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Matt Owens & The Delusional Vanity Project Announce 2022 UK Tour Dates

By Tyler Ody


New album Beer For The Horses Due For Release October 21, 2022, Available to Pre-Order Now

Having kicked off the summer gracing his own curated stages at Glastonbury and Americana Fest in Bath, British singer-songwriter Matt Owens and his band The Delusional Vanity Project have announced a run of UK tour dates in London and the South, leading up to the release of forthcoming album Beer For The Horses, out October 21st, 2022.

Earlier this month, Owens shared another new song from the album, ‘Drinking By The River’, following the release of the title track earlier this year, which has already been played on Planet Rock, BBC Stereo Underground, Absolute Radio Country, RTÉ Radio One, CountryLine Radio, TotalRock and more - watch the video for ‘Beer For The Horses’ here.

The follow up to his celebrated 2019 solo debut Whiskey and Orchids, and 2020’s acclaimed Scorched EarthBeer For The Horses finds Owens in the live room surrounded by a seven-strong band of noteworthy musicians he’s crossed paths with throughout his twenty-year career, including album co-producer Robert Vincent, fellow Little Mammoths members Olly Cox and Jimmy Besley, Geoff Widdowson (Danny and the Champs, Treetop Flyers), Hannah Johns (The Leylines), Samuel Taylor, James Jack, and Norwegian singer Camilla Sky.

Known for his work as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and The Whale, who he toured the world with for almost ten years, Matt’s solo music has drawn attention to his own songwriting, allowing him to explore an edgier side, telling stories laced with dark humour and wit that will appeal both to fans who have followed his career to date, and those looking for something more gritty, and less polished. Never afraid to put in the time and miles, he’s also spent recent years developing his skills as a producer and co-writer - notable credits include Elles Bailey’s radio hit ‘Sunshine City’ - while appearing (both as a collaborator and support artist) with the likes of Thea Gilmore, and performing his solo music at festivals across the UK, this year including Doolin Folk Festival and Bath’s Party in the City, among others.

The ‘Pretending That Nothing Has Changed At All’ Tour:

Sat 17th September – The Swindon Shuffle, Swindon

Fri 14th October – Sundowner Sessions, Hastings (w, Jason McNiff)

Sun 16th October – The Louisiana, Bristol

Fri 21st October – The Pump Room, Trowbridge

Thurs 3rd November – The Sound Lounge, Sutton (Beer for the Horses Album Launch)

Fri 25th November – The Chapel Arts, Bath (Beer for the Horses Hometown Show)

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