Gerry Cinnamon today announces the new definitive version of his Number 1 album, ‘The Bonny’, now featuring new single ‘Ghost’ and long-awaited new recordings of tracks ‘Kampfire Vampire’ and ‘Fickle McSelfish’ – out today, November 13th.
Both CD and vinyl have new artwork, taken from the series used for the alternating covers on the original pressing. The new double LP release (white vinyl and black vinyl etched with the lyrics to the song “The Bonny”) is available on pre-order for December 11th.
Ghost is brand new music from Gerry and proof that you can’t keep a great songwriter down. After ‘The Bonny’ went straight to Number 1 in the UK and Ireland in April, like everyone else, Gerry had to reschedule his 2020 dates until next year. With over 200,000 tickets sold in the UK and Ireland, he was preparing for his biggest ever tour, one of the biggest in the UK, firmly establishing him as one the top live artists in the country. And he was making waves abroad, set to tour in the US, Australia and throughout Europe. With all that on hold until 2021, he took stock and kept creating with more new music expected next year.
The Bonny is already the third biggest selling UK album released in 2020 and the Definitive version also includes new recordings of two fan favourites that can finally be included on an LP.
“Been waiting a long time to get those tunes back,” explains Gerry, “Should have been on the first album but that’s what happens when you trust the wrong people.”
“Ghost was written around the same time as Kampfire Vampire, Fickle McSelfish, and Roll the Credits so it’s good to have them all on the same record.”
Ghost is classic Gerry and illustrates why he has become one of the most popular artists in the UK and beyond – lyrics sparking rich imagery, reminding the listener of their own life, while deftly telling his own story (“turn into a ghost if you want to disappear, cry tears for someone else some place where I can’t hear”). Anthemic hooks melt with bittersweet sentiment. Certain fan-favourite, Ghost is made for those days when we are all back together and singing our hearts out alongside him.
For 2021, all UK and Ireland dates are now rescheduled, looking forward to a summer like no other.
The new full UK and Ireland dates are:
28th – Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender (Headliner)
29th – Newcastle, This Is Tomorrow (Headliner)
30th – Cardiff, Cardiff Castle (SOLD OUT)
1st – London, Alexandra Palace (SOLD OUT)
4th – Brighton, Brighton Centre (SOLD OUT)
5th – Manchester, Manchester Arena (SOLD OUT)
6th – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena (SOLD OUT)
8th – Killarney Gleneagle INEC Arena (SOLD OUT)
9th – Belfast, Belsonic (Extra date added)
11th – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena (SOLD OUT)
18th – Cork, Irish Independent Park (SOLD OUT)
19th – Belfast, Belsonic (SOLD OUT)
20th – Dublin, Malahide Castle (SOLD OUT)
17th – Glasgow, Hampden Park Stadium (SOLD OUT)
27-29th – Reading and Leeds Festival
The Glaswegian artist reached Number 1 after keeping to his word to deliver his record for fans at a difficult time – and they responded. Gerry posted:
“Numbers mean nothing. Folk blasting the tunes and singing them like they mean it means everything.
Had my back since day one. Only reason I stayed in this game.
Shout out to all frontline staff.
Suns out. Look after the oldies. Cheers❤”
While numbers might mean nothing to Gerry, they are impressive. Self-released, its songs amassed 105.5 million streams so far. The record builds on the success of his word-of-mouth debut Erratic Cinematic, which arrived in 2017 reaching the Top 20 with no traditional promotion. It has already sold over 213,000 copies and been certified Gold. His collective career streams total over 334 million, all achieved while remaining resolutely independent.
The Bonny’s singles amassed 53 million streams pre-release and 8 of the tracks from the album charted in the UK Singles Chart. The album debuted at Number 1 on both iTunes & Amazon Albums UK and has sold 81,000 copies so far.
Having organically built up a huge following over the past 3 years, Gerry has become the UK ‘s biggest independent artist and his last tour was second largest in 2019 UK tickets sales.
‘The Bonny’ sees Gerry continue on his journey from cult hero to one of Britain’s foremost songwriters.
An already legendary live performer, his gigs have become folklore – joyous mass fan singalongs inspiring devotion and a dedicated following that has swelled, via word-of-mouth, to epic proportions.
‘Bonny’ Definitive album tracklist:
- Kampfire Vampire
- War Song Soldier
- Where We’re Going
- Head In The Clouds
- Dark Days
- The Bonny
- Sun Queen
- Roll The Credits
- Fickle McSelfish
- Six String Gun
- Every Man’s Truth