British singer-songwriter David Ford has announced North American tour dates. The tour kicks off in Canada on June 1st and wraps in Los Angeles on June 26th (dates below). Tickets are available HERE.
Ford is touring in support of his recently released new studio album, Charge (Razor & Tie). The album is available now digitally on iTunes. An exclusive physical version of Charge will be released in North America only on June 4th and will feature four additional live acoustic tracks recorded live at Ford’s Piano Bar on March 13, 2013. Pre-Order this version now HERE (www.davidford.merchnow.com).
Charge was produced by James Brown (Foo Fighters / David Grohl) in Brooklyn, NY. Producer James Brown (hot off the heels of Dave Grohl’s most recent Sound City project and a big fan of David’s music), agreed to produce and mix the new album on his kitchen table in Brooklyn, NY for the price of a few pizzas. Charge sees Ford taking a more muscular approach to his sound than in previous work and showcase the influence of travelling across the United States. The sound can be heard in both the lyrical content of the songs largely influenced by his radio diet of Memphis Soul, New Orleans jazz and New Jersey rock n roll.
Charge debuted on the UK independent Album Chart at #30 and peaked on the UK iTunes singer songwriter chart at #3 and the UK Top 40 Main iTunes Chart at #43.
The UK Telegraph recently raved about Charge, “His fourth solo album of smart, angry, witty, emotional songs delivered with raw-throated passion. Live, he is something to behold, a one man band looping up an acoustic storm…stirring and extraordinary.”
Watch the lyric video to “Pour A Little Poison” now HERE.
David Ford began his career in 2001 as guitarist, singer and songwriter for the band Easyworld releasing two albums on Jive before disbanding in 2004. As a solo artist, he has released four albums to date, two of which were named “Album of The Year” in both The Sunday Times and Word Magazine. David has toured the world opening for such artists as KT Tunstall, Gomez, Elvis Costello, Ingrid Michaelson and Ray LaMontagne and he has played the UK Latitude Festival, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Ford has performed on Last Call With Carson Daly and Sun Studio Sessions. His music has been featured in various films and television shows. He has also received rave reviews, The Guardian called him “unmissable…..one of Britain’s best.” The ultimate DIY artist, Ford has triumphed on his own and recently he wrote the book I Choose This – How to Nearly Make it in the Music Industry. The book details the most illuminating stories of his 10 year life as a full time songwriter and musician.
David Ford – Charge – North America Exclusive Version Track List:
- Pour A Little Poison
- The Ballad of Miss Lily
- Isn’t it Strange?
- Let it Burn
- What’s Not to Love?
- Perfect Soul
- Moving On
- Philadelphia Boy
- Every Time
Bonus Tracks: (Live at Ford’s Piano Bar 13 March 2013)
- Pour A Little Poison
- Miss Lily
- Isn’t it Strange
UK & Ireland Tour
March 20 – Southampton- The Cellar
April 3- London- Scala
April 4-Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
April 5- Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
April 6- Ratoath / Dublin – The Venue Theatre
April 7- Belfast – Empire
North American Tour
June 1- Windsor, Canada – Univ. of Windsor
June 6 – Boston, MA – Club Passim
June 7 – Northampton, MA – The Iron Horse
June 9 – Piermont, NY – Turning Point
June 11- New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall *
June 12- New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall *
June 13- Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
June 16 – Washington DC – The Iota
June 19 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
June 21 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Theater
June 23 – Santa Barbara, CA- TBD
June 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
* New York Shows are a “Two Night Stand”- two nights, two completely different sets, no songs repeated. Single tickets available or a reduced two-night pass