Noonday Dream, the highly anticipated new album from Ben Howard, is set for release June 1 on Republic Records“A Boat To An Island On The Wall” is premiering worldwide today. Listen/share the song here: The seven-minute epic is the first piece of new music from Howard since the release of 2014’s I Forget Where We Were, which The Telegraph hailed as “An impressive, tantalising work from an artist who has dared to take the path less travelled.” Noonday Dream can be pre-ordered here:

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded over the course of two years in various studios throughout Europe, including the legendary Sawmills Studio as well as locations in southwest France. The new recording continues to highlight Howard’s sonic evolution with unpredictable and textured arrangements and rich, emotive songwriting.

Howard and his six-piece band will bring the new music to life on tour throughout the year. The news of his first live shows since 2015 was met with immediate enthusiasm, selling out all dates across Europe. Howard has confirmed additional dates in the U.K. this summer, with news of stateside touring to come. His acclaimed live show has seen him sell-out renowned venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre as well as three nights at Alexander Palace in London. See below for details.

1. Nica Libres At Dusk
2. Towing The Line
3. A Boat To An Island On The Wall
4. What The Moon Does
5. Someone In The Doorway
6. All Down The Mines (Interlude)
7. The Defeat
8. A Boat To An Island Part II Agatha’s Song
9. There’s Your Man
10. Murmurations

May 27—Coliseu dos Recreios—Lisbon, Portugal
May 28—Teatro Sa Da Barderia—Porto, Portugal
May 29—Teatro Victoria Eugenia—San Sebastián, Spain
June 3—Sentrum Scene—Oslo, Norway
June 4—Cirkus—Stockholm, Sweden
June 8—Stodola—Warsaw, Poland
June 9—Divadlo Archa—Prague, Czech Republic
June 11—Salle Pleyel—Paris, France
June 13-14—Hammersmith Apollo—London, UK
June 28—Playhouse— Edinburgh, IL
June 29—Albert Hall—Manchester, UK
June 30—The Eden Sessions—Cornwall, UK
July 3—Theatres Romains de Fouviere—Lyon, France
July 5-8—Rock Wertcher—Wertcher, Belgium
July 12-14—Mad Cool Festival—Madrid, Spain
July 13-14—Cruilla Festival—Barcelona, Spain
September 8-9— Lollapalooza Berlin—Berlin, Germany

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