Sticking firmly to his own tradition of releasing a new album on the same date each year, 2018 was always going to be a big deal for Beans on Toast with this year seeing his 10th release. Suitably rising to the occasion, Beans went to Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons (who produced his first album ten years ago) and they hatched a plan.
At the time, Mumford were camped out in Paul Epworth’s legendary The Church Studios making their upcoming album ‚Delta‘. The studio has a rich recording history including Bob Dylan, Radiohead and Adele, and houses some of the finest microphones and recording equipment in the world. During days off, or between Mumford’s own sessions, Beans and Ben snuck into the studio and laid down ‚A Bird in the Hand‘, Beans’ most accomplished album to date.
Starting the European run on the 20th March in Belfast, Beans will play 15 shows right through to the 7th April in Amsterdam whilst passing through seven different countries, some of which for the very first time. The European leg of the world tour is his biggest headline run to date outside of the UK. Beans will take to the stage each night to play the brand-new album and some choice songs from his huge back catalogue of now 10 albums.
Over the course of his huge career Beans has become something of a cult national treasure. What seemed like a throwaway festival act has evolved into something much more important, a voice of truth and honesty, cutting through the bullshit. A consistent and reliable modern-day troubadour, not afraid to speak his mind; always touring, always writing, recording and releasing music. Playing every festival under the sun and always, always, telling it like it is.
‚A Bird in the Hand‘ is a celebration of love, life, family and the world in which we live. Expect these very special live shows to personify the exact same ethos.