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Sturgill Simpson: To other realms our souls must roam

Sturgill Simpson | O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | 15 July 2016

“This doesn’t suck,” says Sturgill Simpson, taking in the view from the Shepherd’s Bush Empire stage.

The first time he performed in London, little over two years ago, was at The Slaughtered Lamb to, at most, 120 people. Now he’s packed out a 2000-capacity theatre that, he points out, has played host to Bowie, Prince, and ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’. If he’s at all intimidated by the venue’s pedigree or the size of the audience, the Grammy nominee doesn’t show it. Instead, he more than delivers on a promise to work extra hard to win over a bored-looking man in the front row.

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Sturgill Simpson sailing to Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Sturgill Simpson is headed to London as part of a European tour that also includes main stage slots at major summer festivals like Latitude and Roskilde.

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter plays Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 15 July 2016 in support of his latest album, ‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’.

Simpson’s third full-length LP and follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Metamodern Sounds In Country Music’ was written as a letter to his first child, born in the summer of 2014.

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