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Seth Lakeman announces UK tour (2008)

Seth Lakeman

Story by Jack Foley

SETH Lakeman – the West Country born singer songwriter credited with taking folk to a new audience – is set to take his highly touted live show on the road in October for his largest headline tour to date.

The singer will be playing a total of 25 dates, kicking off in Wolverhampton in October and concluding in Brighton in November. The jaunt includes a night at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

The autumn tour dates are as follows:

22 – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun
23 – Norwich, Waterfront
24 – Lincoln, Engine Shed
25 – Northampton Roadmender
26 – Cambridge, Junction
28 – Oxford Academy
29 – Bristol Academy
30 – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
31 – Dundee Fat Sams

1 – Glasgow QMU
2 – Liverpool Academy
4 – Newcastle Academy
5 – Sheffield Leadmill
6 – London Shepherds Bush
7 – Portsmouth Pyramid
8 – Manchester Academy
9 – Leeds Met
11 – Loughborough University
12 – Bournemouth Opera House
13 – Cheltenham Town Hall
14 – Belfast Spring & Airbrake
15 – Dublin Academy
16 – Exeter Great Hall
17 – Falmouth Pavillions
18 – Brighton Corn Exchange

All tickets are priced at £16 (except London, £17.50).

Seth’s critically acclaimed third album Poor Man’s Heaven charted at No.8 in the UK on its release earlier this month, an unprecedented achievement for a so-called ‘folk inspired’ artist.

Produced in large part by Seth’s brother and fellow band member, Sean Lakeman, Poor Man’s Heaven (out now on Relentless) represents a progression for Seth’s sound – while remaining firmly rooted in folk, it moves from a more acoustic-based feel to a fuller, rockier sound, underpinned by typically emotive lyrics and story telling, this time with a strong coastal theme.