Pennsylvanian troubadour VIKESH KAPOOR lines up UK Shows
It’s been the best part of a year since Pennsylvanian songwriter Vikesh Kapoor‘s first ever UK tour, opening for The Handsome Family. Now, in 2015 he returns to the UK to captivate audiences once again with his stirring protest songs as he lines up a string of intimate dates all his own this March.
In 2014,Vikesh released his début album, The Ballad of Willy Robbins. The piece was Inspired by an experience three years ago, when Vikesh Kapoor performed at Howard Zinn’s memorial service in Boston, in front of Zinn’s family and colleagues (including Noam Chomsky). Roused by Zinn’s lifelong battle against class/race injustice, Kapoor spent the next two years in Portland, Oregon working on his full-length debut record. A concept album loosely based on a newspaper article, the album chronicles the brutal but hopeful story of a working class man who slowly loses everything: ambitions, health, family and shelter.
Vikesh Kapoor is set to play songs from his debut at a series of UK and Ireland shows kicking off at Ballydehob Levi’s on 21st Feb, before rounding off his tour on the South Coast as he calls into Brighton’s the Verdict (10th March).
Listen to “Carry Me Home’” from 2014′s ‘The Ballad of Willie Robbins’.
FULL UK DATES
21 Feb – BALLYDEHOB, Levi’s Bar
22 Feb – MYRTLEVILLE, Pine Lodge – afternoon set
22 Feb – CLONAKILTY, De Barra
23 Feb – BALLYMORE EUSTACE, Mick Murphy’s
24 Feb – DUBLIN, The Workmans Club
25 Feb – BELFAST, The Errigle Inn
26 Feb – GALWAY, Kelly’s Bar
27 Feb – KILKEE, The Greyhound Bar
28 Feb – ROSCREA, Leap Castle
01 Mar – CORK, Coughlan’s
03 Mar – MANCHESTER, Takk
04 Mar – HULL, The Adelphi
05 Mar – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny 2
06 Mar – CARDIFF, The Moon Club
07 Mar – SWANSEA, The Chattery
08 Mar – BATH, The Royal Oak
09 Mar – LONDON, The Islington
10 Mar – BRIGHTON, The Verdict