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Spotlight On: Kae Tempest

Posted on Friday 21st January 2022 at 13:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

A powerful voice of the new generation as a playwright, novelist and spoken word performer; BRIT Award nominee Kae Tempest fuses hip hop, poetry and spoken word as heard on their Mercury Prize nominated albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos.

Tempest now announces new album The Line Is a Curve and tickets for unmissable headline shows via Gigantic HERE.

First published in 2013, Tempest’s self-released poetry book Everything Speaks in its Own Way was an impressive statement of arrival which immediately caught the attention of the literally world and saw them win such esteemed awards as Tempest the Herald Angel and The Ted Hughes Prize.

At the same time, Tempest revealed their considerable creative prowess as a playwright as Birmingham Rep Theatre staged their play Hopelessly Devoted as produced by Paines Plough whilst also making major waves onstage both as a spoken word performer and musician.

Debut album Everybody Down dropped in 2011 to great acclaim. Boosted from huge support from BBC 6music, it would shoot into the Top 20 and see Tempest established as major musician as they shifted from budding star to mainstream success. Both Everybody Down and successor record Let Them Eat Chaos would receive nominations for the esteemed Mercury Prize.

Kae Tempest now announces new album The Line Is a Curve. Produced by the one and only Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, Red Hot Chili Peppers), their fourth LP is showing every sign of being their best work yet and will be promoted with a tour in April – tickets just released today with Gigantic!




📆 April 2022

22/04    Kae Tempest – Albert Hall, Manchester

26/04    Kae Tempest – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

27/04    Kae Tempest – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

28/04    Kae Tempest – Brighton Dome, Brighton


📆 May 2022

06/05    Kae Tempest – The Marble Factory, Bristol

10/05    Kae Tempest – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

12/05    Kae Tempest – Asylum, Hull

15/05    Kae Tempest – Octagon Centre, Sheffield

16/05    Kae Tempest – O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester

18/05    Kae Tempest – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Kae Tempest tickets are available through Gigantic.



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