‘CONNEMARA’ MICHAEL HEAD and THE RED ELASTIC BAND. Does it get any better than this?

AHEAD of May’s hugely anticipated new album, MICHAEL HEAD and THE RED ELASTIC BAND today release the intricately picked, flute and brass-embellished, psych-folk beauty Connemara, a mesmerising tale of a somewhat unconventional love affair.

“The song is about a decades long on/off love affair between Mrs. Rafferty, a lecturer, and her ex-student,” explained Head. “The older they get the more obsessive and eccentric it becomes. They need each other, so, on it goes, and Mrs Rafferty’s seen a hundred cheeky smiles.”

Personal as well as musical milestones are being counted this year as Head reflects extensively on 62 years of loves, losses, wins and near-misses as a musician, dad, brother, and friend by writing his life story, ‘Ciao Ciao Bambino: A Magical Memoir.’

Set for publication by Nine Eight Books on August 15, the act of journeying into the past, whether moments as a young child on his cherished Liverpool streets or starting to tour the world with his music has profoundly impacted the writing of Loophole at the same time.

And songs from ‘Loophole’ (released May 3rd via Modern Sky) along with others from all eras of his occasionally wild life as a musician will be performed during the band’s UK tour – confirmed dates below:

Thu May 2nd:           Glasgow, Mackintosh Church

Fri May 3rd:             Newcastle, Gosforth Civic Theatre

Sat May 4th:            Leeds, City Varieties

Wed May 8th:          Brighton, CHALK

Thu May 9th:            London, Earth Theatre

Fri May 10th:            Manchester, Gorilla

Fri December 13th:  Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Remaining tickets available at: www.michaelheadofficial.com

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