KT Tunstall announces a 16 date UK tour, including a date at the De La Warr Pavilion, following the release of forthcoming new album ‘NUT’!
2 August sees the announcement of a 16 date UK tour, following the release of forthcoming new album ‘NUT’ by BRIT Award winning and Grammy-nominated artist KT Tunstall.
‘NUT’ is the seventh studio album by multi-million selling artist KT Tunstall and the last in a trilogy of albums she began recording and releasing in 2016. Each part of the trilogy relates to the three existential parts of ourselves; KIN = Spirit, WAX = Body, and NUT = Mind.
KT Tunstall has never been one for creative stasis. The Grammy-nominated Scottish Musician burst onto the music scene with her 2004 multi-platinum debut, Eye to the Telescope, which spawned the global hits “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See.” These songs established Tunstall as a captivating and dynamic performer, as well as a Songwriter with a singular knack for balancing introspective folk and propulsive rock.
6pm Building Opens
7pm Auditorium Doors
7.45pm Andy Burrows
8.45pm KT Tunstall
All timings approximate and subject to change
Suitable for all ages. U14s should be accompanied by an adult.
KT Tunstall Soundcheck Experience
Watch KT Tunstall live from one of the best seats;
Exclusive access to KT’s soundcheck before the live show;
Q+A session straight after the soundcheck;
Commemorative laminate & lanyard;
Exclusive official merch package.
‘NUT’ is the seventh studio album by multi-million selling artist KT Tunstall, and the last in a trilogy of albums she began recording and releasing in 2016. Each part of the trilogy relates to the three existential parts of ourselves; KIN = Spirit, WAX = Body, and NUT = Mind.
This will be my first full UK headline tour since the pandemic, and I’m so looking forward to playing a completely different show with a brand new line up of amazing musicians. Included in that line-up will be the brilliant Andy Burrows [of Razorlight] on drums (who played on ‘NUT’). He’ll also be opening the gigs with his own excellent show.
‘NUT’ is the culmination of a seven-year project,” Tunstall says. “It’s the final part of a trilogy of records that has spanned probably the most extreme and profound period of change in my life. The personal arc of these three records has been pretty extraordinary for me.”
KT explains the inspiration behind the album’s name: “Growing up in Scotland, if someone was losing their temper you would say, ‘Dinny lose yer Nut!’ I love that the word also means a seed. The album artwork is all about the brain being a garden; you reap what you sow, you need to keep the weeds at bay, and there is an almost supernatural beauty to when things blossom.”
“There are two immediate, recognisable pillars of my style,” she says. “I have this troubadour, acoustic guitar-driven emotional side. Then there’s definitely an electrified rock side of my work with rawness and teeth.”
After selling everything she owned and moving to California in 2015, she took a break before spending the next seven years on the album trilogy. She describes the first record, KIN, as “an absolute Phoenix out of the ashes,” Tunstall says. “It was the result of a profound personal shift, and finding my feet again after facing some really hard truths.” Among other things, Tunstall’s father died—an event that made her realise she was unhappy in her marriage and led to divorce. More challenges awaited her upon the release of 2018’s WAX. “Halfway through the tour for WAX, I completely lost my hearing in my left ear overnight, which never returned,” she says. “I lost an extremely important physical part of my body whilst touring a record all about the body.”
Tunstall was understandably wary about what might happen while making her mind record ‘NUT’. And of course, it came in the form of a global pandemic. However, now that the trilogy is complete, she has the perspective to appreciate the solace and healing she experienced as the songs unfolded. “I did not foresee how visceral an experience it would be making this music about myself. It became the audio accompaniment to a deeply transformative period of my life. It’s the soundtrack to me creating a new version of myself.”
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