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Renaissance Man: Barry Adamson’s Tour Dates, Photobook and EP Release

SEEN is fascinated to learn that Barry Adamson, the musician, composer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, has announced a solo tour for April and May 2017.

Starting in Paris on 19th April, Adamson tours the UK with dates in Manchester, Glasgow, and Bristol before returning to London for an appearance at the M.O.T.H Club in Hackney on 27th April.


22nd April – UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
24th April – UK, Glasgow, King Tut’s
26th April – UK, Bristol, Thekla
27th April – UK, London, M.O.T.H. Club

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The man himself comments: “I’m launching myself from the studio into a unique solo show. I’ll be playing songs from my new EP, which range from futuristic blues, soul and electronica and also of course, careering through my back catalogue to bring you the full ‘Barry Adamson experience’”.

The tour follows the release of a brand new 6-track EP, which is due for release in Spring 2017. Barry Adamson’s latest album ‘Know Where To Run’ was inspired during a recent tour of the US and Canada with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. On the tour, Adamson documented what he saw on camera, and slowly these photos formed a book that moves literally through the ‘different states’. It is now available to pre-order from

An exhibition of Adamson’s photographs was on display at The Crucial Café, in London’s W4 until the end of January 2017.

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Barry Adamson has been creating all his life. He rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine before a three-year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His seminal debut solo album, ‘Moss Side Story’, followed in 1989.

Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson’s name as a composer of diverse complexity; able to tell a story with music, where the images were those planted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.

Having released ten studio albums, including the 1992 Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Soul Murder’, Adamson has continued to tour globally, with his talents being in as much demand by new generations of artists, as he was after his first solo release.

Constantly sought across all art forms for commentary and contribution, Barry’s music has been used for documentaries, TV series, adverts, computer games and even an Olivier Award-winning ballet performance by Sylvie Guillem and the Ballet Boyz.

It was always a logical progression for Adamson to move behind the camera and once again his brooding film noir and dark comedy style has seen him write, direct and score a number of short films. His last offering, ‘The Swing The Hole and The Lie’ was shown at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Rising phoenix-like from the flames of his previous work, Adamson continues to push himself and blur the lines of film, music and art; a true Renaissance man.

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