Mick Harvey returns to the UK and Europe for a series of dates, including an album launch show at Lexington, London on 5 May with Duke Garwood announced as support.
The tour (full details below) will follow the release of his new solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), out on Mute on 29 April 2013.
This is the former Bad Seed and PJ Harvey collaborator’s sixth solo studio album, and the follow up to 2011’s Sketches from the Book of the Dead, download I Wish That I Were Stone here: http://snd.sc/ZINZiY
Mick Harvey has also announced a performance of interpretations of the songs of Serge Gainsbourg at ATP’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs curated I’ll Be Your Mirror on 4 May.
FOUR (Acts of Love) is a contemplation on romantic love – it’s loss, re-awakening, our ongoing struggles with it and its place in our universe. The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts. Listen to excerpts from Act 1 (http://youtu.be/6iwv0abMgsQ) and Act 2 of the album (http://youtu.be/xXgeCHZrKow)
The album features original compositions by Mick Harvey alongside a song by long time collaborator PJ Harvey (‘Glorious’) and interpretations of The Saints’ ‘The Story of Love’, Van Morrison’s ‘The Way Young Lovers Do’, Exuma’s ‘Summertime in New York’ and Roy Orbison’s ‘Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)’.
FOUR (Acts of Love) is Mick Harvey’s sixth solo studio album, and follows 2011’s Sketches from the Book of the Dead. Harvey, renowned for his career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is equally known for his soundtrack work (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules) and his production work (Anita Lane, Rowland S Howard and most recently PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake).
Later this year Mick Harvey will release a box set of his songs of Serge Gainsbourg, translated into English featuring the albums Intoxicated Man (1995) and Pink Elephants (1997) and bonus tracks . Further information to follow.
4 May – LONDON, Alexandra Palace – ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror curated by Yeah Yeah Yeahs – http://www.atpfestival.com/
(performing the songs of Serge Gainsbourg)
5 May – LONDON, The Lexington –
7 May – OSLO, NORWAY – Kampen Bistro
8 May – TROMSØ, NORWAY
11 May – HASSELT, BELGIUM – Kunstencentrum
12 May – PARIS, FRANCE – ESPACE B
15 May – STAVANGER, NORWAY – Folken
16 May – BERGEN, NORWAY – Hulen
18 May – BERLIN, GERMANY – Roter Salon
23 May – LISBON, PORTUGAL – CCB
24 May – GUIMARÃES, PORTUGAL – CCVF
25 May – AVEIRO, PORTUGAL – Teatro Aveirense
27 May – ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Nublu
Act 1 – SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK
1. Praise the Earth (Wheels of Amber and Gold)
3. Midnight on the Ramparts
4. Summertime in New York
5. Where There’s Smoke (before)
Act 2 – THE STORY OF LOVE
6. God Made the Hammer
7. I Wish That I Were Stone
8. The Way Young Lovers Do
9. A Drop, An Ocean
10. The Story of Love
Act 3 – WILD HEARTS RUN OUT OF TIME
11. Where There’s Smoke (after)
12. Wild Hearts
13. Fairy Dust
14. Praise the Earth (An Ephemeral Play)