Vikesh Kapoor Announces Irish & UK Tour Dates

It’s been the best part of a year since Vikesh Kapoor’s first ever UK tour, opening for The Handsome Family, so we’re absolutely thrilled to be welcoming him back. Vikesh’s debut album ‘The Ballad Of Willy Robbins‘ has since been awarded the #70 spot in Rough Trade Shops’ prestigious Albums Of The Year chart for 2014, bringing him some extra and much deserved recognition. As a result, the album was flying off the Loose stall at the Indie Label Market back in December, but, as The Handsome Family’s audiences will testify, you really shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to see Vikesh play live. Do so and wonder how it is that such a hugely talented songwriter and captivating performer isn’t already a household name.Vikesh Kapoor UK Tour 2015

21 Feb – BALLYDEHOB, Levi’s Bar*
22 Feb – MYRTLEVILLE, Pine Lodge** – afternoon set
22 Feb – CLONAKILTY, De Barra
23 Feb – BALLYMORE EUSTACE, Mick Murphy’s*
24 Feb – DUBLIN, The Workmans Club
25 Feb – BELFAST, The Errigle Inn
26 Feb – GALWAY, Kelly’s Bar*
27 Feb – KILKEE, The Greyhound Bar**
28 Feb – ROSCREA, Leap Castle (Tel: 087 2238040)
01 Mar – CORK, Coughlan’s
03 Mar – MANCHESTER, Takk
04 Mar – HULL, The Adelphi*
05 Mar – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny 2
06 Mar – CARDIFF, The Moon Club
07 Mar – SWANSEA, The Chattery (Tel: 01792 473276)
08 Mar – BATH, The Royal Oak**
09 Mar – LONDON, The Islington
10 Mar – BRIGHTON, The Verdict

* Tickets on the door
** Free entry


 #70 – ROUGH TRADE SHOPS ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2014

a series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs. Woody Guthrie is standing at the head of that road
THE NEW YORKER

An impressive debut ★★★★
THE OBSERVER

an incredible start to what will be a long and successful musical career
★★★★½
SHOUT4MUSIC

There’s real sincerity… from a talent that echoes a bygone era but for the here and now.”★★★★½
THE SUN

#8 – ESSENTIAL ALBUMS OF 2014  “Where Guthrie’s songs were a clarion calls to the masses, Kapoor’s tracks, like Springsteen’s, are heartbreakingly personal pleas.
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stunning” – TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
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