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Mission Creep: UK Tour
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 7, 2023
Paul Hawksbee and Charlie Baker were joined in the studio by actor and Liverpool fan turned musician Damian Lewis on the Hawksbee & Jacobs Daily Pod, a podcast that airs on UK’s sports radio station talkSPORT. Damian discusses his debut album Mission Creep, touring and more. Listen to the September 7 episode here or below:
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Noodling Around: Writing Songs and Suddenly an Album
by Staff | Virgin Radio UK | September 6, 2023
Damian Lewis joined Chris Evans in the Virgin Radio studio this Wednesday to talk about his debut album Mission Creep and his upcoming UK Tour. You can view more photos from his guest appearance in our Gallery.
Speaking on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch about how he got started creating his album, the 52-year-old revealed he’d started out experimenting with covers before he ‘got bored’ and as a result started writing songs.
“And suddenly we had an album,” Damian said, before he summarised: “Decca [Records] showed an interest, they signed me, and now we’re going out on tour. That is the long and the short of it.”
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Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Milton Keynes
by Naomi Clarke| Evening Standard | August 13, 2023
Damian Lewis has announced extra dates for the upcoming tour of his debut album, Mission Creep, due to popular demand. The 52-year-old British actor, best known for starring in TV dramas including Band Of Brothers and Homeland, is taking his new band on the road for the first time this autumn.
He has now extended the eight-show run by adding a further three shows in Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Milton Keynes in November.
Lewis said: “I can’t wait to get out on the road with my band this autumn for our first UK tour.
“We’ve played London, we’ve played New York, but now we’re getting serious and bringing the music to the great towns and cities of Gateshead, Nottingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff and many more.
“And, am I allowed to say this, ‘due to popular demand’, we’ve just added three more dates at the start of November so, all of you in Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Milton Keynes, get your glad rags on.”
The tour is due to kick off on September 9 in Nottingham before heading to Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester – and then playing shows shows in Leeds and Gateshead in October.
The new dates will start on November 1 in Basingstoke and continue on to Milton Keynes and Eastleigh.
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On The Record
by Paul Kirkley | Weekend Magazine | July 27, 2023, Issue #658
Damian Lewis has the acting world at his feet – so why has he stepped out of the comfort zone to release a debut album and take it on tour? He tells Paul Kirkley about the challenge of changing career lanes – and why the first person he needed to convince was himself.
Damian Lewis has a cast-iron excuse for having slept through his 10am appointment with Weekend – he’s been up all night shooting scenes for his latest role as a vampire in supernatural comedy The Radleys. And vampires, famously, are not morning people.
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Billion Dollar Show
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 19, 2023
Photo Cred: Damian Lewis
Just on the heels of playing Union Chapel on July 11 in London, Damian hopped across the pond to play a music gig at Mercury Lounge in New York City on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Damian’s girlfriend Alison Mosshart was in attendance, as well as some familiar faces from the Showtime television series Billions – including Kelly AuCoin (Dollar Bill Stearn), Asia Kate Dillon (Taylor Mason) and Sarah Stiles (Bonnie Barella). View more photos from the event in our Gallery here.
His short-order band for the New York gig was organized through an introduction by friend and musician Jason Isbell to Grammy nominated musician, producer and songwriter Peter Levin because Damian’s London-based band had either scheduling conflicts or visa delays.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 11, 2023
Just after the release of his debut album Mission Creep on June 16, 2023 and on the heels of playing Black Deer Festival and Rough Trade East, Damian returned to the stage with his fantastic band for a show at Union Chapel in London on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, with opening gig and supporting act from the brilliant Christy O’Donnell. The 14-song set included Down on the Bowery, Zaragoza, Hole in My Roof, Soho Tango, Harvest Moon, Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella, Werewolves of London, Wanna Grow Old in Paris, new song Fate, Makin’ Plans, Why, She Comes, with encore performances of After Midnight and his new song She Makin’ Me Change.
Before beginning his new song She Makin’ Me Change, he said, “Manon and Gully, if you’re out there, I love you.” Others in the audience were his siblings Gareth, William and Amanda, as well as Sharmila Collins of Cure EB, Debbi Clark of Sir HvH Arts, members from the Fan Fun with Damian Lewis team and Damian’s former drama school teacher Kenneth Rea, whom Damian wrote the foreword to his book The Outstanding Actor. Family and friends gathered for an afterparty at Islington’s late night music pub, The Grace. View more images and videos from the event in our Gallery.
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Victorian Loos and Celtic Singalongs: The Music Scene That Made Damian Lewis
by Jess Phillips | TimeOut Newsletter | July 10, 2023
Before becoming one of Hollywood’s go-to tough guys in shows like Band of Brothers and Homeland, Damian Lewis was a busker, snaking his way into Leicester Square and Green Park tube stations and dragging his guitar across Europe on the back of his motorbike. During lockdown he rediscovered his love of music and has since performed at Wilderness Festival, Black Deer Fest and Cheltenham Jazz Festival, releasing his rock n’ roll and jazz-inspired debut album, Mission Creep, last month. From converted toilets to Celtic singalongs, he talks us through the London music scene that shaped him.
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A Jazzed Up Rendition
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 9, 2023
Damian opened the proceedings at the grid ceremony of the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix on race day, Sunday, July 9, 2023. From the starting line he performed the British National Anthem “God Save the King” with a jazz twist and a saxophonist. The day before, Saturday, July 08, 2023, Damian rocked the Paddock by performing songs from his debut album Mission Creep after the qualifying event at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England,
View more images from race day/national anthem (DAY 2) in our Gallery here.
View more images from paddock performance/qualifying event (DAY 1) in our Gallery here.
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Once Upon a Time…
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 8, 2023
Damian rocked the Paddock by performing songs from his debut album Mission Creep after the qualifying event on Saturday, July 08, 2023 at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England, but not before running into his former Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood co-star Brad Pitt! The two can be seen here all smiles as they shake hands and catch up. Media outlets report Brad is filming scenes for an upcoming movie about Formula One racing. And we know why Damian is there!
Damian also attended the rooftop party of Hilton’s Garden Inn Silverstone grand opening on Saturday, bumping into Paris Hilton and Lando Norris. Tune in tomorrow because Damian will perform the national anthem as he opens proceedings at the grid ceremony of the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix on race day, Sunday, July 9, 2023, scheduled from 2:45-2:48 pm BST. View more images from today’s event in our Gallery here.
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“A Small Towel, Some Water and a Bottle of Tequila”
by Simon Gage | Metro SixtySeconds | July 7, 2023
You’ll know Damian Lewis, 52, from award-winning roles in shows like Homeland, Band Of Brothers and Billions, but you won’t know him in his new incarnation as a singer/songwriter about to do shows with his own band. When his wife, actress Helen McCrory, died he turned to music and came up with a bluesy, rocky, self-penned album called Mission Creep and – with the support of his children – he’s getting it out there.
Were people surprised when they heard you were releasing an album?
Er, yes…is the short answer. My close friends and people I’ve grown up with know that I play the guitar and sing.
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Plus a Performance in the Paddock
by Mike Bedigan | Evening Standard | June 27, 2023
British actor Damian Lewis will perform the national anthem as he opens proceedings at the grid ceremony of the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix on race day, Sunday, July 9, 2023, scheduled from 2:45-2:48 pm BST. Also, he and his band will perform live in the paddock at Silverstone on Saturday, July 8 after the qualifying session. Lewis’s performance forms part of Silverstone’s commitment to enhance its music and the arts offering. Some 160,000 people are expected to attend race day with millions more watching across the globe. It’s not the first time Damian has attended the British Grand Prix – view photos of him from last year in 2022 – but it will be his first time performing at the event. Lewis said:
“Never in a million years did I think I’d be singing the national anthem or playing a gig with my band at the British Grand Prix. It’s so special, with a unique festival atmosphere and I’m honoured to have been asked.”