TOUR NEWS : Dylan John Thomas announces OVO Hydro show for December







“An earworm heavy debut which both sparkles with optimism….and sinks with despair, he’s built to last.”

**** – MOJO

**** – The Sun (Something For The Weekend)

 “Scotland’s latest breakout star.” – HUNGER 

“Dylan John Thomas looks set for the big leagues.” – Notion

 “A unique juxtaposition of heartfelt lyricism, affirming optimism, and a driving energy.” – The Line of Best Fit

 “An affecting batch of anthems-in-the-making… Dylan John Thomas has mastered the jaunty singalong, but is able to pull the heartstrings with an often devastating lyrical turn of phrase.” – Clash


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After hitting #2 on the Official Independent Album Chart, #21 in the Official Albums Chart and with over 16 million streams of his self-titled debut album, Dylan John Thomas now announces his first ever arena headline show at Glasgow’s 14,000-capacity OVO Hydro on Friday 20th December. The huge home-town gig follows six previous sell-outs at the city’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom.

Tickets for the OVO Hydro show will go on general sale HERE from 10am on Thursday, March 28th.

Music was Dylan’s escape during a childhood in which he was raised in a foster home, and classic songs by the likes of Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles soon inspired him to pick up a guitar and write his own songs too. All these years later, his songs echo such timeless influence and often explore the stories of those on the outskirts of society.

His own rise was assisted by the support of a mentor in the shape of Gerry Cinnamon, and it wasn’t long before Dylan was making waves in his own right. Euphoric singalongs and bouncing moshpits became the norm as his shows grew in scale with every tour, with When The Horn Blows describing his Liverpool gig as “nothing short of perfect… a night of exceptional entertainment.” And at Aberdeen, Clash noted: “Dylan really made the show his own with the great crowd repartee, sharing stories, encouraging the chants, whilst playing great music with personal lyrics and really earning every single thunderous applause and ovation.”

Fans continued to discover new favourites across two early hotly-tipped EPs and then his acclaimed debut album, which features singles and live staples such as ‘Fever’, ‘Yesterday Is Gone’, ‘Jenna’ and ‘Feel The Fire’. Those songs ensured that landmark moments kept coming: winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Scottish Music Awards; hitting festivals such as Glastonbury, TRNSMT, Reading and Leeds; earning high profile airplay from Radio 1, BBC Introducing, 6 Music and Radio X, and playing shows as guest to star names like Liam Gallagher and Sam Fender. And now he’s set to follow them into arenas.

Prior to the December gig, Dylan will play the main stage at Glasgow’s TRNSMT on July 13th, Tramlines in Sheffield  (July 26th) and Y NOT? In Derbyshire (August 2nd-4th).


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