James Yorkston | 07/02/11

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James Yorkston's debut book, 'It's Lovely To Be Here - The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent', is finally out in stores and ready to be read by anyone who might have the faintest interest in knowing what it feels like to live your life on the road. Doing away with the notion that touring is all glitz and glamour, 'It's Lovely To Be Here' has been attracting some rave reviews for it's honest, funny and insightful observations:

'A terrific trawl through the B-roads of the music biz, by someone actually in it.' - Word

'It's certainly a cut above the dull inanity of the now familiar touring blog and deserves to find traction beyond his immediate fanbase.' - MOJO 4*

'James Yorkston's writings provide more insight and humour in their coverage of five tours than most musicians could manage in a whole ghost-written life story.' - Drowned in Sound 8/10

Order 'It's Lovely To Be Here'

James is currently on a book tour of the UK, where he'll be reading excerpts from 'It's Lovely To Be Here' as well as performing a few songs here and there. The full tour runs as follows:

11th February: Edinburgh, Old St Paul's Church Hall - www.wegottickets.com
16th February: Manchester Deaf Institute - www.ticketline.co.uk
17th February: Wakefield Henry Boons - www.wegottickets.com
19th February: Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre - www.macarts.co.uk
20th February: Cambridge The Junction - www.junction.co.uk
21st February: Norwich Norwich Arts Centre - www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
22nd February: Brighton Brighton Ballroom - www.ticketweb.co.uk
23rd February: London St Giles Church - www.ticketweb.co.uk