Barry Adamson




Barry Adamson, the musician, composer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, has announced a solo tour for April and May 2017. Starting in Paris on 19 April, the dates see Adamson tour the UK with dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol before returning to London for an appearance at the M.O.T.H Club in Hackney on 27 April. Full details below

Barry Adamson 2017 UK Tour Dates 

22 April – UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
24 April – UK, Glasgow, King Tuts
26 April – UK, Bristol, Thekla
27 April – UK, London, M.O.T.H Club

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“I’m launching myself from the studio into a unique solo show. I’ll be playing songs from my new EP which range from futuristic blues, soul and electronica and also of course, careering through my back catalogue to bring you the full “Barry Adamson experience”.

The tour follows the release of a brand new 6 track EP, which is due for release in Spring 2017.

Barry Adamson’s latest album ‘Know Where To Run’ was inspired during a recent tour of the US and Canada with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. On the tour, Adamson documented what he saw on camera, and slowly these photos formed an idea about creating a book that moves literally through the ‘different states’.

The tour inspired both the album and a subsequent photo book, which delves deeper into the fabric of the US and Canada, and now available to preorder from

An exhibition of Adamson’s photographs is currently on display at The Crucial Café, W4 through to until January 2017

Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. He rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine before a three-year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His seminal debut solo album, ‘Moss Side Story’, followed in 1989.

Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson’s name as a composer of diverse complexity; able to tell a story with music, where the images were those supplanted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.


Having released ten studio albums, including the 1992 Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Soul Murder’, Adamson has continued to tour globally with his talents being in as much demand by new generations of artists, as he was after his first solo release.

Constantly sought across all art forms for commentary and contribution, Barry’s music has been used for documentaries, TV series, adverts, computer games and even an Olivier Award winning ballet performance by Sylvie Guillem and the Ballet Boyz.

It was always a logical progression for Adamson to move behind the camera and once again his brooding film noir style and dark comedy has seen him write, direct and score a number of short films. His latest offering, ‘The Swing The Hole and The Lie’, being shown at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Rising phoenix like from the flames of his previous work, Adamson continues to push himself and blur the lines of film, music and art.


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