"Echoing the fragility of Gram Parsons, while flirting with the rustic side of Neil Young" - Uncut

"Dreamy but driven indie folk. Enhanced by lavishly layered productions and a deftly deployed string quartet.”- Q Magazine

"This is a gold medal record from a superb musical talent, and proof, if any were ever needed that there was more than one musical legend in the Seahorses." - Classic Rock Society

“Sumptuous” - The Independent

Chris Helme – who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ – released his new solo album, The Rookery, on August 27 to excellent reviews in the likes of Q, Mojo, Uncut and Classic Rock Magazine. (The single, Long Way Round, is also out now and you can listen to a clip of it here.) Chris is now pleased to announce an Autumn / Winter UK tour.

Helme is still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun; and with The Rookery, he now has a critically-acclaimed solo album under his belt too. Along with some of the tracks he recorded whilst in The Seahorses, he will be playing songs from his new album live on a tour which takes in venues all over the UK, including the following:
  • 20th Sep 2012, Jam Jar, Dunfermilne, Fife, Scotland
  • 21st Sep 2012, Burns, Irvine
  • 2nd Oct 2012, Surya, London
  • 7th Oct 2012, Rock Your Mind Festival, Middlesborough
  • 12th Oct 2012, Kings Hall (with Simon & Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene), Herne Bay
  • 3rd Nov 2012, Venue Cymru (with Turin Brakes), Llandudno
  • 4th Nov 2012, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
  • 9th Nov 2012, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
  • 10th Nov 2012, Tollbooth, Stirling
  • 23rd Nov 2012, The Square (with Mark Morriss of The Bluetones), Harlow
  • 29th Nov 2012, Compass, Chester
  • 30th Nov 2012, Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  • 1st Dec 2012, The Junction, Oldham
  • 6th Dec 2012, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
  • 21st Dec 2012, The Blue Room (with Mark Morriss of the Bluetones), Blackpool
  • 22nd Dec 2012, Cumbernauld Town Hall, Cumbernauld
More performances will be added shortly – please see the Chris Helme website for latest dates and venues.

More information / press enquiries

Chris Helme is available for press and TV interviews and live sessions. Email chris@prescriptionpr.co.uk for more information.

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