Beth Orton is gearing up to release a new album called Weather Alive. To support the release, she’s announced a Fall 2022 tour. She’s also shared a new single from the album called “Friday Night.”

Hot off a run of European dates opening for Alanis Morissette, Orton’s upcoming tour marks her first string of headlining US shows in five years. She’ll first perform across the UK in August and October before heading over to North America in November, where she’ll perform in cities like Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles. The tour wraps up November 22nd in Vancouver, and tickets go on sale Friday, August 19th via Ticketmaster.

Orton recorded new single “Friday Night” with The Smile drummer Tom Skinner, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, and The Invisible bassist Tom Herbert. In a statement, the singer-songwriter explained that “‘Friday Night’ is someone reflecting on and trying to decide what to give up or what to surrender to. Passion or ambivalence? Whether to ‘bleed or rust in the rain.'”


“Most of us are struggling to make sense of where to put the love we have for those that are lost to us, let alone the ones that remain,” Orton continued. “Sometimes there is no right answer except to find the wisdom in the spaces between the endings and beginnings, in the remembrance of things past or in search of lost time, there are always repercussions to the choices we make. We are listening to the internal dialogue of someone living it out, what is futile and what is worth fighting for, and trying to do as little damage along the way. Friday night being the night that makes the week more bearable, there is hope. Coming to realize what is real and what is out of reach can be unbelievably painful, waking up to the love that remains can be the greatest gift and the most wonderful surprise. Even in absence there is presence, there is no escape but to look for where the love is still alive within us.” Listen to the song below.

Weather Alive arrives in full on September 23rd, and pre-orders are ongoing. Orton’s last album was 2016’s Kidsticks

Beth Orton 2022 Tour Dates:
08/19 — Devon, UK @ Beautiful Days Festival
08/21 — Bangor County Down, IE @ Open House Festival
10/07 — Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
10/08 — Brighton, UK @ St. Bartholomew’s Church
10/09 — London, UK @ KOKO
10/10 — Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
10/12 — Bristol, UK @ St. George’s
10/13 — Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
10/15 — Manchester, UK @ RCMN Concert Hall
10/16 — Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/01 — Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
11/02 –Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
11/03 — Montclair, NJ @ First Congregational Church
11/05 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/06 — Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
11/07 — Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
11/08 — Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
11/10 — Chicago, IL @ The Mayfield
11/12 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
11/14 — Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
11/16 — Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
11/17 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
11/18 — San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
11/20 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/21 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
11/22 — Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theater