British singer and guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor has today announced that she is signing her first major label contract with Sony Music on the recently re-launched Silvertone imprint. The global deal will be for three albums starting in early 2019 plus her two most recent albums Wild and Dirty Truth will also be moving over to Sony.

Following her headline tour in 2017 which saw her play the biggest venues of her career, Joanne will also be returning to more intimate venues around the country to showcase some new tracks from the forthcoming album. Joanne has just completed a four week tour of America and will be appearing across the UK at various festival dates over the summer.

Joanne is incredibly proud to be signing to Silvertone / Sony: “Over my career, I have worked with different labels but when I got the chance to release the next albums through Sony and Silvertone in particular, I couldn’t say no. To be part of such an iconic label that has released albums by some of my guitar heroes like Buddy Guy, John Mayall and even The Stone Roses is such an honour. I will be starting work on the new album over the summer and can’t wait to get into the studio and release the album in 2019!”

Tour Dates:

10/01 – Whitley Bay – Playhouse
10/02 – Leeds – Brudenell
10/03 – Bury St Edmunds – Apex
10/05 – Stockton – ARC
10/06 – Chester – Live Room
10/07 – Bilston – Robin
10/09 – Oxford – O2 Academy
10/10 – International Guitar Festival – Uppsala, Sweden
10/12 – Brighton – Concorde
10/13 – Northampton – Roadmenders
10/14 – Harpenden – Public Halls

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