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GRUFF RHYS will tour the UK in February. The recently confirmed dates – which are listed below – will see Gruff check in and out of hotels and venues across the country in what is his first UK tour for over 3 years.
Gruff will be joined on the road by North Wales’s instrumental surf rock quartet, ‘Y NIWL’. In addition to playing as support at all gigs, the band will be putting in a double shift and helping out on some of Gruff’s songs too.
The shows kick off in Sheffield on 14th February, the same day as Gruff’s new Hotel Shampoo album is released. The record is inspired by, and takes its title from, the raw material used to construct Gruff’s recent art installation of the same name – disposable, wasteful complimentary hotel products acquired whilst touring the world over the last 15 years. “Having never kept a journal these items have become like diary entries, triggering memories of all those buildings and random people I’ve met and inspiring songs on the album” explains Gruff.
Gruff Rhys’ Shark Ridden Waters single is out now and the video is online here. The song is taken from the Hotel Shampoo album, out 14th February.