FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN SOLO TOUR BEGINS MARCH 21 IN PHILADELPHIA
“He’s made his masterpiece” – Q MAGAZINE
“Ambitious and affecting, Matador may well be Coombes’s finest work to date” – EVENING STANDARD
“Matador’s sound textures are from a wide range of sources: gospel, a touch of Neu!… A trace of the Plastic Ono Band… Thrilling on the edge of hysteria.” – THE GUARDIAN
“A collection of songs as ambitious as they are beautiful” – THE INDEPENDENT
“Matador is a precise work of outstanding talent” – DROWNED IN SOUND
Following years of warmly welcomed Stateside jaunts fronting Supergrass and the Hot Rats, Gaz Coombes will commemorate his first ever North American solo tour with a special limited colored vinyl deluxe edition and physical CD release of his second solo album, Matador, out March 18 on Hot Fruit Recordings/Kobalt Label Services. Previously physically released only in select overseas territories,Matador was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Prize, a distinction bestowed upon the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Matador was a critical smash in Coombes’ native UK, drawing glowing praise and rave reviews from the likes of MOJO, NME, Q MAGAZINE and THE GUARDIAN among a host of others.
The special U.S. limited edition colored vinyl edition of Matador also includes two exclusive bonus tracks: “Oscillate (Solo) Live from Galway” and “Detroit (Solo) Live from Brighton”. Preorders are now live for both the limited edition vinyl and standard CD formats. Matador is currently available via digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify.
View the previously-released music video for Matador track “Detroit” here.
This spring, Coombes will embark on his first-ever solo tour of North America. These performances will be must-sees for anyone hoping to witness Coombes in a rare intimate setting. See below for a complete tour itinerary and visit gazcoombes.com, facebook.com/GazCoombes and @GazCoombes for further information.
2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
03/21/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/22/16 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
03/24/16 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
03/25/16 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
03/26/16 – Boston, MA – David Friend Recital Hall
03/28/16 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
03/30/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/01/16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
04/02/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery