, 10 Million People, on October 5.

He said: “I haven’t covered the UK properly for such a long time. The last two arena tours were superb but we missed some corners of the UK and a lot of people can’t travel hours to see a gig, especially on a week day.

“It’s a marathon tour, even for me but I’ve carefully chosen all the venues myself – some of which I’ve played in loads of time and others which I’ve never been to. Expect all the hits from the last 3 albums plus all the bangers and singles off album no.5 in a spectacular 90min show”

Commenting on the single, he continued: “10 Million People was written after watching a documentary on early 90’s rave culture. I found this video online where they were interviewing people at an illegal rave. The guy with the microphone said to one of the revellers “surely this whole rave thing is just a fad”. And the raver replied “well 10 million people can’t be wrong”.

“I wrote and produced the track in a day with Fraser T Smith. It’s my favourite song on the album and feels timeless for me. Right at the last minute I went back in and added a rap at the start just like I did on last single One More Day‘.”

The dates are (all October and November 2014):


17 – Llandudno, North Wales Arena
18 – Stoke Victoria Hall
19 Grimsby Auditorium
21 Newcastle O2 Academy
22 Carlisle Sands Centre
23 York Barbican
25 Leeds O2 Academy
26 Bath Pavilion
27 Bournemouth O2 Academy
29 Newport Centre
30 Plymouth Pavilion

2 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
3 – Margate WIinter Gardens
4 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
6 – Eastbourne Winter Gardens
7 – Nottingham Rock City
8 – Sheffield O2 Academy
10 – Leicester O2 Academy
11 – Portsmoth Guildhall
13 – London O2 Academy Brixton
17 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18 – Norwich UEA
19 – Liverpool University Mountford Hall
21 – Birmingham O2 Academy
23 – Hull City Hall
25 – Glasgow Barrowland
27 – Manchester O2 Apollo

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, August 22, 2014.