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Since the release of his latest record, Birds With Broken Wings, Caplan has spent much of this past few months on the road supporting the record, including a run through Europe and the UK, of which included two separate shows at The Great Escape Festival and Bristol’s Dot To Dot Festival.
During that time, The Independent called Caplan “An unmistakable presence,” while The Guardian claimed that an “evening with the larger-than- life Caplan makes for rollicking fun.”
Ben has not only announced both a North American and European tours this coming summer, but he’s also his return to the UK this November, for a string of shows.
Kicking off the tour at Brighton’s Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar November 7 th , Ben will make his way across the country, from Birmingham to Nottingham, and then onto play at London’s iconic Union Chapel November 10th. Continuing through Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle to name a few, the tour will come to a close at Glasgow’s King Tut’s November 17th.
“For all the fierceness of the Canadian’s appearance, nothing quite prepares for his voice, both spoken and singing. An unmistakable presence.” The Independent
“From Satanic hoedowns to swaying country heartbreakers, this evening with the larger-than- life Caplan makes for rollicking fun.” 4/5 – The Guardian
“The band have built a strong reputation for their heady mix of powerful emotional songwriting, gypsy folk, and blues” – Gigwise
The critical acclaim for Caplan’s live show is no surprise, he is simply unforgettable. With his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling. But looks are deceiving. Once he has your attention, Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whisky, pouring beauty into a harsh world.
The ultimate focus of the album remains steadfastly on Caplan’s vocals, songwriting, and storytelling, which have already won him Nova Scotia’s 2012 Entertainer of the Year and the East Coast Music Award for Rising Star Recording of the Year for 2013.
He has shared stages with acts ranging from Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors to The Staves and Blondie, and played major festivals around the world including the U.K.’s Glastonbury.
UK NOVEMBER DATES
Mon 07-Nov Brighton Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Tue 08-Nov Birmingham Rainbow
Wed 09-Nov Nottingham Bodega
Thu 10-Nov London Union Chapel
Fri 11-Nov Tunbridge Wells Forum
Sun 13-Nov Bristol Thekla
Mon 14-Nov Manchester Deaf Institute
Tue 15-Nov Newcastle Cluny
Wed 16-Nov Edinburgh Electric Circus
Thu 17-Nov Glasgow King Tuts