Singer-songwriter Jacob Banks has announced an extensive UK and European tour which is due to kick off in November and December. Banks is set to hit the road in the Netherlands, on the 24th of November 2018 and is scheduled to conclude in Switzerland, on the 20th of December 2018. The UK leg of the stars biggest ever tour to-date will begin in Dublin, on the 8th of December and will conclude in Birmingham, on the 13th of December 2018.
Banks is hitting the road in support of his hotly anticipated debut album ‘Village’, which is due to be released on the 2nd of November 2018 through Interscope Records. The album will include ‘Unknown (To You)’, ‘Chainsmoking’, and the newly released ‘Be Good To Me’ featuring Seinabo Sey.
Speaking about his debut album and why he choose to release it in three parts, Banks said, Village “is about celebrating the things that make us who we are, the good, the bad, and the questionable. It’s very introspective, and I had to be honest with myself, releasing it in three parts so I can keep creating and giving my best. Plus, I don’t want to play the game, I want to run at my own pace.”
Speaking to ‘Fault’ about whether he prefer touring or the studio, Banks said: “I think it has to be equal; I don’t do both at the same time. If I’m touring, I’m touring, and if I’m writing I’m writing. When I write a song, I write and then record, and then I’m done but the song isn’t truly ready until it’s had a chance to exist in a different space outside of the studio. Sometimes I can write what I believe to be a good song, but I don’t know if it’s a great song until I’ve tested it on tour and that’s why touring gives me the chance to experiment and really push the songs that I create to another level.
“I just ask myself, do I like the song? That’s all that matters so I just have to be honest with myself, and it’s easy to be influenced, and sometimes I get influenced if pressured. If you leave me for a week, then I will know if it’s truly a song that I like because I’ll go back to it naturally. If I’ll go out of my way to listen to a song again, it’s because I’ve wanted to and it’s something that I’d appreciate even if another artist were singing it,” says Banks, speaking about how he stays true to himself.
European Tour Dates:
24/11/2018 – Tivoli – Utrecht
27/11 – Live Music Hall – Cologne
28/11 – Docks – Hamburg
29/11 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin
30/11 – Gibson – Frankfurt
02/12 – Vega – Copenhagen
03/12 – Berns – Stockholm
04/12 – Rockefeller Music Hall – Oslo
15/12 – Le Trianon de Paris – Paris
17/12 – X-tra – Zurich
18/12 – Bierhuebeli – Bern
20/12 – Thonex Live – Geneva
UK Tour Dates:
08/12 – Academy – Dublin
10/12 – St Luke’s – Glasgow
11/12 – Manchester Academy – Manchester
12/12 – The Roundhouse – London
13/12 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2 – Birmingham