Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Edwyn Collins autumn tour

Edwyn Collins has announced details of a tour around the far-flung corners of the Scottish Highlands & Islands this autumn.

Originally planned for 2005, the tour had to be cancelled following his serious illness in February of that year.

The tour, supported by Tune Up, a Scottish Arts Council Initiative, will see Edwyn joined by Glaswegian band the 1990s. The tour calls in at Helmsdale, a homecoming of sorts for Collins who spent many weeks in this magical place during his recovery.

The Low Miffs, featuring Malcolm Ross, formerly of Josef K, Aztec Camera and Orange Juice, will also appear in Glasgow.

London & Manchester shows have also been announced. Support on both these nights will come from Colorama, fronted by Edwyn’s bandmate and collaborator Carwyn Ellis.

The full list of dates are as follows:

14th Kirkwall(Orkney)Fusion
15th Thurso Skinandies
16th Helmsdale Community Centre
18th Aberdeen Lemon Tree
19th Inverness Ironworks
21st Portree (Skye) Aros
22nd Fort William Fired Art
23rd Stornoway (Lewis) An Lanntair
25th Glasgow ABC
27th Manchester Deaf Institute

7th London Bloomsbury Ballroom

Tickets are priced at £15 (£20 in London) and available via www.seetickets.com, www.ticketweb.co.uk & www.ticketline.co.uk

Edwyn is currently writing and recording a new solo album which is due for release in 2010.

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