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Rag'n'Bone Man announces biggest headline tour to date

by Kenny Baker. Published Sun 11 Dec 2016 10:09

Rory Graham (aka Rag’n’Bone Man) will embark on his biggest headline tour to date next April. Opening at the 02 Academy Bristol on April 18 he will play two Shepherds Bush Empire shows in London on April 19 and 20. He will also play Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. The Great Escape Festival in Brighton have also just announced Rory as their first headliner for the May festival.

Last week, Rag’n’Bone Man announced the release of his highly anticipated debut album Human, out on February 10 on Columbia Records / Best Laid Plans. News of the album came as Rory was shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award alongside Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie.

Having previously been won by the likes of Adele, Sam Smith and Emilie Sande, the winner will be announced on Thursday December 8.

2016 has been an incredible year for Rory. Having been longlisted on the BBC Sound Of Poll last week, he’s also featured as part of Apple Music’s New Artist For 2017 and topped the Google Play Music One’s To Watch list.

“Rory Graham, aka Rag 'N' Bone Man, is everything you should love in a blues singer” – Complex

His single Human has now been certified Gold in 7 countries, streamed 45 million times and hit the number 1 spot on iTunes in 25 countries. Having been added to all the major radio playlists here in the UK Human is this week’s number 1 trending track in the UK and is currently sitting at number 2 on the iTunes chart.

The phenomenal success of his single Human around the globe follows years of relentless performing for Rory. At the age of just 15 he started rapping in his hometown of Uckfield and then at 19, encouraged by his father, started singing at local blues nights.

His combined love for blues and rap soon developed into something bigger, when he joined Brighton’s hip-hop crew The Rum Committee, regularly travelling up to London to play hip-hop nights in Brixton.

The releases of his Blues Town, Wolves and Disfigured EPs earned him huge crowds across the country, firming a dedicated fan base incredibly early on in his career.

Headline UK 2017 Tour Dates:

April
Tuesday 18 O2 Academy, Bristol
Wednesday 19 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Thursday 20 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Saturday 22 O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 23 O2 ABC, Glasgow
Monday 24 O2 Institute, Birmingham


www.ragnbonemanmusic.com



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