Foy Vance Announces New Album 'Joy Of Nothing' Out August 26th 2013

Foy Vance Announces New Album 'Joy Of Nothing' Out August 26th 2013

Foy Vance will release his Glassnote Records' debut record, Joy of Nothing, on August 26th. Recorded in Donegal, Ireland and produced by Irish producer/musician/engineer Michael Keeney, Joy of Nothing includes 10 original songs written and performed by Foy Vance and includes very special guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt. For an exclusive look into the world of Foy Vance recording Joy of Nothing, please visit to watch a documentary on the process. 

Foy Vance hails from the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. As a child, Foy relocated with his father, a preacher, to the American Midwest settling in Oklahoma. With his father, Foy travelled the American South, widening his horizons and absorbing the rich musical traditions he was exposed to.  Returning to Ireland some years later, Foy began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth. After a recent session with Daytrotter, they described Foy's songs and lyrics: "They will haunt you with light. They'll haunt you with pangs of love. They'll haunt you with the tears of others. They'll make you realize that you've never felt anything even as remotely deep as he has." 

Foy Vance supported Ed Sheeran on his UK tour in late 2012, followed by a sold-out headline UK tour earlier this year. He has spent the past few months on Sheeran's sold out US tour, and has previously toured with the likes of Michael Kiwanuka and David Gray. Currently, Foy is preparing to embark on a European tour opening for Bonnie Raitt this summer, reaching the Royal Albert Hall on 27th June, before a series of Festival dates in UK, Europe and the US, which include T In The Park, Truck Festival, Outside Lands in San Francisco, Squamish in British Columbia, CA and Lyons Folk Festival in Colorado. 


1. Closed Hand, Full of Friends
2. Joy Of Nothing
3. At Least My Heart Was Open
4. You and I
5. Feel For Me
6. Janey
7. Paper Prince
8. It Was Good
9. Regarding Your Lover
10. Guiding Light

Tour dates:
19th June - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
20th June - Bushmills Live, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
21st June - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
22nd June - Empire Theatre, Liverpool (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
24th June - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
25th June - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
27th June - Royal Albert Hall, London (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
13th July - T In The Park, Scotland
19th July - Truck Festival, Oxford
26th July - Kendal Calling, Cumbria
3rd August - Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland
15th August - Tennent's Vital 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland
14th Sept - Southsea Festival, Portsmouth