David Gray announces ‘White Ladder’ 20th anniversary arena tour and album re-issue22 October 2019
British singer-songwriter and multi-platinum, multi-brit and Grammy nominated artist David Gray announces ‘White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour’ – a 12-date arena run across the UK and Europe in the wake of his trail-blazing third album’s milestone. The album, selling 7 million copies and marking one of the greatest word-of-mouth successes in music, will be performed by Gray and surrounded with all original band members and equipment to recreate the record in its entirety, along with a string of greatest hits. Tickets for the tour are now on sale, commencing at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on March 20th 2020 and including a date at London’s The 02 on March 26th and Dublin’s 3 Arena on April 2nd.
In celebration of the 20 years passed, and expanded anniversary edition of ‘White Ladder’ will be released on 2xCD, 4xLP and digital formats – including a special remastered edition and previously unreleased rarities, B-sides and demos. Accompanying the physical versions, Gray offers up an extensive collection of writings about the White Ladder experience – from the people involved, to the stories behind the songs and memorable shows.
Listen to rare track ‘Over My Head’ here:
Talking about the announcement, Gray says: “It’s the 20th anniversary of White Ladder, a unique record with its own remarkable history. Jammed full with big, open hearted songs and flooded with a raw emotional energy. It’s an album that came from nowhere to steal the hearts of millions all over the world, completely transforming my life in the process. Twenty years on and it feels like White Ladder is just as alive for people now as it was back then – so to celebrate this milestone, I will be releasing a special anniversary version of the album and assembling all the original band members with all the original equipment, in order to take White Ladder out on the road and recreate the record in its entirety”.
WHITE LADDER: THE 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – UK/EUROPE DATES:
March 20th – Liverpool @ M&S Bank Arena
March 21st – Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
March 22nd – Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena
March 24th – Bournemouth @ International Centre
March 26th – London @ The O2 Arena
March 27th – Leeds @ First Direct Arena
March 28th – Birmingham @ Resorts World Arena
March 31st – Belfast @ The SSE Arena
April 2nd – Dublin @ 3Arena
April 7th – Antwerp @ Lotto Arena
April 8th – Amsterdam @ AFAS Live
April 9th – Cologne @ Palladium