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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 3 February 2018
Where: St Michael’s, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

We’re delighted to be hosting the Manchester leg of Willy Vlautin’s ‘Words and Music’ tour!

For this special event, Willy Vlautin will be playing songs from Richmond Fontaine and The Delines, as well as instrumentals that are featured on the soundtrack from his new book Don’t Skip Out on Me. He will be accompanied by David Murphy, who previously toured with Richmond Fontaine, on pedal steel.

Willy will be reading from the book too – with songs interspersed with a Q&A, discussing the books, his music and a new film adaptation of his novel Lean on Pete by British director Andrew Haigh. Leading the Q&A will be Rob Hughes – writer for the likes of Uncut, Record Collector and the Telegraph, and contributor to BBC 6 Music.

Vlautin’s fifth novel, Don’t Skip Out On Me is published on 1 February by Faber and Faber. Like his previous novel Northline it will have an accompanying soundtrack included with the book on CD – but this time it is Richmond Fontaine playing on all the instrumental tracks. While the CD comes with the book, Décor Records will be releasing the album on vinyl – as well as a vinyl and CD release of the previous Willy Vlautin soundtrack to Northline.

There will be copies of the new book available to buy on the night, which Willy will be signing after the show, along with vinyl copies of both albums.

This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael’s since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats.

AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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