Dan Owen has released the title track of his forthcoming debut album “Stay Awake With Me” due for release on August 17th.
by Christopher Smith
“Stay Awake With Me” is a beautiful ballad written as an ode to Dan’s beloved grandfather, who passed away just before Christmas last year, and is written from the point of view of his grandmother – the pair met at an army base in Berlin as teenagers and spent 50 years together.
The new song is the title track and latest to be taken from Dan’s forthcoming debut album and follows the release of the critically acclaimed singles “Made To Love You”, “Icarus”, “Hideaway” and “What Is A Man”.
“Made To Love You” has amassed over 12 million streams on Spotify, while “Icarus”, “Hideaway” and “What Is A Man” have all proved hits at radio with support for the singles coming from Radio 2, Radio 1 and Virgin Radio.
“Stay Awake With Me” is informed by the 25 year-old’s worldly journey, which has seen him sell out numerous headline shows across the UK and Europe, perform for politicians at Westminster and party with Willie Nelson in Nashville. Inspired by life-changing moments such as helping a friend through a period of domestic abuse, to the loss of his Grandfather and a tragic carpentry accident which left Dan blind in one eye, his songwriting is touching hearts across the world.
He’ll be bringing these stories to life live once again during his largest headline tour, and also at Wilderness Festival this year where he will play the Main Stage on August 3rd along with a number of further summer festivals across the UK and Europe. Full tour dates can be found below:
DAN OWEN SEPTEMBER EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
7th – Paris, Le 1999
8th – Gent, Dok
9th – Cologne, Artheater
10th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
12th – Berlin, Privatclub
13th – Poznan, Meskalina
14th – Warsaw, Klub Hydrozagadka
16th – Prague, Café V Lese
17th – Vienna, Flex Café
18th – Munich, Kranhalle
19th – Zurich, Exil
21st – Mannheim, Kulturbrücken Jungbusch
22nd – Kiel, Prinz Willy
23rd – Odense, Dexter
25th – Copenhagen, Ideal Bar @ Vega
26th – Stockholm, Obaren
27th – Oslo, Café Mono
DAN OWEN OCTOBER UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
4th – Liverpool, Leaf
5th – Kendal, Kendal Library
6th – Newcastle, The Cluny
8th – Edinburgh, The Mash House
9th – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
10th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
12th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
13th – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
14th – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
15th – Bristol, The Louisiana
24th – London, 100 Club
DAN OWEN SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES
17/07 – Botanique Festival, Bologna
20/07 – Marina Di Ravenna @ Hanna Bi, Ravenna
21/07 – Apolide Festival, Vialfre
03/08 – Wilderness Festival, Oxford
06/08 – Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow (supp. Immelda May)
11/08 – Farmer Phil’s Festival, Shrewsbury
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