Lewis Capaldi announces intimate Reading and Leeds warm-up shows

Virgin Radio

23 May 2023, 14:03

Lewis Capaldi

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Lewis Capaldi will be performing a series of intimate gigs leading up to his headline set at Reading and Leeds festival this summer.

The gigs will take place at the wardrobe in Leeds on the 6th of June and tickets will be available via ballot to those who have already purchased a Reading and Leeds festival ticket, with all profits from ticket sales going to charity.

Capaldi has recently released his new album Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent and fans will get the chance to hear some of his new songs live and acoustic on the night.

He will also be joined by Brighton-based musician James Marriott as support.

Later this year, Lewis will be headlining Reading and Leeds Festival alongside Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, The Killers, Foals and Imagine Dragons. Tickets for the three-day event are still on sale at www.readingfestival.com/tickets and www.leedsfestival.com/tickets.

As previously mentioned, the singer has just recently released a new album that is already heading to number one and could potentially overtake Ed Sheeran’s Subtract as the fastest-selling LP of the year so far.

Speaking about a song on the record, Leave Me Slowly, Capaldi admitted to FM104 it had something of an 80s feel to it.

He said: “I’m very tentative to say this but…it’s like a cheap knock-off of a Prince song but not a specific Prince song. It just has that sort of sound.”

Looking more generally has his songs, which usually have quite sad lyrics, Lewis said he is actually a very happy person, but sad songs seem to come to him easier.

He added: “I am a happy chappy, I think. I’m a happy boy most of the time. Sometimes I get sad, and I write songs about it. The sad songs, I’m going to be honest, are much easier to write because it’s hard to write a happy song without sounding cheesy.”