Michael Malarkey will release his new EP Captain Solitaire tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd May 2018).
The first release for the singer-songwriter on Sheffield’s folk label Hudson Records, Captain Solitaire is the follow-up to 2017’s Mongrels. The lead single, Captain Solitaire, puts Malarkey’s baritone vocals at the fore as he pushes the boundaries of modern folk music.
The EP also features new tracks Friends, which explores balancing being an actor and touring your music, and Bloody Nose, a solemn piano track that nods to Malarkey’s beginnings in music.
Captain Solitaire EP will be supported by a 17-date European tour with shows in the UK in London and Glasgow.
Michael Malarkey’s full list of upcoming live shows is:
May 24th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
May 25th – Hasselt, Café Café
May 26th – Paris, La Maroquinerie
May 27th – Antwerp, Kavka
May 28th – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
May 30th – Frankfurt, Das Bett
May 31st – Zurich, Plaza
June 1st – Munich, Strom
June 2nd – Vienna, Wuk
June 4th – Brno, Fléda
June 5th – Krakow, Zet Pe Te
June 6th – Kosice, Tabacka Kulturfabrik
June 7th – Budapest, Durer Kert
June 9th – Bucharest, Hard Rock Café
June 15th – London, Omeara
June 16th – Dublin, Whelan’s
June 17th – Glasgow, King Tuts
Malarkey is perhaps best-known for his role as Enzo in hit supernatural series The Vampire Diaries. The show came to an end in 2017 after 8 seasons and starred Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham.