|Paul Draper has, regrettably, had to cancel and reschedule some of his forthcoming UK dates in support of his new album Cult Leader Tactics, due to a family bereavement.|
Paul apologises to his fans that have been inconvenienced but hopes they understand the changes to the tour were unavoidable under the circumstances.
The new dates are as follows – tickets for the original shows will be valid for the new dates and fans who had tickets for shows that could not be rescheduled at this time will be able to be refunded from point of purchase.
9 Wed Manchester – Deaf Institute
10 Thu Chester – The Live Rooms
11 Fri Sheffield – The Leadmill
12 Sat Newcastle upon Tyne – St Doms
14 Mon Cardiff – The Globe
15 Tue Exeter – Exeter Phoenix
16 Wed Bristol – The Fleece
17 Thu Norwich – The Waterfront Studio
18 Fri Bedford – Bedford Esquires
21 Mon Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
22 Tue Brighton – Komedia
23 Wed London – Islington Assembly Hall
25 Fri Birmingham – O2 Institute 3
27 Sun Glasgow – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
|Acclaimed songwriter and former Mansun frontman, Paul Draper, releaseD Cult Leader Tactics on 28th January via KScope – his first album since 2017’s lauded Spooky Actions.|
Cult Leader Tactics is a satire about the genre of self-help manuals. It details how to get to the top of your chosen profession, or how to get on in life in general and in affairs of the heart, by acting in a Machiavellian manner and employing dirty tricks – or ‘Cult Leader Tactics’ – to achieve your life goals.
Paul plays the majority of the instruments on Cult Leader Tactics 11-tracks, including guitars, drum machines and synthesisers, on an album produced with long-time collaborator and acclaimed producer Paul ‘P-Dub’ Walton at the latter’s Loft Studios, with additional engineering by Scott Knapper.
Cult Leader Tactics features guest appearances from revered musician and producer Steven Wilson, who co-wrote and plays on ‘Omega Man’ – a collaboration about his and Paul’s feelings of isolation during lockdown. It also features Gamaliel ‘Gam’ Rendle Traynor from the band Sweat, who played, arranged and engineered all strings (recorded at Sweat Studios, Peckham, London), as well as a 288-person C.L.T. Lockdown Choir who sing on ‘Lyin’ Bout Who U Sleep With’.