Albert Hammond Jr has announced a UK tour which will see the solo artist play a string of dates in September.
The shows are in support of his fourth full-length album, ‘Francis Trouble’, released back in March.
Speaking of the album, Hammond Jr said, “What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously. I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message.”
You can see the full tour dates below and grab tickets from tomorrow (June 1) here.
Mon 10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Tue 11 – Manchester, Gorilla
Wed 12 – Glasgow, SWG3
Fri 14 – London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 15 – Bristol, Thekla
Sun 16 – Brighton, Concorde 2
You can also watch a live video for album track ‘DvsL’ below.
The tell-all book speaks of drug-fueled friendship between The Strokes’ guitarist and Ryan Adams, who bonded over their shared use of heroin.
In the book, Hammond Jr says that Adams was “definitely a bad influence” on him, saying: “I hadn’t really been doing it in baggie form until Ryan showed up”. The band also suggest that drugs were part of their downfall.