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Natalie Merchant announces 2010 tour dates

Natalie Merchant

Story by Jack Foley

NATALIE Merchant has announced a small UK tour in support of her forthcoming new album, Leave Your Slee.

The former lead vocalist of 10,000 Maniacs will play a total of six dates, kicking off with a night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in May.

Leave Your Sleep is a 26-track epic sprawled over two discs that promises an eclectic mix of poems by both famed and more obscure scribes as well as nursery rhymes and lullabies set to original music. It features 130 musicians in total and is due for release on April 12, 2010.

Tickets for all shows are £27.50, except London, which is £32.50/£30.

The tour dates are (all May 2010):

22 – Hammersmith Apollo London
24 – The Lowry, Manchester
25 – The Sage, Gateshead,
28 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
29 – MerchantColston Hall, Bristol
30 – Brighton Dome