Richard Clapton will tour Australia to mark the release of his first album in eight years, ‘Harlequin Nights’.
Richard describes ‘Harlequin Nights’ as his bookend to the classic ‘Goodbye Tiger’. The album comes after a marriage breakdown and was spurred on from his new songwriting relationship with Danny Spencer. “The wife moved out which as anyone who’s been through it will attest isn’t an easy time in life, but creatively it’s been one of the most productive with Danny helping me write some of the best songs I have put my mind to for many years,” Clapton said.
The album features a six-minute epic ‘Vapour Trails’ and a party boys nod to Charlie Sheen in ‘Dancing With The Vampires.
‘Harlequin Nights’ will be released through MCM on August 4, 2012.
Richard Clapton tour dates are:
State Theatre, Sydney NSW
Country Club Show Room, Launceston TAS
Wrestpoint Casino, Hobart TAS
16 Footers, Belmont NSW
Atrium Resort, Mandurah WA
Astor Theatre, Perth WA
QPAC Theatre, Brisbane QLD
Nambour Civic Centre, Sunshine Coast QLD
Palms at Crown Casino, Melbourne VIC
Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham ACT
Twin Towns, Gold Coast QLD
Waves, Wollongong NSW
Day of the Green, Bowral NSW
Campbelltown RSL, Campbelltown NSW
Dee Why RSL, Dee Why NSW