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London Grammar To Release Debut Album If You Wait September 10

Sony Columbia Records - 08/05/2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- UK-based trio London Grammar - Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman - has announced the release of its highly anticipated debut album. If You Wait will be available digitally in the US on September 10 via Columbia Records. The album features 11 tracks (see tracklisting below) including the recently released Strong, which is gaining strong radio support in the UK and lighting up the blogosphere. Pitchfork praised the song, noting "Reid's voice washes over you, clean and perfectly," while London's Sunday Times commended its "killer melodies magicked into greatness by Reid's soulful, yearning vocals."

The album is a result of 18 painstaking months spent writing and recording. Heavily involved in every decision made on If You Wait, the band handpicked their team, co-producing the album with Tim Bran (The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, La Roux) and Roy Kerr AKA The Freelance Hellraiser. Roc Nation's KD (Outkast, Beyonce, Jay-Z) was drafted to mix the album, with Grammy-winning Tom Coyne (Adele's 21) joining them to master.

London Grammar will spend the summer touring internationally before heading to the US and Canada for a number of dates in September and October. Kicking off September 25 at Los Angeles' Troubadour, the tour will see London Grammar crossing North America with stops in cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New York before ending in Boston on October 10 (see full itinerary below). Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, August 9. For additional information on the tour please visit

Since introducing itself with near anonymous posts of two songs (Hey Now and Metal & Dust) late last year, London Grammar quickly captured the interest and, more importantly, the imagination of music fans across the UK and beyond. The tracks catapulted the band straight into the spotlight, with music critics and fans eager to see what they did next. The trio released the acclaimed Metal & Dust EP in June, sold out two London dates, played with The xx at their Night + Day festival and secured slots at nearly all of the UK's major summer festivals - including Glastonbury, Bestival and Festival Number 6 - before confirming their own UK headline tour set for this October, which has already sold out the first London date with a second now announced.

London Grammar is Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman.

If You Wait Tracklisting:

  1. Hey Now
  2. Stay Awake
  3. Shyer
  4. Wasting My Young Years
  5. Sights
  6. Strong
  7. Nightcall
  8. Metal & Dust
  9. Interlude (Live)
  10. Flickers
  11. If You Wait

See London Grammar live:

Aug 7

San Antonio, Spain

Ibiza Rocks

Aug 9


Wilderness Festival

Aug 25


Leeds Festival

Sept 6

Newport, Isle of Wight


Sept 13


Festival Number 6

Sept 25

Los Angeles, CA

The Troubadour      

Sept 27

San Francisco, CA

Popscene @ Rickshaw

Sept 28

Portland, OR


Sept 30

Seattle, WA


Oct 1

Vancouver, BC


Oct 3 

Chicago, IL


Oct 4

Toronto, ON

Black Box

Oct 6

Washington, DC

U Street

Oct 7

Philadelphia, PA

Underground Arts

Oct 8

New York, NY

Gramercy Theatre

Oct 10

Boston, MA


Oct 15



Oct 16



Oct 18


Electric Brixton SOLD OUT

Oct 19



Oct 20


Anson Rooms

Oct 22


Rescue Rooms

Oct 23


Academy 2

Oct 24



Oct 26


Sound Control

Oct 27


Oran Mor

Oct 28


Northumbria University

Nov 2

Amsterdam, Holland

London Calling

Nov 3

Brussels, Belgium


Nov 5

Berlin, Germany

Gruner Salon

Nov 6

Munich, Germany

Atomic Cafe

Nov 8

Zurich, Switzerland

Rote Fabrik (Clubraum)

Nov 9

Paris, France

La Cigale

Nov 10

Nantes, France


Nov 12

Nancy, France   

L'Autre Canal Club

Nov 13

Lille, France


Nov 15

Lyon, France

Le Sucre

Nov 18

Toulouse, France

La Dynamo

Nov 20

Bordeaux, France


Nov 22


Sonic Visions Showcase Festival

Nov 28


Brixton Electric

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SOURCE Columbia Records