The talented Matt Cardle is coming back into the public eye with the announcement of his forthcoming mini tour of small venues in Scotland, taking in two islands, Orkney and Shetland, where audiences will get a preview of his single Run For Your Life and album Letters, both due to launch in October. Letters is due out on the 17th October, written by Matt in collaboration with some of the best songwriters around. First, though, he is poised to jump into the charts with the Barlow penned single Run For Your Life, due out on the 9th October.
The tour kicks off on the 23rd September at the Pickaquoy Center, Orkney, followed by the Clickamin Leisure Complex, Shetland on the 24th and rounds off on the 28th at the Ironworks, Inverness. Tickets go on sale at 9am on the 27th August at £20.00 and are limited to 4 per person. Due to limited numbers tickets will sell fast, so best be online promptly! It’s also worth noting that the Inverness date is for over 14 years only with under 16’s allowed only with an adult escort. I’m assuming this has something to do with the licensing rules at that particular venue. Tickets for all dates are available from Ticketmaster here. If you manage to go, let me know how it goes.
Matt’s debut single ‘Run For Your Life’ is released on the 9th of October and the album ‘Letters’ is out on the 17th of October. Both are available to pre-order here. Play.com also has signed copies of the album available for pre order. I’m not sure if there are any left, or even how many Matt will be signing, but if you want to try your luck, click here.
It may seem odd that Matt has opted not to showcase his own writing talent with his first single. Critics will suggest that he doesn’t have faith in his own abilities. I would doubt that, having heard many of the songs he has written over the past few years. In a recent interview on BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat he explained that a single had already been chosen from the album, which was then 90% complete, when Gary Barlow offered him Run For Your Life. Matt saw in the lyrics something he had been trying to write for many years and grabbed it with both hands. Did he make the right decision? Scotland will find out the answer to that question very soon.