27-year-old UK singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier’s 100-date world tour in support of his acclaimed Djesse album project is set to descend on the UK next month.
The six-piece band will travel to Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow and Cambridge culminating in two sold-out nights at the 5000-capacity Brixton Academy in London. These dates mark Collier’s first UK shows for three years and his first since he made history by becoming the first UK artist of all time to have won Grammys for each of his first four albums.
Collier was recently profiled by the BBC this month in Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens. The documentary features contributions from the likes of Chris Martin, Stormzy, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Jools Holland and traces Collier’s story from the early years of making music at his family home through to winning his first Grammys and embarking on his ground-breaking one-man world tour. Quincy Jones as described Collier as “absolutely mind blowing”, while Hans Zimmer refers to him as “the Mozart of our age”.
The young star made history last year when he became the first UK artist of all time to have won a Grammy for each of his first four albums.
Famed for an almost unrivalled level of musicianship, technical virtuosity and creativity, Collier has been touring the US in recent weeks to widespread critical acclaim and continues to make a compelling case for being one of today’s most exciting and innovative live acts.
Jacob Collier’s ‘Djesse’ UK Tour includes the following shows:
June 4 – Bristol – O2 Academy Bristol
June 5 – Oxford – O2 Academy Oxford
June 9 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
June 10 – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead
June 11 – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow
June 13 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
June 15 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
June 16 – Brighton – Dome
June 20 – London – O2 Academy Brixton.