JAPANESE BOY

The Mercury Music Prize winner takes his ramshackle charm and bobble hat overseas, plus new single details...

Badly Drawn Boy, aka DAMON GOUGH, will take his MERCURY AWARD-winning sound on a brief tour of the US and JAPAN this autumn.

Gough, who picked up the coveted prize last week for ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ – sales of which, since winning the gong, have doubled – will play three dates in Japan from September 30. Then following a 13-concert tour of the UK he will play ten shows in the US from November 3.

The full Japan and US dates are as follows: Osaka, Club Quattro (September 30) Nagoya, Club Quattro (October 1) Tokyo, Club Quattro (October 3) Boston MA (November 3) Washington DEC (4) New York Knitting Factory (6) Toronto Lees Palace (8) Detroit Magic Bag (10) Chicago Schubas (11) Vancouver Starfish (13) Seattle Crocodile (14) San Francisco Bimbos (16) Los Angeles Knitting Factory (17)

A new single, ‘The Shining’, is released on November 13 through Twisted Nerve/XL.