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TOURIST ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM U FOR SPRING 2016 AND REVEALS FIRST TRACK “TO HAVE YOU BACK”

UK’s Tourist, the moniker of William Phillips, announces his debut album U is to be released in Spring 2016. The first track “To Have You Back” first received airplay via Annie Mac’s BBC1 radio show and Pitchfork revealed it alongside the video tease HERE. Today, “To Have You Back” is available for download and stream HERE. The video directors Directors Davy Evans (credits include The XX and Zomby) and Jason Drew (credits include Thom Yorke/Modeselektor) created a gorgeous universe to accompany this track, you can see a teaser HERE.

Last year was a stellar one for Tourist, he performed live at Coachella and Pitchfork Festival in France, as well as toured live through Europe and North America and won the GRAMMY “Song of The Year” as co-writer of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”.

Tourist will head out on tour again in May, today the tickets for the UK and Irish shows are on sale HERE. Later in May, Tourist will return with a live band to North America for Hangout Festival, Lightning In A Bottle and more shows will be announced shortly.

Tourist live: 
05.07 Dublin, Ireland – Academy Green Room
05.09 Glasgow, Scotland – King Tut’s
05.10 Manchester, England – Deaf Institute
05.11 London, England – XOYO
05.12 Brighton, England – The Haunt
05.21 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival
05.27 Lake San Antonio, CA – Lightning In A Bottle
06.11-12 London, England – Field Day

>>>> TIX HERE

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