Kae Tempest announces UK and Ireland tour for spring 2022: how to get tickets

Kae Tempest announces UK and Ireland tour for spring 2022: how to get tickets

The poet and musician will hit Glasgow, Edinburgh and more in support of their new album

Spoken word artist Kae Tempest has announced an expansive tour of the UK and Ireland throughout April and May this year. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 21 January. Find a detailed list of Tempest's tour dates at the bottom of this article.

The tour comes in support of Tempest's fourth studio album The Line Is A Curve, set for release on Friday 8 April. The award-winning poet and musician teased the album with lead single 'More Pressure', a synth-driven slice of anxiety pop featuring Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract.

Tempest explains, 'The Line Is A Curve is about letting go of shame, anxiety, isolation and falling instead into surrender. Embracing the cyclical nature of time, growth, love.

'This letting go can hopefully be felt across the record. In the musicality, the instrumentation, the lyricism, the delivery, the cover art. In the way it ends where it begins and begins where it ends.'

Watch Tempest's latest single below.

Check out Kae Tempest's latest single 'More Pressure'

Kae Tempest's 2022 UK and Ireland tour dates:
Friday 22 April – Albert Hall, Manchester
Saturday 23 April – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Sunday 24 April – SWG3, Glasgow
Tuesday 26 April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Wednesday 27 April – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
Thursday 28 April – Brighton Dome
Saturday 30 April – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sunday 1 May – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Tuesday 3 May – Belfast Cathedral
Wednesday 4 May – Vicar Street, Dublin
Friday 6 May – Marble Factory, Bristol
Sunday 8 May – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool
Tuesday 10 May – Birmingham Town Hall
Wednesday 11 May – Leeds University Stylus
Thursday 12 May – Asylum, Hull
Saturday 14 May – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Sunday 15 May – Octagon Centre, Sheffield
Monday 16 May – O2 Academy Leicester
Wednesday 18 May – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Saturday 21 May – Sage, Gateshead

Tickets for Kae Tempest's 2022 tour of UK and Ireland go on sale at 10am on Friday 21 January.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Kae Tempest

Kae Tempest is a playwright, poet, novelist and spoken word artist. They began performing when they left school at the age of 16. As a teenager was support act to various key cultural figures including Benjamin Zephaniah and Billy Bragg.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Fri 22 Apr

£31.94 / 0161 817 3490

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Apr

£24.75 / 0131 220 4348

Asylum, Hull

Thu 12 May

£24.93

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