Leif Vollebekk announces extensive world tour

Watch The Late Late Show with James Cordon performance below

Leif Vollebekk is thrilled to finally announce new North American and European concert dates. After having to postpone much of his New Ways tour dates due to the global pandemic back in March 2020, Vollebekk can’t wait to get back on the road and reunite with his fans, in the biggest concert venues he’s ever played to date in every city. See below for full listing. Tickets go on sale Friday June 18 at 10AM local venue time, visit leifvollebekk.com

"I had to pinch myself when they told me we were going back on tour,” tells us Leif. “All that comes to mind are the timeless words Willie Nelson : Just can’t wait to get on the road again / The life I love is making music with my friends.” 

A couple of weeks ago, Leif Vollebekk was invited to the Late Late Show with James Corden for his debut late-night performance in the United States. He performed his most recent single Long Blue Light, which as now over 7 million streams and was released last November. Invited by the host James Corden himself, this performance was filmed with the help of friends in Boulder, Colorado and beautifully directed by Andy Mann.

For those who enjoy the Netflix series “Feel Good” featuring Mae Martin and Lisa Kudrow, don’t miss the first episode of the second season featuring the inimitable song “Transatlantic Flight” off New Ways.

His most recent full-length, New Ways, was a sonic documentation of everything that Leif felt at the time; tenderness and violence, sex and rebirth. "Anything that I wouldn't ever want to tell anyone - I just put it on the record," he says. It was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Breakglass Studios in Montreal, and it features Olivier Fairfield (Timber Timbre) and Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) on drums, and additional vocals by Angie McMahon. It was mixed by Chris Allen in NYC (Yoko Ono, Fleet Foxes, Sigur Rós, Margaret Glaspy) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (David Byrne, The War On Drugs, Gregory Alan Isakov, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan, Patrick Watson). The album now has over 21 million streams, support from Pitchfork, Uncut, NPR/World Cafe, The New York Times and obtained a credible Polaris Music Prize 2020 Long List nod.

This past June, during the first wave of the pandemic, Leif shared a short EP of two songs, Rest, a release that complemented his quiet introspection during these strange times and included an acoustic version and b-side from his 2017 breakthrough album Twin Solitude. That album had landed a spot on the Polaris Music Prize 2017 shortlist, a Juno nomination and is now at 40 million streams. It was critically acclaimed by Uncut, NPR Music, The Fader, The Sunday Times Culture, The Line of Best Fit, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, WXPN, KCRW and Exclaim! to only name a few. 

Tour Dates

Thu, Apr 28 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Fri, Apr 29 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny

Sat, Apr 30 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute

Tue, May 3 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

Thu, May 5 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton

Fri, May 6 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla

Sat, May 7 - Brighton, UK @ CHALK Live

Mon, May 9 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère

Tue, May 10 - Brussels, BE @ AB Brussels

Wed, May 11 - Cologne, DE @ Artheater

Fri, May 13 - Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

Sat, May 14 - Munich, DE @ Kranhalle

Sun, May 15 - Vienna, AT @ Chelsea

Tue, May 17 - Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club

Wed, May 18 - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher

Thu, May 19 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso


Buy / listen to the album New Ways here.

Click here to listen to Rest.

Click here to listen to Long Blue Light.

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