The Bob Harris-curated sessions will hit the road for the first time in 2019.
Broadcast legend Bob Harris OBE has announced he’ll be taking his much respected Under The Apple Tree sessions out on the road next year with the Under The Apple Tree tour.
The newly announced tour kicks off in Oxford on Thursday 25 April 2019, taking in a total of 10 shows, concluding at the Waterfront Studio in Norwich on Tuesday 7 May 2019.
Wildwood Kin will headline the shows and will be joined by local artists on each date of the tour, handpicked by Bob.
Curated by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Under The Apple Tree is one of the most well respected online/live platforms for Country music in the UK. The platform has hosted and curated stages at live events such as Country Music Week, Country to Country and Black Deer Festival.
Indie-folk trio Wildwood Kin, who credit bands such as Fleetwood Mac and Mumford & Sons as their biggest influences will headline all dates of the tour. The band released their debut album Turning Tides in 2017 to critical acclaim. The album, which features tracks such as Run, The Author and Steady My Heart debuted within the top-40 on the Official UK Albums chart.
The trio’s music has been streamed more than 15 million times, and they’ve performed live at festivals such as Latitude, Boomtown and Glastonbury.
Since establishing himself as a trusted and influential broadcaster in the late ’60s, Bob Harris has been a trailblazer in championing Americana music in the UK. The broadcaster, affectionally known as Whispering Bob Harris was awarded an OBE in 2011 for his services to music.
Speaking about the tour, Bob said:
“I absolutely cannot wait to launch our inaugural Under The Apple Tree Tour. It is thrilling to announce Wildwood Kin as our headline act and exciting to know that we will be supporting great local talent as we play dates across the UK.”
Here are the dates, including the local support on each show:
25 April 2019 – O2 Academy2 Oxford w/ Loud Mountains
26 April 2019 – Arts Club, Liverpool w/ Eleanor Nelly
27 April 2019 – O2 Institute2 Birmingham w/ Demi Marriner
29 April 2019 – The Fleece, Bristol w/ Foreign Affairs
30 April 2019 – O2 Academy Islington, London w/ Worry Dolls & The Blue Highways
2 May 2019 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow w/ Roseanna Reid
3 May 2019 – O2 Academy2 Newcastle w/Callum Pitt
4 May 2019 – The Bodega Social, Nottingham w/ Keto
6 May 2019 – Academy 3, Manchester w/ Robbie Cavanagh
7 May 2019 – The Waterfront, Norwich w/ Morganway
Tickets for the Under the Apple Tree tour will be available from 9:00 Friday 14 December 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk