David Gray plays low key Bangor gig

Published Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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David Gray has played an intimate low key gig at Bangor Abbey on Tuesday, as part of the Open House Festival.

The singer is one of the biggest selling artists of the noughties, but he performed in front of an audience of only 400 people to "sound out" his new album.

"The show opens with about 40 minutes of pretty much new stuff and I move from there into the back catalogue afterwards," he told UTV before the show.

"I wanted to have a space where I could control the situation a little bit and it is always a treat to play in special places, smaller places where a different thing can happen."

David's breakthrough album White Ladder was released 13 years ago and stayed in charts for 151 weeks, becoming one of the biggest selling albums of the decade.

But the singer is set to release his new record and will also embark on a new world tour - just as soon as he tried out the new material in Northern Ireland.

And it may have been a while since he has dominated the music charts, but David is very much up to date in the latest promotional technologies.

He explained: "I post regularly on Instagram and its put out on Twitter and connected to Facebook as well. It is just through that connection that this tour was sold.

"It was a brilliant way before the tickets were sold to ask the fans where they wanted me to play, people threw requests and pledges my way and we could clearly see where the interest was."

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