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Benjamin Francis Leftwich Unveils Single & UK Tour

| On 08, Aug 2011

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The SnowstormBenjamin Francis Leftwich prepares to release his second single ‘Atlas Hands’ on September 4th.


A track filled with wistful beauty and poetic elegance, Atlas Hands further proves that the excitement surrounding Ben as one of the most compelling new prospects of the year is justified. Ben’s haunting vocals and intricate guitar provide the narration for a track driven by a fragile tale of escape and hope.


The single falls in the wake of the acclaim that has been building since the release of his 2010 EP A Million Miles Out. Ben’s debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ was recently Album of the Week on Radio 1 and XFM as well as Album of the Day on BBC 6 Music. His debut single ‘Box Of Stones’ was also awarded the coveted Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World, adding to a list of honours including multiple Radio 1 Record Of The Weeks and a Maida Vale session with Fleet Foxes. Ben’s cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘Rebellion’ from the Dermot O’Leary Sessions for Radio 2 has been downloaded over 45,000 times, with Atlas Hands from the Million Miles Out EP being chosen as one of Jo Whiley’s tracks of 2010.


Over the summer Ben has embarked on a rigorous festival circuit performing at Glastonbury, Camden Crawl and Dot-To-Dot Festival, even managing to fit in a headline UK tour in between selling out London’s own The Garage. In the coming weeks Ben will be playing at some big festivals including Reading & Leeds, Green Man, iTunes Festival and Bestival, before embarking upon a huge 25-date UK headline tour including a London show at the legendary Union Chapel.


Atlas Hands will be released by Dirty Hit on September 4th with Ben’s headline UK tour starting on September 30th in Stockton.





Fri 30 Sep 2011        UK      Stockton        The Georgian Theatre

Sat 01 Oct 2011        UK      Sheffield        Leadmill

Sun 02 Oct 2011      UK      Lincoln           Tokyo

Mon 03 Oct 2011      UK      Norwich         Arts Centre

Tue 04 Oct 2011       UK      Nottingham   Glee Club

Wed 05 Oct 2011     UK      Hull                 Adelphi

Fri 07 Oct 2011         UK      Newcastle     Riverside

Sat 08 Oct 2011        UK      Aberdeen      The Tunnels

Sun 09 Oct 2011      UK      Glasgow        Oran Mor

Mon 10 Oct 2011      UK      Edinburgh     Cabaret Voltaire

Fri 14 Oct 2011         UK      Leeds             Brudenell

Sat 15 Oct 2011        UK      Manchester   The Ruby Lounge

Sun 16 Oct 2011      UK      Leicester        Musician

Mon 17 Oct 2011      UK      Cambridge    University – ARU

Tue 18 Oct 2011       UK      Oxford            O2 Academy2

Thu 20 Oct 2011      UK      Bristol             Fleece

Fri 21 Oct 2011         UK      Exeter             The Cavern

Sat 22 Oct 2011        UK      Cardiff                        Chapter Arts Centre – SWN

Sun 23 Oct 2011      UK      Southampton            Talking Heads

Mon 24 Oct 2011      UK      Brighton         Komedia studio room

Wed 26 Oct 2011     UK      London          Union Chapel

Thu 27 Oct 2011      UK      Birmingham  Library

Fri 28 Oct 2011         UK      Preston          53 Degrees

Sat 29 Oct 2011        UK      York                National Centre For Early Music

Sun 30 Oct 2011      UK      Lancaster      Library

Tue 01 Nov 2011     UK      Liverpool        Mojo – Music Week

Wed 02 Nov 2011    Ireland Dublin          Sugar Club

Thu 03 Nov 2011     UK      Belfast            Stiff Kitten