John Smith Announces 2017 UK / European Tour Dates, Listen!

English singer-songwriter John Smith has announced more European dates, which include headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the summer and fall. The tour will kick off with a string of festival dates on July 16 at the Latitude Festival in Southwold, UK and wraps on December 19 at B 72 in Bezirk-Ottakring, Austria. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Smith released his fifth studio album, Headlong, on June 30, 2017. The album debuted on the Music Week Indie Albums Chart at number 15 and the Indie Album Breakers at number 2. The first single, “Far Too Good”, can be streamed above. “This is one of my favorites from the new batch,” Smith says of the track. “I’ve opened all my live shows with this lately. It’s one of those songs that wrote itself, a rare occurrence – I’d just got off the phone with a friend who was having a hard time, so this one is for him.”

Headlong is dedicated to the memory of his close friend, songwriter John Renbourn, who passed in March of 2015. The album marks Smith’s first release since 2013’s Great Lakes.

John Smith 2017 European Tour Dates

Jul 16
Latitude Festival
Southwold, United Kingdom

Jul 22
Deer Shed Festival 8
Topcliffe, United Kingdom

Aug 20
Groove Festival
Bray, Ireland

Aug 26
Shambala Festival
Northampton, United Kingdom

Aug 27
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
Wareham, United Kingdom

Sep 02
End Of The Road Festival
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Sep 23
Castle, Kenilworth Arts Festival
Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Oct 05
The Drouthy Cobbler
Elgin, United Kingdom

Oct 07
Eden Court
Inverness, United Kingdom

Oct 08
Ullapool Guitar Festival
Dingwall, United Kingdom

Oct 16
The Caves
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Oct 17
Gateshead, United Kingdom

Oct 18
Brewery Arts Centre
Kendal, United Kingdom

Oct 19
Gorilla (English Folk Expo)
Manchester, United Kingdom

Oct 30
The Stables
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Nov 08
Folkestone, United Kingdom

Nov 09
The Brunswick
Brighton, United Kingdom

Nov 10
The Trades Club
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

Nov 11
Liverpool Philharmonic
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nov 13
Talking Heads
Southampton, United Kingdom

Nov 14
The Louisiana
Bristol, United Kingdom

Nov 15
Henry Tudor House
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Nov 20
The Greystones
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nov 22
The Waterfront Studio
Norwich, United Kingdom

Nov 23
Cecil Sharp House
London, United Kingdom

Nov 25
High and Lonesome Festival
Headingley, United Kingdom

Dec 07
VEGA – Ideal Bar
Copenhagen (Copenhagen), Denmark

Dec 09
Zurich, Switzerland

Dec 10
Hamburg, Germany

Dec 11
Berlin, Germany

Dec 13
Unter Deck
Munich, Germany

Dec 14
Studio 672
Cologne, Germany

Dec 19
B 72
Bezirk-Ottakring, Austria