Mark Morriss: ‘Look Up’ to receive full release; extensive tour dates throughout ’19

A maker of often undervalued and eclectic solo works, Bluetones frontman man Mark Morriss has a big cult following away from his “main career”.   Over the past few years, he’s provided soundtracks for various David Walliams projects and released a brilliant covers album, ‘The Taste of Mark Morriss’, on which he puts his own stamp on artists as stylistically diverse as Madonna, Scott Walker and The Sisters of Mercy. [Watch Mark covering Sisters of Mercy in his living room here.]

In the summer of 2017, he released his fourth album, ‘Look Up’, to huge fan acclaim.  Previously only available via Pledge Music, the album is now set for a full retail release. A date hasn’t been confirmed, but is expected during the first half of 2019. The release will be available as a CD and download – and also available on yellow vinyl for the first time.

Although no firm date has been confirmed for the re-release, Morriss will be playing an extensive run of solo gigs between February and September, ending with four appearances at the Britpop event of the year – the Star Shaped Festival [More info on this year’s Star Shaped can be found here.]

All confirmed dates are listed below:

1 February – The Fulford Arms, York

2 February – Spa Hotel, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

8 February – Esquires, Bedford

9 February – Pie & Brew, Glasgow

16 February – Transport Club, Cardiff

22 February – Academy 2, Islington

23 February – Academy 2, Islington

29 March – The Priory, Abergavenny

1 March – The Waverley, Farnham, Surrey

22 March – The Colby Glen, Isle of Man

23 March – The Colby Glen, Isle of Man

29 March – The Priory, Abergavenny

30 March – The Ship, Gillingham

6 April – Komedia, Brighton

13 April – Firebug, Leicester

26 April – Wroot Rocks, Wroot

27 April – The Langley Tavern. Blackfield

1 May – Evil Eye, Liverpool

2 May – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

3 May – Stirling Forthside Festival Site, Stirling

4 May – The Record Factory, Glasgow

30 May – Half Moon, Putney

28 June – Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen

4 July – The Cornerhouse, Chester

5 July – CV22, Rugby

31st August 21st September – Star Shaped Festival, O2 Ritz, Manchester

7th September – Star Shaped Festival, O2 Academy, Newcastle

14th September – Star Shaped Festival, O2 Institute, Birmingham

21st September – Star Shaped Festival, O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London


Read a review of The Bluetones live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2018 here.