Morgan Wade is back in the UK for a short tour, opening in Glasgow and including a show-piece at London’s Albert Hall as part of a brand-new Country and Americana festival, Highways. AUK was very happy to accept an invitation to her tour preview, a press-only event held at London’s Sony Music Club Space. It was a rare opportunity to see Wade up close as she played a short set playing several new songs including her latest single ‘Psychopath’ (released this Friday) before closing with her big UK radio hit of 2022, ‘Wilder Days’, which our host for the evening, Baylen Leonard, told us had been played on Absolute Radio a remarkable 721 times!
Sharing the stage with guitarist Clint Wells, Wade was in relaxed mode, joking about her initial response to overtures from the head guy at Sony USA. “If I do sign with you, what’ll you give me?” before going on to say she wanted a French bulldog which the company duly delivered although eyebrows were raised at the cost,-“Just for a dog?”. Wells joined in to express his delight at flying first class for the first time, noting that both of them answered “yes please” when offered a choice of champagne on the flight.
Wade yesterday announced her forthcoming album, ‘Psychopath’, on Thirty Tigers, will be released on 25th August.
Full tour dates:
Thursday 18 May – Barbican York
Friday 19 May – Olympia Liverpool
Saturday 20 May – Highways – A Festival of Country and Americana Royal Albert Hall London
Monday 22 May – Trinity Arts Centre Bristol
Wednesday 24 May – Whelans Dublin