Father John Misty announces show at The Piece Hall in Halifax

Father John Misty. Picture: Guy Lowndes
Father John Misty. Picture: Guy Lowndes
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Grammy award winning singer songwriter Father John Misty has announced a UK exclusive headline show, at the Grade I listed and newly renovated Piece Hall in Halifax.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Josh Tillman, has enjoyed much critical acclaim following the release of his award-winning third album Pure Comedy, and he brings his charismatic live show to Halifax joined by a host of special guests.

Recent live appearances include a headline performance at End of the Road Festival, and a sold out headline tour in late 2017. This special event will be the only headline show in the UK taking place this summer.

Best known for his tenure fronting the Scottish indie pop group Orange Juice as well as his international solo hit A Girl Like You, singer Edwyn Collins joins Misty on the bill on Saturday May 26.

Also due to perform are Frightened Rabbit, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of the seminal album Midnight Organ Fight at the end of 2017 with three special UK shows. They will bring their clever but purposefully naïve pop music to the beautiful backdrop of The Piece Hall.

Following the release of their first new work in three years in album Microshift, Leeds/Halifax-based psychedelic noise rock band Hookworms will add their signature sound of euphoric catharsis to this one-of-a-kind bill.

Completing the line-up is one of the most exciting young bands in the country right now, Halifax’s fast-rising The Orielles. Having announced details of the release of their debut album, Silver Dollar Moment on Heavenly Recordings, their sound is tinged by their influences from 90s alternative rock bands Sonic Youth and Pixies.

This is the first of its kind and marks the start of a series of Live at The Piece Hall events to take place in the recently reopened 66,000 sq ft piazza, following a multi-million pound transformation.

Tickets are on general sale Wednesday February 7 at 10am from Seetickets.com, Lunatickets.co.uk, thepiecehall.co.uk, Crash Records and Jumbo Records.

There is an exclusive Piece Hall Trust Member pre-sale on Tuesday February 6 at 10am.

General admission is £37.50, premium ticket £50.