Gruff Rhys has announced the release of 'Liberty (Is Where We'll Be)', the second single from his hugely acclaimed fourth solo album and a September UK tour.
'Liberty (Is Where We'll Be)' is due on July 21st on Turnstile and is taken from 'American Interior', Gruff's highest charting solo record to date. Part of a uniquely ambitious multi-format project, the album tells the story of Welsh explorer John Evans' fantastical journey across the States to find a lost tribe of Welsh speaking Native Americans. Liberty (Is Where We'll Be) sees Gruff takes Evans' own diary entries to create lyrics for a gorgeously harmonic piece of string drenched baroque pop - nothing less than the sound of one of our greatest songwriters at the height of his powers.
As previously announced, Gruff will take the story of John Evans to Glastonbury for a multi-media tour of this year's festival. Following that, he plays a UK tour of churches, town halls and iconic venues that includes a sold-out show at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 20th. The dates are:
4 Sept: Mareel, Shetland
5 Sept: ABC, Glasgow
6 Sept: Old Town Hall, Gateshead
10 Sept: Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester
11 Sept: Woodlands Church, Bristol
13 Sept: Long Division, Wakefield
14 Sept: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
15 Sept: Glee Club, Birmingham
17 Sept: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
18 Sept: St. George's Church, Brighton
19 Sept: St. Mary's Church, Ashford
20 Sept: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
21 Sept: The Dylan Weekend, Laugharne