Booka Shade announce new album & tour with former Archive singer Craig Walker
Booka Shade and former Archive singer Craig Walker announce the release of a ten-track album ‘Galvany Street’ on 7th April 2017, through Blaufield Music. First single ‘Babylon’ will be released on 3rd March with exclusive B side, ‘Changes’.
‘Galvany Street’ marks a new beginning for huge international dance duo Booka Shade, who recently marked the end of a chapter with the 10th Anniversary of breakthrough album ‘Movements’ and a career defining show at London’s iconic venue Royal Festival Hall.
‘Galvany Street’ is a return to their Planet Claire pop roots in collaboration with long-term friend and former Archive singer Craig Walker. Guests include Urdur (GusGus), Australian singer Yates and new London based artist Daniel Spencer, with Mark Plati (David Bowie, Prince, The Cure) and Fritz Hilpert involved on some mixes.
The album will be released as a standard CD, a limited edition Deluxe 2xCD incl. 5 bonus tracks, also on Vinyl as a single LP, in STEMS format for DJs, as mp3 and wav downloads and will also be available for streaming. "Babylon" will be available on 12inch Vinyl, in STEMS format for DJs, as mp3 and wav downloads and will also be available for streaming. For pre-orders please check the webshop at bookashade.com, your local dealer or the usual local and digital retailers incl. itunes, Amazon and others and all streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music etc
"We´re very proud to have achieved so much with instrumental music. With MOVEMENTS 10 we closed a chapter last year. We felt everything had been said and done for us in the realms of tech house & electro house. 2017 is the perfect time for a new start and to mix things up." (Walter Merziger)
“Galvany Street’ is the album we have wanted to write for a long time. The collaboration with Craig Walker brings in the perfect kind of vocals to complete the music." (Arno Kammermeier)
“I really love the combination of all our influences - 80's synth pop, 90's Manchester and right up to more current stuff like The Weeknd - it's all in there and it makes for a very interesting sound.“ (Craig Walker)
‘Galvany Street’ will be presented live starting in April with showcases in Europe, and for the first time in their career Booka Shade will be joined on stage by Craig Walker.
Booka Shade - Live with Craig Walker "Galvany Street Album Tour 2017" March 25 - Beirut, LB (The Grand Factory) April 02 - Brussels, BE (AB Club) April 05 - Amsterdam, NL (Melkweg) April 06 - Berlin, DE (Columbia Theatre) April 07 - London, UK (The Printworks) April 08 - Paris, FR (La Maroquinerie) May 03 - Copenhagen, DK (Pumpehuset) May 04 - Aarhus C, DK (Fonden VoxHall) May 05 - Stockholm, SE (Debaser Huvudkontor) May 06 - Oslo, NO (Vulkan Arena) May 12 - Madrid, ES (But) May 13 - Barcelona, ES (Sala Razzmatazz, S.L) June 03 - Dublin, IE (Forbidden Fruit Festival) July 06 – Novi Sad, RS (Exit Festival)
more dates to be announced soon!
Ticket pre-sale - Monday 23rd January at 2pm GMT / 3pm CET General on-sale - Wednesday 25th January at 2pm GMT / 3pm CET