Lewis Capaldi has announced a trio of outdoor UK shows, set to take place in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Belfast this summer.
He will perform at Wythenshawe Park in Manchester on 25th August, Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Showgrounds on 1st September, and Boucher Road Playing Fields on 3rd September as part of the Belfast Vital concert series. The shows come either side of his main stage headline sets at Reading and Leeds Festival in August, and tickets go on sale at 9am on 20th January.
Capaldi’s upcoming shows are part of a larger tour, encompassing dates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The tour shares its name with his sophomore album, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, which is due for release on May 19 through EMI Records.
“I don’t want to create a new sound for myself, or reinvent myself,” Capaldi explains of the record states. “The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”
Instead, the singer decided to find an atmosphere from which he felt comfortable to create: “I felt like I was sounding better because I was just chilled out in my own gaff,” Lewis recalls. “Also, a lot of this record was made with most of the same people who I worked with on the first one: TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway. At least one of them’s on almost every song.”
Capaldi has also released the video for his new single, ‘Pointless’, taken from the upcoming album.
The track was created alongside Steve Mac and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and stems from a lyric that was originally penned by Ed Sheeran. “Ed had that lyric, ‘I bring her coffee in the morning, she brings me inner peace’”, Lewis recalls, “and pretty much every other line of that opening was just banging.”
Capaldi will kick off his UK and European tour tomorrow (January 14th) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, with dates running until March 15th at the Olympiahalle in Munich. His North American tour will begin on March 30th in Nashville, while concerts in Australia and New Zealand are scheduled for the summer.