LTW! favourite and all round hairiest man in rock, Josh T. Pearson is set to tour the UK in May.

Fresh from his Later With Jools Holland appearance, Josh T. Pearson has announced details of a brand new London show – ‘An Evening with Josh T. Pearson and Guests’ – at the Barbican on the 26th November. Tickets are available from HERE

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Later w/ Jools Holland link (scroll to 20.30)

Josh T. Pearson’s debut solo album ‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen ‘- a collection of seven songs drawn from the lessons of what he describes as “a rough year”, was released in March to universal acclaim after a self imposed hiatus that stretched out over ten years (it is currently sat atop with an impressive 8.1).

Josh T. Pearson will release the single, ”ËœWoman When I’ve Raised Hell’ on 9th May as an accompaniment to a special one off show on 11th May at Union Chapel where a string quartet will embellish his normally skeletal arrangements. To say it will be special is a serious understatement, following a recent solo show in London which The Times gave 5/5 and described as follows, “Not since Leonard Cohen has an artist emerged who can evoke such profound extremes of human emotion through the device of a simple musical performance.”

Added to this, there will be a special Limited 250 pressing on 12” of two exclusive piano versions of ”ËœSweetheart I Aint Your Christ’ & ”ËœCountry Dumb for Record Store Day plus a track on Mute’s Vorwarts compilation and an appearance at the Rough Trade pop up store in Paris that day, full details at On 14 May Josh will also appear covering his favourite Mute songs at the Short Circuit presents Mute festival at the Roundhouse, London.

The man’s legendary musical output continues to grow in stature. Many will be familiar with the short-lived phenomenon that was Lift to Experience, which released one sprawling masterpiece, 2001’s The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, before splitting up soon after. So beloved by John Peel were they that he had LTE record three sessions in five months and were included in the Best 125 Peel Sessions of all time.

Josh T. Pearson UK Tour Dates:

Wed 4 May Leamington Spa The Assembly supporting Drive By Truckers
Fri 6 May Bristol Anson Rooms supporting Drive By Truckers
Tues 10 May Liverpool Academy supporting Drive By Truckers
Wed May 11 London Union Chapel SOLD OUT
Fri 13 May Brighton The Great Escape Club Uncut
Sat 14 May London Roundhouse Short Circuit presents Mute festival
Sat 26 Nov London Barbican An Evening with Josh T. Pearson

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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