“It’s about missing someone’s presence.  That voice in your ear.  That running commentary and constant that perhaps you once wished away”

British singer-songwriter Roo Panes today announces the release of new single ‘Commentator’, alongside revealing details of a deluxe edition of his latest ‘Quiet Man’ album (out April 26th). He will also be heading out on a headline European and US tour throughout March, April and May before playing a number of UK and European festivals this summer.

Recorded at Urchin Studios, ‘Commentator’ is one of three new tracks to appear on the deluxe edition of ‘Quiet Man’, alongside live tracks recorded at Roo’s headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire on June 21st 2018.

‘Quiet Man’ was Roo Panes’ third album, following ‘Little Giant’ (2014) and ‘Paperweights’ (2016). To date his music has been streamed over 200 million times on Spotify alone, received over 20 million views across Youtube & Vevo and been supported at radio stations by the likes of Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Annie Mac and Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2) and Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2).

When asked about the inspiration behind ‘Commentator’ Roo explains, “It’s about missing someone’s presence.  That voice in your ear.  That running commentary and constant that perhaps you once wished away”.

Roo Panes – The Commentotor

The complete track listing for the deluxe edition will be:

‘QUIET MAN’ – DELUXE EDITION

1. A Message To Myself
2. My Sweet Refuge
3. Sketches of Summer
4. Ophelia
5. A Year In A Garden
6. My Narrow Road
7. A Gift To You
8. Cub
9. Quiet Man
10. Warrior
11. Peace Be With You

+ 7 live tracks and 3 new tracks including new single ‘Commentator’.

Roo has also announced new European and US tour dates:

March

22 – Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso Noord (sold out)
26 – Paris, FR | Backstage
27 – Cologne, DE | Luxor
28 – Hamburg, DE | Molotow
29 – Copenhagen, DK | Hotel Cecil

April

01 – Munich, DE | Strom
02 – Graz, AT | Orpheum Extra
04 – Bern, CH | ISC
05 – Andermatt, CH | AndermattLive!
12 – Zermatt, CH | Zermatt Unplugged (sold out)

May

09 – Dallas TX | Sons of Hermann Hall 
10 – Austin TX | 3TEN ACL Live 
12 – Houston TX | Bronze Peacock at House of Blues 
14 – Atlanta GA | Vinyl 
15 – Nashville TN | Basement East 
17 – Washington DC | Songbyrd 
24 – HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, UK

November

20 – Winterthur, CH | Casinotheater
22 – Bratislava, SK | Atelier Babylon
24 – Warsaw, PL | Niebo
27 – Berlin, DE | Lido
30 – Stockholm, SE | Södra Teatern

December

04 – London, UK | Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank
08 – Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso 

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