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PJ Harvey and John Parish announce European tour (2009)

PJ Harvey

Story by Jack Foley

PJ HARVEY and John Parish will embark on a UK and European tour this April and May.

The tour is in support of their second collaborative album, A Woman A Man Walked By, which will be released by Island Records on March 30, 2009.

The album has been described by journalist John Harris, as “…mischievous, deadly serious, elegant and poetic, and possessed of a brutal power – it is doubtful that you will hear a record as brimming with creative brio and musical invention this year…”

Beginning in the UK on April 15tin Brighton, the pair will be backed by a band comprising Eric Drew Feldman, Giovanni Ferrario and Jean-Marc Butty and will play seven shows across the UK, with a London show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 20.

They will then head to Europe for a string of dates, taking in Berlin, Paris & Milan along the way.

The show will feature music from both the forthcoming album as well as their first collaboration, 1996’s Dance Hall At Louse Point.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am on Monday, January 19 (except Oslo, which goes on-sale on Wednesday, January 21).

The UK tour dates are (all April 2009):

April 15 – Corn Exchange, Brighton
April 16 – Regal, Oxford
April 18 – Anson Rooms, Bristol
April 20 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
April 22 – Town Hall, Birmingham
April 24 – Ritz, Manchester
April 26 – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

European tour dates (all May 2009):

May 2 – Portugal, Porto – Casa Da Musica
May 4 – Italy, Milan – Auditorium
May 6 – Germany, Stuttgart – Theaterhaus
May 7 – Germany, Berlin – Passionskirche
May 9 – Sweden, Stockholm – Nalen
May 10 – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller
May 11 – Denmark, Copenhagen Vega
May 13 – Holland, Amsterdam – Paradiso
May 14 – Belgium, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
May 17 – France, Paris – Bataclan