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touristLondon-based GRAMMY Award winning writer-producer William Phillips, AKA Tourist announces his 14-date fall headline tour through North-America today (on sale this friday) and reveals the James Lewis-directed and Jake Robinson art directed music video for the latest single “Too Late.”

After the release of his long-awaited debut album U via Monday Records in May, Tourist’s busy 2016 continues with new UK/EU and North American live headline dates and festival appearances such as Field Day, Wilderness, Bestival, Camp Bisco, Forecastle, Capitol Hill Block Party and New York’s inaugural Panorama.

Tourist’s effervescent single “Run” has recently been added to BBC’s Radio 1, KCRW and Triple J playlists and peaked to #1 on the Hype Machine charts like the vast majority of his earlier EP tracks as well as “To Have You Back”, “Wait” and “Waves” from the album. You could say the whole album is about love, not just “Run”, taking you through the beginnings of a relationship to the parting of ways. It follows a clear path, with the track names telling the story from “To Have You Back” and “My Love” to “Too Late”, “Foolish” and “For Sarah”. The album was written over the course of several years and sees Phillips take a more stripped back approach following previous singles and EPs that saw features from vocalists including Lianne La Havas, Will Heard and Olly Alexander (Years & Years).

2015 saw Tourist perform at Coachella and Pitchfork Festival in France, tour through Europe and North America, make mixes for BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends and i-D Magazine, and receive critical acclaim from Pitchfork, who called his music “Anthemic” “Rich and complete, ” “Blended together with expert craftmanship” and NPR, FADER, the Guardian and many more, as well as winning a GRAMMY Award for Song of The Year as co-writer of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”.

Tourist live:

June 24 – Milan, Italy @ Episode #1

June 25 – Perk, Belgium @ Paradise City Festival

June 30 – Sibiu, Romania @ Airfield Festival

July 02 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Pitch Festival

July 14 – Scranton, PA @ Camp Bisco

July 15 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

July 22 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Festival

July 23 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

July 24 – New York, NY @ Panorama

Aug 04 – Charlbury, UK @ Cornbury Park

Aug 06 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival

Aug 10-17 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

Aug 18-20 – St Pölten, Austria @ FM4 Frequency Festival

Aug 25 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory – SOLD OUT

Aug 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler – SOLD OUT

Sep 10 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

Sep 14 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge – NEW

Sep 17 – Montreal, CAN @ Belmont – NEW

Sep 21 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall – NEW

Sep 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – NEW

Sep 23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – NEW

Sep 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry – NEW

Sep 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 – NEW

Sep 29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – NEW

Sep 30 – Austin, TX @ The Parish – NEW

Oct 01 – Dallas, TX @ RBC Speakeasy – NEW

Oct 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar – NEW

Oct 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey – NEW

Oct 08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent – NEW

Nov 29 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns – NEW

Nov 30 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe – NEW

Dec 01 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory – NEW

Dec 02 – London, UK @ Oval Space – NEW