KT TUNSTALL ANNOUNCES DATE FOR INTIMATE GIG AT PJ MOLLOYS AS PART OF THE ‘PASSPORT: BACK TO OUR ROOTS’ CAMPAIGN
Big Artists. Small Gigs. Saving Grassroots Music Venues
London, May 5th 2021 – Passport: Back to Our Roots announce the date of a special show by KT Tunstall at PJ Molloys, Dunfermline on October 21st 2021.
Launched last August, Passport: Back to Our Roots is a nationwide series of one-off intimate gigs by the UK’s biggest artists, supporting the independent grassroots venues that form the foundations of the country’s live music scene. For a minimum donation to the campaign, music fans were entered into a prize draw to win entry to the show of their choice for themselves and a guest, to be held on dates to be confirmed when no social distancing was required.
Speaking about the gig, KT Tunstall says “It has been so meaningful to me and many others over this last mad year to see such support and love for our grassroots music venues. Music lovers and musicians have come together to help protect the future of these small but mighty venues, many of which exist as labours of love, kept alive by blood, sweat, tears and a deep passion for music. It was a massive challenge for me getting booked in music venues when I was trying to get somewhere, so a venue like PJ Molloys is essential for aspiring musicians making their way up. Thank you so much to everyone who supported the campaign.”
“We are absolutely delighted that PJ Molloys is involved in back to our roots gig series. To have an artist like KT Tunstall to choose PJ’s is an honour, it is sure to be a night to remember” – Calum Miller, PJ Molloys
With proceeds going towards both the individual venues and Music Venue Trust’s #SaveOurVenues campaign, Passport: Back to Our Roots raised almost £140k to safeguard the futures of grassroots music venues struggling to survive the COVID-19 crisis. Now, as Music Venue Trust looks towards to the future and its #ReviveLive campaign, the full list of shows scheduled are as follows:
Slow Readers Club The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge September 19th 2021
KT Tunstall PJ Molloys, Dunfermline October 21st 2021
Metronomy Brighton November 9th 2021
Elbow Night & Day Cafe, Manchester November 23rd 2021
Mark Davyd, CEO Music Venue Trust says “We can’t emphasise enough how absolutely vital the support of artists has been to the Save Our Venues campaign. The artists that stepped forward to support the Passport Back to our Roots project not only provided an incredible opportunity for fans to see them in intimate surroundings, they provided a real focus of attention for audiences on what they could do to help their local venue survive. We are delighted that Passports shows are being announced as part of the campaign to #ReviveLive and can’t wait to see some of these fantastic events take place”
All prize draw winners will be contacted by email with full details.