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Gretchen Peters announces new album “The Show: Live from the UK”

Americana UK | June 29, 2022

2022 marks the 25th year since US singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters first set foot on a UK stage and she is celebrating the anniversary in style with the release of a live album recorded during a 2019 UK tour with her band and an all-female Scottish string quartet, ‘The Show: Live from the UK’, out on August the 19th on Proper Records.

‘The Show: Live from the UK’ is being released as a double-CD, featuring a hardback cover and a collection of live photographs documenting the concerts at which the recordings took place. CD 1 captures 10 tracks Gretchen and her band performed with the string quartet and CD 2 highlights 8 tracks from Gretchen and her band. Full tracklisting below.

Commenting on her new album, Gretchen said: “The whole time we were on the road, I was so aware of the privilege it was to play with these musicians every night. And it was really important to me to document that with this live record. We knew from experience that we would have enthusiastic and supportive audiences in the UK. And that’s, frankly, probably the main source of the energy and the joy that we played with.”

“Living through the last two years of this pandemic, sifting through these recordings which sounded more and more precious to me the further we got from live music, I became convinced that there’s nothing – absolutely nothing – that can replace the magic of several musicians and several hundred people in a darkened room having a moment together.”

Gretchen will play two series of tour dates in the UK during 2022 and 2023 with shows as follows:

24-Aug-22 – LONDON – KINGS PLACE
25-Aug-22 – BRISTOL – ST GEORGES
26-Aug-22 – WIMBORNE – TIVOLI THEATRE
28-Aug-22 – STANFORD HALL, LEICESTERSHIRE – LONG ROAD FESTIVAL
29-Aug-22 – LEEDS – CITY VARITIES
30-Aug-22 – EDINBURGH – QUEENS HALL
31-Aug-22 – GLASGOW – COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALL
01-Sep-22 – MILTON KEYNES – THE STABLES
02-Sep-22 – LONDON – KINGS PLACE
03-May-23 – BELFAST – THE MAC
04-May-23 – LYTHAM ST ANNES – LOWTHER PAVILION
05-May-23 – GATESHEAD – THE SAGE 2
06-May-23 – LIVERPOOL – THE PHILHARMONIC
17-May-23 – BURY ST EDMUNDS – THE APEX
19-May-23 – BUXTON – OPERA HOUSE
20-May-23 – BIRMINGHAM – TOWN HALL
21-May-23 – BEXHILL-ON-SEA – DE LA WARR PAVILION
23-May-23 – CARDIFF – LEVEL 3 / ST DAVIDS HALL
24-May-23 – SWINDON – WYVERN THEATRE
25-May-23 – EXETER – CORN EXCHANGE
27-May-23 – LONDON – CADOGAN HALL

Tickets are on sale now via gretchenpeters.com

‘The Show: Live from the UK’ tracklisting:

CD 1 – The Strings
Arguing With Ghosts
Hello Cruel World
The Secret Of Life
Revival
Love That Makes A Cup Of Tea
Blackbirds
When You Love Someone
On A Bus To St. Cloud
To Say Goodbye
When You Are Old

CD 2 – The Band
When All You Got Is A Hammer
Disappearing Act
Wichita
Say Grace
Everything Falls Away
The Matador
Five Minutes
Idlewild

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