George Ezra today announces his highly anticipated sophomore album Staying At Tamara’s, due for release on 23 March along with a huge UK tour including headline dates in Manchester and Nottingham.

Three years after the release of his 4x platinum, number one debut album Wanted On Voyage, George returns with a collection of “songs about escapism, dreaming, anxieties and love”. Uninhibited, feel-good new single ‘Paradise’ previews the new album and is available now to stream and download.

Just like Wanted On Voyage, Staying At Tamara’swas written, created and inspired by George’s travels, including spells on the Isle of Skye; at a pig farm in Norfolk; in a former cornflour shed in Kent; a converted cow shed in north Wales; and in an Airbnb in Barcelona owned by the Tamara of the album’s title. The result is a finger-snapping, brass-blaring, wind-in-the-hair album that shines with positivity and encouragement, alongside moments of more subdued reflection.

George explains that “‘Paradise’ started life as a melody that I couldn’t get out of my head…Months later I set to writing a song highlighting the undeniable feeling of meeting somebody new and falling for them. We often find ourselves second guessing feelings that we have and trying to work out what it is that they might mean. But with love there is no uncertainty, it is what it is and I liken it to paradise.”

 

George plays his first show of the year, a one-off long-since-sold-out intimate gig at Shoreditch Town Hall, on 31 January 2018, before kicking off a world tour in Australia in March. He today announces a run of UK, US and European shows for the spring, including a night at Brixton’s O2 Academy. Tickets for the new spring shows are available via presale on Wednesday 31st January and go on general sale at 9am on Friday 2nd February. New dates below, seewww.georgeezra.com to purchase and for the full list of dates, including summer festival shows announced so far.

29th March – O2 Academy Leeds
30th March – O2 Apollo Manchester
31st March – Usher Hall Edinburgh
2nd April – Rock City, Nottingham
3rd April – O2 Academy, Brixton
4th April – O2 Academy 1, Birmingham
9th April – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin
10th April – Paradiso, Amsterdam
12th April – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
13th April – Le Trianon, Paris
14th April – Live Music Hall, Cologne
20th April – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
21st April – Corona Theatre, Montreal
22nd April – House of Blues, Boston
24th April – Terminal 5, New York
25th April – The Fillmore, Philadelphia
26th April – Lincoln Theatre, Washington
28th April – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak
29th April – Riviera Theater, Chicago
30th April – First Avenue, Minneapolis
2nd May – Ogden Theatre, Denver
3rd May – The Depot, Salt Lake City
5th May – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
6th May – Roseland Theater, Portland
7th May – Showbox SoDo, Seattle
9th May – Fox Theater, Oakland
10th May – Observatory North Park, San Diego
12th May – The Marquee, Tempe
13th May – The Wiltern, LA

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 2nd February and will be available from gigst.rs/GEZRA

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