PJ Harvey will play 17 headline dates across Europe later this year, including two shows at London’s Brixton Academy in October, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton.
Following the April release of her album The Hope Six Demolition Project, PJ Harvey returned to the world stage last month for the first time in 4 years, starting a summer of festival shows at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, ahead of stops at London’s Field Day and Glastonbury Festival.
Directed by British theatre director Ian Rickson, dressed by Ann Demeulemeester, and with lighting by Adam Silverman and set design by multi-media artist Jeremy Herbert. “Harvey’s spectacular festival show has had everyone talking,” writes Shortlist. From the moment the 10 strong band march onto the stage playing their instruments, the audience is transported into a truly unique concert experience; powerful, enchanting, thought provoking, joyous, and beautifully crafted, filled with songs that are a reflection of our times. Harvey is joined by long-time collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty, and friends Alain Johannes, Terry Edwards, James Johnston, Kenrick Rowe, Alessandro Stefana and Enrico Gabrielli.
The full list of live dates, including two festivals, is:
Oct 10 Falconer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 12 Tower Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 13 Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 15 Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Oct 16 HMH, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct 18 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct 19 Forest National, Brussles, Belgium
Oct 21 Zenith, Paris, France
Oct 23 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Oct 24 Obihall, Florence, Italy
Oct 25 Hallenstadion Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 27 Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 28 Bime Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Oct 30 Brixton Academy, London, UK
Oct 31 Brixton Academy, London, UK
Nov 2 SECC, Glasgow, UK
Nov 3 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Nov 4 Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton, UK
Nov 6 Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
PJ Harvey will release new song ‘Guilty’ globally on digital platforms this Wednesday 13 July, taken from The Hope Six Demolition Project sessions. The song was recorded in January 2015 during her month long residency at Somerset House, “Recording in Progress”, in which audiences were given the opportunity to see Harvey at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio.