King Creosote revisits his love letter to Scotland

March 2020 sees the return of Scottish singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote’s ‘From Scotland with Love’ project.  A combination of heritage film which features themes of love, loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play,  ‘From Scotland with Love‘ was originally commissioned as part of the Cultural Festival accompanying the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and featured some limited touring at the time – coming to London for example with two appearances at The Barbican’s Milton Court.

Conceived as an eleven-song soundtrack to the visual narrative, Kenny Anderson’s music was released to critical acclaim on Domino in July 2014.  Kenny Anderson has become one of Scotland’s most acclaimed and prolific singer-songwriters, bridging the gap between Folk tradition and modern electronica by blending acoustic instrumentation with digital soundscapes. In 2011, he was short-listed for the Mercury Prize for Diamond Mine, his collaboration with Jon Hopkins.

For this tour King Creosote and a full band will provide a live accompaniment to a screening of the film.  Speaking about the opportunity Kenny Anderson has said, “Even without the use of a TV, mobile phone and the internet, I am all but overwhelmed by the ongoing chaotic upheaval that is 2019, and alas there looks to be little reprieve come 2020 … so what better a tonic than to revisit the daily lives of our grand, great grand, and great great grandparents’ generation as they go about their work and play.”

Tour Dates

SAT 7 MARCH Usher Hall, Edinburgh
SUN 8 MARCH Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
MON 9 MARCH Music Hall, Aberdeen
WED 11 MARCH Perth Concert Hall, Perth
THU 12 MARCH Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
SAT 14 MARCH Barbican Centre, London
MON 16 MARCH Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
THU 13 AUGUST Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre Glasgow

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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