Distinguished song-craftsmen, Tom Baxter, is today sharing his new single, ‘Black are the Gypsy Horses’, the latest track to be taken from his long-awaited third album, The Other Side of Blue – listen here <insert link>. The new album, the first from Baxter in ten years, will be released via The Orchard on August 17, 2018, in support of the release, Baxter will embark upon a full 31-date UK and Ireland tour, beginning in Belfast on September 29, 2018, before taking in a date at Union Chapel, London on November 6 – full schedule below.

Entirely free of what Baxter terms “production camouflage,” The Other Side of Blue is Baxter’s most searingly personal work to date, performed entirely solo and with gorgeous illustration on guitar and piano. It’s a beautiful and elegant return as a songwriter following a tumultuous ten years. He married the long-time girlfriend for whom he wrote the Ivor Novello Award-nominated ‘Better,’ but then endured a divorce and, more recently, was happily remarried. Along the way, Baxter has lived in Devon, travelled to India, Los Angeles, Spain and then to Brazil, the place that inspired him to find the impetus to write again.

“I feel like I’ve been through a very slow metamorphosis over the years,” Baxter says. “Even I’m not sure into what, but I can say I’m calmer inside, and I thought it was time for a full-on new release.”

Baxter made his name with such heart-stopping originals as ‘Better,’ ‘Almost There’ and ‘Day in Verona,’ and his songs have been covered by or admired by artists including Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright & Dame Shirley Bassey, alongside a steadfast set of fans who’ve been waiting for word of his next adventure for more than a while. An English original has returned.

2018 UK/IRE Dates
Sept 29 | The Black Box, Belfast |
Sept 30 | The Grand Social, Dublin |
Oct 1 | Roisin Dubh, Galway |
Oct 2 | Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick |
Oct 4 | INEC Killarney Acoustic Club, Poulnamuck |
Oct 5 | De Barra’s, Clonakilty |
Oct 6 | Triskel Christchurch, Cork |
Oct 7 | Spirit Store, Dundalk |
Oct 13 | The Ropewalk, Barton |
Oct 14 | Live Room, Shipley |
Oct 15 | St Mary’s Church, Beverley |
Oct 17 | ARC, Stockton |
Oct 18 | Glee Club Studio, Nottingham |
Oct 19 | Worthing Pier, Worthing |
Oct 21 | Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury |
Oct 26 | The Grand, Clitheroe |
Oct 27 | South Beach Hotel, Troon |
Oct 28 | The Caves, Edinburgh |
Oct 29 | Lemon Tree, Aberdeen |
Oct 30 | Oran Mor, Glasgow |
Nov 2 | The Stables, Milton Keynes |
Nov 3 | The Hat Club, Beaconsfield |
Nov 4 | Chapel Arts, Bath |
Nov 6 | Union Chapel, London |
Nov 7 | Glee Club Main Room, Birmingham |
Nov 8 | Selby Town Hall, Selby |
Nov 21 | St David’s Hall, Cardiff |
Nov 22 | RNCM, Manchester |
Nov 24 | Kings Somborne Village Hall, Kings Somborne |
Nov 26 | Town Hall, Leeds |
Nov 27 | Corn Exchange, Cambridge |

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