Plus, there’ll be a double vinyl release to go along.
This May, British folk singer Beans On Toast will embark on somewhat of a different UK tour. Aptly titled Sitting On A Chair Tour, the run will see the enthusiastic songwriter playing seated theatres and venues rather than pubs and clubs. He’s promising a unique evening of stories about his travels and songs from his huge nine album back catalogue. Love songs, protest songs and drinking songs are intertwined with the stories behind the songs and the random adventures they’ve led him on.
The tour will coincide with the release of Drunk Folk Stories – his first book, a collection of ten, short, true-life stories about songwriting, travelling and drinking. Featuring the likes of Billy Bragg, Banksy and The Cookie Monster. From Glastonbury to Wembley via The Bahamas, these first- hand accounts of drunken escapades, car-crashes, recreational drugs and burning pubs are full of humour, grace and honesty – just like his music.
1 May also sees the re-release of his 2009 album Standing On A Chair. The whopping 50-track debut will be released on vinyl for the first time. Produced many moons ago by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett, this much-loved album features crowd favorites such as MDMAmazing, The Price of Rice and Don’t Believe The Bullsh*t and cameos from the likes of Emmy The Great, Justin Young and Frank Turner.
9 years might seem a strange anniversary to celebrate but when he started putting these plans together Beans thought it had been 10 years. But he thought f**k it and went ahead with it anyway. Such is his way.
Sitting On A Chair UK tour dates 2018:
02 May – Komedia, Brighton
03 May – Komedia, Bath
04 May – The Venue, Derby
05 May – Brewery Arts Cente, Kendal
06 May – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Matinee CONT.
06 May – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
08 May – The Crescent, York
09 May – Bonded Warehouse, Sunderland
10 May – The Black Box, Belfast
11 May – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
12 May – The Leadmill, Sheffield – Matinee
12 May – The Leadmill, Sheffield
16 May – Quarterhouse, Folkstone
17 May – Arts Centre, Colchester
18 May – The Clapham Grand, London
20 May – The Clapham Grand, London
Tickets for the tour as well as book & vinyl pre-orders go live at 10:00 on Friday 2 February.