ALAN FLETCHER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM THE POINT AND UK TOUR DATES
Long-awaited Debut Full Length Album To Be Released On February 10th
On Tour Across The UK Throughout March & April 2023
‘The Point’ album artwork
LONDON, UK. – (9th January, 2023) – Having taken the first steps in his career as an Americana artist last year with the release of debut EP Dispatches and a string of live dates throughout the UK and Australia, actor and singer-songwriter Alan Fletcher appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain this morning to exclusively announce the long-awaited release of his full-length solo album The Point, out February 10th 2023.
Available to pre-order/pre-save now, the undeniably authentic collection features Fletcher’s tribute to one of his favourite artists, John Prine, on his version of the late songwriter’s song ‘Fish And Whistle’, along with Alan’s latest original single ‘Hey You’, available to stream/download worldwide.
Penned by Fletcher and produced by frequent collaborators Lachlan Bryan and Damien Cafarella, the poignant song began its life entitled ‘Hey Mum’, before transitioning into a more encompassing, and universally relatable tale, dedicated to three important women in his life; his mother, great aunt, and grandmother.
Having recently wrapped a 14-date The Doctor Will See You Now tour of the UK, sharing stories from his acting career, along with a one-off headline gig in London playing songs from his solo project, Alan is due to take to the road again throughout March and April 2023.
Following his appearance this March in Neighbours – The Celebration Tour alongside fellow cast members Jackie Woodburne, Stefan Dennis, Ryan Moloney, Annie Jones and April Rose Pengilly, including three sold-out nights at the London Palladium, he will join Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes on the road for two weeks of headline shows across the UK, performing music from the new album. Full dates below – limited tickets available now:
Sunday 26th March: Hassocks, West Sussex – Mid Sussex Music Hall (tickets)
Monday 27th March: Oxted, Surrey – The Barn Theatre (tickets)
Tuesday 28th March: London – The Bedford (tickets)
Wednesday 29th March: Selby, North Yorkshire – Selby Town Hall (tickets)
Thursday 30th March: Settle, North Yorkshire – Settle Victoria Hall (tickets)
Friday 31st March: Newcastle – Cluny 2 (tickets)
Saturday 1st April: Worcester – The Marrs Bar (tickets)
Sunday 2nd April: Leamington Spa – Temperance (tickets)
Monday 3rd April: Bury, Greater Manchester – The Met (tickets)
Tuesday 4th April: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland – Radio Rooms (tickets)
Wednesday 5th April: Edinburgh – Bannerman’s (tickets)
Thursday 6th April: Glasgow – Òran Mór (tickets)
Sunday 9th April: Leicester – The Musician (solo/acoustic – tickets)
Photo credit: Takaya Honda
ABOUT ALAN FLETCHER:
For over 27 years, Alan Fletcher has portrayed the character, Karl Kennedy, on the iconic Australian television drama, Neighbours. He has also appeared in Cop Shop and in the US series, The Love Boat. His first forays into music were with the rock band, Waiting Room, in 2004 – releasing two albums and a single. The band has toured the UK ten times in eight years performing to sell-out crowds and maintaining a weekly residency in Melbourne for 12 years.
In 2020, Alan joined forces with Lachlan Bryan and Damien Cafarella at their Melbourne studio, End of the Road, to realise his passion for Americana and Folk music. The resulting debut EP, Dispatches, released in 2022, was previewed at a special live show during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia in April.
“When I began this journey with Lachlan and Damian I expected to, with luck, write and record a few songs that might get a release,” shares Alan. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would have produced such a substantial body of work over the last 18 months.”
Alan Fletcher’s new album The Point will be released worldwide on February 10th 2023.