Spiritualized star hits comeback trail

Jason Pierce heads out on acoustic tour

Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce is to go on an acoustic tour of the UK this autumn.

The dates will showcase songs from the forthcoming new Spiritualized album. Pierce will be accompanied on all dates by a string quartet, gospel singers and Spiritualized guitarist Doggen. Pierce will also play some covers and back catalogue classics, including Spacemen 3 songs.

Pierce, going under the name Jason Spaceman, has now recovered from the serious illness which halted work on the follow-up to 2003’s ‘Amazing Grace’ . He described the new material, due for release in early 2007, as being “the work of the devil……with a little guidance from me”.

The dates are at:

Salisbury Arts Centre (October 20)

Brighton Komedia (22)

London Queen Elizabeth Hall (23)

Colchester Arts Centre (24)

Leicester The Y (25)

Kendal Brewery Arts Centre (November 22)

Gateshead Sage (23)

Manchester Lowry (24)

Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (25)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.