December 23, 2015
hello passengers , how are you all ??
i just wanted to share this with you . its the final video of the year and i hope quite a special one to end with !!
Jarrad Seng Photography shot it over the last few weeks as we traveled around australia and new zealand . i was lucky enough to be opening up for Ed Sheeran as well as busking in each city as we went .it was such an incredible feeling to be able to play to thousands of people in a stadium one night and then strip it back to busking the next .
it was also pretty surreal as a few of the spots were exactly the same ones that i used to busk in years ago , before any of the madness had happened …..
i used to busk for hours everyday in these places , often to just a handful of listeners , so to come back a few years on and play to an audience of hundreds or even thousands of people was something that i can’t really put in to words .
i hope the video shows how magical these moments were ….
there is a beautiful simplicity to busking that i have loved since i started and that i’ve missed since i’ve been doing it less . i hope that i can do a lot more of it next year and get to as many of you as possible in this way
the song is called “everything” and its one of my favourites of the new batch .
i chose it specifically for this video because it touches on exactly the thing i’ve been talking about . the process of going from one thing to another and then how we adapt and evolve as a result .
it constantly uses the words “nothing , something , anything and everything” and i guess tries to challenge our interpretation of what these words mean .
i really hope you enjoy the song and video and if you do then please feel free to like , comment and share it around .
lots of love to Foy Vance , Rudimental and of course ed for being such great tour buddies .
i hope you all have an amazing christmas and new year whereever you are .
all my love .
November 19, 2015
hello AUSTRALIA ,
its lovely to be back on this side of the world !! hope you’re all doing well !
some of you might have seen that i am lucky enough to be supporting Ed Sheeran on his australian / new zealand stadium tour in a few weeks time . i can’t tell you how much i’m looking forward to it all !!! its pretty crazy to be playing to such massive audiences and while that is a huge buzz i felt like i wanted to do something alongside it which was a little more intimate ….. so i’m planning to busk in all of the cities that we’re playing in as we go around .
a lot of you will know that for many years busking was the way that i funded my touring and albums and although that might not be the case anymore its something that i still love to do whenever i can .
we will try to give you all as much notice as possible as to where and when it will be happening . we’ll be starting this weekend and as ed’s tour doesn’t get down to these parts we’re hoping to be at salamanca markets in HOBART on saturday and in rundle mall in ADELAIDE on sunday . weather permitting we will aim to start at about midday but look out for more detailed info closer to the time !!
in the meantime please feel free to spread the word – it would be amazing to see as many of you as possible .
loads of love .
ps here is a photo from last time we did this haha
September 29, 2015
NEW YORK – what a wonderful wonderful night !!
so cool to play at the The Beacon Theatre and to have it filled with such a gorgeous crowd !!! thank you all a million times xxxx
i can’t believe there are only two shows left of this tour – its gone by so quickly !! playing a tiny gig in BOSTON tonight at the Gillete Stadiumopening for Ed Sheeran and then sunday night just outside of PHILLY atThe Keswick Theatre . hopefully some of you there xx
September 17, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS – you were gorgeous !!!
thanks for having us in your lovely city and a massive thank you to all of you for coming along 🙂
just outside of CHICAGO now at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater getting ready to open up for mr Ed Sheeran ….. gonna be sweet !!!
July 20, 2015
PASSENGERS – last weekend in london was completely insane !! on the saturday night i played my own show at the incredibly beautiful Somerset House and then the following day i opened up for Ed Sheeran at Wembley Stadium . the shows were of course very different and both totally amazing in their own way .
massive thank you again to everyone who came along !!
i really wanted to document it in some way and share it with those of you that weren’t there with us .
i’ve also been writing a bunch of new songs lately so i thought that combining the two things would be cool ……
the result is below 🙂 the song is called “when we were young” and all of the footage was shot by the immensely talented Jarrad Seng Photography .
as always we hugely appreciate every like , share and comment . please pass it on to those people that you think might enjoy it .
loads of love and thanks for watching .
p.s GERMANY there will be a non youtube version out tomorrow x
June 4, 2015
ok , tickets are now on general sale for my september tour of NORTH AMERICA !! a lot have already gone through presale and the venues are filling up fast (thank you so much !!!!) go to this link if you fancy coming along
09/09 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
09/10 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
09/12 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
09/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
09/15 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
09/16 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *with Ed Sheeran – Chicago, IL
09/19 – Toronto Urban Roots Festival – Toronto, ON
09/20 – City Folk Festival – Ottawa, ON
09/22 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
09/22 – Beacon Theatre – New York City, NY
09/25 – Gillette Stadium *with Ed Sheeran – Foxboro, MA
09/27 – Keswick Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
June 2, 2015
NORTH AMERICA – you might have guessed from the incredibly subtle hints that i’ve been dropping over the last few days that i’m heading over to see you all very soon 🙂
i’m so so pleased i can get over again this year !!
i will be playing some of my own headline shows , a couple of canadian festivals and to top it all off i get to open up for my pal Ed Sheeran at a couple of his big stadium shows too 🙂
tickets for the headline gigs will be on general sale on June 5th at 12 midday (EST) / 9am (PST) from here but if you want to get in early and make sure you get the tickets that you want then you can sign up to the mailing list here and you’ll be able to book them on wednesday !
i genuinely can’t wait for this . see y’all soon xxxx
May 6, 2015
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – some of you might have already heard but i’m delighted to announce that i’ll be coming over at the end of the year to support the one and only Ed Sheeran on his stadium tour ….. no big deal …. play stadiums all the time …. (i really don’t !!)
you can grab tickets from the link below .
so thrilled that i can get back on the road with ed – gonna be like old times 🙂 see ya there xx