Focus on Francis of Delirium, laureate of the Global Project Grant 2022 (Pop/Rock)
2022 laureates of the Global Project Grant (Pop/Rock division), Francis of Delirium, have already had a pretty impressive year so far. Following their nomination, interview, and performance at this year’s Music Moves Europe Awards (presented by ESNS), the band embarked on their first ever North American tour in support of The Districts, hitting roughly thirty dates across the USA and Canada including a debut headlining NYC show at Baby’s All Right.
In the midst of their tour, Francis of Delirium finished off an EP trilogy with The Funhouse, released on April 27th via Dalliance Recordings (Gia Margaret, HighSchool), receiving praise from the likes of Stereogum (“a sharp, purposeful piece of alternative rock…”), Paste, KEXP, Jack Saunders BBC Radio 1 (“This is one of my favourite tracks we’re playing tonight…absolute goosebumps”), and The Fader’s 20 Best Rock Songs Right Now.
Now with the summer underway, the band continues on the road, soon opening for Briston Maroney across Europe. The Fall will bring the band another headlining UK tour with confirmed slots already at the annual Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavík, and Les femmes s’en mêlent festival in Paris, among others.
Lead-singer and guitarist, Jana Bahrich, shared her excitement of being on the road, the band’s plans to come, and advice for those artists who are looking to apply to Kultur lx’s annual Global Project Grant.
“Getting the Global Project grant has opened up a lot of doors that we wouldn’t have been able to access without that financial, artistic and creative freedom to get us out and playing shows. Having this support lets us play and tour with the people we want to tour with.”
*opening for Soccer Mommy
August 31st – RESCUE ROOMS – Nottingham, United Kingdom*
September 1 – CHALK – Brighton, United Kingdom*
September 3 – TRINITY CENTRE – Bristol, United Kingdom*
September 5 – BUMANN & SOHN – Cologne, Germany*
September 6 – MOLOTOW – Hamburg, Germany*
September 8 – SLAKTKYRKAN – Johanneshov, Sweden*
September 9 – JOHN DEE – Oslo, Norway*
September 10 – LOPPEN – Copenhagen, Denmark*
September 12 – FRANNZ CLUB – Berlin, Germany*
September 13 – KULTURZENTRUM LAGERHAUS – Bremen, Germany*
September 17 – BOTANIQUE – ROTONDE – Brussels, Belgium*
September 18 – PETIT BAIN – Paris, France*
September 20 – O2 RITZ MANCHESTER – Manchester, United Kingdom*
September 21 – TRAMSHED – Cardiff, United Kingdom*
September 22 – 02 FORUM KENTISH TOWN – London, United Kingdom*
September 23 – REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL @ HÄKKEN, Hamburg, Germany
September 24 – REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL @ TBA, Hamburg, Germany
November 3-6 – ICELAND AIRWAVES 2022
Headline Tour 2023
January 25 – PRINCE ALBERT – Brighton, United Kingdom
January 26 – BEDFORD ESQUIRES – Bedford, United Kingdom
January 27 – FUTURE YARD – Birkenhead, United Kingdom
January 28 – HEADROW HOUSE – Leeds, United Kingdom
January 30 – BROADCAST – Glasgow, United Kingdom
January 31 – SNEAKY PEAT’S – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
February 1 – THE CLUNY 2 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
February 3 – THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE – Birmingham, United Kingdom
February 4 – SEBRIGHT ARMS – London, United Kingdom
February 5 – VOODOO DADDY’S SHOWROOM – Norwich, United Kingdom
About Global Project Grant
Created by music:LX and taken over by Kultur | lx, the Global Project Grant is awarded to a musician of each genre (pop/rock/electro/hip-hop, jazz/world, classical/contemporary). It allows to support the artist in the development of a project that aims to stimulate his/her career. Kultur|lx follows the artists and their teams in each stage of the project.
More information about Global Project Grant here
Applications to be submitted by October 16, 2022