Laura Veirs Announces October UK Tour

March 6, 2021
Photo-credit: Jason Quigley. Styling by Sarah Santner

Laura Veirs Announces October UK tour

New Album “My Echo” out now on via Bella Union

Following excellent reviews for her latest album My Echo, out now on Bella Union, Laura Veirs has announced news of an extensive UK tour running throughout October… Dates/info below:

3rd October – Brighton – Komedia

4th October – Guildford – The Boileroom

5th October – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms

6th October – Bristol – Thekla

7th October – Exeter – Exeter Phoenix

9th October – Cambridge – Storey’s Field Centre

10th October – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

11th October – Newcastle – Civic Theatre

12th October – Glasgow – Stereo

13th October – Edinburgh – Summerhall Arts Venue

14th October – Manchester – The Deaf Institute

16th October – Nottingham – The Bodega Social Club

17th October – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall

18th October – Norwich – Norwich Arts Centre

19th October – London – Union Chapel 

Laura Veirs has previously shared videos for the tracks ‘Burn Too Bright’‘Turquoise Walls’ and ‘Freedom Feeling’ from the album.

My Echo is my 11th solo album. It’s my ‘my songs knew I was getting divorced before I did’ album. My conscious mind was trying as hard as I could to keep my family together but my subconscious mind was working on the difficult struggles in my marital life. I was part of a “Secret Poetry Group” that met and wrote poems monthly for a year during the writing of this record. Many of my poems turned into songs for this album. By the time the album was being mixed last fall, my ex-husband/producer Tucker Martine and I had decided to go our separate ways. We were a great musical team for many years but we struggled to be compatible in our marriage and family life and that struggle is reflected in this album.

In this new batch of songs I imagine escaping from some sort of prison or cage. Advancing age, the confines of domesticity, our oppressive government and the threat of the apocalypse permeate these songs. In these songs my heart craves certainty and permanence but none is to be found. It’s an album about disintegration. It reveals my artist’s intuition at work.
Although these songs were written before quarantine they are strangely relevant to times in which we find ourselves currently. You will find me staring at the walls (Turquoise Walls). You will find me feeling grateful to be alive (Memaloose Island). You will find me accepting the ephemeral nature of life (Vapor Trails and All the Things). You will find me searching for personal freedom while feeling trapped (Freedom Feeling). You will find me trying to accept that sometimes the best thing to do is to sit still and do nothing at all (Another Space and Time).

Produced by Tucker Martine in the summer and fall of 2019. My Echo features guest appearances from Jim JamesBill FrisellKarl BlauMatt Ward and others.”

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