Anthony Toner will be returning to the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn on Friday May 8.
Anthony is back on the road with a brand new album, Miles & Weather, the Belfast man’s sixth collection of original material. From March through to late May, Anthony will be touring across Northern Ireland, playing a mixture of solo performances and ‘In the Round’ shows with friends, in support of the album.
There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since Anthony last took to the road. As always, expect some background material and shared experiences, superb guitar playing and singing - and songs that will move and inspire. Reaction to the new material has been strong during recent performances, but the repertoire will feature the new material alongside old favourites such as Sailortown, Well Well Well and East of Louise.
Performances are always intimate, connected and warm, and Anthony has a reputation of converting audiences to friends wherever he goes.
Anthony’s last collection, Sing Under the Bridges, was shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize. The new collection deals with themes of distance, connection and disconnection, wear and tear – as the title track says: ‘a conversation between distance and love’.
The collection was recorded at Clive Culbertson’s No Sweat Studios in Coleraine, with a very stripped-down aesthetic - Anthony on guitars, vocals and percussion and Clive on bass and harmonies.
The album will be available for sale from Anthony’s website at www.anthonytoner.net, and will also be available for download from the usual online sources. It will also be available for sale over the counter at a range of local music outlets – and of course, at all of Anthony’s shows.
Tickets for the Lisburn show are on sale now from the Box Office on 92509254.