As part of Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry, acclaimed indie-rock-pop sensation Honeyblood will take to the stage at The Venue in Dumfries on Friday 19th August.
Honeyblood is the stage name of singer/songwriter Stina Tweeddale who, backed by her live band, has shot to global fame over the past few years. Having shared stages with acts such as The FooFighters and Wolf Alice, she has also sold out headline tours across the UK, US, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Tweeddale is known for her anthemic, life-affirming tracks which break down genre boundaries and cover a range of topics, including female empowerment, self-worth and friendship. She has produced three albums to date, each of which have been nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.
Stina Tweeddale of Honeyblood said: “Being able to bring Honeyblood to many incredible Scottish venues is a real honour. Each of these places is uniquely steeped in local history and all individually have an incredible cultural impact on their communities. As a Scottish artist, the opportunity to perform in these places means so much and I am delighted to be part of this initiative.
“The impact of the pandemic is still felt through the touring community – artists and venues alike. The work Scotland On Tour is doing to support full time artists and venues is vital to support the music community.
“I’m so grateful to bring my band together for this tour and start performing as Honeyblood again. It will be our first tour since 2019 so it will mark a moment for celebration, and certainly be a ruckus!”
Scotland on Tour will take place over a period of 12 months between April 2022 and 2023, the remaining acts playing at The Venue include Blue Rose Code on Friday 9th September, The Paul McKenna Band on Friday 16th September, Heron Valley on Friday 23rd September, The Langan Band on Friday 7th October, Elephant Sessions on Saturday 22nd October, Foreignfox on Friday 28th October and James Grant on Friday 25th November.
Cal Reid, Project Manager at The Venue, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the fantastic Honeyblood to The Venue in Dumfries this August with the Scotland On Tour Programme. Dumfries has a vibrant music scene and to be able to host acts of this calibre in our neck of the woods is an honour.
“LAB Grown Events and The Venue have a long running history of promoting concerts in Dumfries, and we’re very excited to kick off this run of Scotland On Tour events with a truly wonderful show for all the Doonhamer music fans!”
Scotland on Tour supports the creation of hundreds of concerts and performances at much-loved arts centres, town halls and community venues across Scotland. More than 120 artists are set to perform at more than 100 venues across the country as part of the initiative.
The project, which has been created and managed by Active Events, was made possible by £750,000 of Scottish Government backing and will focus on increasing the number of opportunities to showcase and enjoy live music, while bringing exciting acts to the doorstep of city, towns, villages and rural communities.
The year-long Scotland on Tour bill includes both emerging and established artists with genre-spanning acts appearing across the breadth and width of the country, with rock, pop, jazz, classical, folk, trad and acoustic genres all being showcased.
Tickets for these and a raft of other shows are on sale now at www.scotlandontour.com.