Glen Phillips

Teitur first UK tour

teiturTeitur Lassen is a singer/songwriter from the Faroe Islands who resides in the U.K. Teitur (pronounced “tie-tor”) originally left the Faroe Islands for Copenhagen when he was 17 after fronting a pop/rock band. He set upon writing music full-time and eventually caught the attention of former BMI executive Christian Ulf-Hansen, who became his manager. Universal released his first album, Poetry & Aeroplanes, in 2003, while Teitur found himself opening for Suzanne Vega, Glen Phillips, Aimee Mann, and John Mayer as well as playing over 300 shows through the following year. In April 2006, Teitur parted ways with Universal due to months of legal problems and creative differences. His second album, Stay Under the Stars, was released in May 2006 in Scandinavia on Playground Music and produced by Martin Terefe (a-ha, Ron Sexsmith), with The Singer following two years later.May to begin his first ever UK headline tour. Teitur released his debut album The Singer earlier this year, his captivating melodies and finely observed lyrics, earned him phenomenal critical acclaim. Including 5* reviews in both The Independent and The Guardian. Hailing from the Faroe Islands, these bleak but beautiful windswept rocky outcrops in the Atlantic are due north of the UK and lie roughly mid way between Norway and Iceland. It was this isolated upbringing with an inevitable sense of alienation and separation that informs much of Teitur’s writing.

The tour dates are as follows:

Thu 14th Brighton The Great Escape
Sat 16th Portsmouth The Cellars 023 92826249 £10
Mon 18th Leeds Brudenell 0113 275 2411
Tues 19th Oxford Jericho Tavern 01865 311775
Wed 20th Birmingham Glee 0870 241 5093
Thur 21st Cardiff Club Iifr Bach 02920 232 199
Fri 22nd Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511
Sat 23rd Bristol Dot to Dot 0871 3100 000
Sun 24th Nottingham Dot to Dot 0871 3100 000
Mon 25th York Duchess 08700 600 100
Tues 26th Manchester Ruby Lounge 0161 832 1111
Wed 27th Leicester Musician £8
Thu 28th Sheffield Plug 0871 230 1095 £8
Fri 29th Norwich Arts Centre 01603 660 352
Sun 31st Newcastle Cluny 0191 230 4474
Wed 3rd London ICA 0207 930 3647
Fri 5th Dublin Sugar Club 0818 719 300
Sun 7th Glasgow King Tuts 08444 999 990 £8
Mon 8th Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Tues 9th Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire 08444 771 000 £8

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