London producer Tourist has confirmed his debut album proper. Titled ‘U,’ it’s slated for release at some point in Spring. Along with the album news, William Phillips has also announced a headline tour, along with sharing the record’s lead single ‘To Have You Back’. It’s all kicking off, basically.
Classically trained producer Tourist is a close affiliate of Disclosure, and is signed to the Lawrence brothers’ label Method. He also co-wrote warbling staple ‘Stay With Me’ for the king of saucy warblers himself, Sam Smith.
Tourist heads out on tour (try saying that three times fast with a mouthful of wotsits) in May, playing the following dates. He’s also set to play Field Day at the beginning of June.
07 Dublin, Ireland - Academy Green Room
09 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut’s
10 Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
11 London, England - XOYO
12 Brighton, England - The Haunt
21 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
27 Lake San Antonio, CA - Lightning In A Bottle
11-12 London, England - Field Day
Listen to ‘U’s lead single ‘To Have You Back’ below.
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