Tom Odell will play a special tour of the nation’s forests in 2015 it has been announced.
The singer-songwriter is the first artist to announce multiple dates as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live. He will perform in seven spectacular woodland venues across England.
The tour will be in support of Tom’s critically-acclaimed album Long Way Down which was released in June 2013. Tom is currently in the studio recording material for his as-yet-untitled new album.
Commenting on his forest gigs, Tom Odell said, “This will be a whole new experience for me. I can’t wait to bring my live show to the woods and I hope to see you there.”
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
The full dates are:
Friday 19 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Saturday 20 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Thursday 25 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Friday 26 June: Sherwood Pines Forest, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 4 July: Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire.
Sunday 5 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Sunday 12 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.
Tickets £34.50 (plus £3.45 booking fee) go on sale from 9.00am Friday 19 December from Forestry Commission Box Office 03000 680400 or buy online: forestry.gov.uk/music.