Foy Vance has announced a tour, “Regarding the Joy of Nothing,” to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the album ‘Joy of Nothing‘. The tour includes twelve local dates starting in Ireland in December and follows an extensive US tour. The tour will continue worldwide into next year. Recorded in Donegal on Ireland’s west coast, ‘Joy Of Nothing’ was Vance’s second full-length album and proved a critical and commercial breakthrough for the Bangor-born musician. In 2015, Vance became Ed Sheeran’s second signing to his label Gingerbread Man Records, and he has subsequently released two studio albums, The Wild Swan(2016) and Signs Of Life (2021).
Americana UK caught up with Vance about his writing process; you can read the full interview here.
Comments Vance, “It is hard to believe it has been ten years since releasing the Joy of Nothing. Thanks to all of you that have listened to it. To those of you that have shared stories with me of what the album has meant to you, oftentimes opening my eyes to sides of the songs that I never knew existed. It’s hard to articulate how much it means to have created something that you can inhabit just as well as I can. Regarding The Joy of Nothing… well it still exists and there is joy in it yet… here’s to the next decade of ‘naught and everything’.“.
Tickets are on general sale on the artist’s website from 10 am Friday, May 12th; the presale is open now to those qualified.
List of tour dates:
12/02- Killarney INEC Club
12/03- Limerick Dolans
12/05- Galway Róisín Dubh
12/06- Galway Róisín Dubh
12/08- Bangor First Presbyterian
12/09- Bangor First Presbyterian
12/11- Leeds Brudenell Social Club
12/12- Bristol The Fleece
12/15- Manchester Band on The Wall
12/16 – London Union Chapel
12/18 – Glasgow St. Luke’s
12/19 – Glasgow St. Luke’s