Pete Molinari, who released of his new latest album, Theosophy, on Cherry Red Records on Monday June 2nd 2014, has announced details of a UK tour in September. The tour will be followed by the storming new single ‘Mighty Son of Abraham’ on 22nd September.
Listen to ‘Mighty Son of Abraham’
The Pete Molinari Band will be performing the following dates, with more to be added shortly:
6th Glasgow Broadcast
8th Manchester Sound Control
9th London Lexington
11th Newcastle Cluny
12th Stockton Georgian Theatre
13th Nottingham The Maze
14th Bristol Louisiana
15th Leeds Brudenell
Tickets for his headline shows are available via www.seetickets.com.
Theosophy is Pete’s forth album, following Train Bound For Glory (Clarksville Recordings), A Virtual Landslide (Damaged Goods Records) & Walking Off The Map (Damaged Goods Records), and features both Dan Auerbach and Barrie Cadogan with additional production & mix from Andrew Weatherall, Tchad Blake and Liam Watson.
The album has been his most acclaimed to date, with tweets of praise from a diverse range of artists, critics and DJs including The Specials, Bob Harris (“album of the year for me”), Andy Bell (“The new Pete Molinari album is on repeat”) and the Happy Mondays.
An interview with Pete about the album on The Huffington Post can be found here.
Born into a large Maltese, Italian and Egyptian family in Kent, Pete became fascinated with the 1960s’ folk of Leadbelly, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. After reading the beat writings of Jack Kerouac Pete set off for New York where he honed his craft in the blues clubs of East Village, travelling to Memphis, New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles before returning home to record his debut album, Walking Off The Map, in 2006 with the help of Billy Childish. Recording his follow up album, A Virtual Landslide, at Toe Rag Studios in London, Pete began a working relationship with producer Liam Watson, which continues to this day.
2010′s critically acclaimed A Train Bound For Glory earned Pete an appearance on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland and a nomination for Best Newcomer at the MOJO Awards, while successful stints in the US brought acclaim from a host of songwriters and producers including Bruce Springsteen, Ray Davies and Yoko Ono with whom he appeared on stage with last summer when she curated the 2013 Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London. For the festival finale, Yoko and her band performed for the first time ever the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Double Fantasy album, in its entirety. Yoko handpicked Pete to sing the Lennon songs “Woman” and “(Just Like) Starting Over” along with her band.
Watch the video to Hang My Head In Shame here: