Fact: British singer Laura Marling is set to embark on a tour of tiny venues in the U.K. and will be distributing tickets via a lottery system. The folk star will shun big gigs to perform sets around the country at intimate venues including The Trades Club in the small town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, England and The Silver Bullet in London's Finsbury Park and the coveted tickets will be distributed randomly. The four-stop tour, which also includes gigs in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Bristol, England, kicks off on 28 January (15).
Quote: "It's a bunch of c**p. Seven generations ago, they might have had a house like Downton Abbey, but it's all nonsense now." Singer/songwriter Laura Marling on the fact she's the daughter of Sir Charles William Somerset Marling, who family once owned large areas of Hampshire in England.
Fact: British folk singer Laura Marling was forced to cancel her concert in Aberdeen, Scotland on Monday night (29Nov10) after heavy snowfall caused her to alter her travel plans. The star has urged fans to keep hold of their tickets so they can gain entry to her gig once it's rescheduled.