the GRAMMY-winning, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe has announced a UK/European tour in January 2019. The tour will include stops in London, Amsterdam, the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, UK and Americana Weekend in in Oslo, Norway. Tickets are on sale this Friday, October 26 at 9:00am UK time.
“During the writing process for Sparrow, I was inspired by a trip to the U.K. to perform for the C2C Country Festival,” explains Monroe. “The rich cultural history of the cities coupled with a romantic vibrancy provided the essence behind the song ‘Wild Love.’ I’m extremely excited to return to Europe on this tour and perform in the places from which I continue to draw inspiration for my music.”
Earlier this year Monroe released her critically-acclaimed, Dave Cobb-produced album Sparrow via Warner Music Nashville. Recently, American Songwriter premiered a live acoustic video of the song “Keys To The Kingdom” that was recorded at YouTube’s Nashville Sessions.
Sparrow, called “her most ambitious, startling and first-to-last engrossing album yet” by the Wall Street Journal, was recorded in Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. Arriving #1 on iTunes Singer / Songwriter charts, Pitchfork said, “The Nashville singer-songwriter looks backwards to move forward on an album that filters contemporary desires and sorrows through the timeless vernacular of country.” NPR Music said, “What Monroe’s accomplished with Sparrow is both subtle and breathtaking: She’s bent her fluency in the communal languages of folk, country, gospel and pop toward powerfully personal expression. Be prepared to be swept up.”
23/1: Amsterdam, NL – Sugar Factory
25/1: Oslo, NO – Interstate 19 (Americana Weekend)
27/1: Glasgow, UK – Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections)
29/1: London, UK – Bush Hall