If you’ve checked out his new album, ‘The Wave’, and let’s face it, after debuting at number three in the UK Album Chart last Friday plenty of people have, pop/indie troubadour Tom Chaplin has announced a 14 date UK & Ireland tour, Starting at Cardiff, St David’s Hall on Saturday May 6th, and including a prestigious date (although, to be fair, all of them look pretty prestigious) at the London Palladium.

Here at backseat mafia towers (my kitchen) anything that involves Aqualung’s Matt Hales, producer of the record, is a winner, and The Wave is a powerful and emotive record which has had critics and fans alike fauning over it. He’s made the obligatory performance on Later with Jools Holland, and along with his band, Sebastian Sternberg, Rosie Langley, Tobie Tripp and Beau Holland he brings the songs to life in a lush and deeply poignant way.

Tom Chaplin plays:
May:
Sat 6th CARDIFF, St David’s Hall
Mon 8th DUBLIN, Olympia
Tue 9th BELFAST, Ulster Hall
Thu 11th GATESHEAD, Sage
Fri 12th YORK, Barbican
Sat 13th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Mon 15th EDINBURGH, Queens Hall
Tue 16th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic Hall
Wed 17th LONDON, Palladium
Fri 19th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Sat 20th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Sun 21st CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Tue 23rd BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 24th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 27th October from www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

www.tomchaplin.com