David Gray confirms two Irish dates on White Ladder 20th anniversary tour next year
The seminal album is being re-released and brought on the road.
Without reverting to excessive hyperbole, there wasn't a home in Ireland that didn't own a copy of David Gray's breakthrough album, White Ladder in thelate '90s and early 2000s.
Granted, the musician had released material before his multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated record, but White Ladder took his career onto another level, especially in Ireland.
What can we say? The singer-songwriter just has a special place in the hearts of Irish fans.
Anyway, fans will be delighted to know that they'll be able to sing 'Babylon,' Please Forgive Me,' 'This Year's Love' and more out loud along with the man himself, who has announced a 12-date Irish, UK and European arena tour.
White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour will celebrate the album’s 20-year anniversary and the tour includes dates in Belfast and Dublin.
The biggest selling album of all time in Ireland and one of the greatest and most heart-warming word-of-mouth successes in music, White Ladder will be performed by Gray with all the original band members and with all the original equipment to recreate the record in its entirety, plus a set of Gray's greatest hits.
Commencing at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on 20 March, the tour will include Belfast’s SSE Arena on 31 March and Dublin’s 3Arena on 2 April.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 9am on Friday, 11 October. Fans can access pre-sale tickets on Wednesday, 9 October by pre-ordering products from the remastered collection via Gray's official website.
An expanded 20th anniversary edition of White Ladder will also be released and it will include a special remastered edition of the iconic album.
As for the tour, the dates are as follows:
20 March - Liverpool - M&S Bank Arena
21 March - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro
22 March - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
24 March - Bournemouth - International Centre
26 March - London - The O2 Arena
27 March - Leeds - First Direct Arena
28 March - Birmingham - Resorts World Arena
31 March - Belfast - The SSE Arena
2 April - Dublin - 3Arena
7April - Antwerp - Lotto Arena
8 April 8th - Amsterdam - AFAS Live
9 April 9th - Cologne - Palladium