Fresh from performing at the Electric Picnic, Bell X1 are pleased to announce an Irish acoustic tour with dates across October, November and December, including a night in Vicar St on 17th November . Tickets will be on sale most places this Friday, September 7th. Ahead of that, the band are off to the States in September and will bring their acoustic tour to Europe in early 2013.
Field Recordings was released in July and is available as a mostly acoustic double CD available exclusively from the Bell X1 online Shoppe & most digital retailers. It contains songs from all 5 studio albums – Neither Am I / Music In Mouth / Flock / Blue Lights On The Runway / Bloodless Coup and was recorded on their sold out 2010 Global acoustic tour.
“In late 2010, to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the release of our first record Neither am I, we set out on an acoustic (ish) tour of North America & Europe.
Phil Hayes, our friend and sound engineer, recorded most of the gigs, taking the desk mix and a couple of ambient microphones in the room.
He also took many photographs of the sky, us guys, buildings and food.
From this bounty we’ve put together Field Recordings, 21 songs and photography from the road, and are very grateful to Phil for it”
– Bell X1 (Dave Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips)
Tour Dates for October / November / December
Thurs 25 Oct – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare
Fri 26 Oct – Wexford Spiegeltent, Wexford
Sat 27 Oct – Glor Theatre, Ennis
Sun 28 Oct – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
Thurs 1 Nov – Set Theatre, Kilkenny
Sat 3 Nov – Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Sun 4 Nov – De Barra’s folk club, Clonakilty
Thurs 8 Nov – St George’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon
Fri 9 Nov – INEC Acoustic Room, Killarney
Sat 10 Nov – Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Fri 16 Nov – Dolans, Limerick
Sat 17 Nov – Vicar St, Dublin
Thurs 22 Nov – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Fri 23 Nov – Balor Theatre, Ballbofey
Sat 24 Nov – An Culturlann, Derry
Sat 1 Dec – Theatre Royal, Waterford
Sat 15 Dec – Spirit Store, Dundalk