Father John Misty adds second Shepherd’s Bush Empire show

Josh Tillman will now play two shows at the London venue in October

Father John Misty will play a second show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

After the first date sold out a new gig has now been added, set to take place on October 28, ahead of the previously announced October 29 show. Tickets for the new show go on sale at 9am on February 27.

Father John Misty is currently on tour in the UK, playing London Village Underground tonight (February 26), Leeds Brudenell Social Club on Friday (27) and Bristol Thekla on Saturday (28).

The singer – real name Joshua Tillman – recently released a cover of Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’, which you can hear below. The original ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ was released by Nirvana as a single in 1993 and appeared on their third and final studio album ‘In Utero’.

Earlier this month, Tillman’s label Sub Pop (who also released Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ in 1989) was forced to apologise after it emerged that the extra bonus features added to the deluxe edition of the 33-year-old’s new album actually caused the vinyl record to warp.

‘I Love You, Honeybear’ was released on February 9, with a deluxe edition of the LP coming packaged in a ‘Dioramic, Meta-Musical Funtime gatefold jacket’. However, there have been various reports of the records being damaged upon purchase.

Sub Pop addressed the issue in a blog posted to their website, saying: “In short, the extra, bulging thickness of the pop-up art in the Father John Misty jacket creates a lump that, when the LPs are sealed and packed, pushes into the LPs, causing the vinyl to warp and making that handsome, painstakingly and expensively produced jacket an elaborate record-destroying device. This oversight, and any attendant suffering, is our fault, and we are very sorry. We promise to be less ambitious in the future.”

The label added: “We are currently making 100% non-warped, coloured-vinyl LPs to replace these damaged LPs. We hope to have a delivery date for those soon, and we will update this page as soon as we have that information.”

Father John Misty plays:

London Village Underground (February 26)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (27)
Bristol Thekla (28)
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (October 28 & 29)

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