The trouble with fame is that once you hit the big time, it can be difficult to keep things simple. Tours get longer. Venues get larger. The music gets louder. But the opposite appears to be the case for Lewis Capaldi – the Scottish pop singer – who’ll strip things back for his next series of gigs, which sees him travel to Bristol for an intimate acoustic set.
To promote the release of the new album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent (which releases May 19), the 26-year-old will perform new songs and hold a fan Q&A at five venues across the UK. He’ll be ending his tour in Bristol on May 24 for a special acoustic performance at The Marble Factory. One of his smallest shows in six years!
Lewis Capaldi broke the news on Instagram by saying: “UK pals! am SO excited to announce my smallest shows since 2017!!!! going to be doing a Q&A about the new album and singing a few tunes acoustically at some really small venues during album release week!!!!! is all supporting local record stores, tickets will be around £20 and include a copy of the album supporting your local record store!!! it all goes on sale this friday at 10AM at lewiscapaldi.com x”
If you want to hear stripped-back versions of your favourite songs or you have a burning question to ask, then this might be your best opportunity. The superstar Scottish singer is on a meteoric rise and it’s unlikely we’ll see an intimate performance like this again for a while.
These shows are being put on in partnership with independent record stores, with the Bristol gig helping to support Rough Trade. You’ll be able to get your tickets for £20 from 10am this Friday here. In the meantime, fans of Lewis Capaldi can watch his documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now on Netflix now.
Lewis Capaldi tour dates:
Friday, May 19 – Kingston, PRZYM
Saturday, May 20 – Dundee, Fat Sam’s
Sunday, May 21 – Glasgow, SWG3
Monday, May 22 – Nottingham, The Level
Wednesday, May 24 – Bristol, The Marble Factory