TOUR NEWS : WILLIE J HEALEY confirms May 2024 UK headline tour

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WILLIE J HEALEY

ANNOUNCES MAY 2024 UK HEADLINE TOUR

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW VIA WWW.WILLIEJHEALEY.COM

LISTEN TO HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM ‘BUNNY’ HERE

 

“I’ve completely fallen in love with his music, it’s very bright, clever, excellent soul-y funk music with a keen sense of humour… my new favourite artist” – Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music

“Willie J Healey is a completely brilliant singer songwriter”Greg James, BBC Radio 1

“One of my favourite albums of the year’’Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1

“[Bunny] perfectly captures the essence of those mellow summer afternoons”Clash ★★★★

“Your favourite songwriter’s favourite young songwriter” – DIY ★★★★

“A record to stick on and bliss out to. Willie’s never had more style” – Dork ★★★★

“A woozy and playful marriage of guitar and funk music”The Independent

“He’s hurtling toward Next Big Thing status” – Mojo ★★★★

“New album, Bunny, represents a great leap forward, with elements of ‘70s funk newly added to his earlier George Harrison stylings” – The Observer

“The hype is justified on new album Bunny, a record that keeps the essence of his laid-back, slacker songwriting while inviting in new elements of R&B and pop and expanding his world”Rolling Stone UK

 

Already a favourite of some of the UK’s most acclaimed artists (Alex Turner, Joe Talbot of IDLES, Jamie T and Florence Welch), Willie J Healey’s latest album ‘Bunny’ earned a wave of remarkable critical adoration. Bringing echoes of Sly and The Family Stone, David Bowie circa ‘The Gouster’, Outkast and Beck into his singular style, the album took his talents to a far broader audience with highlights including the BBC 6 Music Album of the Year accolade (as chosen by Guy Garvey), BBC Radio 1 support from Jack Saunders and Greg James, a remarkable debut ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ performance, and a Sofa Session for Jo Whiley.

Now Willie J Healey puts ‘Bunny’ back in the spotlight with the confirmation of a new UK headline tour this May.

2023 saw Willie play numerous huge shows as guest to Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys and Jamie T and his previous tour resulted in triumphant scenes and sold-out shows – including his biggest London headline show to date at the Brixton Electric.  Now this spring he will hit towns which have yet to witness the full ‘Bunny’ live experience.

Willie says, ‘’Bunny tour round two! I feel lucky to be diving deeper into the depths of the UK and I’m intending on blowing doors off hinges.’’

In addition to the May headline UK tour, Willie has a busy schedule of summer festival dates including Truck, Tramlines & Boardmasters, with more due to be announced.

Tickets for all shows listed below are on-sale now HERE

 

MAY

1              Exeter, Phoenix

2              Bath, Komedia

3              Cambridge, Mash

4              Southampton, Wanderlust Festival

5              Tunbridge Wells, Forum

7              Ipswich, The Baths

8              Leicester, O2 Academy

9              Hebden Bridge, Trades Club

10           York, The Crescent

11           Blackpool, Bootleg Social

12           Hull, Central Library

 

JULY

27                 Oxford, Truck Festival

28                 Sheffield, Tramlines Festival

 

AUGUST

9                     Newquay, Boardmasters Festival

31                 Manchester, Psych Festival

 

Willie J Healey’s back catalogue demonstrates his constantly evolving style, taking him from the lo-fi indie-pop of his debut ‘People and Their Dogs’, through the darker alt-folk of the ‘666 Kill’ EP and the dominant George Harrison and Neil Young influences of ‘Twin Stereo’. ‘Bunny’ now sees him put a contemporary spin on Philly soul and ‘70s R&B, helped by his regular producer Loren Humphrey (Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey).

 

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