See also Autumn Tour 2008: Roundup pt II

The nearly month-long tour of UK and Ireland is now in its second week, so time for some updates.

Tickets and gig reports

Tickets are still available for most dates. Dates, venues and ticket links here »

Keep an eye on the Seth Lakeman Forum for pre-gig excitement, post-gig reports, and the odd photo (though not that many as yet).

Support Acts

Support act for all dates except Dublin and Belfast are Swedish sister-act Baskery. Describing themselves as "high voltage, killbilly, banjopunk, blues-grass, mud-country" they met Seth and the gang when both groups played Tønder festival in Denmark this summer. You can listen to sample tracks and find more about the band on their MySpace page. They also have a blog (should you speak swedish) although it hasn’t been updated since August.

Dublin and Belfast support will be Ireland’s own Dan Donnelly aka Sonovagun, who may be familiar as the support act from the 2006 tours and this summer’s Morwhellan folk festival.

Baskey links
Official website | MySpace page | Blog

Dan Donnelly links
Official website | MySpace page

New drummer

Regular drummer since 2006, Andy Tween, has injured his wrist and so was replaced for Tuesday’s gig in Oxford by new boy Simon Lea (thanks to Cal for correct spelling) who will also be playing at least some of the forthcoming gigs. Good luck to Simon, and get better soon Andy!

Update 30 Oct: my spies on the Forum report that Mr Tween was back at the back in Bristol last night, so all’s well.

Update 5 Nov: spoke too soon :(