Thursday 20 September 2012, 11:49 | By

Martha Wainwright to tour with band

Gigs & Festivals

Martha Wainwright

Since Martha Wainwright is releasing her new LP, ‘Come Home To Mama’, on 15 Oct, it’s only natural that she’d arrange a tour in its honour. Which she has just done, and thus will appear with her live band at five England-based dates in December.

Details as listed:

2 Dec: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
3 Dec: Birmingham, Institute
4 Dec: Manchester, Ritz
5 Dec: Bristol, Trinity
6 Dec: Brighton, St George’s Church

Last month, Martha also shared a pre-release preview of album track ‘Proserpina’, the last song written by her mother, folk chanteuse Kate McGarrigle, prior to her death in 2010.

Says Martha of the track: “It’s the last song my mother wrote, and of course I also think that she wrote it for me, and for Rufus. We wrote songs together, ever since we were children. As we sing her songs, I think her voice can be heard in ours, literally through our pipes”.


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