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GRUFF RHYS New single ‘Honey All Over’ released 23rd May Summer live dates announced

| On 13, Apr 2011

Gruff Rhys continues his musical adventures with a new single and summer live dates that include several headline UK festivals performances.

The single will be comprised of Honey All Over and previously unreleased, brilliantly titled new song, Xenodocheionology. Sugar sweet Honey All Over is one of the many highlights of Gruff’s recently released, heartwarming solo album, Hotel Shampoo. The record was born out of Gruff actively embracing piano ballads and middle age in the wake of his fortieth birthday, as well as a personal quest for catharsis of a 15-year habit of acquiring wasteful complimentary hotel products whilst on tour. Heralded as Gruff’s most ambitious and fully realized album yet, Hotel Shampoo has also sparked an art installation, sold out UK tour with high- altitude Welsh surf-rock band Y Niwl, an all night siege of an entire Blackpool hotel and videos involving sharks and horses.

The word xenodocheionology describes a person’s love of hotels or inns – Gruff will hopefully be experiencing this condition during the dates listed overleaf. As well as gigs in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and a nationwide US tour, Gruff will be headlining various UK festivals throughout the summer, including; Glastonbury’s Park Stage, Truck, Field Day, Green Man and End Of The Road.


24 // BOURGES, Printemps de Bourges



2 // MELBOURNE, Northcote Social Club

3 // SYDNEY, Excelsior Hotel


18 // BROOKLYN, Knitting Factory

19 // PHILADELPHIA, Johnny Brenda’s

20 // WASHINGTON DC, Red Palace

21 // CARRBORO, Local 506 Chapel Hill

22 // ATLANTA, The Earl

24 // NASHVILLE, Mercy Lounge

25 // BIRMINGHAM, Bottletree

27 // AUSTIN, Mohawk

28 // DALLAS, Club Dada

30 // PHOENIX, Rhythm Room

31 // SAN DIEGO, Casbah


1 // LOS ANGELES, The Echo

2// SAN FRANCISCO, Rickshaw Stop

3// PORTLAND, Mississippi Studios

4 // VANCOUVER, Biltmore

5 // SEATTLE, Tractor Tavern

8 // MINNEAPOLIS, Triple Rock

9 // CHICAGO, Schubas

10 // PONTIAC, Pike Room

11 // TORONTO, Horseshoe Tavern

14 // BOSTON, Brighton Music Hall

15 // NEW YORK, Mercury Lounge

23 // LONDON, Royal Albert Hall (supporting Bright Eyes)

26 // Glastonbury Festival, Somerset


22 // Gwyl Gardd Goll, Wales

23 // OXFORD, Truck Festival

29 // HARROGATE, International Festival


5 // AULNOYE-AYMERIES, Les Nuits Secretes

8 // LONDON, Field Day

21 // BRECON BEACONS, Green Man Festival


2 // BIRMINGHAM, Moseley Folk Fest

3 // NORTH DORSET, End Of The Road festival