Beth Gibbons is set to play Manchester’s Albert Hall this summer amidst a string of dates to accompany her debut solo album.

The Portishead singer and lyricist will release her first solo record, Lives Outgrown, on Fri 17 May.

Recorded over a period of 10 years, the album is produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, The Last Dinner Party) & Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk).

New single Floating On A Moment offers a first glimpse at what to expect, the video for which was directed by acclaimed multi-media artist and director Tony Oursler (the man responsible for David Bowie’s Where Are We Now?

In addition to Beth’s work with Portishead, her Out Of Season album with Rustin Man (2002) and the recording of her performance of Górecki’s Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs (2014), she has most recently been heard collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on 2022’s Mother I Sober from his Mr Morale & the Big Steppers album.

Gibbons will play the Albert Hall on Mon 10 Jun. Tickets are on general sale on Fri 16 Feb, 10am. UK pre-orders of Lives Outgrown via the official Beth Gibbons store will be eligible for ticket pre-sale, commencing Wed 14 Feb, 10am.

Mon 10 Jun, Albert Hall,
27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 8 Feb 2024