Duke Special has announced his plans for a grand comeback in 2015, as he sets off on a wide Irish tour.
Teaming up with Pledge Music for the second time in recent years Duke will release an album composed of entirely new material: ‘Look Out Machines’ on 30th March 2015.
In celebration of the new album, Duke has mapped out a no-stone-left-unturned tour of the UK throughout the springtime that takes in a whopping 21 dates with his full live band in tow across the country. The full live band dates will immediately follow on from the Belfast singer-songwriter’s unrelenting string of acoustic dates across Ireland that Duke Special has already embarked solo on from the very beginning of 2015.
His first album since 2012’s acclaimed Oh Pioneers album, Look Out Machines sees Duke deliver arguably his most commercial material to date. The album was written with collaborators including Iain Archer, Phil Wilkinson and Gary Clark. It was recorded at Electric Zoo studios in the English seaside town of Eastbourne and produced by Dave Izumi.
At the end of 2014, Duke gave fans a teaser taste of how the new material on Look Out Machines would sound as he shared the first single from the album ‘Elephant Graveyard’, accompanied by surreal clay-model animation video that features our hero Duke cavaliering through space and time.
Look Out Machines will be released via Pledge Music on 30th March 2015.
IRELAND TOUR 2015
15/1/15 Market Place Theatre, Armagh
16/1/15 The Glens Centre, Leitrim
17/1/15 Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
22/1/15 Coughlans, Cork
23/1/15 De Barras, Clonkilty
24/1/15 Garter Lane Arts Centre
29/1/15 Arts Centre, Wexford
30/1/15 Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
31/1/15 Iontas, Castleblayney
5/2/15 Mcgrory’s, Donegal
6/2/15 Old Courthouse, Antrim
7/2/15 Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
12/2/15 Cunninghams, Kildare
13/2/15 The Set Theatre, Kilkenny
14/2/15 The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
19/2/15 Boyles, Slane
20/2/15 The Spirit Store, Dundalk
26/2/15 Sol Y Sombra, Kerry
27/2/15 Roisin Dubh, Galway
28/2/15 Upstairs @ Dolans, Limerick
FULL UK TOUR 2015
Wed 11 Mar SHREWSBURY Henry Tudor House
Thu 12 Mar NOTTINGHAM Glee Club
Fri 13 Mar LIVERPOOL East Village Arts Club
Sat 14 Mar WREXHAM Catrin Finch Centre
Sun 15 Mar BIRMINGHAM The Glee Club
Tues 17 Mar OXFORD Academy 2
Wed 18 Mar EXETER Phoenix
Thu 19 Mar BRISTOL St Georges
Fri 20 Mar MILTON KEYNES The Stables
Sat 21 Mar CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Wed 15 Apr GLOUCESTER Guildhall
Thu 16 Apr BURY The Met
Fri 17 Apr EDINBURGH Electric Circus
Sat 18 Apr GLASGOW Oran Mor
Sun 19 Apr GATESHEAD The Sage
Tues 21 Apr LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Wed 22 Apr NORWICH The Waterfront
Thu 23 Apr BRIGHTON Komedia
Fri 24 Apr SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Sat 25 Apr READING Bowery District
Sun 26 Apr CARDIFF The Globe