It's hard to believe that 'White Ladder' is approaching its 20th birthday.
David Gray's fourth album was originally released in 1998 but was re-released on a major scale in 2020. It's this anniversary that has instigated a 20th anniversary tour that will arrive in Dublin and Belfast next April.
The album is still the biggest-selling album of all time in Ireland. Considering how we took the Welsh songwriter to our bosoms during his early years, they're bound to be special gigs.
He'll play the album in full with his original band members at Belfast's SSE Arena on March 31st and Dublin's 3Arena on April 2nd.
An expanded 20th anniversary edition of 'White Ladder' will also be released on 2xCD, 4xLP, and digital formats.
"It’s the 20th anniversary of White Ladder, a unique record with its own remarkable history. Jammed full with big, open hearted songs and flooded with a raw emotional energy. It’s an album that came from nowhere to steal the hearts of millions all over the world, completely transforming my life in the process. Twenty years on and it feels like White Ladder is just as alive for people now as it was back then - so to celebrate this milestone, I will be releasing a special anniversary version of the album and assembling all the original band members with all the original equipment, in order to take White Ladder out on the road and recreate the record in its entirety”.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 9am on Friday October 11th.