Fanny Lumsden and the Prawn Stars – Less a Carry On gag, more of a UK tour to support the new album

Fanny Lumsden burst onto the UK scene with a live debut on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury last summer and now she’s heading full steam into a UK and Ireland tour which kicks off next month in Leeds. And she has had something of a decent run lately. Her recent album “Hey Dawn” won Best Country Album at the 2023 ARIA Awards, plus Alt-Country Album of the Year at the CMAA Golden Guitar Awards 2024.

Having grown up on a sheep farm 700km from the coast in western NSW, she gained a degree in Rural Science, and currently lives on a farm on the western side of the snowy mountains, about 6 hours from Sydney and 6 hours from Melbourne. She honed her art by driving around Australia in a caravan playing shows in halls with her family – bass player husband Dan runs operations, is the graphic and website designer, photographer and video editor, and her brother Tom sings in the band, and runs the tour merch. Her kids, aged two and five, are meanwhile growing up on the road. She’s toured with artists like Paul Kelly and Kasey Chambers, headlined sold-out theatre tours and played Americana Fest in Nashville.

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Fanny Lumsden UK Dates 2024

Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – Wednesday 3rd April
Manchester, Deaf Institute – Thursday 4th April
London, Omeara – Friday 5th April
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach – Saturday 6th April
Bristol, Dareshack – Sunday 7th April
Dublin, Workman’s Cellar – Wednesday 10th April
Belfast, Empire Music Hall – Thursday 11th April
Cork, De Barra’s Folk Club – Friday 12th April
Limerick, Dolan’s – Saturday 13th April

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Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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