The new Beth Orton single, 'Conceived', is released on Monday 30th January 2006. It comes as the prelude to her fourth album, 'Comfort of Strangers', which is in stores on Monday 13th February.
The single is Orton's first new release in almost three years. It was produced by Jim O'Rourke - most recently the guitarist and bass player with New York's legendary Sonic Youth - who also worked with Beth on the full 'Comfort of Strangers' album.
The day after the album release, Beth and her band embark on an 11-date UK tour - her first since 2004. The full schedule is:
14.02.06 - Bristol Colston Hall
15.02.06 - Brighton Dome
16.02.06 - Norwich UEA
17.02.06 - Warwick Arts Centre
19.02.06 - Nottingham Rock City
21.02.06 - Leeds Metropolitan University
22.02.06 - Manchester Academy
23.02.06 - Glasgow Barrowland
25.02.06 - St. Albans The Alban Arena
26.02.06 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
27.02.06 - London Shepherds Bush Empire
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.