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Jack Savoretti announces UK tour

Jack Savoretti Is Singing To Strangers

Album Storms to the Top of the UK Charts

Appears at Larmer Tree Festival this Summer

Additional Dates added to Winter Tour

Jack Savoretti returns with his stunning new album, ‘Singing to Strangers’, and his first UK Number 1, out now on BMG Records. Jack’s sixth LP is his first to top the charts, shifting just over 32,000 sales in the first week, his highest opening sales yet. Produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra), the BBC Radio 2 album of the week follows Jack’s last two gold discs ‘Written in Scars’ (2014) and ‘Sleep No More’ (2016) which both peaked inside the Top 10.

Celebrating the news of his UK Number 1 Jack told the Official Charts Company, “This is my sixth album, and the thing I am proud of the most is having surrounded myself with people that have helped me make the album I’ve always wanted to make. The success of this album belongs to every single person that has worked on it.”

Jack will play a string of UK festivals this summer as well as a 13 date tour this November. Tickets for additional dates on sale Friday 7th June. For more info visithttps://jacksavoretti.com/:


Sat 15th           TETBURY, Westonbirt Arboretum

Sun 30th          EDWINSTOWE, Sherwood Pines


Sun 7th            RUGELEY, Cannock Chase Forest

Fri 12th             TYNEMOUTH, Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Sun 21st           SALISBURY, Larmer Tree Festival

Sat 27th           BOLESWORTH, Car Fest North


Sat 24th           LAVERSTOKE PARK FARM, Car Fest South

Sun 25th          KINGHAM, The Big Festival


Mon 28th         SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Cliffs Pavilions


Fri 1st               PLYMOUTH, Pavillion

Wed 6th          BRIGHTON, The Dome

Thurs 7th          CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange

Sat 9th             CARDIFF, The Great Hall                                         SOLD OUT

Sun 10th          ABERYSTWYTH, Arts Centre                                    SOLD OUT

Thu 14th           PERTH, Perth Concert Hall

Fri 15th             EDINBURGH, Usher Hall

Sat 16th           GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall

Mon 18th        ABERDEEN, Music Hall

Tues 19th         MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall

Thurs 21st        NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall

Fri 22nd            HULL, Bonus Arena

Recorded in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s studio last long, hot summer, the

12 track album features Jack’s acclaimed live band: guitarists Pedro Vito and Sam Lewis; bassist Sam Davies, drummer Jesper Lind and musical director Nikolai Torp on keys.

“Lucikly Morricone’s studio is in the basement of this huge church so it was cooler,” Jack says. “And the atmosphere down there was essential and that was captured on ‘Candlelight’, which became the calling card of the album and will be the first single.”

As for the title track Jack explains it’s origin: “That’s my job: I sing to strangers. That’s what I’ve spent most of my life doing. Singing to friends and family and fans; they’re already onside, so you can, to some extent sing anything. Strangers need convincing, touching, connection.”

Two co-writes on the album are amongst the highlights. ‘Touchy Situation’ was co-written with Bob Dylan. Yes you read that right, Bob Dylan! A contact of Jack’s American manager had some old Dylan lyrics and he was fine with Jack writing music to them.

It may have been because he’d heard Jack’s cover of the Dylan rarity ‘Nobody ‘Cept You’ on ‘Written In Scars’ – a song Jack found in Jackson Browne’s studio.

The other collaboration was the Kylie Minogue cowrite ‘Music’s Too Sad Without You’ which appears as a live version recorded in Venice on

‘Singing To Strangers’.