June 29, 2018
AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND – general sale tickets are now available for the November tour !!
All of the shows will be solo acoustic and we’ve opted for some slightly smaller rooms to ensure that they’re really special and intimate gigs .
Really looking forward to it . See ya soon .
All official tickets from – passengermusic.com/live
May 25, 2018
Ok …. This is a big one !!!
some of you may have guessed from recent activity and our not so cryptic post earlier this week that I have a new album coming out ….
its called “runaway” and ridiculously It will be my 10th studio album (I must be getting old ….)
I am unbelievably proud of this group of songs and I can’t wait for you guys to hear them all !!!
I need to explain a few things first though as I guess its a bit of a concept album (nothing weird …. I promise)
Towards the end of last year I was playing through all of the songs that I had . We were booked to go in to the studio in January so I was trying to figure out which ones might make it on to the record .a
It was at this moment that I started to notice a theme emerging . A really strong sense of “Americana” – Not only in the style of writing but also a few of the songs were specifically about people or places in the united states .
Some of you may know that I am half American , I’ve spent a lot of time in the states both growing up and more recently touring and I have always listened to / been heavily influenced by a huge amount of American music .
Over the next few days I thought about this a lot and It struck me that the songs could work fantastically well coupled with big , American visuals . You may see where this is heading …;-)
A few months later and once the album had been recorded , I and three of my best buddies set off on an epic American road trip ….
the team consisted of @jarrad Seng photography ( film maker and photographer extraordinaire ) @stu larsen ( long time touring companion / excellent tour manager / singer songwriter / photographer / driver etc etc) and chris Vallejo (producer of the last 5 passenger albums / engineering genius )
The goal was to create a different video for each track on the album in a different part of the states …. Optimistic considering we had just over three weeks to do it in …..
On top of this we also wanted to create a really special set of acoustic versions , recorded and filmed in a variety of different spots as we journeyed around . The first of which is attached . Its a live version of “hell or high-water” on Venice beach in California at sunset . I hope you enjoy it 🙂
This is to compliment the “official” video that we released last week and I’m sure a lot of you have seen by now (thank you again for the insanely lovely feedback !!!!!)
That one was shot in a variety of different national parks across Utah , Nevada , Arizona and California .
So here’s the plan –
We are hoping to release a new song from the record every three weeks . In which time we will share the official and acoustic videos as well as some behind the scenes footage from our trip to give you an insight in to the songs , the making of the videos and some of us all behaving like stupid idiots …. In fact mainly that … 🙂
We will also be making each track available to download and stream as they come out .
A great way of making sure you get these songs as soon as possible is to pre order the album which you can do from this link (https://Passenger.lnk.to/RunawayWE)
There are various options to choose from and I’ve written a small explanation on the deluxe versions below for those of you that might be interested .
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this and I can’t wait to share all of the songs , videos and stories with you over the coming months .
So much love and thanks .
September 2, 2016
THIS IS SUPER EXCITING !!!
as some of you will know my new album “young as the morning , old as the sea” is coming out on friday the 23rd of september . to celebrate we will be playing a very special launch show at Bush Hall in LONDON on the evening of the release .
tickets are extremely limited as it is quite a small venue so get in there quick if you wanna come !
there will also be a very limited edition vinyl that will only be available on the night 🙂
just follow the link below to get your tickets . this is going to be loads of fun !!
Tickets & Limited Edition Vinyl
Also just wanted to share this lovely lyric video that my buddy Bryan Dos Reis made !!
share it around if ya’ll dig it 🙂
August 26, 2016
hey guys , i’m unbelievably excited to say that i’ve somehow managed to persuade the people at the Ryman Auditorium in nashville to let me and the band come and play a gig …. this is amongst the most iconic venues in the world and an item on my bucket list that i never thought would be ticked off. fucking ridiculous !!!!!! you can grab tickets for said gig and all of the others at here
also , here is a little live version of “anywhere” that we shot when we were recording in new zealand ! hope you like it xx
August 16, 2016
SAN FRAN – we’ve had a flipping dream of a weekend with you guys !!! massive thanks to The Chapel for hosting a really special little gig as well asPIER 39 for letting me busk on you 🙂
big thanks also to Pandora , KFOG and San Francisco Chronicle for the fantastic support !!
off to LOS ANGELES now – see you guys tomorrow night at the masonic lodge .
AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND presale tickets have flown out the door 🙂 thanks for the unbelievable response . tickets are on general sale from tomorrow !!! xx
August 9, 2016
LIVE FROM VANCOUVER
thanks so much for watching / sharing guys !!! just to let you know that there are limited tickets on the door for tonights VANCOUVER show at St James Hall . doors open at 7 . first come first served … see ya tonight and thanks again xx
August 5, 2016
NEW YORK – thanks for a cracking few days !!! such a beautiful / warm busk and last nights gig in brooklyn was unbelievable 🙂 what a crowd !!! see you guys again at the The Beacon Theatre in march . tickets available from https://passengermusic.com/tickets.html
big thanks also to SiriusXM Radio , The New York Times , Paste Magazine , Soundcheck (WNYC Radio) , Billboard for the amazing support !
we’re off to Edmonton Folk Music Festival – really looking forward to this one !! see you guys soon x
photos by bryan dos reis
July 24, 2016
ok so this is the last time i’m gonna bug you about this for a while …. but just in case you missed it i’ll be touring the states and canada with a full band this coming spring 🙂
below is a live version of “somebody’s love” that we shot whilst we were making the record in new zealand earlier in the year .
these are the phenomenally brilliant dudes that will be joining me on stage as my live band …. i am ridiculously lucky !!
follow this link for all dates and ticketing info 🙂 xx
July 22, 2016
hey guys, letting you know that tickets for the US tour are now on sale – tickets.
here is a new song, it doesn’t have a name yet. hope you enjoy it x
July 17, 2016
hey everyone, i’m delighted to say that i will be playing a headline show in PRAGUE on the 2nd of october at Lucerna – Velký sál !! so glad to be heading back to this beautiful city :-0 we will also be doing a second DUBLIN show at Vicar Street on the 2nd of december as the first one is close to selling out (thank you xx) grab tickets for these gigs and all the others from the link below !
We had a wicked time in FINLAND last night at Ilosaarirock Festival looking forward to seeing you all again in October !!
see ya soon . mike xphoto by Jarrad Seng Photography