John Wesley announces forthcoming new album & US tour dates with Marillion & Steven Wilson

Renowned singer / songwriter & guitarist John Wesley has announced he will release his forthcoming 8th studio album ‘a way you’ll never be’ on October 7th, 2016, and you can view the stunning cover art by Carl Glover of Aleph Studio (Porcupine Tree, Marillion) above.

John had this to say:

“‘a way you’ll never be’ was fairly big step for me in that I have worked extremely hard at bringing the two sides of my writing together; the “acoustic singer songwriter” and the “electric heavy guitar” elements. This album is most certainly the set of songs that has successfully combined my introspective lyrics with the aggressive type of guitar playing and writing that I love. Mark Prator and Sean Malone brought the songs to life as an amazing rhythm section. The themes of the lyrics, the melodies, and the playing make these my favourite, most cohesive and adventurous set of tracks to date. Stylistically the songs revisit some of the guitar music of the 70’s that grabbed me and made me want to be a guitarist. Sonically I combined those 70’s big guitar tones with the modern sounds available to us as guitarists today.”

In support of the album, John will head out as support to Marillion & Steven Wilson in the US & Canada and you can find the full list of dates below:

With Marillion

Friday 21 October 2016 – The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA, USA

Saturday 22 October 2016 – Saban Theater Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Tuesday 25 October 2016 – Paramount Theatre Denver, CO, USA

Thursday 27 October 2016 – Vic Theatre Chicago, IL, USA

Friday 28 October 2016 – Vic Theatre Chicago, IL, USA

Saturday 29 October 2016 – Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH, USA

Monday 31 October 2016 – Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON, Canada

Tuesday 1 November 2016 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre Montreal, QC, Canada

Wednesday 2 November 2016 – L’Impérial Bell Québec, QC, Canada

Friday 4 November 2016 – Royale Boston Boston, MA, USA

Saturday 5 November 2016 – 9:30 Club Washington, DC, USA

Sunday 6 November 2016 – Keswick Theatre Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tuesday 8 November 2016 – Playstation Theater New York, NY, USA

With Steven Wilson

Thursday 17 November 2016 – Center Stage Atlanta, GA, USA

Friday 18 November 2016 – The Plaza Live Orlando, FL, USA

Saturday 19 November – State Theatre Tampa, FL, USA

Sunday 20 November – Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

‘a way you’ll never be’ was produced by Jim Morris at the legendary Morrisound Studios and you can find the full track-listing below:

  1. by the light of a sun
  2. a way you’ll never be
  3. to outrun the light
  4. the revolutionist
  5. nada
  6. the silence in coffee
  7. unsafe space
  8. sun.a.rose
  9. epic
  10. pointless endeavors

John Wesley has built a long and varied career as a songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. His music has been called lyrically sensitive and musically dynamic. His song-writing style incorporates emotionally-charged vocals that evoke the honesty and intimacy of Roger Waters and Patty Griffin coupled with a melodic yet intricate guitar style reminiscent of David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson, and Jeff Beck. John Wesley has performed as guitarist/vocalist for critically acclaimed UK based recording act Porcupine Tree, during the “In Absentia”, “Deadwing”, “Fear of a Blank Planet”, and “The Incident” world tours with whom he played with for nine years, culminating in 2010 with sold out performances at Radio City Music Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.

Look out for more information on the album in the coming weeks.

 

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