GLASGOW EYES MUSIC
GERRY CINNAMON ANNOUNCES FOUR HUGE GLASGOW SHOWS
PICTURE BY BRIAN ANDERSON
Fresh from his sold-out UK and Ireland headline tour and ahead of taking to the Main Stage at TRNSMT Festival this weekend, Gerry Cinnamon announces a run of headline shows in his hometown, Glasgow.
Today, answering calls from fans, he sets out to smash his own record by announcing multiple nights across both the Glasgow O2 Academy and Barrowland Ballroom in December 2018.
Gerry Cinnamon’s Barrowland debut in 2017 affirmed his legacy of selling out shows in record time. Just one Facebook post and less than 5 minutes was all Cinnamon needed to sell out multiple nights at the world-famous venue; becoming the first unsigned artist to do so; and earning him a place in the music institution’s hall of fame alongside the likes of David Bowie, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene.
The Glasgow singer has had an incredible journey from recording songs on his phone and uploading them on social media, to releasing his hotly anticipated debut album Erratic Cinematic which clocked in at number five in the UK iTunes album charts.
His inimitable live shows are infamous for their wild atmosphere and special sing along moments; with his crowd singing every word – to every song – many before they were even released.
Gerry said: ‘I’m buzzing to be playing in Glasgow again. My last stint was absolute mayhem. Expect nothing less from these gigs. The last year’s been beyond wild. The album’s flying. Scottish tour sold out in jig time. England and Ireland dates done the same. There’s no marketing machine behind us. It’s all just from word of mouth. That means the folk who come to the gigs are there ’cause they love their tunes. That means it’s real. See when the crowd’s with you singing every word it’s a mad feeling. Beautiful mayhem.’
On his music Cinnamon says:
‘I knew some folk would dig it but I never expected it to explode like this. Pretty humbling to be honest. I’m a writer first and a musician second so it’s cool to be recognised for the writing and not just the live shows. As long as folk dig the tunes that’s all that matters. Can’t wait to get the next one out sharpish.’
Glasgow Show Dates
O2 Academy Glasgow – Friday 14th December 2018
O2 Academy Glasgow – Saturday 15th December 2018
Barrowland Ballroom – Sunday 23rd December 2018
Barrowland Ballroom – Monday 24th December 2018
Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 6th July at 9am via www.gigsinscotland.com/gerry-
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Gerry Cinnamon – Biography
With no hype machine, no radio play and no record label backing, Gerry Cinnamon has achieved record breaking success and cemented his status as Scotland’s most successful independent artist.
His recent UK and Ireland headline tour continued his legacy of selling out shows in minutes. His inimitable live shows are infamous for their wild atmosphere and special sing along moments; with his crowd singing every word – to every song – many before they are even released.
Just one Facebook post and less than 5 minutes, was all Cinnamon needed to sell out multiple nights at the world famous, Barrowland Ballroom; becoming the first unsigned artist to do so; and earning him a place in the music institution’s hall of fame alongside the likes of David Bowie, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene.
The prestigious Barrowland ‘Hall of Fame’ award adds to his growing collection, including his Great Scot Award for Entertainment and Best Live Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Gerry’s music crosses generations in a way that only a handful of wordsmiths can – relatable, relevant and a true story teller. Unsigned and unmatched in his ability to operate outside of the mainstream Gerry has become a cult hero and force to be reckoned with.
In September last year, his hugely anticipated self-produced, self-released debut album Erratic Cinematic rocketed to the top of the iTunes album charts with little more than a social media post; holding off some of the biggest names the industry has to offer.
His anthemic tracks, laced with social commentary have captured the imagination of audiences up and down the country. With every track being different, it keeps the listener on their toes. Using loop pedal harmonies and pounding kick drums, Gerry makes a habit of whipping the audience into a frenzy which sees them leaving on a high and wanting more.
In summer 2018 he’s set to return to TRNSMT festival as the first unsigned artist to take to the main stage; sharing the bill with one of his childhood heroes Liam Gallagher.
In an age of information overload, it’s clear Gerry Cinnamon cuts through the noise. No longer is the intermediary power with the label, the radio stations or the media. It is between the artist and the people. Gerry is perhaps the UK’s best example of that.
He is more than an artist but a phenomenon, paving the way for the next generation of DIY pioneers.
The awards, the sold out shows and the reaction to his critically acclaimed debut album has not only propelled him to the next level but has affirmed his place as a writer as well as a live act.
And the best part is he’s just getting started.