Templeman to play biggest gig of his career as part of UK tour

The Bedfordshire teenager will head out on tour in March next year.

By David Jackson
Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:54 am
Alfie Templeman will play 11 dates across the UK next year.
Alfie Templeman will play 11 dates across the UK next year.

Alfie Templeman will play his biggest show to date next year at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London as part of a newly announced UK tour.

The Bedfordshire singer songwriter will play 11 dates across the country in spring 2022.

This follows the recent announcement of mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough, which serves as Templeman’s final and most substantial body of work before recording starts on his debut album.

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    Pre-sale tour tickets will be available on Wednesday, March 24, for fans who have pre-ordered the mini-album from Alfie’s store or who bought tickets for his sold out Spring 2021 tour which had to be rearranged due to the pandemic.

    Tickets go on general sale on Friday, March 26 at 9am.

    Alfie said: “It was a real bummer having to cancel so many sold-out shows last year and the start of this year, but now things are looking more hopeful and positive I’m extremely excited to announce that we’re playing our biggest shows yet in the spring of 2022.

    “It’s going to be really magical being together and celebrating with music, so grab a ticket and I’ll see you at a show.”

    Premiering as his fourth consecutive Hottest Record In The World with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, current single Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody is Alfie Templeman’s first single since Forever Isn’t Long Enough arrived back in September 2020.

    It has received glowing praise across the board from the likes of NME, The Sunday Times, Notion, The Independent, DIY, Dork, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit and many more while garnering support from Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Jess Iszatt, Clara Amfo, Nick Grimshaw, Gemma Bradley and Jordan North at BBC Radio 1, Jo Whiley at BBC Radio 2, Chris Hawkins at BBC Radio 6 Music, and is playlisted at Absolute Radio 20s and Amazing Radio.

    Speaking about his forthcoming mini-album, Templeman added: “I wanted to make a refined and focused pop record – something more widescreen than an EP but more concise than a full-length album -with a feel somewhere between Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tame Impala’s Currents.

    “In making Forever Isn’t Long Enough I realised that I needed to slow down a little and work on things carefully.

    “The songs took anywhere from one day to four months to two years to finish for this record, but I made sure each one was perfect and I’ve never been more proud of how they all came out.”

    Templeman has also included in an amazing run of 2021 tips lists, including the BBC Sound Of 2021, Radio X Great X-Pectations, MTV, Amazon Music, Vevo, The Sun, Sunday Mirror, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Official Charts UK, Wonderland Magazine, Huffington Post and more.

    He also appeared on Top Of The Pops' New Years special

    Forever Isn’t Long Enough is out on May 7 on Chess Club Records.

    The album can be pre-ordered via https://alfietempleman.lnk.to/FILE-albumprFor more information, visit https://www.alfietempleman.com

    Alfie Templeman will play the following gigs in 2022:

    March 2 | The Cluny, Newcastle

    March 3 | Saint Luke’s, Glasgow

    March 4| Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

    March 5 | Gorilla, Manchester

    March 8 | Leadmill, Sheffield

    March 9 | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

    March 10 | O2 Institute, Birmingham

    March 11 | Thekla, Bristol

    March 12 | Patterns, Brighton

    March 16 | O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

    March 18 | The Academy, Dublin