Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper is heading off on his first national solo acoustic tour this November – and he’s playing Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre on the 23 November.
Draper will be performing tracks from his debut solo album Spooky Action, as well as Mansun Official classics and deep cuts – plus as yet unheard songs from his second solo album, due 2019
Wanting the shows to be an intimate affair, he is running a competition to find a local support at each town to perform a half hour acoustic set before he goes on stage.
In order to enter, send a link to your music with a short bio and ideally a YouTube clip to [email protected] – entries close on the 12 October and the local supports will be announced on the 19 October.
“Back at the height of Britpop, my band Mansun ran a competition to give a local band a support slot on every gig of our biggest UK tour, playing to 50,000 people,” says Draper. “Once again I am in a position, on my first national solo acoustic tour, to offer a local artist an opportunity to join the bill of my acoustic show in each of the eight towns and cities I’m visiting in November.
“I have no doubt the competition will be red hot and the artists of a high calibre to play at these packed out shows. My management and I really look forward to judging entries from the locality of each gig and welcome the winner in each town to our show. It will be an exciting few weeks ahead judging the abundance of talent I know we’re going to see.”
Tickets are on sale now for Paul Draper’s November 2018 Acoustic Tour:
Wed 14th – BATH Moles
Thur 15th – WOLVERHAMPTON Newhampton Arts Centre
Fri 16th – CAMBRIDGE Storey’s Field Centre
Sat 17th – LEICESTER The Cookie
Wed 21st – YORK The Crescent Community Venue
Thur 22nd – ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Fri 23rd – EDINBURGH Pleasance Theatre
Sat 24th – STOCKTON-ON-TEES Georgian Theatre