Bat for Lashes Announces New Album and UK Tour Dates

Posted by Bianca on Wednesday Jun 13, 2012 Under Music News, Tour Announcements

Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes’ highly anticipated third album, “The Haunted Man”, is to be released on 15 October 2012 via Parlophone. A full UK tour has been announced for the autumn, playing The Forum in London on 29th October, and Natasha kicks off a summer of festival appearances including Latitude and Bestival, with an intimate warm up show in Cambridge tonight.

Since releasing the universally acclaimed album Two Suns in 2009, which has now sold over 250,000 copies, Natasha toured South America with Coldplay in 2010, collaborated with Beck to write a song for the Twilight film, Eclipse, headlined two sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House in June 2011 and covered Depeche Mode’s ‘Strangelove’ for Gucci’s Guilty campaign, released on limited release on 7” vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day.

Natasha has released two albums under the guise of Bat for Lashes. Her debut Fur And Gold came out in 2006 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and earned two Brit Award nominations for ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Newcomer’. Two Suns was also Mercury and Brit nominated, as well as winning Natasha an Ivor Novello songwriting award for ‘Daniel’ for ‘Best Contemporary Song’.

Bat for Lashes 2012 UK Dates:

Wed 13 June Cambridge Junction SOLD OUT (Plays First UK Show in Over Two Years Tonight!)
Sun 15 July Latitude
Sun 9 Sep Bestival
Thu 18 Oct Inverness Ironworks
Fri 19 Oct Edinburgh Picture House
Sun 21 Oct Glasgow O2 ABC
Mon 22 Oct Manchester Cathedral
Thu 25 Oct Leeds Metropolitan University
Fri 26 Oct Norwich University of East Anglia
Sun 28 Oct Leicester O2 Academy
Mon 29 London Forum
Thu 1 Nov Birmingham HMV Institute
Fri 2 Nov Bristol Anson Rooms
Sat 3 Nov Portsmouth Pyramids
Sun 4 Nov Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Praise for Two Suns:

“A sensationally assured return” 4/5 The Times
“Two Suns is an intoxicating, addictive album, a step up from Fur And Gold and a leap into a galaxy of its very own” 4/5 Q
“Two Suns is fantastic as well as fantastical” 4/5 The Guardian
“Two Suns is a brilliant pop album… epic in scope and ambition” 8/10 NME
“Khan pitches listeners into a lush mysterious otherworld so intoxicating, it’s like being smothered in opium-soaked velvet” 4/6 Time Out

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