Sam Beam (of Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop have announced details of their first ever UK and Ireland tour. The duo, who release their debut album Love Letter for Fire via Sub Pop on the 15th April, will play UK shows at the end of the summer, following on from their US tour starting in May.

The full list of shows…

Monday 29th August – Bangor, Marine Court

Tuesday 30th August – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

Wednesday 31st August – Manchester, The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)

Thursday 1st September – London, Union Chapel

Saturday 3rd September – Salisbury, End of the Road Festival

Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 23rd March.

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop also recently shared the official video for the track “Valley Clouds” from the album. The charming new visual tells the story of two outlaws of the karaoke circuit, who deliver an over the top yet vulnerable performance of the song in a Chicago bar. Directed by Erin Elders, the “Valley Clouds” video takes its inspiration from German and Scandinavian cinema of the 60s and 70s, contrasting light-hearted humour with visually intense vignettes.

Watch the “Valley Clouds”

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