Ben Howard is back with a new album, a new single and a UK tour

Check out 'A Boat To An Island On The Wall'

Ben Howard has returned with a new single, a new album and details of a UK tour – check out ‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’ below.

A sprawling and ambient seven-minute track, ‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’ is the first taster of Howard’s self-produced, upcoming third album ‘Noonday Dream’ – his first new material in four years.

Set for release on June 1, ‘Noonday Dream’ was recorded in various studios between South West France and South West England – including the legendary Sawmills, where the likes of Muse, Oasis, The Stone Roses and Supergrass have all made seminal albums.


He’ll be launching the album with headline shows this summer in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and The Eden Sessions in Cornwall.

The tracklist for ‘Noonday Dream’ is:

Nica Libres
The Towing Of The Line
A Boat To An Island On The Wall
What The Moon Does
Someone In The Doorway
All Down The Mines (interlude)
The Defeat
A Boat To An Island, Part II / Agatha’s Song
There’s Your Man

Ben Howard tour dates and tickets


Howard’s upcoming UK and world tour dates are below, with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday April 13 and available here.

27 May – Coliseu, Lisbon
28 May – Teatro Sa Da Bandeira, Porto
29 May – Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian
1 June – E-Werk, Cologne
3 June – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
4 June – Cirkus, Stockholm
6 June – Admiralpalast, Berlin
8 June – Stodola, Warsaw
9 June – Divadlo Archa, Prague
11 June – Salle Pleyel, Paris
13 June – Eventim Apollo, London
14 June – Eventim Apollo, London
28 June – Playhouse, Edinburgh
29 June – Albert Hall, Manchester
30 June – The Eden Sessions, Cornwall
3 July – Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon
4 July – Anfiteatro del Vittoriale, Gardone Riviera
6 July – Rock Wertcher, Belgium
7 July – AFAS, Amsterdam
9 July – Rockhal, Luxembourg
13 July – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
14 July – Cruilla Festival, Barcelona
1 September – Stradbally, Electric Picnic
8 September – Lollapalooza, Berlin