Following the global success of his “Wellerman” sea shanty and the 220 KID and Billen Ted remix via Universal which continues to hold #2 on the Official Charts, Nathan Evans today announces a U.K. and Ireland tour for 2021. The tour kicks off on 1 December in Dublin with dates scheduled throughout the U.K. including Manchester and London with a final show in Glasgow. Tickets for the U.K. & Ireland tour go on sale to the general public on Friday 19 February at 10am at https://www.livenation.co.
To celebrate the announcement, Nathan said, “Hello everybody, I cannot tell you how excited I am to announce these tour dates to you guys! This has been my dream since I was 6 years old, and now it’s coming true and I cannot wait to see all you guys there! It’s going to amazing!!! See you all soon”.
2021 U.K. & Ireland Tour Dates
01 December 2021 Dublin, Ireland
06 December 2021
08 December 2021 London, U.K.
12 December 2021 Glasgow, U.K.
Tickets go on sale Friday 19 February at 10am at https://www.livenation.co.
Nathan kickstarted the sea shanty phenomenon and it’s all down to him that a new generation are discovering the thrills of fisherman-themed, multi-harmonised folk music. It all began when Nathan, from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire in Scotland, decided to start uploading songs to TikTok after completing his morning duties as a postman. He soon found himself at the centre of a new cultural movement whirling around sea shanties with his own videos racking up millions of views overnight. Now, signed to Universal Music and taking his music career full time, he follows in the chart dominating footsteps of those he has always admired including Dermot Kennedy, Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran as well as finding unlikely fans in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Barlow and Brian May who have also uploaded their own renditions of the song to TikTok.
In a feature about how Nathan kickstarted this global trend, The Independent said, “The sea shanty frenzy has taken on a life beyond TikTok, even landing a spot on BBC Radio 4, and being Googled more than at any other time in history”. The Guardian wrote that sea shanties have “become something of a global online obsession” and the LA Times described how sea shanties have “taken over the internet”.