Paolo Nutini Launching North American Tour

(Article from, comments in italics are from Celeste)

Paolo Nutini has announced several high profile media appearances and he will also be launching a North American headline tour in September in support of his new album.

Nutini’s new studio album, “Caustic Love”, will be released in North America on September 6th. (Yay!  Finally a U.S. release date!) The album has already topped the charts around the world including in the UK, Ireland and Italy.

To celebrate the North American release of the album, Nutini will be launching the tour on September 15th at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON and will wrap up the trek on September 29th at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA.

(Mary Anna and I have our fingers crossed that there will be more tour dates added, including shows throughout the U.S., and not just east and west coasts.)

U.S. fans will be able to catch Nutini on television as he makes appearances on CBS Saturday Morning this Saturday, July 12th, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 28th and NBC’s Today show on September 17th.

Sep 15 2014 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON, Canada
Sep 17 2014 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC, USA
Sep 19 2014 – House of Blues – Boston, MA, USA
Sep 20 2014 – The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sep 22 2014 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY, USA
Sep 23 2014 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY, USA
Sep 26 2014 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA, USA
Sep 27 2014 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 29 2014 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA, USA

Amnesty International – Pens

Paolo lent his song Iron Sky to a very worthy cause – please take a moment and watch this and then consider lending your signature to Amnesty International.

Amnesty International in collaboration with its agency TBWA Paris are back. Directed by Onur Senturk and co-produced by and the studio One More, Pens is a full CG film shot in motion capture (Mocaplab) that epitomises the potential of each signature in the defence of human rights. Highlighting that the voice of a single person can bring about the birth of a social movement, the film concludes with the words “your signature is more powerful than you think” and features the song Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini. Through powerful imagery, Amnesty International has encapsulated the essence of its primary objective – inspiring communities to defend their fundamental human rights.

Cannes Lions 2014 – Bronze Animation Film Craft

Client – Amnesty International
Agency – TBWA Paris
Vice President – Anne Vincent
Account Management – Laure Lagarde
Account Management – Isabelle Dray
Clients – Bertin Leblanc, Arnaud Humblot
Creative Director – Philippe Taroux
Creative Director – Benoit Leroux
Art Director – Ingrid Varetz
Head of TV – Maxime Boiron
Agency Producer – Amer Zoghbi
Production Company –
Director – Onur Senturk
Producer – James Hagger
Production Manager – Aurelie Chevalier
Production Manager – Cecile Alvarez
Production Assistant – Charles-Philippe Bowles
1st Assistant Director – Thomas Bidart
Motion Capture – Mocaplab
Motion Capture Shoot Director – Remi Brun
Motion Capture Supervisor – Frank Vayssettes
Motion Capture Editor – Charles Fourgeront
Motion Capture Assistant – Ahmed Turki
Motion Capture Actor (Hero) – Romain Ogerau
Motion Capture Actor – Franck Pech
Motion Capture Actor – Charles Lelaure
Co-Producer & Post-Production – One More
Post Producer – Benjamin Darras
Art Director – Johnny Alves
Post Production Coordinator – John Meunier
VFX Supervisor – Eddy Richard
3D Artist – Francois-Xavier Gonnet
Modelling, Setup – Gwenhael Glon
Layout – Romain Durr
Animation – Jérémie Vidal
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Jérome Rouvelet
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Thomas Rodriguez
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Tim Lebon
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Victor Besse
R&D Supervisor – Alain Xerri
Editor – Nicolas Larrouquere
Additional Editing – Romain Bouileau
Flame Operator – Hervé Thouement

Music – Paolo Nutini, Dave Nelson & Charlie Chaplin

Music Art Direction – Philippe Mineur, Ferdinand Huet
Sound Producer – Benoit Dunaigre
Head of Music & Sound – Olivier Lefebvre

Glastonbury Festival 2014: Paolo Nutini supported by Jay Sikora tomorrow

Scunthorpe Telegraph  |  Posted: June 26, 2014

THERE’S no wonder Glastonbury has become like a second home to Jay Sikora.

For it will be the fifth year in succession the 32-year-old Scunthorpe-born drummer has appeared at the festival, which has again attracted a sell-out 120,000-strong crowd.

Jay will perform on The Other Stage on the 9,000-acre site tomorrow (Friday) as part of the support band for Paolo Nutini.

The 27-year-old Scottish superstar will be performing for an hour between 8.45pm and 9.45pm in between Interpol and Skrillex.

For Jay, pictured above performing with Paolo, Glastonbury will also be an opportunity to renew his friendship with singer Lianne La Havas.

Lianne, who will perform a solo spot tomorrow (June 27), included the Scunthorpe percussionist in her band at last year’s festival.

Before that, the one-time student at Scunthorpe’s John Leggott College appeared at Glastonbury twice with Badly Drawn Boy and with the band Howls, alongside his long-time pal Stephen Fretwell.

But Glasto 2014 will be only his second performance on a stage rather than in a tent.

It also may be the only time Jay has left behind his wellies! For as a whole range of world-famous acts descend on Somerset’s Worthy Farm, the weather is forecast to be fine, dry and warm.

The headliners this weekend include Arcade Fire, Elbow, Lily Allen, Metallica, Jack White and Lana Del Rey, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran and Dolly Parton.

After Glastonbury, Jay and Paolo head for the T in The Park festival in Kinross on July 11 and 12.

After that the band tour Europe from July 16 until November 20.

Sell out concerts are lined-up in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Holland.

Jay has been drumming since he was a teenager with his Scunthorpe band Plan B, who won the town’s Rock Open in 1997.

But he has made it clear he regards his time on the road with Paolo as the most varied and challenging of his career to date.

AFTER eight years the talented Adam Lazenby, 24, has quit the Scunthorpe music scene to join a Manchester punk cover band called Crash Course.

Adam’s bands in town include Prozac Blue, Fallen Zero and No Way Out and he plays both drums and lead guitar equally as well.

Adam’s departure for the big city has left a vacancy for a drummer in No Way Out. Guitarists Paul Stevenson and Shane Towse say a quick replacement is needed to fulfil dates in Holland and Belgium.

If you think you fit the bill call 07895 118528 or e-mail


Photo: Dan Massie


Hunger TV

June 26, 2014

Paolo Nutini has had quite the year. After a five year break the Scottish singer stormed back into the charts this April with the gut wrenching number one album Caustic Love, the fastest selling of the year so far.

While on his nationwide tour, Hunger’s Charlie Cummings gets snap happy backstage with Paolo Nutini in Bristol. Here’s what happened.

Photography: Charlie Cummings

Paolo Announces UK Arena Tour!

We had to share this from Paolo’s website!  How exciting is this news?  Our boy’s hit the big time!

Paolo announces headline arena tour this autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday 4th July but if you’re on his mailing list you’ll get advance access to tickets.

Full list of dates below & if you’re not a member of Paolo’s mailing list then you can sign-up HERE.