[News] Benjamin Francis Leftwich Announces US Tour

Here in the UK, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has made a little bit of a name for himself and following the release of his stunning debut, Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm, he's going from strength to strength. With the UK artists rising up through the charts in the US so much at the moment the natural step for him to take is to announce a US tour and to take his album to the masses. He'll do so with a headline North American tour scheduled for November and December. He's also preparing to release his album Stateside later in the year via Vagrant Records. 

As well as this exciting news, Ben is also back in the studio recording some new tracks for the deluxe version of his debut. Working in the Church Studios, London with producer Ian Grimble he says:

"Its great to be back in the studio...I've been on tour for the last year so it's nice to be making new music again. I'm really proud of the new songs and I'm looking forward to sharing them with people. I'm in a really good creative headspace at the moment and feel like my song writing has developed whilst I've been on tour and experienced new people, places and things."

Check out his dates after the jump and at the top of the page you can check out a video he recorded on his last trip to the US in the shape of a session for In The Open with "Box of Stones".

North American Fall Dates:

11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

11/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

11/12 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic

11/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

11/15 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

11/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club

11/17 – Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat

11/18 – Canmore, AB @The Communitea

11/21 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino

11/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx

11/23 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

11/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

11/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

11/28 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

11/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ (venue TBD)

11/30 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Slaytons

12/02 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd n Linsly

12/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Rumba Café

12/05 – Lansing, MI @ Mac Bar

12/06 – Toronto, ON @ Rivoli

12/07 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus

12/08 – Albany, NY @ Jacks Place

12/09 – Boston, MA @ Club 939 Berkeley

12/12 – New York, NY @ Studio @ Webster hall

12/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

12/15 – Washington, DC @ BlackCat

12/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

12/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House

12/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl