Tom Vek announces new single and UK tour dates

The singer released his third album 'Luck' earlier this year

Tom Vek has announced details of a new single and UK tour dates for later this year.

The London singer released his third album ‘Luck’ earlier this year, following 2011’s ‘Leisure Seizure’. The next single to be taken from the new record will be ‘Pushing Your Luck’, which is due for release on August 25. Influences on the album include Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities, which fed into the album track ‘Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)’.

Vek originally emerged in 2005 with his debut album ‘We Have Sound’. The record went on to become a cult favourite as the musician disappeared from the public eye for five years.

Speaking in 2011 about his re-appearance, Vek told NME: “The problem is, I don’t know what I would have done differently. I always maintained that the next piece of news was that there was a new album. It’s necessary to be mysterious about your operations when they’re a mystery to you! I’m not trying to turn round and say it was all deliberate, but looking back, I want to be positive about the situation I’ve ended up in, so being the delirious optimist, I’ll say it was all deliberate.”

Tom Vek will play:

Falmouth Pavilions (October 3)
Oxford, The Art Bar (4)
Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (6)
Brighton, The Haunt (7)
Manchester, Gorilla (8)
Glasgow, King Tuts (9)
Leeds, Cockpit (11)
Liverpool, Kazimier (12)
Nottingham, Bodega (14)
London, Koko (15)

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