Double number one, multi-platinum selling, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner is set to release his new album Studio Zoo through RCA on August 26. The single ‘Losing Ground’ will follow on September 9, and a UK headline tour is to follow in 2014, kicking off in Dublin on February 6.
Newton made history while producing the album as he live-streamed the entire recording process 24/7 for five weeks from his home studio. Fans could log in online to follow every detail of the ups, downs, dramas and laughs including guest appearances from Ted Dwane (Mumford & Sons), X Factor’s Janet Devlin and India Bourne.
At the start of the project, Newton announced: ‘I am as excited as I am terrified by the prospect of having a house full of cameras film me while trying to record an album. The entire recording process will be streamed live and nothing has been recorded in advance – apart from some particularly good hand claps recorded in Paris. The album will be made before your very eyes, no tricks, no producer and no engineer, just me, a guitar and a few surprise guests.’
‘Losing Ground’ will be the first single taken from the record and Newton says of the track: ‘It’s about battling on even when you know you’re on the back foot. You go through ups and downs and it’s about being in a down but being ok with it, because you know there must be an up on the way… hopefully.’
Newton’s last album Write It On Your Skin went straight to number one in the UK, as did his double platinum debut record Hand Built By Robots. Newton Faulkner has sold over 1.5million albums in the UK alone, has most recently performed at Isle Of Wight festival, and finished a sold out world tour earlier this year which took him to Australia and the Far East.
Newton will be touring the UK in 2014, and tickets go on general sale on Friday August 23 at 9am via gigsandtours.com or gigsinscotland.co.uk. Presale starts at 9am, Wed Aug 21 via http://www.myplaydirect.com/newton-faulkner
Studio Zoo’s first single, ‘Losing Ground’ is out on September 9.
2014 tour dates:
Thu 06 Dublin Olympia € 23.10
Fri 07 Cork Opera House € 21.00
Sat 08 Galway Seapoint € 21.00
Sun 09 Belfast Limelight £19.50
Tue 11 Edinburgh Picture House £19.50
Wed 12 Glasgow O2 ABC £19.50
Thu 13 Newcastle O2 Academy £19.50
Sat 15 Leeds O2 Academy £19.50
Sun 16 Liverpool O2 Academy £19.50
Mon 17 Manchester Bridgewater £19.50
Wed 19 York Barbican £19.50
Thu 20 Birmingham O2 Academy £19.50
Fri 21 Nottingham Rock City £19.50
Sun 23 Norwich UEA £19.50
Mon 24 Ipswich Corn Exchange £19.50
Wed 26 Bournemouth O2 Academy £19.50
Thu 27 Bristol Colston Hall £19.50
Fri 28 Cardiff University £19.50
Sun 2 Portsmouth Guildhall £19.50
Mon 3 Bexhill on Sea De La Warr Pavillion £19.50
Wed 5 London Roundhouse £23.00
Thu 6 Guildford Glive £19.50
Fri 7 Exeter Great Hall £19.50