Patrick Wolf Details upcoming Album

Patrick Wolf is celebrating 10 years of making music with the release of the double-album, Sundark & Riverlight, featuring re-recordings of songs from Wolf’s entire catalogue, out September 25 on Bloody Chamber Music/Essential Music. In conjunction with the release, Wolf will be embarking on a world tour, kicking off in London at The Old Vic Theatre on August 29. The tour arrives in North America on September 18 at World Café Live in Philadelphia, wrapping in Los Angeles, October 5 at the FILTER Culture Collide Festival. Woodpigeon will support all dates, except September 21 in New York and September 22 in Boston, which will feature Mice Parade.

Of the album, Wolf stated, “This project started when I realised I had reached a 10 year jubilee as a recording artist. My first EP came out when I was 19 and in the 10 years hence, my voice has grown with me. I started out playing with just one instrument and singing with no microphones in folk clubs, on the streets and galleries. I missed that raw communication so much and the spontaneous energy of that live situation. When I went to the studio I thought I was going to record a one-man solo album, but I started to dream, and heard bassoons and bodhrans. This is my first totally acoustic album and so I made certain that we were working with analogue tape and recording equipment. I went on a mission to find a grand piano with the best bass response still full of character and I was told about Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, but the piano there was too new for me. So Peter lent me his Bosendorfer Grand and later his bodhran and hammer dulcimer – the album and I are very grateful.”

Tour Dates:

9/18/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live +

9/20/12 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub +

9/21/12 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub ^

9/22/12 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub ^

9/23/12 – Montreal, PQ @ L’Astral +

9/25/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Music Gallery +

9/28/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door +

9/29/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre +

9/30/12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre +

10/2/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall +

10/5/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park United Methodist Church / FILTER Culture Collide

+ w/ Woodpigeon

^ w/ Mice Parade