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David Gray

“White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour”

Jul 17 , 2020 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Multi-platinum and Grammy®-nominated, British singer-songwriter David Gray has announced plans for a 2020 North American tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, White Ladder. The “White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour” produced by Live Nation will visit Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University on Friday, July 17 at 8 p.m.

The North American tour announcement follows on the heels of Gray’s upcoming UK, Ireland and EU tour. He recently added his third 3Arena show in Dublin and is on pace to sell out the tour in these countries overall. David will be performing the multi-Platinum album, White Ladder, in its entirety as well as greatest hits. This will be a once-in-lifetime tour that fans won’t want to miss. 

In conjunction with the tour, Gray has announced the February 14th release of the White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary deluxe edition (IHT Records/ AWAL), to celebrate the trailblazing album’s 20-year anniversary. The global multi-platinum selling album, and one of the greatest, most heart-warming word-of-mouth successes in music, will be released on 2xCD, 4xLP, and digital formats. This will include a special remastered edition of the iconic album plus White Ladder era previously unreleased rarities, B-sides and demos. 

“What happened with White Ladder involved more than music,” said Gray. “It was a sort of heart and soul moment of total surrender for everybody involved, for me and the audience. That was it. It doesn't get any better than that.”

Upon its 20th anniversary, it’s interesting to consider the extraordinary aftermath of White Ladder. Its success spawned a new wave of singer-songwriters in an acoustic boom that resonates to this day, a soul-baring lineage that can be directly traced from Gray to the all-conquering Ed Sheeran. Indeed, Ed is a fan, known to cover “This Year’s Love” live. Fellow world beating British superstar Adele is also an admirer, citing “This Year’s Love” as one of her all-time favorite break-up songs.

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