David Gray Tours East Coast This Fall
British singer-songwriter David Gray performed a string of dates around the U.S. earlier this summer, and now he has announced that he will be back for more concerts this fall.
Seven new U.S. concerts have been scheduled, and the first will be held September 20 in Charlottesville, Va. The dates will run through September 30, when Gray will appear in Baltimore. In between he will perform in Asheville, N.C.; Nashville; Wilmington, Del.; Lancaster, Penn.; Port Chester, N.Y.; New Brunswick, N.J. and Torrington, Conn.
The Nashville date will be an appearance at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival on September 22. Other artists appearing at that event include Los Lonely Boys, Avett Brothers, and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, among others.
David Gray hasn’t released an album since the 2010 double album Foundling. Gray recorded that record in the same sessions that produced his 2009 album Draw the Line. At the time of Foundling’s release, Gray told Billboard that the album was very different from Draw the Line.
“It was recorded during the same session… when we weren’t tracking as a band,” Gray told the magazine. “I would do stuff on my own, and it was at times like that when some of these songs came together, so [Foundling] is almost like the solo record I made in-between making the band record.”
Gray’s most successful and well-known album is his fourth studio album, White Ladder, which was released in 2000 (though the album was originally released independently in 1998). That album contained the hit “Babylon,” as well as “Please Forgive Me” and “This Year’s Love.” The album has since gone on to sell more than seven million copies around the world. The album also played a part in Gray winning the Best New Artist award at the 44th Grammy Awards