Multi-platinum selling, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted recording artist and songwriter Dave Gahan, along with long time musical partner Soulsavers (Rich Machin), will present an exclusive, intimate performance of their new album Imposter at the historic London Coliseum on 5 December 2021. Tickets go on general sale Friday 12 November at 9:00.
In speaking with journalist Chris Black about Imposter, Dave commented, “To get to play this special album on a stage in front of people, with the same group of musicians who recorded the album, that’s really important to me. I’m incredibly excited to present it live.”
With Imposter, to be released worldwide through Columbia Records on 12 November, Dave takes listeners on a personal journey of 12 meticulously chosen reimagined songs from across genres and time periods, including selections from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Lanegan, amongst others. One would be remiss to refer to Imposter as a cover album. Rather, Imposter is a story of songs, which Dave Gahan & Soulsavers listened to, studied, absorbed, and gave a new life. All of the songs have deep meaning to Dave, making Imposter a reflection of Dave’s life – a story told by others, but in his own distinct voice.
Imposter is Dave and Soulsavers third album collaboration, following their critically acclaimed 2015 release Angels & Ghosts and their first release, 2012’s The Light the Dead See. On the first song released from the album, the group’s take on Cat Power’s “Metal Heart,” Brooklyn Vegan wrote, “His version starts much like Cat Power’s spare original, from 1998’s Moon Pix, with just his voice and a guitar, but it soon grows into a full-on, stadium-sized rock epic,” and mxdwn praised, “The soft sentimental song floods the listener’s ears with magnificent harmonies alongside the slow building percussive elements that crescendo towards an uplifting end.” Additional acclaim so far has come from The Guardian, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum, among others, with Clash noting, that Imposter is “a rare chance to hear Dave Gahan sing other people’s material, but it’s also much more than a standard covers record.”