The Sad Song Co. Announces UK tour for 2018

The Sad Song Co. is heading out on tour in support of forthcoming new album Worth, out 9 February 2018.

In addition, The Sad Song Co. have just released a stunning animated lyric video for the track, which you can watch here and now:

Tracks from Worth will get their first live performances in January and February 2018. Nigel Powell (Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Unbelievable Truth, Dive Dive) will be bringing this latest set of intricate, emotionally potent songs to UK venues for two weeks in February. He will also support his regular touring leader Frank Turner on one of Frank’s intimate solo shows in January.

The Sad Song Co. live show filters Nigel’s songs down to their core. With only himself, and occasional help from long-term collaborator Jason Moulster, each show reveals the depth of songwriting without the churning sands atop the root of the songs. It also allows us to enjoy the warm charm of their creator, who remains modest throughout.

Nigel says:

‘It’s always interesting playing live because while I love producing records, this strips things down and gets to the heart of the songs.The new songs especially have many layers and it’s educational to peel them back and find what’s driving it all underneath.

It’s also terrifying! I play hundreds of gigs every year as a drummer – confident in my abilities – but put me up front and it’s far more nerve-racking.’

When Nigel is performing, the twisting melodies and compelling flow of his music tell his tales but are still spun from and held aloft by the strongest elements of all his songs: his disarming voice and simple piano or guitar chords. Reflecting upon his compositions, Nigel draws the absolute best from them for the audience. It’s a completely different experience and an explicit listen, especially considering the personal songs from Worth which further expose their truth and honesty when shorn of studio gymnastics, and outed in a room.

See Nigel play at the following dates:


18th TunbridgeWells – The Forum (supporting Frank Turner)


7th Manchester – The Castle (supporting El Morgan And The Divers)

10th Aldershot – The West End Centre

11th Southampton – Joiners

13th Nottingham – Bodega

14th Bristol – Exchange

15th London – Thousand Island

16th Devizes – The Lamb

17th Oxford – Museum Of Modern Art

18th Tunbridge Wells – The Forum Basement @ The Sussex Arms

Tickets are £6.50 adv / £7.50 on the door, except London which is £8.50 adv / £10.50 on the door.