AM Announces London Headline Show and UK Tour
aaamusic | On 14, Oct 2010
After the release of his debut album Future Sons and Daughters in the UK, New Orleans raised musician AM has been confirmed as tour support for the US band Train when they tour the UK later this month. AM has also confirmed a headline show at London’s Water Rats:
Tuesday October 26th
Water Rats, London
328 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ
7pm / £8.50
Tickets on sale Friday 8th October @ 9pm
For tickets: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/am-tickets <http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/am-tickets>
AM’s debut album is set for release on vinyl on October 25th. Gig-goers can get a free autographed limited edition 180 gram Future Sons & Daughters album by purchasing 4 presale tickets for the Water Rats show. Just present the receipt at the merch stand after the show for a free copy which AM will be there to sign.
Upcoming UK dates:
October 18th – Vicar Street, Dublin (w/ Train)
October 19th – Forum, Waterford (w/ Train)
October 20th – Academy, Birmingham (w/ Train)
October 21st – ABC, Glasgow (w/ Train) – Sold Out
October 23rd – Academy, Manchester (w/ Train)
October 24th – Academy, Bristol (w/ Train)
October 25th – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (w/ Train) – Sold Out
October 26th – Water Rats, London (headline show)
Produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields) in Elliot Smith’s former apartment; Future Sons and Daughters brings together the best of musical worlds, rippling through classic roots sounds: AM pop and rock, steamy soul and R&B, Brazilian tropicalia, British Invasion, and ‘60s Bay Area psychedelia.
At times sounding like Jim James of My Morning Jacket singing his way through Beck’s lost album between Mutations andMidnite Vultures, AM has announced that Grand Opinion – taken from the record – will be available free exclusively through Amazon:
See the video for ‘Grand Opinion’ here:
A lot of musicians pay lip service to having a plethora of far-flung musical influences, but then you listen to their music and it sounds like they’ve done their best to avoid them at any cost. Citing artists as diverse as Jorge Ben, Brian Wilson, Sergio Mendes, and Curtis Mayfield, AM’s first UK album truly delivers on the sum of its parts.
For an insight into his influences, including Brazilian psych, Turkish folk, italo soundtracks, AM has put together a mixtape available on SoundCloud: www.bit.ly/AMmixtape <http://www.bit.ly/AMmixtape>
Growing up in New Orleans exposed AM to a melting pot of cultures that inevitably influenced him; whilst working in a record shop, he was taught how to play guitar by local musicians and began playing in bars by the age of 15. Returning to New Orleans frequently, this Halloween will see AM play the Voodoo Festival when he takes to the main stage before Muse headline.
AM supported Air on their North America tour earlier this year and they invited him back on their recent French tour. He’s also played with Charlotte Gainsbourg and the acclaimed Brazilain songwriter Caetano Veloso.