YOLA NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
ONE OF THIS YEAR’S MOST NOMINATED UK ARTISTS WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS
EUROPEAN TOUR IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019
Following four Grammy nominations (including Best New Artist), acclaimed performances at Glastonbury and a sold out run of dates in the US – including being crowned ‘The Voice of Newport Folk Festival’ by Rolling Stone .
British rising star Yola has announced her most extensive tour to date of Europe in November and December in support of her best-selling debut solo album, Walk Through Fire. The tour comprises 22 dates, including shows opening for Greta Van Fleet, starting in Leeds on November 3, and culminating with a headline show at London’s Assembly Hall on December 4. Full details can be found here.
Produced by The Black Keys’ eight-time Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach, Walk Through Fire was released in February on Easy Eye Sound, distributed by his longtime label Nonesuch Records, and peaked at No.1 on both the UK Americana and Country charts. Yola has blazed her own trail with an unshakable passion for the soul and country music she loves.
Walk Through Fire is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel and shimmering tremolo guitars, it provides the perfect soundtrack to Yola’s arresting vocals.
Yola has received four nominations at the 62nd Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. and three nominations in the Roots category. including Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance (for ‘Faraway Look’) and Best Americana Album. Auerbach also received a nomination for Producer Of The Year for his work on albums including Yola’s. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Yola stated, “To be nominated for four awards in the 10th month of my debut year is beyond a dream come true. Thank you to my incredible team and everyone who has supported and believed in me along the way. Great to see such incredible talent nominated alongside me. I’m truly honoured to be in the category with every artist nominated – see you in January!”
Tour dates – November & December:
Sun Nov 3 UK | O2 Academy, Leeds *
Mon Nov 4 Ireland | Olympia Theatre, Dublin *
Wed Nov 6 UK | O2 Academy, Glasgow *
Thu Nov 7 UK | O2 Academy, Newcastle *
Sat Nov 9 UK | Mountford Hall, Liverpool *
Sun Nov 10 UK | Rock City, Nottingham *
Tue Nov 12 Netherlands | AFAS Live, Amsterdam *
Wed Nov 13 France | Zenith, Paris *
Fri Nov 15 Belgium | Lotto Arena, Antwerp *
Sat Nov 16 Germany | Lido, Berlin
Sun Nov 17 Germany | Stage Club, Hamburg
Mon Nov 18 Denmark | KB Hallen, Copenhagen *
Wed Nov 20 Germany | Palladium, Cologne *
Thu Nov 21 Germany | Zenith, Munich *
Fri Nov 22 Italy | Santeria, Milan
Sun Nov 24 Italy | Alcatraz, Milan *
Tue Nov 26 Spain | Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona *
Thu Nov 28 France | Café de la Danse, Paris
Sat Nov 30 UK | Òran Mór, Glasgow
Sun Dec 1 Ireland | Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tue Dec 3 UK | Gorilla, Manchester
Wed Dec 4 UK | Islington Assembly Hall, London
* special guest of Greta Van Fleet
Dan Auerbach stated, “The moment I met Yola I was impressed. Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice… she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer.”
Hailing from a small town outside Bristol, Yola grew up in poverty with an unsupportive parent who “banned” her from making any music. She later became homeless, living on the streets of London and also experienced stress-induced voice loss. Yola overcame these challenges to launch a successful sideline in writing, performing on pop hits and briefly joined Massive Attack.
She was also the main writer and front woman in Phantom Limb, opening for artists including James Brown and Dr. John before pursuing her solo career in 2016. She quickly made her mark in the US with her vocal powers and innovative songwriting winning early supporters, including Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, Stereogum, NPR and The Current’s Bill DeVille who exclaimed, “She’s a powerhouse of a singer: she’s part Southern soul, she’s part gospel and she’s completely amazing. You’ll want to remember her name: Yola.”