PJ Harvey set for 2011 UK tour

Dates include Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


This article is from 2011.

PJ Harvey set for 2011 UK tour

Photography | Seamus Murphy

Since releasing her caustic debut, Dry, in 1992, PJ Harvey has been hailed as a powerfully emotive and dazzlingly uncompromising artist, equally capable of shaking your bones and getting stuck in your head. As ambitious as she is forward-thinking, Harvey has surfed two decades of musical waves amid polarised invasions of sickening pop music and regurgitated alt-rock, constantly shape-shifting and challenging herself in new and exciting ways to produce a slew of classic material from 1993’s Rip It Up to 2001 Mercury prizewinner, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.

Eighth album, Let England Shake, was released in February to near-universal acclaim and continues the hard-working and ambitious traditions of her songwriting. Though not a concept album in a linear, narrative sense, it focuses on the myriad aspects and emotions of war and conflict and is the result of nearly three years of tireless research and development. Much less abrasive that some of her previous material, Let England Shake puts its focus on powerful imagery without skimping on affecting hooks and rich, spacious instrumentation. And if critical back-slapping wasn’t enough, the album has also won yet another Mercury Prize nomination, ranking her alongside Radiohead as most-nominated artist. Long live Polly Jean.

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sun 4 Sep

This article is from 2011.

PJ Harvey

One of the most distinctive musical voices of this or any other generation plays selections of eerie, intoxicating material from her latest release The Hope Six Demolition Project.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Mon 31 Oct

£45 / 0844 477 2000

SECC, Glasgow

Wed 2 Nov

£37.50 / 0141 248 3000

Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton

Fri 4 Nov


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