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The Wheel touring (dates) w/ Laura Marling who is releasing two new records this year (video)

by Andrew Frisicano

Laura Marling @ Music Hall of Williamsburg BV-CMJ (more by Tim Griffin)
Laura Marling

UK folk singer Laura Marling, who performed a breathtaking set at CMJ 2009, will be putting out two records this year. The first of those, I Speak Because I Can, comes out April 6th (March 22nd in UK/Europe) on Astralwerks. On the album, her backing band is Mumford & Sons, a quartet of expert harmonizers who are playing a sold-out Bowery show in February. The record also features production from Ethan Johns (who’s worked with Kings of Leon & Ryan Adams). He’ll also be recording her second 2010 album (scheduled for fall) in the coming months.

Marling tours the US and Canada this February. That includes a show at NYC’s (Le) Poisson Rouge on Friday, February 12th. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel, who first shared a bill with Laura at the BV CMJ show at MHOW in 2009, will open all North American dates for Laura including the NYC show which is still on sale.

For more Wheel, check out the Daytrotter session that was posted in December.

Laura is also scheduled to play the UK in April. All tour dates and album art & info, as well as the video for her new single “Devil’s Spoke,” are below…

Devil’s Spoke – Laura Marling

Laura Marling
‘I Speak Because I Can’ tracklist
1. Devil’s Spoke
2. Made By Maid
3. Rambling Man
4. Blackberry stone
5. Alpha Shallows
6. Goodbye England
7. Hope In The Air
8. What He Wrote
9. Darkness Descends
10. I Speak Because I Can

Special edition info

The UK pre-order for ‘I Speak Because I Can’ has now begun. As well as the standard 10 track edition, a special edition – which includes a 45 minute behind the scenes documentary, incorporating footage from the ‘Laura Marling & Friends’ show at the Royal Festival Hall in London last summer, and will grant you download access to 5 LM produced tracks from some of the artists who took part (Incl. Johnny Flynn, Alessi’s Ark and Pete Roe) via, plus a 16 page lyrics booklet – will also be available.

Laura Marling – 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 20 The Zoo Brisbane
Jan 22 The Corner Hotel Melbourne
Jan 24 The Corner Hotel Melbourne
Jan 25 Sydney Festival Sydney
Jan 27 Sydney Festival Sydney
Jan 28 Sydney Festival Sydney
Feb 03 Casbah San Diego *
Feb 04 Largo Los Angeles *
Feb 05 The Cellar Visalia *
Feb 06 Swedish American Hall San Francisco *
Feb 09 Lee’s Palace Toronto *
Feb 10 Divan Orange Montreal *
Feb 12 Le Poisson Rouge New York *
Feb 13 Attucks Theater Norfolk, Virginia *
Apr 09 Limelight Belfast
Apr 10 The Academy Dublin
Apr 12 Lowry Manchester
Apr 13 Fruitmarket Glasgow
Apr 14 Queen’s Hall Edingburgh
Apr 16 Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
Apr 17 Corn Exchance Cambridge
Apr 19 Tyne Theatre Newcastle
Apr 20 Opera House York
Apr 21 Colston Hall Bristol
Apr 23 Guildhall Southampton
Apr 25 Palladium London
* w/ The Wheel

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