Matthew Logan Vasquez "Does What He Wants" and tours Europe in February30-11-2017
Matthew Logan Vasquez is a face - and a voice - you might well recognise. The former frontman of Delta Spirit, he's a songwriter of unusual depth, of remarkable poetry. Turning solo, Matthew has been working on an album of new material, inspired by a life of ups and downs.
Musing on this recently, the singer said: "My point is that life is a struggle but how can you have optimism and hope if you don’t have something negative? Context is what makes it meaningful."
Cut Headed West off of his Does What He Wants album exemplifies this attitude - gilded Americana, it gleams with the promise of mythic California, twinkling in the distance:
He explains: "If you live in California it's easy to forget what an odd and wonderful place it is. After moving to New York and then Austin I felt I could really appreciate the facets that I both love and hate."
With Matthew Logan Vasquez relocating in Europe and a nice tour last month he's returning with his band for a tour in Europe, including dates in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia and Benelux. Happy to share a bunch of the dates already, being complemented with more dates soon:
02-FEB: London (UK) @ Slaughtered Lamb
04-FEB: Glasgow (UK) @ Celtic Connections
06-FEB: Leeds (UK) @ Oporto
07-FEB: Brighton (UK) @ The Prince Albert
08-FEB: Chester (UK) @ St Mary`s Creative Space
10-FEB: Karlsruhe (DE) @ KoHi
14-FEB: Hamburg (DE) @ Molotow
15-FEB: Copenhagen (DK) @ Vega
22-FEB: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock
23-FEB: Stockholm (SWE) @ Southside Bar
24-FEB: Skebobruk (SWE) @ Skebopuben
28-FEB: Eindhoven (NL) @ Rozenknopje